Director of Development, Prairie/Nunavut/NWT Region, Arthritis Society

Calgary, Alberta, Canada · Arthritis Society


A career at the Arthritis Society is more than just a job. It’s an opportunity to use your talents to make a difference in the lives of people affected by arthritis. Our new strategic plan, Accelerating Impact, conveys a vision for growth as we work to meet the needs of increasing numbers of people (six million Canadians of all ages) impacted by this devastating disease. In addition to work that has a positive impact, you will be joining an organization that embraces innovation and is committed to being a great place to work. We are an energizing corporate culture, constantly learning, rigorously measuring our work, and building on our achievements to reach more people nationwide. Our people are essential to this success and we will empower you to be successful in your role. The Arthritis Society is proud to be accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program.

Director of Development, Prairie/Nunavut/NWT Region| Location: Calgary

Reporting to the Executive Director of the Prairie/Nunavut/NWT Region, with dotted-line reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Director of Development is accountable for the Prairies revenue development goals, providing leadership to the fund development team across the three (3) provinces. In a context where there is tremendous potential for revenue growth, you will work with a strong team of senior fundraisers across the country and oversee the region’s revenue development plan. Your role will be to assess revenue development strengths and opportunities, build a plan that delivers on that potential, and oversee the team to support its achievement, drawing on a highly engaged community which includes highly respected researchers in the field and community and business leaders.

The Opportunity:

An active and passionate fundraiser, the Director of Development will provide leadership and work collaboratively to:


A highly driven fundraising professional and leader, you are excited by the challenge of building and leading a fundraising program as part of a new strategic vision and plan. Inspired by a vision that will change the landscape of arthritis in Canada, you have the expertise in fundraising strategy to design and deliver on a plan for growth that drives our mission for increased research, public policy change and the leading insight and information for people with arthritis. You are a strategic thinker and innovator, and can form strong partnerships with individuals who want to have an impact and are committed to changing the face of this disease. Your ability to translate our mission into compelling opportunities through our case for support enables you to engage and steward donors to fully leverage their capacity for giving.

You are a member in good standing of the AFP and have CFRE accreditation (or are working towards this professional standard). A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle required.

We are proud to be an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce, and welcome and encourage applications from qualified and talented candidates who embrace our core values. We focus on recruiting for both talent and alignment with our core values, and look for candidates who are interested in growth, learning and encourage new and smarter ways of working.

The Arthritis Society has enlisted the support of Gerard Search in the recruitment of this position. If you are interested in, and qualified for, this exciting opportunity, please submit your application by January 17, 2019.

We thank all applicants for their expression of interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

You are encouraged to visit our official careers site at where you can view all our current job opportunities across Canada and learn more about why you should join our team!


The Arthritis Society offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

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