Associate Specialist, Donor Engagement | WWF-Canada

Associate Specialist, Donor Engagement

Posted on 25 July 2019

Position Description

The Associate Specialist, Donor Engagement is responsible for building a source of sustainable funding at a Major Gift level ($10,000+) primarily in the French-speaking regions of Quebec, Ottawa, and Atlantic Canada. As the newest member of a growing and successful team, this position aims to leverage the existence of Quebec-based board members, senior volunteers, key stakeholders, and WWF staff to engage major high-net worth donors with our conservation work, inspiring them to champion our cause, and to financially support the mission of the organization.
Reporting to the Director, Philanthropy & Donor Engagement , this position works collaboratively with others in the organization to assure that ample sales activity and resultant funds are generated to enhance and support the overall mission of WWF. Annual sales targets will be expressed in the employee’s annual goals document in terms of revenue, portfolio size, and activity.

Key Responsibilities

Build and manage a portfolio of 100 donors and prospects capable of making a gift of $10,000 or more from a prospect base of qualified individuals and family foundations.
Contribute to the development and execution of cultivation and solicitation strategies in collaboration with an identified donor relationship management team.
Conduct face-to-face "discovery" visits to qualify  prospects with the aim to engage them with our conservation work and to present the opportunity for them to make a significant philanthropic gift.
Contribute to the development of and execution on donor stewardship strategies in collaboration with an identified donor relationship management team.
Participate and contribute to the planning of a series of conservation curated activities in French-speaking regions of Canada designed to prepare donors to be receptive to the solicitation of a philanthropic gift. 
Liaise with and support Quebec based board members, senior volunteers, and key stakeholders leveraging their stature to secure a sustainable source of major gift funding in the French speaking regions of Canada.
Collaborate and support the Quebec office team with the implementation of French communications and its visibility strategy.

What We Are Looking For

Post-secondary education
At least of 3 years of fundraising or relationship sales experience
Bilingual (French/English) is essential
At least 3 years of project management
Strong interpersonal skills and high emotional intelligence
Highly responsive, with a strong customer service orientation
Strong focus on accountability and donor-centricity
Excellent communication skills; written and verbal; French and English
Experience working effectively with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders
Enjoys engaging with senior volunteers
Experience with Raiser’s Edge or related fundraising database system
Passion for nature and an understanding of the science of environmental issues is a must
CFRE as asset
Willingness and ability to travel when needed
Evening and weekend work as needed

How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity, you may submit your application either through our online portal or direct mail. Please submit your application using one method only.
You can submit your cover letter and resume by clicking HERE.
Direct Mail 
Attn: Human Resources Department 
410 Adelaide St West
Suite 400 
Toronto, ON M5V 1S8
If you are submitting an application via direct mail, please include your answers to the following questions: 
1. Apart from its mission, what makes WWF-Canada an employer of choice for you?
2. Are you legally eligible to work in Canada?
3. What are your salary expectations?
4. How flexible are your salary expectations?
5. Where did you see this posting?

Deadline to Apply

Please ensure that your application is received on or before August 23, 2019 at 5 p.m. EST. 

Commitment to Diversity and Accessibility

WWF-Canada is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity in the workplace and encourage applications from all qualified candidates including women, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and aboriginal peoples.
WWF-Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, please advise the Human Resources Representative in a timely fashion of any accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

We thank all applicants for their interest in joining WWF-Canada.  Given the volume of applications received, we request that you do not follow up your application with a phone call or email.  We will contact only those candidates selected for interviews and thank you for your understanding.