Director of Philanthropy, Canadian Mental Health Association, Vancouver-Fraser Branch
We are looking for an experienced Director of Philanthropy to take our successful event-based fundraising department and expand it to a full-spectrum philanthropy department (annual and monthly giving, major gifts, sponsorships, grants, planned giving, fundraising events, donor stewardship and deeper donor involvement in our organization and mission). This is a unique and exciting opportunity as you will hire and build your entire team, which is anticipated to be one full-time (the Director position) and three part-time positions (likely an event planner/manager, communications, and a volunteer/data management, but the exact composition will be negotiated between you and the Executive Director).
The successful candidate will:
- revise and implement our multi-year fundraising plan
- oversee the complete donor life-cycle
- oversee the implementation of our strategic communications plan (currently in development)
- work with the Executive Director and senior leadership team to ensure a culture of philanthropy across the board and staff of the organization
- develop and present on the metrics (financial and non-financial) of our fundraising department to the Executive Director and Board of Directors
- oversee the planning and implementation of our fundraising events (including conversion of event donors and attendees to agency donors).
- develop annual budgets for the fundraising department
- produce quarterly fundraising revenue forecasts
CMHA, Vancouver-Fraser Branch has adopted an ambitious goal to grow our fundraising revenue so that we can deliver more mental health services to people in our communities. We currently raise approximately $750,000 per year from our fundraising efforts. Our goal is to grow our fundraising revenue to $1.6 million by 2025.
- A bachelor’s degree or higher, at least 7 years’ experience in progressively more senior philanthropy roles, and designation as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) (equivalent education and experience will be considered)
- A proven track record in reaching or surpassing fundraising targets
- Demonstrated experience using technology (spreadsheets, CRMs, social media, word processing software, smartphones, email, etc.) and using data to inform and evaluate the activity of the department
- Experience in setting and achieving both financial and non-financial targets
- Knowledge of fundraising management, federal and provincial legislation affecting charities, special events planning and management, and the management of volunteer resources
- Experience forecasting expected revenue from fundraising activities
- Experience fundraising in a federated model is an asset
- Knowledge of donor communication and marketing
- Knowledge of the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy's Ethical Fundraising and Financial Accountability Code
- Knowledge of mental health promotion and/or programming for people in recovery from mental illness is an asset
CMHA provides our employees with a defined benefit pension plan, extended health and dental benefits, paid sick leave, long-term disability insurance, group life insurance and this position will start with at least four weeks paid vacation.
CMHA, Vancouver-Fraser Branch is committed to our workforce reflecting the diversity of the communities within which we work. As such, we encourage applications from persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the diversity of our staff. Personal experience with mental health issues, either through self or a loved one, is an asset.