Executive Director

We are looking for a full-time Executive Director to join our team in Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park, located in the stunning landscapes between Calgary and Cochrane, Alberta.

As our Executive Director, you will manage the employees and volunteers at the provincial park and visitor’s centre. You will also oversee the park’s various initiatives, such as seasonal support for kids camps and award-winning educational programs, golf cart tours, vegetation management, etc.

Your essential responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing all employees and volunteers, including conducting quarterly reviews and providing support and guidance
  • Funding development, including grant writing and donor solicitation
  • Maintaining and developing cooperative relationships with stakeholders, including Alberta Parks, landowners, tourism agencies, and community leaders
  • Providing financial, operational, and infrastructure improvement updates to the board on a regular basis
  • Managing communications and outreach efforts including the development of monthly newsletter, web, and social media content
  • Capital project management and Strategic Planning
  • Managing core programs like the Vegetation Management Program
  • Ensuring that all new and existing public programs, events, and services align with GRPF’s mission and vision
  • Acting as the park’s head host, meeting and interacting with visitors
  • Hiring and training staff and volunteers

See full job posting here.

Campaigns Coordinator

About the AFA

The Ancient Forest Alliance (AFA) is a registered non-profit society dedicated to protecting the remarkable and endangered old-growth forests in BC while ensuring a sustainable, second-growth forestry industry. The AFA has grown rapidly since our founding in 2010, reaching international audiences through our hard-hitting advocacy and awareness-raising campaigns. We specialize in public education and mobilization, building alliances with key allies, on-the-ground exploration and documentation of old-growth forests, research, and engaging governments to achieve policy change for BC’s ancient forests. In 2020, the provincial government promised to overhaul BC’s old-growth forest policies and increase their protection. By joining the AFA at this pivotal time, you can be a driver of the new policies that will determine the fate of the remaining endangered old-growth forests in BC.

Position Overview

The AFA is seeking a driven and highly motivated conservationist with exceptional campaigning aptitudes, extensive ecological knowledge, and an understanding of how to collaboratively develop and coordinate campaigns that raise awareness, inspire action, and move decision-makers. Reporting to the Executive Team, the Campaigns Coordinator will produce a multitude of persuasive and accurate written campaign materials, give public presentations, engage key stakeholders and political decision-makers, follow and analyze critical science and policy initiatives, and help coordinate all manner of campaign activities. Bring your passion for nature, persuasive writing, project management skills, and strategic thinking to the task of protecting BC’s spectacular ancient forests.

See full job posting here.

Manager Volunteer and Corporate Fundraising (remote)

The Opportunity
Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC), one of the country’s leading conservation organizations, is looking for a dynamic and outgoing individual who will join our Fundraising Team as Manager of Volunteer and Corporate Fundraising.

In this position, you will:

Identify and develop sales opportunities by collaboratively working with individuals and corporations to achieve success.
Build strong and positive relationships with volunteers while working with them to plan creative annual fundraising events.
You are innovative, adaptive, charismatic and enjoy a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. You recognize the talents and skill sets of others and are adept in motivating people to achieve their potential.

You are an enthusiastic team player who fosters a culture of collaboration and creativity that comes from thinking big and working together.

Your strong leadership skills and ability to engage a wide variety of individuals will be valuable in strengthening our volunteer network.

As a goal-oriented and self-motivated individual with a knack for influencing and guiding people, your emotional intelligence and ability to see the big picture will make you a great asset to our team.

This full-time position will have the flexibility to be based on a remote/home office in the Montreal area. Scope of fundraising activities will include the Ottawa region in Ontario.

