Diabetes Canada is making the invisible epidemic of diabetes visible and urgent. Eleven million Canadians have diabetes or prediabetes. Now is the time to End Diabetes - its health impacts and misinformation associated with it. Diabetes Canada partners with Canadians to End Diabetes through education and support services, resources for health-care professionals, advocacy to governments, schools and workplaces, and, funding research to improve treatments and find a cure.
Working at Diabetes Canada offers our employees an opportunity to make a difference. Every day, Diabetes Canada has a direct impact on improving the lives of Canadians affected by diabetes.
A career at Diabetes Canada provides meaningful work and, positive work-life balance. Employees are supported to perform at their best, contribute to their communities and, focus on cultivating strong relationships with health care providers, people affected by diabetes and members of the diabetes community.
Our mission is to ‘lead the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while we work to find a cure’. To learn more about Diabetes Canada and our mandate please visit www.diabetes.ca.
About the Director, Major Gifts Role
The Director, Major Gifts provides leadership and strategic direction for the development of the major gifts program. The role collaborates closely with the senior management team, regional teams across Canada, donors, and volunteers to lead the implementation of strategic approaches to cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gifts from Individuals, Corporations and Foundations.
Some of the highlights of the role include:
Develop the infrastructure (proper policies, procedures and best practices) to build a major gift program that supports the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift donors.
Build relationships across the organization to integrate major gifts into the culture of Diabetes Canada
Work closely with the regional teams across Canada and all fundraising functions to identify prospects, develop major donor strategies, cultivation, and solicitation plans for each donor.
Support the cultivation, and solicitation process to ensure success.
Develop stewardship plans and ensure implementation.
Identify and recruit volunteer leadership to support the major gifts program.
Identify opportunities to provide training of staff and volunteers in major gifts.
Ensure resources for research and prospecting efforts to create a deep prospect pool.
Oversee accurate donor data entry and gift acknowledgment process through the donor database system and other record-keeping processes.
University degree and or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience in a related field
Minimum of 5-10 years of fundraising experience
Experience in a large, complex not-for-profit organization is an asset
Seasoned fundraising professional with demonstrable experience managing a portfolio of major and legacy donors and prospects and closing major gifts of $10,000 or more
Proven track record of successful relationship management and major gift solicitation
Results-driven, self-starter, and highly motivated with a leadership and interpersonal style that fosters constructive and productive relationships with diverse constituencies
Ability to interact with high-level donors, build relationships, and to maintain a high level of confidentiality
Open persuasive communication style and strong teamwork skills
A strong leader, able to inspire a team and collaborate and support colleagues across the organization to achieve results
Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to synthesize complex information into compelling and strategic material
Strong computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office software applications and donor/customer relationship management databases
Must be legally eligible to work in Canada at the National Office location in Toronto and, where applicable, must have a valid work permit or study permit that allows the candidate to fulfill the requirements of the role.
At Diabetes Canada, we encourage applications from all qualified individuals, and value a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.
Diabetes Canada is committed to accommodating people with disabilities as part of our hiring process. If you have special requirements please advise Human Resources during the recruitment process.
We thank all interested applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
No agencies or phone calls please; online applications only, email applications will not be considered.
Working at Diabetes Canada offers our employees with so much more than just a job; we offer an opportunity to make a difference. Every day, every employee has a direct impact on improving the lives of millions of people, with the ultimate goal of a world free of the effects of diabetes. Click to see our mission.A career at Diabetes Canada delivers access to meaningful work, and positive work-life ...balance – so that employees are able to perform at their best, contribute to their communities and focus on cultivating deeper relationships with our partners.Every year, Diabetes Canada provides services in more than 150 Canadian communities, supporting people living with diabetes through research, advocacy, education and services.The organization employs over 800 people and is supported by more than 42,000 volunteers. Our mission is to lead the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while we work to find a cure. To learn more about Diabetes Canada and our mandate please visit our website: www.diabetes.ca.