The Coordinator of Fund Development (CFD) is responsible for ensuring Lisaard and Innisfree Hospice (LIH) maintains sustainability by ensuring operating funds are raised through various avenues throughout each year. The CFD creates and implements fund development strategies. CFD will develop and foster donor relationships to promote LIH in our community.
The CFD will coordinate the overall operation of fundraising activities by building relationships within the community and providing resources and awareness. As a member of the Leadership team, the CFD will promote the organization’s profile and mission in the development and enhancement of strong donor partnerships, and prospect development.
The CFD reports to the Director of Operations and will work closely with the Board Development Committee of the Board of Directors.
Duties and responsibilities
Develop a three-five year development plan with the Management Team that incorporates annual appeals, major donors, grants, corporate and individual appeals and special events. The activities within the development plan will be reviewed and updated annually.
Devise strategies to raise $2+ million per year plus depending on the annual budget and operational demands.
Regularly provide updates to the Board Development Committee and Board of Directors on the status of all development targets.
Work with the Executive Director and Board of Director members to raise awareness of the charity and its work at local and provincial levels by carrying out public presentations and developing media opportunities.
Develop methods to raise corporate awareness of the organization and demonstrate ways this plan is being carried out.
Research, recommend, and manage new and ongoing granting opportunities.
Coordinate networking events in order to increase the professional network of the organization and enhance relationships.
Assist in the development of communication material such as brochures, annual report etc. with the Communication & Marketing Coordinator.
Manage and update databases to record donor contact and preference information.
Establish a fundraising/event planning budget for approval on an annual basis in conjunction with the communication & marketing budget.
Develop revenue and expense reports for all fundraising events for approval by the Management Team.
Identify and meet with new donors to obtain support for the organization.
Advance donor stewardship and recognition.
Ensure the donor data base on Donor Perfect is current and accurate.
Provide supervision and leadership to the Development Volunteer Committees such signature event committees and grant writing working group.
Ensure representation at third party events as required and assist such third parties as necessary.
Examine ways to increase and promote the number of third party events each year.
Maximize the Fund-a-Day Program and the Third Party Program.
Collaborate with the Volunteer Coordinator to ensure the appropriate volunteer support for all special events.
Assist Management Team in identifying and developing operational plans and tactics for growing community presence, fundraising and business relationships.
Meet approved annual fundraising goals by supporting the execution of established fundraising programs.
University degree or equivalent education and experience in fund raising or philanthropy
Certified Fund Raising Executive or fundraising certificate required
Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in a fundraising or development role.
Strong understanding of the hospice and not-for-profit environments
Demonstrated ability to drive for results, while maintain and building effective relationships; strong communication skills.
Experience coaching and managing a team of people towards success.
Proven competence in project management, multi-tasking, planning, analytical and organizational skills
Excellent communication, interpersonal, oral and writing skills including the expertise to create promotional materials and proposals
Willingness to travel and work extended hours as required (some weekends and evenings)
Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently and effectively as part of a team
Knowledge and excellence in working with fundraising software is considered an asset
Demonstrated relationship building skills, excellent time management, and proven ability to meet competing deadlines in an organized manner
Must have strong problem solving and interpersonal skills
Computer literacy and working knowledge of Microsoft Office
Additional Salary Information: After application waiting periods: extended health benefits, and group RSP matching program.
About Lisaard & Innisfree Hospice
Lisaard and Innisfree Hospice is a leading charity for people living with a life-limiting illness. Everything we do, from expert care to emotional and spiritual support and practical guidance, helps our residents and the people who love them, make the most of the time they have together. For our residents and their families, every day is precious. Whether it is for one day or several weeks, the time residents spend at the hospice is cherished by their families and loved ones.
Through our nursing skills, specialist support services, medical expertise and volunteers, our care encompasses the
physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our residents. This holistic approach to care also supports family members and others close to the resident who is receiving palliative care. This support is offered during a resident’s illness and into bereavement.
Hospice care is not designed to hasten death, but rather to help patients live the remainder of their lives as fully as
possible. Those who deliver hospice palliative care aim to treat the whole person – mind, body, and spirit – and help
them through their final days by providing:
• hope, dignity and choice;
• continuity of... care;
• emotional and practical support;
• educational resources and community connections;
• sensitivity to personal, cultural and religious values, beliefs, and practices; and
• grief and bereavement support.