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Senior Development Officer, Mid-Level Giving & Foundations

Job ID3D-D9-BE-64-67-00
CompanyStella's Place Assessment And Treatment Centre
Date Posted2021-10-12
Posted Until2021-11-23
Job TypeFull-time
Job CategoryMiscellaneous
Reporting directly to the Director of Development, the Senior Development Officer (SDO), Mid-Level Giving & Foundations will be responsible for advancing the mission of Stella’s Place by fostering strong relationships with friends, and donors, and will generate philanthropic support by managing a portfolio of donors and prospects. Key responsibilities include strategic relationship building with prospective donors; research and writing highly customized funding proposals, grant applications and stewardship reports. The incumbent will also help design, plan, launch and lead the execution of a new mid-level giving program, which will include identifying, cultivating and soliciting existing and new donors.

Role Responsibilities
Fundraising Responsibilities – 75%

Foundations Portfolio:
Builds and manages a portfolio of granting and family foundations
Proactively builds the Foundations prospect pipeline through GrantConnect and other sources
Develops and manages a centralized submissions schedule/calendar with clear proposal development timelines to meet submission deadlines
Collaborates with program colleagues to develop and frame proposal ideas that reflect Stella’s programmatic priorities and match donor interests
Mid-level Giving Portfolio:
In conjunction with the Director of Development, designs, plans and launches a new mid-level giving
Manages and grows the mid-level giving program
Reviews donor data on a regular basis to identify prospects for upgrading, and works collaboratively with development team colleagues on identification, stewardship and renewal strategies to optimize donor giving
Identifies mid-level giving donors to transition to major and planned giving prospects

Donor Relations:
Creates briefing notes, call reports, compelling proposals/letters of intent, presentations, gift agreements and customized stewardship reports for portfolio prospects and donors
Attends donor and organizational events as required

Meets/exceeds major gift Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) such as the number of moves, meetings and proposals per month)
Assists in other duties as required in furthering the goals of the Development team and Stella’s Place

Administration – 25%
In collaboration with the Development and Operations teams, sets portfolio annual and long-term revenue plans
Ensures timely and accurate recording of moves management activity in DonorPerfect database
Prepares weekly/monthly portfolio management reports for the Director of Development and the Board
Ensures that portfolio donors are recognized according to the donor recognition vehicles and policies of Stella’s Place
Start DateAs soon as possible
Salary$70,000-85,000/yr 40 hours per week Monday to Friday
ExperienceQualifications & Experience
University degree or College diploma in fundraising/ non-profit management/business or equivalent major gift experience
Minimum five years experience in fund development
Experience meeting with donors and prospects and making the case to donate
Proficiency with prospect research and donor stewardship
Exceptional proposal/grant writing skills with proven success in securing funding
Excellent project management and organizational, analytical and administrative skills
Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required, and experience with relational CRM databases (DonorPerfect preferred)
Strategic Thinker, Attention to Detail and Strong Donor Portfolio Management Skills
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of Stella’s Place
Knowledge of Federal and Provincial legislation affecting charities, and charitable status
LanguagesEnglish Required
Stella’s Place offers a competitive annual salary and a generous health and vacation package; including comprehensive medical, dental and vision health benefits, 3 weeks vacation and 15 health days annually. Vacation increases after one year of service.

Regular communication, coaching, mentoring, professional development, and evaluation will take place with the Director of Development on a regular basis.

This is a full time position working . Weekend and evening work will be required occasionally.
OtherDiversity, Equity and Accommodations:
Stella’s Place is committed to having a workforce that is reflective of the diversity of the City of Toronto in general and of our participants in particular. We strongly encourage applications from racialized persons, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression and all those who can provide and contribute to diversification of perspective at Stella’s Place.

Stella’s Place is committed to hiring practices that are inclusive and barrier free. Stella’s Place will provide reasonable and appropriate accommodation during all stages of the hiring process in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code in order to ensure the equal and fair assessment of all job applicants. Applicants are asked to make any accommodation request in advance.
How To ApplyInterested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter outlining your interest in working with Stella’s Place and how you heard about the position (include specific website or network) along with a detailed CV to with subject: Senior Development Officer, Mid-Level Giving & Foundations by November 23, 2021.

We thank all candidates for their interest. We regret that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.