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Development Officer

Vacancies: One full-time contract position - May 6, 2019 to Nov. 8, 2019, working 37.5 hours per week.
Grade: I
Supervisor: Executive Director
Department: Lutherwood Child and Family Foundation
Location: Waterloo, ON
Posted: Monday April 15, 2019
Close Date: Monday April 22, 2019 at 4:00pm

As part of the Foundation Development team this position is responsible for raising financial resources and awareness to support Children’s Mental Health programs at Lutherwood. Focuses on all aspects of fund development which includes building relationships and securing donations with a community of donors. Embraces a Relationship Based Strengths Approach to philanthropy. Delivers strategic communication and stewardship for donors. Responsible for the planning, implementation, development, and evaluating/reporting of the annual giving programs, achieving a specific fundraising target (300-500K) as part of the overall revenue goal. This position also provides leadership for specific fundraising activities or events that contribute to the overall success of the development team.

Employment Guide:
A university degree or professional designation. Minimum of three years’ experience in a fundraising, communications or marketing position. Excellent written and verbal communication. High level of interpersonal skills, able to persuade groups or individuals while building long lasting relationships with the organization. Comprehensive knowledge of fundraising best practices and guidelines. Ability to develop smooth and constructive relationships with donors, volunteers, and other stakeholders. Superior computer literacy. Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge preferred. Ability to handle confidential materials and situations with professionalism, sensitivity and discretion. Ability to take initiative, and to lead and work in a team environment. Willingness and ability to occasionally travel locally and regionally. Willingness to occasionally work evenings and weekends. Membership in a professional organization an asset, but not required. CFRE Preferred.

To Apply

Please apply, in confidence, no later than 4:00pm on Monday April 22, 2019.

Human Resources
141 Father David Bauer Dr
Waterloo, ON
N2L 6N9
Fax: (519) 884-1042

This is an internal and external posting. Lutherwood requires all employees to obtain a Police Vulnerable Sector Check prior to commencing employment. We require certain positions to obtain a Family & Children’s Services Check and Medical Certification.

If you require accommodation for submitting your application, please contact the Human Resources department at or by calling 519-783-3710.

Lutherwood fosters a workplace culture that respects, appreciates and values diversity. Candidates of all ethnicities, races, genders, sexual/gender identities, cultural backgrounds, abilities and beliefs are encouraged to apply.