Senior Philanthropy Officer

Closed @Little Warriors
  • Calgary, AB, Canada View on Map
  • Post Date : January 14, 2023
Email Job

Job Detail

  • Job ID 6394

Job Description

THE ORGANIZATION

Little Warriors is a national, charitable organization that has built and operates a unique and world-class, evidence-based, intensive treatment facility for survivors of child sexual abuse. They also develop and operate programs that create awareness of child sexual abuse, provide prevention strategies for adults and youth alike, and actively advocate for children to help ensure their rights, needs and interests are respected and protected. Little Warriors is now in a position of growth. Having just celebrated their 15th anniversary, they are rapidly expanding. Their current annual operating budget is $5.7 million and they are in the early stages of a $20 million capital campaign to fund two major projects; expansion of their “Be Brave Ranch” treatment centre to accommodate more teens, and construction of “The Lighthouse”, a new treatment centre for adults with a history of child sexual abuse.

The Little Warriors Be Brave Ranch by Ray LaBonte and Family, opened in 2014 and is a specialized, trauma-informed evidence-based, treatment centre focused on helping children who have been sexually abused, as well as their families. This program, for girls and boys from 8-12 years old and girls between the ages of 13 and 16, was designed with significant input from many leading academic and clinical experts who specialize in child sexual abuse. The Be Brave Ranch program helps children overcome the devastating effects of child sexual abuse and change the trajectory of their lives. With the proper therapeutic interventions, child survivors of sexual abuse can become adults with strong mental health that supports a positive outlook on life and enables them to participate in life and accomplish their goals.

The name Little Warriors was inspired by a painting – the spirit of a warrior lives within every victim of child sexual abuse. The imagery of a warrior is linked to child sexual abuse because victims need the strength and spirit of their inner warrior to face their experiences and heal. Like a warrior, these children also need the help, compassion, support, and love of many people (like a tribe), to overcome the many obstacles they will face.

Little Warriors is committed to:

Awareness

Raise awareness and provide information about child sexual abuse.

Treatment

Provide a treatment facility to help children cope with the devastating effects of child sexual abuse.

Prevention

Provide child sexual abuse prevention strategies to adults through education.

Advocacy

To ensure the rights, needs and interests of children are respected and protected.

 

For further information on Little Warriors, please visit their website at www.littlewarriors.ca

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

Little Warriors is seeking a Senior Philanthropy Officer based in Calgary, Alberta. Reporting to the CEO, the ideal candidate will focus on major gift cultivation, generating national support and major corporate partnerships. You will have a passion for fundraising and excellent communication skills in all mediums. As a member of the Little Warriors Philanthropy team, the Senior Philanthropy Officer will work collaboratively with various Little Warriors’ senior leaders and receive support from their administrative staff to help create, execute, and evaluate all philanthropic strategies and fundraising activities with a donor-centric philosophy to ensure a diverse and sustainable revenue portfolio in support of the mission and vision of Little Warriors.

The successful candidate will identify opportunities in the market, cultivate, solicit, and steward corporations, individuals, legacy donors, planned giving and grant opportunities in support of Little Warriors. The individual will have a high-level of comfort and expertise in soliciting individual, foundation, and corporate donations in face-to-face, online meetings and/or by telephone and written correspondence. The Senior Philanthropy Officer will coordinate strategic moves to help Little Warriors reach its overall financial goals.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop strategies to solicit and secure future major and planned gifts and sponsorships, including prospect research, customized proposal writing, presentations, and direct involvement in solicitations.
  • Establish, build, refine and steward extensive portfolio with assigned major and planned gift donors, corporate partners, grant-making organizations and key stakeholders to increase retention and where appropriate increase levels of engagement.
  • Ensure personal stewardship plans are created and carried out for major and planned donors as part of relationship management.
  • Manage a portfolio of approximately 100 prospects with the capacity to make a gift of $10,000 and develop comprehensive cultivation and solicitation plans and track donor activity for prospects.
  • Identify, initiate, and coordinate meetings with new prospective donors, which may include key staff or Board members and facility tours of the Be Brave Ranch.
  • Communicate Little Warrior’s objectives in a persuasive and stimulating manner with all stakeholders through a strong understanding of the immediate priority funding needs.
  • Maintain a streamlined system for donor, foundation, corporate and potential major gift donor records using in-depth understanding of databases, from the conceptual to the tactical.
  • Prepare briefing packages, proposals, implement stewardship protocols and coordinate necessary follow-up for solicitation calls.
  • In collaboration with the philanthropy and leadership teams of Little Warriors, support the development and implementation of the annual strategic development and fundraising plans including budgets, goals, strategies and timelines.
  • Support the continued execution of any active capital campaigns while meeting approved revenue goals.
  • Implement a strategy, set priorities, manage multiple projects, and work effectively under pressure to achieve individual and organizational goals as required.
  • Stay abreast of local, provincial, and national trends and recent news/announcements that have potential impact on contributed revenue.
  • Attend third party events as required for strategic development.
  • Support other organizational initiatives, projects, programs, and opportunities as assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Given the pivotal role this individual will be expected to play in achieving the strategic objectives of the organization it is essential that the successful candidate possess the following core competencies, experience, and attributes:

