Job Posting – Fundraiser
Reports To: Program Manager
Position: Under Review
Salary: Under Review
Position Start Date: To Be Determined
The Organization: QMUNITY is BC’s LGBTQ2S+ community hub and exists to improve queer, trans, and Two-Spirit lives. We do this in three ways: by supporting individuals, by strengthening our communities, and by leading the way towards legal and lived equality.
QMUNITY operates on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of Indigenous people across British Columbia. In particular, QMUNITY offices are located on the Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
Diversity: QMUNITY is committed to equity and prioritizes applications from underrepresented groups including trans and gender variant persons, Indigenous persons, persons of colour, and persons with disabilities.
Purpose: The Fundraiser provides support for QMUNITY’s Program and Development Department, is responsible for the organization’s fundraising strategy and donor stewardship program, and oversees key events serving as point person for select community outreach initiatives.
- Assists with the creation and implementation of a fund development plan. Monitors and evaluates fundraising activities to ensure that they are effective and that fundraising goals are achieved
- Oversees the planning and execution of QMUNITY’s fundraising events
- Assists in identifying and developing corporate, community and individual prospects
- Oversees the administration of QMUNITY’s donor mailing list and donor/member database (eTapestry) including: data entry, queries and lists, tax receipting, data analysis and creating reports as required
- Develops a stewardship program and database to keep our partners and donors informed of our activities, thank them for their support, and engage them in future activities. Includes coordinating engagement activities through mail-out and donor/sponsor communication and recognition
- In conjunction with the Executive Director, builds relationships with donors and volunteers to further donor relations activities
- Responds to donor needs and inquiries and maintaining regular communication with donors
- Develops partnerships with social, civic and local organizations where appropriate, to recruit, develop and/or utilize volunteers
- Develops and maintain a working relationship with community business owners where outreach, workshop, and support group activities are conducted
- Participates in the development of new donor recognition strategies for various categories (in-honour, planned gifts, monthly donors, new donors, long time donors etc.)
- Performs other related duties as required
- Assists in the planning and implementation of major events, including QMUNITY’S IDAHOT Breakfast
- Supervises production of events – work with event sponsors and internal/external teams on all aspects of event planning
- Coordinates logistical, budgetary, scheduling, and follow-up aspects for a range of community events and gatherings. This includes: researching costs, creating event plans, arranging food, space bookings, and invitations, and compiling post mortem results and/or archiving event-specific materials
- Represents QMUNITY at events and speak on behalf of QMUNITY as required
- Assists with, direct, oversee and act as a resource during the Annual Vancouver Pride Festival.
Knowledge & Experience:
- A relevant Post-Secondary Diploma or Degree or equivalent experience
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Experience working within queer, trans, and Two-Spirit communities
- Ability to speak a language other than English is an asset
- Advanced written and verbal communication skills (bilingual is an asset)
Job Skills & Abilities:
- Knowledge and understanding of fund development software i.e. eTapestry,
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (particularly Excel)
- Demonstrated ability to work within a team as well as working independently
- Demonstrated experience managing people
- Commitment to the principles of volunteerism and the value of community development
- Results focused
- Ability to use sound judgment and maintain discretion and confidentiality at all times
- Ability to build rapport with donors, volunteers, and the public with diplomacy, discretion and customer-service orientation
- Ability to organize, multi-task, problem-solve and remain flexible within a fast-paced and changing environment
- A criminal record check must be undertaken
- Adheres to all policies and procedures established by the organization
- The ability to take initiative and be a strong team participant
- Experience handling confidential and sensitive information
- First Aid, CPR and ASIST certification is an asset
- Valid BC Driver’s license (preferable)
- Documentation that the applicant is legally approved to work in Canada
The Fundraiser reports directly to the Program Manager. Please note that QMUNITY is a unionized workplace and staff are represented by CUPE 3495. This position is within the bargaining unit (under review).
Hours of work:
This is a permanent full-time position (37.5 hours/week). Usual hours of work are Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm. Occasional evening and weekend hours may be required.
QMUNITY’s main office is located on the second floor of the building, with only stair access to the space.
Closing Date for Applications:
Thursday, February 6 2020 at 4:00pm
The preferred method for submitting your cover letter and resume is by email to Timothy Agg, Interim Executive Director, at [email protected] (Microsoft Word of Adobe pdf). Please note your full name and the position title in the subject line of your email (i.e. First and Last Name – Position Title). If you are unable to send your application by email, you may apply by mail/drop-off your application to: QMUNITY – 1170 Bute Street, Vancouver BC V6E 1Z6 to the attention of Timothy Agg.
QMUNITY conducts primary source verification of applicant’s credentials including education, training, work history and licensure.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.
Posting Date: January 30 2020