Manager, Annual Giving, Canadian Cancer Society

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Reporting to the Director of Development, Community Initiatives, the Manager of Annual Giving is accountable for providing leadership to, and management of, the community Annual Giving team. Overseeing a portfolio of events and activities and associated staff, with particular emphasis on: Managing and executing the community operation plan; developing budgeted revenue and expense targets; identifying areas for revenue development growth; and reporting on progress. The Manager, Annual Giving is also an active fundraising practitioner who identifies potential donors for Major, Planned and Corporate Giving colleagues, and has responsibility for raising funds. This position ensures that mission integration and volunteer engagement occur within the revenue development campaigns.


1. Accountable for achieving community fundraising revenue targets

2. Leads all Annual Giving activities in the Community

3. Operations, Planning and Financial Management

4. Workforce Engagement (paid staff & volunteers)

5. Province-wide projects

6. General

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  1. Specialized knowledge related to annual giving fundraising strategies including peer-to-peer fundraising, integrated fundraising campaigns, independent fundraising.
  2. Knowledge and understanding of annual giving’s role as an acquisition and feeder program within a comprehensive fundraising program.
  3. Ability to develop and manage budgets; interpret and execute strategic/operational plans and memorandums of understanding with clear comprehension of defined and flexible elements.
  4. Excellent interpersonal skills, including team-building, presentation and facilitation skills and the ability to coach, mentor and inspire others.
  5. Ability to work simultaneously on a variety of complex projects with tight deadlines.
  6. Proven ability to set and accomplish goals and objectives, establish priorities with minimal direction, and influence people.
  7. Proven excellent customer service and problem-solving skills.
  8. Ability to develop, cultivate and steward community partnerships and relationships, and leverage those relationships as appropriate.
  9. Demonstrated ability in using database software to create queries, exports and mailings.
  10. Ability to work a flexible schedule.
  11. Valid BC Drivers license and ability to travel throughout the community.
  12. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  13. Understanding of the Society’s workforce partnerships and organizational structure 14.Ability to engage in productive conflict towards the goal of improving existing methodologies or processes and handles it in a manner that preserves relationships.
  14. Ability to exercise tact and judgement in dealing with sensitive, complex and confidential issues.

Education & Experience

  1. University degree or equivalent professional designation preferred.
  2. Five years’ successful fundraising experience, preferably in the non-profit sector.
  3. Three to five years’ experience in conducting Special Events, preferably at a supervisory level.
  4. Experience working within a matrix organizational structure.
  5. Experience in community-based non-profit organizations.
  6. Experience using Raiser Edge.
  7. Certification from a recognized fundraising program an asset.
  8. Sales and account management training/experience an asset.


The Canadian Cancer Society offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Application deadline: August 30, 2019.

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