We Build. We Educate. We Mentor.
One Girl Can Society (OGC), a Vancouver based not-for-profit organization focused on impacting gender inequality for girls through education in Africa, has an exciting opportunity for a Manager, Philanthropy
Educating girls is one of the fastest and most effective ways of promoting global economic development, as well as the key to ultimately ending poverty and injustice for women.
One Girl Can (www.onegirlcan.com) is a registered charity based in Vancouver, Canada, that has developed a holistic model for empowering girls in Africa through a variety of educational vehicles. Our unique Cycle of Empowerment has built over 100 school facilities, provided scholarships for more than 500 girls in 5 years, and now mentors 6000 girls in both secondary school and university.
WE BUILD and rehabilitate existing girls’ schools to create safe and enriching learning environments.
WE EDUCATE by providing scholarships for students with the greatest need and potential at secondary school and university levels.
WE MENTOR every student through workshops that teach goal setting, confidence building, strategic thinking and career planning.
The opportunity for you…
We are searching for a self-motivated, results orientated individual to join our uniquely entrepreneurial and fast-growing non-profit as a Manager, Philanthropy.
You are an emerging fundraising leader, with demonstrated ability to achieve or exceed fundraising goals and have demonstrated success in the identification, evaluation, cultivation, stewardship and direct personal solicitation of significant principal gifts at the five and six figure levels.
As a natural relationship builder, you develop trusting relationships and are comfortable networking for business development and organizational growth. You have strong written and verbal communication skills and love to give presentations and solicit gifts. You are a superior storyteller who’s able to effectively tell One Girl Can’s story and is passionate and committed to the mission of One Girl Can and its core values.
You’ll be responsible for…
- Developing and implementing strategies to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward all fundraising starting with the individual giving and corporate giving programs, with the long-term goal of developing major gift donors and 3rd party fundraising
- Closely monitor, measure and analyze fundraising plans and targets, identifying problem areas and proactively taking charge of solutions
- Working closely with the Executive Director and Digital Marketing Specialist to strategize, develop and implement major fundraising campaigns, programs and initiatives in alignment with OGC objectives and needs
- Personally conducting cultivation visits, solicitation calls and stewardship activities; prepare related briefing and debriefing notes, individualized solicitation proposals, presentations, stewardship reports and other correspondence
- Preparing and submitting program proposals, letters of inquiry, grant applications and grant reporting to secure program funding
- Ensuring appropriate donor recognition, acknowledgement and stewardship programs are in place and carried out for major gift donors
- Acting as an advocate and spokesperson for the organization; embodying and supporting a culture reflective of OCG’s core mission, vision and values
- Participating and supporting in signature and key events, and the annual fundraiser
What you offer…
- University Degree and a minimum of 5 (five) years of fundraising experience
- An understanding of prospective donor behavior, the local philanthropy environment and fundraising cycles
- Experience in leading fundraising activities and initiating effective fundraising strategies and programs that includes individual, corporate and foundation donors
- An entrepreneurial mindset who takes initiative, is creative and driven to make a difference
- Demonstrated history of relationship building with board members, leadership volunteers, staff, prospects and donors
- Superior interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact with individuals at all levels in a caring, professional and diplomatic manner.
- Proficiency with prospect research tools and donor database systems (e-Tapestry) and Microsoft Office suite of programs specifically Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- CFRE accreditation preferred
Please either e-mail your resume, cover letter and salary expectations to [email protected] and or fax to (604) 294-8885 by Friday, August 2nd, 2019. No phone calls please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you.