Job Position: Chief Development Officer

  • Application Deadline: 21st December 2022
  • Employment Type: Full time
  • Location(s): Hamilton
  • Compensation: -$0.02 per hour
    Compensation to be determined based on experience
  • How to Apply: Submit your resume and cover letter to gmorley@goodwillonline.ca
    or submit them using the Apply button below.

Required Qualifications:

Knowledge and Experience in:
Principles and practices of fundraising, development, and communications in a nonprofit agency.
Principles and practices of strategic planning, project planning, and implementation.
Fundraising, development, and communications best practices and current trends, including new media fundraising options
Ten years of progressively responsible experience in development, including at least five years managing staff and working with Boards
Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management, communications, marketing, business, or related field required.
Commitment to fostering a work and philanthropic environment that is inclusive and reflective of the diversity in the community

Key Responsibilities:

We are seeking a dynamic, highly motivated Chief Development Officer who demonstrates our values of compassion, accountability, responsiveness and empowerment; to our clients, families and each other.

Accountable to the Executive Director, the Chief Development and Marketing Officer will provide leadership and oversight for the organization’s comprehensive development, marketing/communications and social enterprises, working to increase support, awareness and growth of the organization. The role works with direct reports to execute all relevant areas of the strategic plan while ensuring the operational effectiveness of the portfolio.

The role also collaborates closely with the Chief Finance Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer on cross-organizational projects.

Key Responsibilities:
Provide strategic advice and counsel to Wesley’s senior leadership including developing and implementing internal and external communication plans
Manage media and public relations, strategic brand marketing and organizational advertising and develops and maintains strong working relationships with key stakeholders.
Build the infrastructure and team to carry out a well-crafted donor-centered development plan including donor cultivation and stewardship, major gift solicitation, government, endowment, corporate and foundation proposals, special events and the communications required to support these activities
Participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of the Wesley’s annual budget as it relates to marketing and stewardship, controlling expenditures within budget and maintaining donor financial records in accordance with standards.
Lead efforts to create a new fund development roadmap, including a strategy that will expand and build donor support, recognition and retention.
Implement proven development strategies to build, broaden, and diversify the donor base.
Attract, retain, motivate, and develop a strong, results-oriented, can-do team of marketing and fund-raising professionals.
Serve as a public relations spokesperson for Wesley’s mission, programs, people and deliverables.

Additional Details:

Flexible work location (e.g. work from home) to suit your lifestyle and needs
Comprehensive Health & Dental Benefits covered by Wesley
Flexible time off (Personal & Vacation Days, sick days)
RRSP Contribution Program
Employee Discounts at over 100 participating businesses
A positive work culture that prioritizes all staff having an opportunity to contribute
A supportive team that will empower you to achieve great milestones!
Fun and engaging organizational events such as our Staff Appreciation Event
Professional development and training opportunities
As a condition of employment, the successful candidate is required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to Human Resources. In the event that successful candidates are unable to get their COVID-19 vaccination, completion of an educational session and weekly antigen testing to provide a negative result will be required.

About Our Company:

Wesley is a long-standing local non-profit and a certified Ontario Living Wage Network (OLWN) employer. We are passionate about our work advocating for harm reduction, housing, poverty eradication and food security in Hamilton, Halton and Brantford. We’re committed to diversity & inclusion and a healthy work life balance. We would love for you to join our team!