Position Profile - Director of Development
In accordance with the policies and operational procedures of International Christian Response, the Director of Development is responsible for developing and executing strategies and plans to achieve organizational development goals. He/she reports to the National Director/CEO and engages community partners, sponsors, prospects, and donors at all levels, leveraging key relationships to achieve financial goals and to promote and enhance the scope of ministry, providing spiritual and material assistance enabling persecuted Christians to proclaim the Gospel in 44 countries as at present.
- Previous experience in a charitable or non-profit setting at a leadership level will be an asset
- Experience with annual fund programs, capital campaigns, and legacy giving, with a demonstrated track record of meeting fundraising goals
- Knowledge of and experience with social media platforms communication strategies and campaigns
- Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to inspire confidence and trust amongst all stakeholders
- Excellent writing, oral communication, and presentation skills
- Strong strategic thinking and research and analytical skills
- Computer skills, including experience with MS Office software applications
- Knowledge and experience with fundraising database
The Director of Development is responsible for spearheading fundraising efforts as ICR continues to grow our services. The role requires a motivated and passionate individual who believes in our mission and has a proven track record of achieving ambitious revenue goals and growth targets. This role is accountable for managing all aspects of a comprehensive fundraising program including Annual Giving, Corporate Relationships, Foundations, Major Giving, Planned Giving, Sponsorship and Events using both traditional and innovative strategies.
Develops, implements and monitors a coordinated, donor-centered annual operating fundraising programs.
Developing, implementing and monitoring development projects and/or capital campaign plans and strategies.
Developing and implementing a proactive legacy giving a program that includes a consistent stream of communications, events, select direct mail and stewardship of prospective and current legacy donors.
Organizes solicitation drives, from individuals, churches, corporations, foundations and institutional donors.
Develops campaign materials, including the case for support, campaign packages, and other communications.
Cultivates donors by producing specialized correspondences, scheduling and attending in-person visits.
Accountable for the full stewardship cycle for donors: qualify, cultivate, ask, thank, inform and ensures appropriate donor recognition, acknowledgment, and stewardship activities are implemented with the goal of repeat gifts.
Responsible for fund development policies and processes, as well as internal and external compliance issues.
Excellent understanding of development best practices, as well as fundraising tools and technology including donor databases, e-mail, and online campaigns, and donor research.
To ably represent the mission in special events, banquets, conferences, mission fests and related opportunities to build awareness and enhance the visibility of the mission and vision.
The candidate would be willing and capable to speak in Churches, small groups and public events as a key regional representative of ICR.
A proven track record of Christ-centered leadership with a passion for souls, and ministering with a servant-hearted attitude and biblical values.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
For a complete overview of the Organization, please visit us at www.christianreponse.ca
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Please indicate in your cover letter, the location you are interested in applying for. The Western Canada Director will be located in Langley and the Eastern Canada Director will be based in Toronto, ON
We would like to thank all applicants for applying for this position, however, you will only be contacted if your candidacy is being considered.