Job Posting: Director of Development, Positive Living BC

UPDATED October 17

Reporting to: Executive Director

Start Date: As soon as possible

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week

Closing Date: Until a suitable candidate is found

Generous benefits package, including pension plan

 

Position Summary:

The Director of Development is a member of the Senior Management team at Positive Living BC, a consumer-led, member driven, registered charitable non-profit society run by and for persons living with HIV.  Positive Living BC is Western Canada’s largest HIV/AIDS organization with a membership of more than 5,800 HIV-positive members.

The Director of Development is responsible for the planning, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of a range of events, appeals, initiatives and campaigns undertaken by the Fund Development Department.  Provides leadership to Fund Development Department staff.  Develops an annual service plan including specific project goals, objectives and revenue projections.  Collaborates in the development of the Society’s annual strategic plan.

 

Duties:

  • Develops and directs the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the annual plan of fund raising events, appeals, initiatives and campaigns undertaken by the Fund Development Department including developing defined and measurable objectives and a corresponding budget in collaboration with the Standing Committee on Fund Development.
  • Performs budget duties including preparing revenue projections, developing budget submissions, preparing and presenting budget justifications and presentations, monitoring expenditures, following up on anomalies, and taking action to resolve problems.
  • Develops and directs Fund Development Department policies and procedures in collaboration with the Standing Committee on Fund Development.
  • Collaborates with the Executive Director and other senior staff in the development of the annual strategic plan.
  • Participates as a full member of the Society’s Management Team.
  • Supervises assigned staff by performing duties such as assigning work, providing feedback and evaluation, determining training requirements, orienting new staff, and dispensing disciplinary action within the terms of the Collective Agreement and in consultation with the Director, Human Resources.
  • Administers the Collective Agreement within the Fund Development Department in consultation with the Human Resources Director.
  • In consultation with the Director, Human Resources, participates in the recruitment and selection of staff by performing duties such as screening applicants, participating in interview panels, providing input into the development of interview questions, and making hiring recommendations.
  • Provides the Executive Director with an annual written work plan and critical path for Departmental fund raising events, appeals, initiatives and campaigns and other statistical, written and oral reports as required.
  • Holds key responsibility for the stewardship of sponsor relationships including stewarding pharmaceutical and other sponsors and related program funding applications; manages and/or assigns sponsorship activation, sponsorship invoicing and accounts receivable.
  • Oversees the work of Fund Development staff, including contract labour, on stewardship planning, strategies development, implementation and evaluation.
  • Manages and approves written material for all appeals and proposals including grant and foundation proposals, Direct Mail letters and appeals, Major Gift Case Statements and collateral materials; and assists as required in the preparation of other written materials related to online, event marketing and promotions and other appeals.
  • Consults with and collaborates with Fund Development staff and the Director of Communications in developing an overall design brief, visual identity integration and brand management strategies for all events and appeals.
  • Assists Positive Living Society of BC departments in the research and writing of grant applications and funding proposals by identifying prospective foundations and granting agencies and collaborating in developing and submitting grant and foundation applications.
  • In consultation with the Executive Director, represents the Society in discussions and deliberations of the National AIDS WALK for LIFE Partners Committee.
  • Serves as an ex officio member of the Fund Development Standing Committee and is responsible, either personally or through a designate, for the preparation and distribution of the Fund Development Standing Committee’s agendas, meeting minutes and other required materials.
  • Serves ex officio as a member of other Standing Committees related to the activities of the Fund Development Department (e.g. Finance).
  • Oversees the operation of all Fund Development -sponsored Appeals and events, including, but not limited to, AIDS WALK for LIFE, AccolAIDS, the Red Ribbon Breakfast, Direct Mail campaigns, In Memoriam, and 3rd Party Fundraisers.
  • Oversees the engagement and supervision of contract staff in keeping with the terms of the Collective Agreement and in consultation with the Human Resources Director
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:     

Education, Training and Experience:

  • University degree in a related field.
  • Three years’ recent related experience, including one year in a supervisory capacity
  • Demonstrated fundraising, planning and budgeting experience
  • Knowledge of foundation, organization and government prospects, with proven experience in solicitation
  • Practical knowledge of and proficiency in Windows Office Suite
  • Practical knowledge of and proficiency in Raiser’s Edge fundraising database.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills including confidentiality, tact and resourcefulness
  • Strong organizational and critical thinking skills with an ability to prioritize, plan and problem solve
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks in a demanding environment.
  • Ability to empathize with and empower persons living with HIV/AIDS and to work with diverse communities
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.

 

Positive Living BC supports Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV (GIPA). As well as formal education, other types of experience and skills, such as leadership potential, volunteer training, community-based training, and volunteer and community-based experience will be considered.  People living with HIV are encouraged to apply. 

Please submit your resume along with cover letter and salary expectations, to Machushla Graham, Director of Human Resources at: [email protected]. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.