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Development Officer Toronto

The Nature Conservancy of Canada

The Nature Conservancy of Canada Toronto Canada

1 week ago

Position: Development Officer (Leaders in Conservation & Admin Systems)

Location: Flexible in Ontario (occasional attendance at the Toronto office required)

Position details: Full Time

Salary range: $63,950-71,909

Taking care of our environment has never been more important than it is today. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is looking for a Development Officer to join our team in Ontario committed to protecting our most important natural areas and the plants and animals they sustain.

NCC is the nation’s leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962 NCC and its supporters have protected 15 million hectares of ecologically significant land across Canada. NCC takes a collaborative, science-based approach to achieve conservation success for the sake of nature and people. With a national office in Toronto and seven regional offices across the country, NCC delivers... results you can walk on.

Position Summary

The Development Officer plays a key role in coordinating and implementing NCC’s mid-level giving program (Leaders in Conservation) in Ontario. This program provides unique opportunities and benefits to individuals who make an annual contribution of $1,000 or more in support of NCC's work. The program is a key pillar of NCC’s private philanthropy revenue in Ontario, as well as a source of future major gift and planned giving donors.

Working closely with the entire development team and reporting to the Director, Development Operations, the Development Officer plays a key role in managing relationships with mid-level donors; growing revenue from individuals, foundations, and corporations; and providing administrative support to the development team to advance fundraising and donor stewardship efforts.

• Coordinating and implementing NCC’s mid-level giving program in Ontario, in order to achieve annual fundraising goals set for the program.
• Stewarding and renewing current donors, re-engaging lapsed donors, and prospecting for new donors, with a focus on donors/prospects giving $1,000-$25,000.
• Managing a portfolio of ~600 mid-level donors across Ontario, primarily through mail/email.
• Ensuring that the annual benefits for the mid-level giving program (e.g., property tours) are delivered.
• Fulfilling key administrative functions for the Development & Communications team in Ontario, including:
• Organizing meetings;
• Drafting and sending thank you letters to major donors to accompany tax/acknowledgement receipts;
• Preparing fundraising materials including donor reports and presentations;
• Coordinating various mailings for the department;
• Responding to general donor inquiries;
• Providing support for donor events and fundraising campaigns;
• Assisting with documenting donor interactions in Raiser’s Edge.

Position Requirements
• Post secondary education in a relevant field preferred. Certificate or training in development / charitable or fundraising related field is an asset;
• 3 years minimum experience in a fundraising-related role preferred;
• Exceptional verbal and written communications skills;
• Excellent customer service skills;
• Solid understanding of Raiser’s Edge or similar fundraising database;
• Project management skills with a demonstrated ability to prepare and manage timelines, goals and expectations wisely;
• High level of attention to detail;
• Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint;
• An appreciation for and willingness to learn about the mission of the Nature Conservancy of Canada;
• Interest and openness to equity, diversity, and inclusion in both internal and external-facing work duties;
• Ability to work and travel within a flexible schedule, including occasional weekends and evenings.

How to Apply

NCC is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your cover letter and resume through our Career Centre.'

Closing date for applications: May 24, 2023, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

NCC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We value and incorporate diverse traditions, heritage, knowledge and experiences in our mission and in our workplaces. We celebrate the full participation of people from all walks of life as we work towards common goals. We strive for a conservation movement in which equity, diversity and inclusion are the norm. This is our continuous commitment: to promote healthy people, healthy communities and a healthy planet for everyone
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