JOB POSTING – November 5, 2019

Position Title: Development Manager

Reports to: Bridges Executive Director

Hours: 30 hours per week

Anticipated Start Date: December 9, 2019

Term: Permanent Full Time

Location: Victoria, BC

Salary: Based on education and experience

Closing Date: Please submit your cover letter and resume via email to Carrie Everett at carrie@bfws.ca by 11:59pm on November 17, 2019. We thank all applicants for their interest and only those shortlisted for the interview process will be contacted.

Summary: Bridges for Women Society is looking for a dynamic individual to develop, manage, enhance and deliver the Bridges Fund Development and Community Engagement program that will ensure community and donor relationships are developed and professionally managed, in accordance with the on-going strategic objectives of the Society.

The Development Manager will be responsible for implementing and overseeing all outreach campaigns, communications and developing and implementing fundraising events for the agency with the support of the Community Engagement Officer. This individual will work closely and collaboratively with Bridges’ Executive Director, Board of Directors, local vendors, media, and key donors and supporters throughout the region.

Responsibilities:

The Development Manager’s key responsibilities include the following areas and may be revised based on the Society’s needs.

Fund Development
• Set funding priorities in collaboration with the Executive Director and Program Managers
• Lead the procurement and development of funding opportunities, including government contracts, fundraising, and grants, in collaboration with the Executive Director and Program Managers
• Responsible for grant proposal submissions and reporting and foundation solicitation
• Manage annual fundraising appeals, major donor and individual giving campaigns, and third-party fundraisers
• Initiate, manage, and cultivate relationships and communication with prospective, current, and major donors

Communications
• Manage the Bridges for Women Society “Brand”, Communications Materials, Website, Social Media Campaigns with the consultation of the Executive Director
• Manage communications and provide advice on correspondence and relationship building with respect to donor relations and sponsors of the agency
• Establish and maintain contacts with print, radio, television and online media
• Oversee content for media and press releases, advertisements, and media articles
• Promote and represent Bridges for Women Society in line with the vision and mission of the Society, in conjunction with the Executive Director
• Keep current with technology, innovative marketing techniques and communications trends

Event Management
• Oversee the coordination and execution of Bridges annual International Women’s Day (IWD) fundraising luncheon in collaboration with the Community Engagement Officer
• Support the Community Engagement Officer in the supervision and support of special event and special project volunteers
• Manage, attend and support relevant Bridges for Women community engagement functions and public events

Supervision
• Support various administrative and human resource duties related to the Community Engagement Officer including hiring, scheduling, and performance management
• Manage and collaborate with the Community Engagement Officer in volunteer programming, event planning, donor thanking and tax receipting
• Assist in volunteer relations and engagement

Reporting and Financial Responsibilities:
• Participate in meetings, discussions and decisions related to the strategic plans, and management of the organization
• Participate in internal meetings as per priority on the work plan, and at the request of the Executive Director
• Provide a monthly written report to the Executive Director with priorities, events, and activities outlined to be shared with the Board of Directors
• Liaise and meet weekly with the Executive Director on progress, priorities, activities and work plan
• Quarterly review of fund development financial goals and successes, in partnership with Executive Director
• As required, and in accordance with Bridges procedures, perform tasks, accurately complete forms, documents and reports, and record statistics in a timely and efficient manner
• Ensure accurate record keeping, planning, data analysis and post activity reporting is conducted for activities of responsibility
• Ensure responsible financial stewardship of the agency’s resources

Qualifications:
• Post-secondary degree or diploma in fundraising, marketing, or communications or a combination of equivalent work experience and education
• A minimum of 5 years successful relevant fundraising experience
• Strong research and grant writing experience
• Ability to read financial statements and operating budgets
• A Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation is preferred
• Knowledge of BC Societies Act, Canadian Income Tax Act, Canada Revenue Agency guidelines, and Association of Fundraising Professionals rules and regulations
• A minimum of 1 year demonstrated experience supervising one or more employees
• Project management and event planning experience
• Working knowledge of community resources, partner and funding opportunities
• High level of computer literacy including familiarity with Excel, Keela, Constant Contact and Eventbrite
• Experience working as part of a collaborative team, including well-developed communication and conflict resolution skills

Skills and Abilities:
• A strong belief in Bridges for Women Society’s mission and core values
• A strong combination of education and experience in community engagement and fundraising
• Knowledge of violence, abuse and poverty and how they affect women’s economic status, employability and ability to learn
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• Ability to communicate effectively with varied audiences using multiple mediums
• Strong computer and technology skills; Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Very proactive and take initiative when completing tasks
• Knowledge of Victoria and the region, its people, and the surrounding area
• Ability to foster trust and rapport over the phone and in online communications
• Strong working knowledge of boundaries and ethical practice within fundraising
• The ability to work cooperatively; evidence of honesty, trustworthiness and non-judgmental attitude
• Ability to respond to, and manage stress with professionalism
• Comfort with a non-hierarchical structure and decision-making process

Additional Notes:
• This position requires a flexible work schedule as evening and/or weekend work may be required
• This position requires a recent Criminal Record Check

Please submit your cover letter and resume via email to Carrie Everett at carrie@bfws.ca by 11:59pm, November 17, 2019. Only those shortlisted for the interview process will be contacted.