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.
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
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
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
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
English (strong spoken and written)
French (strong spoken and functional written)
Cree (strong spoken an important asset)
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.
To apply for the position, please forward your resume and cover letter by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 6, 2018.
For all other inquires please also contact email@example.com.
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.
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.