Requirements
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in fundraising, marketing, and volunteer management.
Excellent communication and presentation skills.
Must be comfortable with Customer Relationship Management (CRM), peer-to-peer platforms and MS Office 365 programs
Must be comfortable using video conference tools to manage relationships with volunteers and staff across Canada
Ability to foster key relationships, proven success in building teams and demonstrated effectiveness in developing skills of others.
Proven ability to recruit, retain and mentor people.
Must be able to work evenings and weekends and travel extensively throughout the territory.
Previous volunteer work and fundraising experience with volunteer committees is required; current or previous volunteer experience with DUC would be considered an asset.
Previous experience working for a conservation or environmental organization would be considered an asset.
Must have a reliable internet and telephone service
The successful candidate will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 Vaccination
The successful candidate will also have an affinity to the outdoors, conservation, and the world of waterfowl.

How to Apply
Working for DUC is a career highlight for many staff. Let us know if making a difference is important to you.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your application through our online career center for confidential consideration.

Closing Deadline: April 29, 2022 (11:59PM EDT)

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Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations, landowners and Indigenous Peoples to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment.

While DUC would like to thank all applicants, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

Course Leader | Fundraising for Conservation Projects

Overview
Location | Online / Remote-working
Closing Date | Friday 13th May 2022
Interviews | Week of 23rd May 202
Contact | Self-Employed / Flexible
Renumeration | See details

 

Background

At Conservation Careers we envisage a world where wildlife thrives, and are on a mission to achieve to help conservationists achieve career success. Since launching in 2013, we’ve reached over 2,200,000 aspiring and professional conservationists in 178 countries with our courses, workshops, opportunities and support programmes.

Following a detailed review of employer requirements within the sector, we’ve identified that (i) project management, (ii) fundraising and (iii) communications are core transferrable skills needed across the conservation sector. These skills help staff to be more effective in the work, and job-seekers to become more competitive and employable.

We recently launched our successful ‘Communications for Conservation Projects’ online course which teaches wildlife conservationists how to plan and deliver effective communications activities.

This is a self-paced course whereby participants watch videos and undertake associated tasks. Feedback is provided to students by the course leader, and a certificate of completion awarded at the end. The course has received excellent feedback from over 250 students who have taken it to date.

We’re now seeking course leaders to help us launch a new course for Conservation Careers in 2022 entitled ‘Fundraising for Conservation Projects’.

Duties

Working with Conservation Careers staff, your role will be to:

Review best practice for how to fundraise for conservation projects using grant applications.
Based on the review, develop the course syllabus, including learning objectives and module structure.
Create course content including slides, videos, tasks and workbook.
Support and provide feedback to participants via our private CC Pro community platform.
Experience

Experienced fundraising for conservation projects trainer.
Good working knowledge of the wildlife conservation sector.
Excellent presentation skills, and a fluent English speaker.
A commitment to our values of being open, agile, collaborative and optimistic.
Conditions

This is a self-employed contract, which is also flexible-working – where you can develop the course with Conservation Careers in a timely manner which suits both parties. We would be looking to launch during the second half of 2022.

The location is also flexible. You can also be based anywhere, so long as you have a good internet connection, and be available for calls to the UK on occasions.

Renumeration will be based on a revenue share of net course sales – 50% for cohort one, and 25% thereafter.

The contract will be on-going in order to provide support and provide feedback to participants post launch.

How to Apply

To apply please send a cover letter and CV to mail@conservation-careers.com. Please state clearly how you meet the required three experiences. We look forward to hearing from you. If you have any questions feel free to get in touch by the email above.

Senior Director of Conservation

Position Type: Full time, exempt
Location: Bozeman, MT preferred, remote negotiable
Compensation: $90,000 to $110,000
Benefits: Major Medical Insurance, up to 5% match on a 401k, PTO, flexible scheduling Application Deadline: March 20, 2022
Start Date: May 1, 2022

About the Center for Large Landscape Conservation (the Center)
Photo by Tony Bynum

The Center is a nonprofit organization located in Bozeman, MT working to bring science, policy, and proven solutions to communities to protect and restore the integrity of the planet through large-scale conservation measures. We help identify threats and prioritize solutions, connect natural areas, provide critical habitat and safe migration for wide-ranging species, protect ecological processes and systems, and support collaborations that deepen community resilience. We have four program areas: 1) International Connectivity, 2) Community Resilience, 3) Corridors and Crossings and 4) Connectivity Science. The Conservation Director’s primary role is to ensure these four program areas are well integrated, coordinated and meeting the Center’s goals and missions.