  • Donor-centric relationship building skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to present and convey complex ideas and issues clearly and coherently.
  • Experience with researching and applying for grants and communicating with foundations.
  • High energy and passion for Little Warriors mission is essential.
  • Demonstrated commitment to discretion, confidentiality and compassionate sensitivity in dealing with stakeholders and relationship development.
  • Track record of bringing innovative creative thinking and fresh ideas to an organization and/ or its services.
  • Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives.
  • Ability to construct, articulate, and implement annual strategic development plan.
  • A professional and resourceful style; the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time.

 

FIRST YEAR – MEASURES OF SUCCESS

  • Contribute to the creation of an enhanced sponsorship and philanthropic strategy for Little Warriors in collaboration with leadership team.
  • Establish and solidify relationships with long-term donors to generate sustainable funding.
  • Creation of a sustainability program to achieve long-term funding goals.
  • Meet fundraising goals for Little Warriors to support their growth plans.

 

THE INDIVIDUAL

Given the pivotal role this individual will be expected to play in achieving the strategic objectives of the company and in supporting the success of the organization, it is essential that the successful candidate possess the following core competencies, experience, and attributes:

 

Education

  • Post-secondary education in Business or a related field would be ideal but not necessary.
  • A Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) and/or Alberta Fundraising Professional (AFP) designation would be an asset.

 

Experience

  • 5-plus years of professional experience in non-profit or charitable organizations.
  • Demonstrated success in a development function, managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources.
  • Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing donor relationships over time.
  • Proven ability to build and manage donor and prospect connections with tact and diplomacy.
  • Proven track record of meeting challenging revenue targets.
  • Required: Experience with donor database systems.
  • Preferred: Experience in developing and implementing strategic and business plans.
  • Government Relations an asset but not mandatory.

 

Competencies and Knowledge

  • Strong, demonstrated collaboration skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, convincing and persuasive with the ability to present and convey complex ideas and issues clearly and coherently.
  • Comfortable in meeting and working with executives, boards, high-net individuals, and talent.
  • Excellent telephone and customer-service skills with willingness to pick up the phone and make cold calls.
  • High energy and passion for Little Warriors mission is essential.
  • Demonstrated commitment to discretion, confidentiality, and compassionate sensitivity in dealing with stakeholders and relationship development.
  • Track record of bringing innovative creative thinking and fresh ideas to an organization and/ or its services.
  • Strategically inclined with a demonstrated ability to see the big picture while managing the many small details of successful fundraising and donor engagement activities.
  • Highly self-motivated and able to work autonomously, take initiative and make decisions.
  • Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives.
  • Ability to construct, articulate, and implement annual strategic development plan.
  • A professional and resourceful style; the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time.

 

Personal Profile

  • Confident with unquestioned personal and professional integrity
  • Highly accountable
  • Displays ethical leadership
  • Compassionate
  • Respectful of others
  • Positive attitude and energy
  • Leads by example
  • Empathetic
  • Collaborative
  • Highly organized with good time management skills
  • Critical thinker with problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and without supervision
  • A positive attitude when faced with adversarial situations
  • Exhibits sound judgment

 

Compensation

An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.

 

Location

Calgary, Alberta

 

How to Apply

For the opportunity to join Little Warriors in the role of Director of Philanthropy, please email your resume to DreamBig@profoundtalent.com referencing Position ID # AVGW-325761.

Should you have an inquiry regarding this position, please contact Max Frank at 587-200-0114 ext. 102.

 

For further information on ProFound Talent Inc. please visit:

Website: www.profoundtalent.com

YouTube: ProFound Talent Inc.

 

* We thank all applicants for your submissions; however, only candidates being considered for this role will be contacted. *