Assistant director of development

Position Overview

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Assistant Director of Development works on the development of new potential donors, management of volunteers, and assists in the overall management of the new fundraising campaign of the Eenou-Eeyou Community Foundation (EECF). The Assistant Director of Development acts as an ambassador and educator of the foundation’s mission, vision and message within the Cree Nation, Quebec and Canada.

Primary Functions

Prospect Research and Database Management
  • Conduct research on prospective donors (prospects) as required

  • Ongoing updating of prospect files

  • Management and maintenance of prospect database

  • Production of prospect research reports and related documents

Volunteer Management
  • Assist in recruitment and support of campaign volunteer solicitors

  • Assist in initial briefing and training of volunteers

  • Prepare and coach volunteers for their cultivation and solicitation meetings

  • Attend and participate with volunteers in cultivation and solicitation meetings

  • Keep volunteers informed of progress with their accounts and EECF/Campaign as a whole

Communications Management
  • Write cultivation and solicitation proposals and related documents

  • Responsible for correspondence with assigned accounts including introductory and follow-up letters for cultivations and solicitations

  • Compose and prepare basic lay-out of letters and accompanying documents

  • Assist in management of communications materials and consultants

Administrative Management
  • Assist in the management of the major EECF fundraising campaign

  • Assist in the management of other EECF fundraising and public relations initiatives

  • As required, assist in general EECF management tasks

  • Perform other related tasks as requested by the Director of Development


  • Bachelor’s degree required in any field

  • 5 plus years of managerial/professional experience

  • Fundraising and/or event planning experience

  • Volunteering experience

  • English (strong spoken and written)

  • French (strong spoken and functional written)

  • Cree (strong spoken an important asset)

Knowledge and Skills
  • Strong presentation and public speaking skills

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Strong capacity for diplomacy and tact

  • Strong ability to work independently and/or in a team

  • Ability to work outside standard office hours

  • Ability to travel frequently

  • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of programs, including Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Social media usage and advertising experience an asset

  • Database and website maintenance experience an asset


Permanent Full Time. Location to be determined.

How to apply

To apply for the position, please forward your resume and cover letter by email to by April 6, 2018.

For all other inquires please also contact .

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


In accordance with various Sections of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement (JBNQA), the organization has the objective of staffing its positions with qualified and competent beneficiaries of the JBNQA.

About Eenou-Eeyou Community Foundation

The Eenou-Eeyou Community Foundation is a new fundraising organization established to support the community and social development goals of the Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee. Similarly, to community foundations in the south, Eenou-Eeyou Community Foundation will raise funds from private and public donors and will channel this philanthropic support to Cree community needs. The Foundation is about to launch a multi-million dollar fundraising campaign to fund the next phase of its growth.