Fund Development Associate - FSK Associates

Jan 21, 2021
Toronto, Ontario

Fund Development Associate

Position Summary

Reporting directly to the Principal Consultant, the Fund Development Associate is a key member of the team.

Prime responsibilities include support with proposal writing; direct mail; third party events; corporate and foundation research, and donor stewardship and recognition aimed at meeting the revenue goals of the clients as established by the Principal Consultant.

Primary Responsibilities:

1.   Fund Development

  • Coordinate and support with all fundraising and resource development processes (as assigned) including prospect research, grant related research, supporting in the development of high-quality funding applications and relevant materials to individual and institutional donors / resource providers at local, regional, national levels.
  • Support with proposal writing and tracking responses associated with: individuals, foundations and corporate giving
  • Coordinate individual giving programs (as assigned), including developing initial drafts for direct mails, monthly giving.
  • Support with prep for major gifts related meetings
  • Support and coordinate aspects of events (as required)
  • Develop and oversee creation of stewardship and donor recognition reports
  • Work to ensure relevant databases are kept accurate and current

2.   Relationship Management

  • Coordinate and support with the stewarding of potential, current and past donors and partners,
  • Create and recommend effective recognition and stewardship program for donors; establish an acquisition plan to cultivate existing and pursue new donors

3.    Donor Administrative Support:

  • Develop and maintain reporting and tracking systems to manage donor administration
  • Create and maintain records of receipts and letters being issued.
  • Mail merge and spreadsheet / data management (as required)

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in fund development in the not-for-profit sector with a track record of significant success
  • Proven experience of putting together and packaging persuasive and imaginative fundraising / grant writing proposals for presentation to targeted funders, foundations and or institutional donors
  • Experience knowledge of development, management and implementation of effective corporate fundraising strategy and associated work plans
  • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to connect with a range of stakeholders
  • Financial acumen and strong strategic thinker
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; proposal writing, public speaking, presentations
  • Strong experience in managing and developing people and teams
  • Strong project management skills and an ability to multi-task
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Power Point, CRM, Task Management & fundraising databases
  • Able to work flexible hours

Personal Attributes:

The individual must also demonstrate the following personal attributes:

  • Time management and punctuality;
  • Dependable and understands the importance of meeting deadlines;
  • Honest, sincere, considerate and truthful;
  • Understands the importance of quality work;
  • Approachable, articulate and determined;
  • Resilient, proactive and positive;
  • Coachable and adaptable;

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume to info@fskassociates.ca by Jan 21, 2021.

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