Position Overview

The Senior Director of Conservation (Senior Director) works alongside the Vice President of Conservation Partnerships and Advancement to manage all program-related day-to-day internal matters and program planning and implementation. The Senior Director serves as part of the Center’s Executive Team, which consists of the organization’s most senior staff. The Senior Director is supervised by the Center’s President. The Senior Director embodies a collaborative, entrepreneurial and innovative mindset and is responsible for building and managing a high-performing team of Program Managers, researchers, ecologists, policy specialists and support staff to carry out the Center’s goals related to social and ecological connectivity. The Senior Director works with and cultivates these staff to craft strategy; develop and implement projects; deliver agreed upon outcomes; and perform timely and accurate program reporting. The Senior Director also ensures effective coordination between program staff and other departments not under the Senior Director’s management, including Development, Communications, and Operations, on matters such as program planning, budgeting and grants administration.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Program Strategy and Leadership

  • Lead and inspire program staff to deliver innovative and strategic programs and initiatives that support the Center’s strategic vision and guiding philosophy.
  • Develop and implement program strategies at the local, regional, national and international level to support the Center’s goals in advancing and promoting ecological connectivity.
  • Support fundraising efforts for the Center, including working with development staff to craft grant proposals, fundraising plans and project budgets.
  • Establish annual program goals and objectives, track results against these goals and implement accountability protocols.
  • Contribute to and enhance a healthy, strong, inclusive and diverse organizational culture that encourages and celebrates differences and is consistent with the Center’s guiding principles of innovation, inclusion, co-creation and respect.
  • Ensure programs are aligned and coordinated to facilitate effective program planning and implementation.
  • Develop and implement a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of each program, desired outcomes and identify areas for improvement. Work with project and program managers to ensure timely and exemplary quality of grant deliverables.
  • Be conversant on the Center’s programs, achievements, strategies and goals across all program areas to be able to serve effectively as an ambassador for the Center.

Staff Management

  • Oversee program managers’ performance and carry out supervisory responsibilities, including assigning and directing work, evaluations, and delivering timely and constructive feedback and mentoring.
  • Ensure clarity around and compliance with decision-making processes within programs, projects, and resource allocation.
  • Mentor and help program staff assess programmatic feasibility, identify opportunities, make connections, and effectively manage projects.
  • Work closely with program managers to build their skills and confidence so that they can supervise, evaluate, mentor, encourage and motivate their staff.
  • Deploy resources (both financial and staff) efficiently and effectively toward organizational goals and work with program managers to develop and implement staffing plans that align staff expertise and capabilities with program responsibilities.
  • Identify skill gaps in staff and work with the Operations Team to develop necessary training modules to bring rigor, consistency and excellence to tasks that include: (1) program planning, budgeting, and evaluation; (2) public speaking, meeting facilitation, and network coordination; and (3) project conceptualization, design, management and evaluation.
  • Work with Executive Team to identify and shape new positions when appropriate and participate in hiring decisions for new program staff.

Budget Management

  • Work closely with the Operations Team to support the budget development process for programs and monitor programmatic operations to ensure sound fiscal and system management.
  • Work closely with the Operations Team to establish and implement grant administration protocols and procedures.

