Development Associate, Annual Giving & Donor Relations

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Date Posted: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Vancouver, BC

The Fraser Institute has an immediate opening for an innovative, enthusiastic Development Associate who is looking for a rewarding and challenging career opportunity with room for growth in a team of talented, nimble, results driven professionals, raising in excess of $10 million annually.

This multifaceted position is ideal for a dynamic mid-level fundraiser, who is a team player, has great interpersonal skills, learns quickly and has an interest in fundraising and public policy. The Development Associate will support various fundraising programs including Annual Giving, Major Gifts and Gala sales.

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Donor Relations:
    • Book donor meetings, prepare pre and post meeting materials including donor packages, meeting briefs and follow-up letters;
    • Manage and maintain the prospect management process in Raiser’s Edge for Western Canada;
    • Support the gala sales process for Western Canada;
    • Respond to general inquiries from donors/prospects answering and redirecting as appropriate.
  • Annual Giving:
    • Manage and expand the direct mail program ensuring alignment with strategic messages used as part of overall organizational outreach efforts.
    • Strategize, plan, and carry out the monthly/planned giving program with a focus on stewardship and increasing enrolment and donor retention.
  • Provide collegial support to the Development Department and other departments as requested.

About you:

  • You have worked in a Development role. A minimum 3 years’ experience in Development – specifically in annual giving and in the identification, cultivation, and stewardship of donors is preferred.
  • You have professional writing and editing experience, including writing and editing business correspondence.
  • You have excellent verbal communication skills and are able to present yourself in a professional, confident demeanor.
  • You are highly self-motivated and have a strong sense of personal initiative and ownership.
  • You’re an ambitious go-getter with strong organizational skills and attention to detail, with a demonstrated ability to work independently, manage multiple projects, prioritize, work to deadlines, and you are excited to learn and grow with the organization.

What we offer:

  • A collegial, remote work environment that encourages sharing ideas and learning.
  • An opportunity to work alongside some of the most accomplished policy experts in the country.
  • Professional development and advancement opportunities.
  • An attractive compensation package which includes extended health and dental benefits, a fitness benefit and a great RRSP plan.
An attractive compensation package which includes extended health and dental benefits, a fitness benefit and a great RRSP plan.
Human Resources
Mailing Address: 

The Fraser Institute
1770 Burrard Street, 4th Floor
Vancouver, BC  V6J 3G7

How to Apply: 

Please email your resume and cover letter (including salary expectations) to [email protected] with the subject line “Development Associate.”

Application deadline: May 9th, 2021. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

We thank all candidates who wish to apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Sunday, May 9, 2021