Director of Development
The Sunshine Foundation of Canada
The Sunshine Foundation of Canada, located in London, Ontario, is seeking a Director of Development to provide leadership and management for the direction, planning, and execution of our development plan as we continue to make dreams come true for children living with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses.
The Director will be responsible for developing and implementing an annual strategic plan to elevate fundraising across our organization by setting clear goals and metrics for revenue development, volunteer and donor engagement. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director will provide strategic and operational leadership to a team of seven professionals and support staff. The Director of Development will also be a valued member of the senior leadership team and will work in partnership with our Board of Directors, Fund Development Committee, program leaders, and volunteers.
ABOUT THE SUNSHINE FOUNDATION OF CANADA
The Sunshine Foundation of Canada is a national Canadian charity impacting the lives of children living with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses. Established in 1987 by a London, Ontario police officer as a legacy to his son who passed away from muscular dystrophy, he wanted children like his son to be able to live their dreams.
Sunshine Dream Programs are once-in-a-lifetime experiences for kids that ignite a sense of newfound independence, build confidence, and create joyful memories that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. By having their dreams come true, kids are inspired to keep dreaming, are willing to try new things, and have a more positive outlook on life.
Sunshine has two dream programs: Sunshine Dreams, once-in-a-lifetime customized experiences which can range from family trips to meeting a hero to outdoor play-spaces, and Sunshine DreamLift, a whirlwind ‘day of yes’ adventure that transports a plane full of Sunshine kids to a Disney theme park and back home in just one day! For many children, it’s a day to experience a first plane ride and a taste of independence away from mom and dad. It’s a day to be a regular kid in a magical setting and make memories that will last a lifetime.
Over thirty years later, we celebrate 63 Sunshine DreamLifts and over 8,700 young lives transformed by the tremendous impact of having a dream come true. These dreams have ignited new possibilities, optimism, independence, and confidence in children and their families helping them break barriers and write a brighter future story for themselves.
Sunshine continues to operate from our home town of London, Ontario with the support of a national volunteer network from coast-to-coast. In 2017, through the generous support of our donors, we raised close to $3 million to grant 50 dreams to incredible children across Canada.
ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND & RESOURCES
For more information about The Sunshine Foundation of Canada please visit:
Board of Directors:
2017 Annual Reports & Audited Financial Statements:
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
The Director of Development will be an established fundraising professional with a scope of experience ranging from major gifts, corporate partnerships, events and direct mail.
The new incumbent will be strategic with a clear sense of how to successfully activate plans to reach goals. The ideal candidate will build on our past efforts and accomplishments, and in collaboration with the fund development team, will determine our fundraising plan and path forward.
The new incumbent will ensure processes and systems are established to confirm that quality data informs our decisions. The successful candidate will grow our donor base and our prospect pipeline to advance our revenue generation capabilities. Carrying their own portfolio, the Director will nurture and sustain relationships with our long term and generous donors.
Energetic and driven, the ideal candidate will bring a results oriented focus and perspective. Instilling a call culture and an “out the door” approach, the new incumbent will be an inspirational coach, guiding and motivating our development team to reach their full potential. The successful candidate will establish metrics, benchmarks and moves management discipline to encourage efficiencies and best practice fundraising. Decisive and concise, the ideal candidate will share information and value input. Collaborative, tactful and kind, the Director will nurture a cohesive team.
The new incumbent will be comfortable interacting with wide variety of audiences and stakeholders, from grassroots organizations to C-suite executives. Caring, empathetic and showing compassion for the children and families we serve, the Director will be excited by our mission to make dreams come true for children across Canada living with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Reporting to the CEO, the Director of Development will be responsible for:
Strategy, Planning and Fundraising
Team Leadership and Management
QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES
FOR MORE INFORMATION
KCI (Ketchum Canada Inc.) has been retained to conduct this search on behalf of The Sunshine Foundation of Canada. For more information about this leadership opportunity, please contact Sylvia Kadlick, Senior Search Consultant at Sunshine@kciphilanthropy.com
To view the full Executive Brief, please visit: http://kciphilanthropy.com/search
All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence.
To apply, please send a resume and letter of interest to the email address above by November 5,
Senior Manager, Development
1 Year Contract
The Huntington Society of Canada (HSC) is a nonprofit, charitable organization which raises funds to deliver individual and group counseling services to support individuals and families living with Huntington disease (HD) and to fund medical research to delay or stop the progression of the disease. The Society also works with health and social service professionals to enable them to better serve people living with HD. The Society’s National office is located in Kitchener Ontario with regional offices across Canada, which delivers support to families and individuals, plus 30 volunteer groups or Chapters engaged in fundraising. HSC raises approximately $4 million annually through a diversified fundraising portfolio, e.g., direct mail, major gifts, and special events.
HSC is currently seeking a Senior Manager, Development, to support successfully advancing the mission of the Huntington Society of Canada.
The Senior Manager, Development supports leadership HSC fundraising initiatives through:
This is contract position, for approximately 12 months, covering a maternity leave. The role will begin in the fall of 2018, and is a full time (37.5 hours per week) position with a salary range of $55,000 to $60,000.
How to Apply:
4 p.m. on October 26, 2018.
c/o Jeffrey Hoffman 151 Frederick Street, Suite 400, Kitchener, ON N2H 2M2
September 24, 2018
KidsAbility Foundation raises public awareness and financial support to empower children and youth with special needs to realize their full potential. Close to 8,000 children and youth benefit from services provided by KidsAbility throughout Waterloo Region and Wellington County. You are a dynamic individual who enjoys implementing change and driving results with your creative talents and ideas. You have a strong track record of making connections and building relationships in our community.
Development Manager, Annual Fund Full Time (37.5 hours a week)
Summary of Responsibilities: Reporting to the Executive Director of KidsAbility Foundation this role has one direct report and is based in Waterloo with the following key responsibilities:
• Design, implement and analyze strategies to increase giving to the annual fund including giving from individuals, corporations, KidsAbility staff, foundations and other groups • Create the direct mail appeals and other donor communications working closely with the Marketing and Design Coordinator • Manage a portfolio of annual fund donors: identify, qualify leads, organize discovery, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship meetings engaging other staff and volunteers as appropriate • Provide strategic direction and oversight of annual Foundation events including the Radiothon • Design and deliver compelling presentations in the community to raise awareness and funds • Supervise the performance of one staff member
Qualifications, Attributes and Skills:
• College Diploma or University Degree, preferably in a related field such as fundraising, business or marketing • Above average verbal and written communication skills with ability to inspire, motivate and communicate the KidsAbility story • Minimum 5 year’s experience in a similar role • Expertise in Microsoft products • Strong project management skills, initiative and accuracy • Exceptionally strong relationship building and networking skills • Previous management experience an asset
Requirements: • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required with public liability and property damage • Must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends as required • Applicant will be required to obtain Criminal Reference Check and TB test
We offer a positive team environment as well as a competitive benefits and vacation package including a matching RRSP program.
If you are interested in joining a dedicated and dynamic team that makes a difference in the lives of children and youth with special needs please submit a cover letter and resume in confidence by end of day Oct. 8, 2018 to: email@example.com
Please note that we will review all incoming applications on an ongoing basis.
KidsAbility follows the principles of dignity, independence, integration and equal opportunity. If you have accessibility or other requirements that need to be considered during the recruitment process, please let us know.Download