This position is responsible for leading the resource development staff
and volunteer team in developing resources to ensure a strong base
of financial support. In conjunction with the President, this position
acts as a representative and ambassador to the organization's constituents
to promote positive relationships and strong partnerships.
Reports directly to the President.
The Vice-President works with the President and senior volunteer
leadership to develop organizational policies and strategic plans to
ensure the future relevance, credibility and viability of the
The incumbent sets goals, monitors work, and evaluates results to ensure
that departmental objectives and operating requirements are met and are in
line with the needs and mission of the organization.
Works directly with the President, Board Executive, Board of
Directors, and senior staff to set overall organizational policies and
priorities. Works with the volunteer leadership on the Campaign Cabinet
Committee to develop long and short term goals, strategies, and approaches
to ensure successful annual campaigns. Considers and analyses the
implications of proposed actions and decisions by individual areas on the
whole of the organization (financial, operating and administrative
Works executive directors, senior staff, and board members on
collaborative projects. Takes a leadership to work with various groups and
organizations on matters of mutual concern to problem solve, develop
collective guidelines and set policies.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Keeps up to date
on issues affecting the voluntary and develops strategies to address
with the President and senior volunteers in guiding the strategic
direction of the organization.
effective training, support, and leadership to volunteers and leaders to
meet annual and long-term financial goals.
cultivates long term, collaborative, strategic relationships with
- Acts an
ambassador for philanthropy.
- Maintains and
enhances the credibility of the organization's roles.
implements an annual plan for departmental operations.
realigns all aspects of the departments operations to facilitate and
reinforce the effectiveness of strategic plans. This includes
realigning key business processes, the departmental structure,
management practices, communications, and the development and deployment
of staff and volunteers.
regularly in the management and campaign leadership meetings.
Works with all
departments and provides strategic information and guidance to assist in
developing goals, plans, and procedures.
Leads and manages
the affairs of the department including budgeting, program direction,
supervision and evaluation of assigned staff.
participates in community initiatives to promote the organization and
Works closely with
all the other directors on all organizational marketing and
Plans and develops
short and long term strategies which are both strategic and tactical in
nature to accomplish organizational goals.
and approaches to diversify the base of support and generate increasing
levels of giving through the annual campaign.
programs are in place for all donors to receive appropriate, consistent
recognition and an accounting of the impact that their gifts have.
strategically important donor calls to ensure a growing base of support
for the organization.
Acts as goodwill
ambassador for the organization to all itís customer and stakeholder
groups and acts a spokesperson when required.
delivers speeches and presentations to organizations, business groups
approaches and initiatives to increase the community profile.
recognition opportunities and materials and events for continuity and
to market the organization's leadership role to donors.
Performs other related duties as assigned. Such duties do not normally
change the level of the job.
CONSEQUENCES OF ERROR:
The decisions of the Director have serious contractual, legal tax and
ethical implications for the organization. This position has
responsibilities for the accuracy and integrity of financial systems. Poor
leadership, inappropriate procedures, incorrect information, lack of
foresight or diplomacy could lead to the alienation of donors,
embarrassment to the organization and itís senior officials and volunteers
and the possible loss of credibility with the constituents.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
University graduation in a related field or an equivalent combination
of training and experience.
Individual must possess a minimum of 10 years combined leadership
experience including five to eight years in a senior management capacity
with a complex not-for-profit organization involving a significant number
of people and organizations with diverse and varied interests and
backgrounds. Must have at least five years direct fund-raising
Extensive experience working with volunteers.
Able to lead and motivate groups and individuals. Able to think
creatively and strategically to successfully mediate and negotiate with
individuals and groups internally and externally. Able to overcome
obstacles to cooperation and to foster harmonious relations.
Able to balance competing priorities, complex situations and tight
Proven fund-raising, leadership and consensus building skills. Proven
negotiation and mediation skills.
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills.
Additional languages are an asset.