Professional Experience & Qualifications

  • A minimum of 8-12 years of demonstrated accomplishments in a management role, with a proven track record in managing effective teams and establishing new programs.
  • Demonstrated skills as a leader and self-starter with a strong background in conservation, and an understanding of the challenges and opportunities that the conservation field faces at this time, including the link between biodiversity and climate agendas.
  • Readiness to shape the future of a growing and dynamic organization
  • An understanding of and experience with international conservation challenges and solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor, coach and develop a cohesive and productive team with diverse levels of expertise; deliver on set goals; utilize creative thinking to engage staff; and maintain clarity of staff roles and responsibilities.
  • Experience managing staff that are widely dispersed geographically (including around the globe). Ability to maintain cohesion among staff working remotely and in the office.
  • Familiarity and experience with landscape conservation and connectivity conservation practices and programs strongly preferred.
  • Experience in implementing inclusion and engagement strategies both within organizations and with external constituencies.
  • Demonstrated cultural competence and the character, integrity, sensitivity, and openness necessary to develop a rapport with, and consider the needs of, people of varying experiences, backgrounds and philosophies.
  • A strategic mindset and ability to connect programs to organizational goals and outcomes.
  • Exceptional program, budget and grant management skills.
  • Proven results leveraging available resources effectively to meet program objectives.
  • Experience in managing large foundation and/or federal grants.
  • Commitment to maintaining the highest levels of confidentiality.
  • Excellent oral, written, grammar, proofreading and communications skills.
  • Experience working directly with a Board of Directors and providing regular briefings.
  • Ability to travel (up to 30%) including evenings/weekends.
  • Master’s degree required

How to apply:

We understand the value of a wide range of backgrounds and experiences that can apply to and enrich our work. If you think you meet 75% or more of these position requirements, we encourage you to apply and let us know why you would be a great fit.

Please send the following materials as a single PDF to admin@largelandscapes.org and reference ‘Senior Director of Conservation’ in the subject line:

• A brief Letter of Interest explaining how your goals, skills and background fit the responsibilities of the role

• Resume
• Contact information for two professional references

The Center for Large Landscape Conservation is committed to creating an environment where diverse perspectives are welcome. We offer a supportive, flexible, and dynamic work environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law.

Program Manager

Location: Dartmouth (Punamu’kwati’jk), Nova Scotia (Mi’kma’ki)
Position Status: 6 month contract, with potential of renewal
Start date: April 2022
Hours: Full-time [35 hours per week] Wage: $20-$22/hour
Application Deadline: March 6th , Midnight

The Back to the Sea Society is a charity dedicated to sparking curiosity for local marine life and inspiring a desire to protect our ocean. We run a variety of ocean based educational programs, including the Touch Tank Hut, a miniature marine interpretive centre located in Dartmouth (Punamu’kwati’jk). The Touch Tank Hut fits into Back to the Sea’s larger vision of opening a permanent collect-hold-and-release aquarium in Dartmouth. We are looking for an enthusiastic, curious and knowledgeable person who has a strong interest in ocean conservation to join our team and help advance our mission.

Summary of Position

Please note that, if needed, the description and responsibilities below will be adapted to follow public
health recommendations. A proof of double vaccination is required to fulfil the duties of this role.

Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Program Manager will be responsible for the oversight of all our educational programming, including the Touch Tank Hut and Tidal Trekkers. They will be
responsible for supervising summer staff and will work with the ED to ensure that operations are
running smoothly. They will also take part in delivering interpretive programs and animal
demonstrations to the visitors of the Touch Tank Hut while inspiring these guests to protect our ocean. The Program Manager will assist the ED with a multitude of tasks, including fundraising and event planning. The successful candidate needs to have prior experience in a supervisory or management role. Knowledge of the ocean and local intertidal species is an asset; passion for environmental conservation is a must. Completed education in sciences (biology, environmental, marine biology, oceanography), aquaculture, fisheries and oceans management, business administration or similar is preferred. Previous experience leading programs for the general public and a valid driver’s license is also required. Candidate must be comfortable handling live marine invertebrates and capable of having their hands submerged in water that contains shellfish. This position involves a combination of on-site work and working from home.

