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Development Officer

Full-time, Permanent – September, 2019

The difference a mentor makes in a child’s life multiplies exponentially when you look at the impact it can make on a community. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg empowers and inspires children to reach their full potential; changing the course of these young lives through mentorship can also change the dynamics of a family and the community for the better.

The Development Officer oversees donor relations and stewardship for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg. The incumbent will work closely under the direction of the Executive Director to oversee donor engagement, stewardship and annual growth strategies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the overall growth strategy and program for annual donors
  • Steward meaningful relationships with existing supporters, maintaining and developing regular correspondence including the creation of acknowledgement letters and other opportunities for regular contact, i.e., update meetings, phone calls.
  • Participate in development activities including individual meetings with donors and prospects
  • Write, edit, and manage the creation of compelling collateral for donor cultivation and stewardship, ensuring that donors receive professional and timely information regarding the impact of their philanthropy
  • Implement fundraising activities, such as the annual giving campaign, direct mail programs and cultivation events
  • Research, identify and manage third party events

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3-5 years of experience in an annual giving, stewardship or similar position involving donor relations, strategic communications and/or fundraising
  • Proven experience in managing a direct appeal, revenue generating program
  • Ability to plan and execute annual giving strategy
  • Strong ability to multi-task, prioritize and work well under pressure to meet multiple competing deadlines
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent computer skills. High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office 365, including Word and Excel; Experience with donor databases a valuable asset
  • Strong interpersonal skills and work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Strong sense of fundraising ethics and respect for confidentiality of donor information
  • Social media skills an asset
  • Energetic, self-starter with a “can-do” attitude
  • Possess discretion, tact, and judgment
  • Must pass criminal record check, including vulnerable sector clearance
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required
  • May be required to work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings

We are accepting résumés (with cover letters) for this full-time permanent position throughout the summer. Deadline for applications is Friday, August 16, with an expected start date in September. No phone calls please. Email only to greg.unger@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca.

Looking for a relationship specialist (Indigenous)

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg is looking for a full time Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) caseworker to complete all aspects of program delivery on a one-year term contract (with opportunity for renewal.) You will specialize and be passionate about constructing healthy mentoring relationships between safe adults and youth in our community.

You will work within a variety of all our youth-mentoring programs and have the keen ability to interact joyfully with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds.You will be interested in social service work that is anti-oppressive, and strength-based. Any experience in narrative or play therapy is an asset, as is an understanding of mental health. Background education in child development, conflict resolution and/or post-structural philosophy/critical theory will be an incredible asset. You will be comfortable interacting with people over the telephone, in-home, at school, and through email/text, and be able to multi-task and stay well organized. Attention to detail is absolutely required.

You will be interviewing, assessing, match-making, coaching established matches, training mentors, supervising group programming, and supporting families.

At a minimum, you will have a bachelors degree in a human services field and experience working with young folx. You must be a quick learner, and very comfortable with computers; able to type quickly, and accurately. Communication (oral and written) skills are an absolute must. A love of writing is definitely helpful, as is a joyful approach to working with children and youth of all ages.

You ABSOLUTELY MUST be able to work a mixed schedule comprised of generally afternoon/evenings during the week and some Saturdays 12-4 pm with additional hours to be determined based on appointments and meetings. Your hours will add up to: 37.5 hours per week. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters is committed to principles of anti-oppression and employment equity.

You must have a smartphone and a drivers license.  Please submit resumes with a full cover letter. (I will not consider resumes without a cover letter.). Email only. No phone calls please. If you have previously applied in the last round of hiring and are still interested, please apply again.

Please email: jane.marion@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca

Job Type: Full-time one-year term