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  1. 4H Ontario, Director of Philanthropy, Rockwood, ON
  2. Kitchener Public Library, Manager, Community Development, Kitchener, ON


Director of Philanthropy, 4H Ontario

Full-time, Permanent Position

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Philanthropy is accountable to develop and execute a plan to grow and diversify fundraising revenue streams for 4-H Ontario.

Knowledge, Experience & Skills:
•    Seven to ten (7 – 10) years of experience in a not-for-profit fundraising position with and supporting the fundraising committee of a board
•    Strong track record managing annual funds, leadership giving, sponsorships and charitable bequests
•    Three (3) years of experience successfully managing a team
•    Proven ability to cultivate, solicit and steward existing and potential donors.
•    Experience with Raiser’s Edge Software and Microsoft Suite
•    Strong communication skills (oral, written and presentation)
•    Excellent organizational skills
•    Knowledge of AFP guidelines, Donor Bill of Rights and CRA Guidelines

Working Style
•    Strong emotional intelligence. Excellent diplomacy skills – able to leave ego at the door and tactfully, respectfully, and collaboratively work with a wide variety of people; altering style based on the environment.
•    Strong influencer
•    High comfort level and tolerance to manage stress and the demand of the role.
•    A learning mentality
•    Strong relationship builder
•    Strategic and collaborative; a team player and builder with a commitment to creating a positive and inclusive working environment.
•    Self-motivated with the ability to work from home with eventual periodic visits to the Rockwood office required as well as eventual face-to-face donor meetings
•    A sense of humour

•    Bachelor’s degree or diploma in a related field
•    CFRE designation is an asset

•    Experience work with associations
•    Understanding or experience in the Agricultural sector

This search is being conducted on behalf of 4-H Ontario by crawfordconnect, a search firm specializing in recruiting leaders and fundraisers for Canada’s non-profit sector.

To apply:
To submit your application by February 15, 2021, please visit: http://crawfordconnect.com/for-candidates/job-openings/.  Select the role and ‘Apply’ to upload your cover letter and resume in two separate documents.  Issues with applying? Please email info@crawfordconnect.com.

We request all applications to be submitted online only.

For additional information regarding this job posting please reach out to Gina Eisler at gina@crawfordconnect.com or at 647.529.5106.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume and letter of interest online, through our website or by email to our consultant, in confidence. We thank all applicants for applying, however, only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement for 4-H
4-H in Canada is open to all* without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or, mental or physical disability. 4-H is dedicated to providing a safe and inclusive environment that allows for universal access and participation. Where barriers to participation are identified, 4-H will, with reasonable accommodation, adapt programs, rules, policies, or expectations to reduce or remove the barriers. Any accommodations, changes or exceptions will be assessed on an individual basis, taking into account the (lived) individual experience of the member and their family. The physical safety and emotional well-being of members, leaders, staff and volunteers is 4-H’s highest priority, and is the ultimate consideration in final decisions. 4-H Canada and local 4-H organizations consider inclusion (and belonging) a priority. Leaders are encouraged to work with individuals and their families to identify and discuss accommodations as required, and to reach out to provincial or national office staff for help with unresolved concerns.

Description of Organization: 4-H is a non-profit youth development organization that spans 10 provinces across Canada and 70 countries across the world. For over a century, 4-H Ontario has built youth into leaders in their communities and positive contributors to the world. With roots in rural Ontario, today 4-H Ontario is open to all youth, of all backgrounds, across the province.

Deadline:  February 15, 2021

Manager, Community Development

Full-time permanent position

Kitchener Public Library welcomes our community to engaging spaces where people connect, ideas flourish, and lives are transformed. Our goals are to work together, foster belonging, ignite community conversation and provide bold leadership. In this dynamic career opportunity as Community Development Manager you, too, can make a difference in enriching the quality of life in our community.  As a creative, out-of-the-box thinker, the Manager, Community Development is responsible for overseeing the library’s fundraising activities and is accountable for development and community stewardship. As a passionate storyteller, leader and proven community connector/influencer with existing relationships in Kitchener and Waterloo Region, you will provide vision and oversight to the library’s Marketing, Heffner Studio live events, audio production and digital literacy teams.

Our ideal candidate possesses demonstrated skills and knowledge of marketing and communications within an organization with a multi-stakeholder environment. You have a record of accomplishment in grant applications and awards, a thorough knowledge and understanding of fundraising principles including sponsorships, donor recognition and planned giving and the ability to make presentations to large groups and to speak publicly through various forms of media. You successfully build and sustain positive relationships with volunteers, donors, the media and key contacts in the community and staff.

The successful candidate possesses a degree in communications, arts administration, public relations and/or fund development or a related discipline. Three to five years’ experience is required, with a minimum of three years as a supervisor. Your experience will demonstrate success in the areas of fundraising, public relations, marketing and communications as well as the delivery of arts and culture services. The position also requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to set goals, establish priorities, think creatively, implement new ideas and manage change.

For a full description of responsibilities, go to www.kpl.org/jobs.

Posting open until filled. Review of applications begins Monday, January 4, 2021.

Please quote Manager, Community Development in the subject line.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please forward a cover letter and résumé to:

Senior Manager, Human Resources

Kitchener Public Library, 85 Queen Street North, Kitchener ON  N2H 2H1

Email: resumes@kpl.org

Fax: 519-743-1261

TTY: 1-877-614-4832

Salary range $80,167 – $92,980

Kitchener Public Library is committed to and strives to be a leader in equitable workplaces. To this end, we encourage all interested applicants to self-identify.

No telephone calls please.

Kitchener Public Library is committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace where our behaviours and actions reflect our values of trust, mutual respect and dignity for all individuals.

Accommodations are available upon request for applicants with a disability. Please contact Human Resources Staff by phone 519-743-0271 ext. 239 or TTY 1-877-614-4832, or by email at hr@kpl.org.

We thank all applicants in advance and advise that we will contact only those selected for an interview. A police information check may be required as a condition of employment depending on the nature of the position. We will retain your application for a period of six months. Personal information on your résumé is collected under the authority of the Public Libraries Act, R.S.O. 1990 and will be used to determine eligibility for employment. For questions, please contact the Human Resources Department.


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