Duties and Responsibilities

Program Management
– Work with the ED to set up the 2022 Touch Tank Hut season. This includes fundraising, staff planning, training preparation and physically setting up the space.
– Work with the ED to ensure that all onboarding processes are up to date and assist with the
training of summer staff
– Supervise the summer staff, acting as the first point of contact
– Create staff schedules
– Manage sales, including preparing deposits
– Schedule all educational programs, including school and day camps at the Touch Tank Hut (restrictions permitting), events with external partners, and Tidal Trekker outings
– Manage risks and ensure participant safety
– Maintain a professional relationship with external organizations and act as a Back to the Sea
ambassador
– Other executive assistant tasks as they arise

Interpretation and Visitor Experience
– Deliver scientific interpretive programs for a wide range of audiences at the Touch Tank Hut and
on our Tidal Trekkers trips
– Welcome visitors, provide necessary information and maintain a high level of guest satisfaction through energetic interactions
– Participate in the evaluation of group programs
– Communicate animal handling protocols to guests, for both animals in touch tanks and at the beach
– Maintain appearance of building, information panels, hand-washing station, props and materials
– Help maintain the exhibits with live specimens (includes cleaning the tanks, monitoring water
quality, etc.)
– Perform duties associated with opening and closing the Touch Tank Hut
– Help with social media posts when required. Act as the communications lead in the off-season.

Requirements/Qualifications
– Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
– Completed education in sciences (biology, environmental science, marine biology, oceanography), aquaculture, fisheries and oceans management, business administration, human resources or similar preferred
– Have an aptitude for safe work practices and the ability to multi-task in a busy work
environment
– Be able to work productively as part of a team while responding to feedback
– Outstanding organization and time management skills
– At least one season of interpreter/informal educator experience
– Knowledge of local intertidal and subtidal Atlantic marine life is an asset
– Experience supervising staff and/or volunteers
– Excellent interpersonal communication skills
– Creative, assertive, flexible and proactive in problem solving
– A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle (personal or a car share system)
– Spoken and written French an asset
– Standard First Aid training an asset
– Will be required to complete a Vulnerability Sector Check

Working Conditions

While we are constantly adapting to the state of the pandemic, it is most likely that this position will
require a mix of working from home and working on-site. Our team makes use of Slack, Google Drive
and Zoom to ensure an organized and positive online working environment. We abide by a “Fun yet
Professional” work culture and love to celebrate wins! The schedule varies week to week and the
candidate must be available to work some weekends, holidays and occasional evenings.

Physical Requirements

At the Touch Tank Hut, this position requires standing for extended periods, having your hands in cold salt water on a daily basis and occasionally involves the lifting of heavy water buckets. It may also require walking along coastlines that may be somewhat rugged. The Touch Tank Hut is wheelchair accessible and, should the chosen candidate have any disability that makes the standard nature of this position is not possible, we will work with them to ensure that this position is accessible to them. Candidate must be comfortable handling live marine animals and capable of having their hands submerged in water containing shellfish. A proof of double vaccination is required.

To apply, submit your cover letter, resume and two references in the form of a single pdf document to
Magali Grégoire at magali@backtothesea.ca. Applications must follow these guidelines or they will not be considered.

If you require any assistance with the application process, please contact us. Qualified applicants are
welcome to send inquiries about the role to magali@backtothesea.ca or call 902-817-2007. While we
will acknowledge the receipt of your application, only those selected for an interview will receive a
second contact.

The deadline to apply is midnight on Sunday March 6th, 2022.

Back to the Sea works in the traditional lands of the Mi’kmaq.

Back to the Sea is committed to Employment Equity. We encourage applicants from Indigenous People, Visible Minority Groups, Persons with Disabilities, people of the LGBTQ+ community and Women to occupy positions where they are underrepresented. It is the responsibility of every team member of Back to the Sea to embrace a culture that promotes diversity

Development Officer

Location: Flexible; Saskatoon, SK or Regina, SKPosition details: Full time, permanent

Taking care of our environment has never been more important than it is today. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is looking for an enthusiastic Development Officer to join our Saskatchewan Region, a team committed to conserving natural spaces today, and for generations to come.

