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REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Director of Philanthropy

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part-time; minimum 6-month contract with possibility of extension

HOURS OF WORK: 20-30 hours per week; evening and weekends may be required


Annual Giving Campaign

  • Recruit and support the Annual Campaign Committee to grow the donor base and reach annual fundraising goals.
  • Implement donor recognition strategy.
  • Train and recruit Ambassadors of Hope to represent the GBCSC in a professional, articulate and accurate manner, while soliciting appropriate gifts from GBCSC donors.


Relationship Building/Communications

  • Update GBCSC website on fundraising events, programming and volunteer opportunities.
  • Optimize online social media marketing for all fundraising initiatives, monthly programs and volunteer opportunities to enhance community awareness of all functions of the GBCSC.
  • Deliver presentations to the Board of Directors and appropriate committees on plans and activities.
  • Participate as a member of the Fundraising Committee


Event Leadership

  • Work with GBCSC event committees (Cycle Camelot, Strawberry Tea, Painted Pumpkins) to provide administrative support, marketing materials, and secure sponsorship to ensure the success of each fundraising event.
  • Ensure that objectives, projects and critical paths for all fundraising events are being met and that fundraising policies are being followed.
  • Manage third party events and programs, ensuring they follow GBCSC guidelines, and assist in coordinating when appropriate.

Volunteer Coordinator

  • Create a robust volunteer program for the GBCSC.
  • Recruit volunteers from the community to support all administrative, fundraising and day to day support for the Centre.
  • Schedule volunteers as required for the various public events and fundraising initiatives.


Technical Accountabilities

  • Maintain and update database of corporate sponsors, individual donors and foundations.
  • Monitor online payment gateway monthly and trouble shoot any technical issues.
  • Maintain and update the GBCSC website
  • Ensure accurate processing and recording of donor activity in the donor database and provide monthly reports to reconcile with donations in the financial system
  • Complete charitable tax receipts for all eligible gifts to the GBCSC monthly.
  • Complete administrative tasks that further the operation of the Centre as needed.



  • Degree or Diploma in Communications, Marketing, or Fundraising is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the Donor Bill of Rights and CRA regulations.
  • Experience maintaining and cultivating donor relationships.
  • Experience successfully organizing fundraising events.
  • Knowledge of relevant grant application opportunities at a local, regional, and provincial level.
  • Understanding of online marketing and social media tools.
  • Experience with online fundraising software would be considered an asset.
  • Exceptional communication skills; verbal, written, computer and public speaking.
  • Excellent interpersonal and teambuilding skills with a demonstrated capacity to work effectively and compassionately with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrates empathy in a professional manner
  • Ability to balance multiple and competing demands with shifting priorities.


Please apply to the attention of:  Anna Hartman, Director of Philanthropy at ahartman@gbcancersupportcentre.ca

Deadline for Applications: May 31, 2018