NCC is the nation’s leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962 NCC and its supporters have protected 14 million hectares (more than 35 million acres) of ecologically significant land across Canada. NCC takes a collaborative, science-based approach to achieve conservation success for the sake of nature and Canadians. With a national office in Toronto and seven regional offices across the country, NCC delivers results you can walk on.

Position Summary

The Development Officer assumes a significant role in the organization and delivery of fundraising and communications activities to further the mission of the Nature Conservancy of Canada and to grow our community of supporters and donors for the Saskatchewan Region. Working closely with the Development, Engagement, and Communications team, the successful candidate plays a key role in coordinating and implementing the Leaders in Conservation (LIC) and the Corporate Leaders in Conservation (CLIC) programs (mid-level giving of $1,000 – $10,000) to increase revenues from individuals, foundations, and corporations for the Saskatchewan region.

Reporting to the Engagement Manager, the successful candidate will work to ensure all donors are being stewarded properly through regular reports, customized recognition opportunities, will conduct prospect research and maintaining Raiser’s Edge Database for Saskatchewan, and will work with regional staff to raise funds as necessary. This role will also assist in the coordination and delivery of donor and engagement events. The position requires a commitment to both donor confidentiality and NCC’s conservation mission and vision.

Responsibilities

The Development Officer is responsible for achieving annual fundraising goals set for the program in Saskatchewan by stewarding and renewing current donors, re-engaging lapsed donors, and prospecting for new donors. The focus will be on donors/prospects of $1,000-$10,000, including corporate partners. The incumbent will be responsible for maintaining our current level of support and managing a portfolio of ~100 donors, primarily through phone calls/mail/email and ensuring that the annual benefits are delivered. This role will strive to cultivate and transition members to higher gift levels and upgrade and cultivate new and existing Saskatchewan donors into the program by fostering an environment of donor enhancement.

This includes creating and leading the development of a comprehensive timeline, use of stewardship tools, tactics, and opportunities in consultation with conservation, development, and communication staff and creating and distributing digital and print communications materials including but not limited to semi-annual newsletters, renewal and re-engagement notices, and donation and renewal letters of gratitude.

The role will also assist the Engagement manager in planning virtual and in person events (including but not limited to webinars and property tours) by acting a point of contact for event requirements for both internal and external vendors and managing and coordinating event logistics to ensure the successful delivery of events.

The Development Officer will also fulfill key administrative functions, including but not limited to, drafting thank you letters to donors to accompany tax/acknowledgement receipts, coordinating various mailings, taking general donor inquiries, documenting donor interactions in Raiser’s Edge (RE), being proficient in RE functions, and inputting data into the organization’s prospect clearance system.

Position Requirements

  • Post secondary education with university level preferred. Certificate or training in development / charitable or fundraising related field is an asset.
  • 3 years minimum experience in a fundraising-related role.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Proficient with Raiser’s Edge or similar fundraising database.
  • Project management skills with a demonstrated ability to prepare and manage timelines, goals and expectations wisely.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint.
  • A demonstrated awareness of conservation issues in Saskatchewan and a passion for nature.
  • Ability to work and travel within a flexible schedule, including occasional weekends and evenings.
  • A valid driver’s license.

How to Apply

NCC is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your cover letter and resume through our Career Centre by December 17th, 11:59 pm EST.

Please indicate in your cover letter why you wish to work with NCC and your interest in conservation and the outdoors.

NCC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We value and incorporate diverse traditions, heritage, knowledge and experiences in our mission and in our workplaces. We celebrate the full participation of people from all walks of life as we work towards common goals. We strive for a conservation movement in which equity, diversity and inclusion are the norm. This is our continuous commitment: to promote healthy people, healthy communities and a healthy planet for everyone.

Please note that in-person office attendance, carpooling with co-workers to NCC properties or events, and in-person attendance at any indoor events are currently restricted to staff who are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Accordingly, if you are required to participate in any of these activities as part of your job the expectation is that you must be fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated means you have received two doses of the Pfizer, Astra Zeneca or Moderna vaccine or combination of, and have received the second dose at least two weeks prior to your start date or you have received one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two weeks prior to your start date.

Fundraising Manager

Position Title: Fundraising Manager

Program: Management

Position Location: WCS Canada head office, Toronto, Ontario

Term: Full-time

Salary range: $67,000 to $80,000

Date Written/Revised: 08 November 2021

Reports to: Director of Philanthropy

Supervises: n/a

Application closing date: 03 December 2021

 

WCS Canada is seeking a talented fundraiser to join our team to help us continue to save wildlife and wild places in Canada.

As a growing medium-sized charity, WCS Canada is looking to increase and diversify our funder base. We remain primarily focussed on foundations and individuals, and are looking for an individual with demonstrated strengths and talents in this area.

Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy, the Fundraising Manager will be responsible for understanding and articulating our programs’ funding needs, soliciting funds, managing a funder/prospect portfolio, engaging new donors, and stewarding existing funders. The candidate should expect to meet face-to-face with donors and prospects when possible.

WCS Canada’s unique position among other conservation groups is our science. We lead field science across much of central, western and arctic Canada and with the information we collect, we advance relevant and important conservation policies. This affords us engaging and important material such as charismatic wildlife and beautiful landscapes – with which to work to compel donors.

This is a unique opportunity for a creative, motivated, and experienced fundraiser to join a dynamic team and make a difference to Canada’s wildlife and wild places.

Objectives:

  • Meet fundraising targets and goals.
  • Identify and engage new major donors from individuals and foundations.
  • Lead relationship management for a portfolio of new and existing major donors.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of fundraising strategies, goals, and initiatives based on the organization’s strategic conservation priorities.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of comprehensive donor-centric engagement, recognition, and stewardship plans tailored for individual, corporate, and foundation major gift donors.
  • Lead the preparation and submission of funding proposals and reports in partnership with our knowledgeable program staff, ensuring that deadlines are met.
  • Engage with donors and prospects face-to-face and virtually – through meetings, web/phone calls, event attendance – to cultivate, ask and steward donors.
  • Contribute to developing and enhancing a prospect pipeline at a level sufficient to achieve WCS Canada’s major gift-giving goals.
  • Contribute to the development and management of an annual fundraising budget and work plan.
  • Collaborate with the finance team in the development, review, and approval of grant agreements.
  • Contribute to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace that promotes engagement and belonging.

 

Skills and attributes:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • Minimum 5 – 7 years of experience with a proven track record of successful fundraising from foundations, philanthropic corporations and major donors.
  • Experience in the environmental sector, outside of fundraising, a benefit
  • Solid knowledge of the moves management process and experience designing and implementing strategies for each stage of the cycle.Proactive and shows initiative in soliciting funds.
  • Embraces our work and passion for wildlife conservation.
  • Skilled coordination across teams to develop compelling proposals for funders.
  • Ability to listen and understand funder interests and motivations; steward them to giving.
  • Excellent grant writer and editor.
  • Experience with CRM and fundraising databases including record keeping, reporting and moves management tracking.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office and Office 365.
  • Vibrant, contributing member of the team who will make meaningful contributions to our fundraising goals.
  • Works with respect, kindness, a sense of ease, and a sense of humor.

To Apply:

Apply online. Please submit your resume with a cover letter explaining how your qualifications and experiences meet the attributes we are seeking and make you the ideal candidate for this role, along with the names and contact information of three references. Along with your resume, please submit a sample proposal that you wrote. Feel free to block out any confidential information in submitted documents.