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Regional Development Manager (Western Canada)

Company: CARE Canada
Date Posted: March 3, 2018

CARE Canada is a leading international development organization dedicated to save lives, defend dignity and fight poverty. We are currently seeking a Manager of Regional Development to manage major gifts efforts in Western Canada, including provinces west of Ontario and the Territories. The Regional Development Manager will be responsible for cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individual donors, as well as regional foundations and corporations, with support from the Ottawa Headquarters. This individual also manages the Vancouver Council for CARE Canada and the annual Vancouver Walk In Her Shoes event.  

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Manager of Regional Development for Western Canada works alongside and with support from other members of the Development Team in CARE Canada’s Partnerships for Global Change Unit based in CARE Canada’s head office in Ottawa. Home-based, preferably near Vancouver or Victoria, this position will require up to 25% of travel within Canada.



  • Research and oversee the identification, solicitation and stewardship of prospects, with a focus on major individual donors that align with CARE’s core values and strategic priorities and collaborate with other units and Board Volunteers in the process
  • Contribute to the growth of the donor portfolio and pipeline by soliciting gifts over $5,000
  • Manage the activities and giving relationships of the Vancouver Council for CARE Canada and ensure direction is consistent with and contributes to CARE’s strategic direction
  • Oversee the Vancouver-based Walk In Her Shoes event (WIHS), promoting and managing the Vancouver Council for CARE Canada’s co-ownership and ensuring alignment with the national WIHS campaign
  • In collaboration with the Director, set budgets, performance targets and evaluation measures
  • Partner with high-profile volunteers, including board members, involved in fundraising through different initiatives
  • Provide appropriate gift administration regarding donations, while ensuring an adequate database management as required
  • Maintain effective communication with peers and update on activities
  • Promote harmonious and productive working relationships as a member of a team, supporting fellow team members in achieving their targets and goals
  • Represent CARE as required during events, meetings and local media for specific campaigns.


What you offer:

  • Minimum of a University or College graduate with a concentration in business, public relations, fundraising or a related field, or an acceptable combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 5 years of working experience in a Fund Development / Major Gifts environment with a proven track record in successfully closing gifts of more than $25,000
  • Demonstrated experience in partnering with Board Members and other senior volunteers to achieve goals
  • Strong writing and communication skills in English specifically related to the creation of proposals, reports and donor stewardship
  • Solid interpersonal and presentation skills
  • High level of professionalism and drive with an infectious enthusiasm and passion for delivering results
  • Strategic decision making experience, including strong relationship management skills and preference to be part of a results driven team
  • Ability to build and manage a budget, including a donation pipeline and risk management
  • High level of autonomy, creativity and solution-oriented thinking to develop a new market with a broad portfolio of offers
  • Computer literate with expertise in using the Internet, Windows Office Suite, and ability to learn new software relating to fundraising and to document management.


What would make you extraordinary

  • CFRE designation
  • Familiarity with international development and humanitarian issues and contexts
  • Strong writing and communication skills in French specifically related to the creation of proposals, reports and donor stewardship
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge software


What we offer:

A competitive compensation package with a strong emphasis in enjoying a rewarding career, work-life balance and saving incentives, including:

-          The opportunity to contribute to a great cause, by helping save millions of lives of people in emergency situations, as well as helping defeat poverty and fight social injustice globally

-          Travel opportunities

-          A competitive salary

-          A generous leave entitlement

-          Comprehensive Group Health Benefits and Insurance from start

-          Work-life balance: reduced work hours, flexibility and telecommuting policy

-          Tax-saving benefits through a Group Retirement Saving Plan

-          Group Retirement Pension Plan benefits

-          Learning and professional development opportunities through hands-on experience, peer coaching, as well as specialized training with the CARE Academy

-          Full-service Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and work-life/wellness resources

How to Apply

If you are someone who thrives on challenge, loves to be part of a dynamic team and you are passionate about making a difference, then this opportunity is for you. Please apply as soon as possible directly at, preferably before 18 March 2018.  Resumes will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position will remain posted until a qualified candidate is identified.


About CARE

CARE is a leading international humanitarian organization dedicated to saving lives, defeating poverty and achieving social justice. Founded in 1945, CARE began delivering CARE Packages to displaced people in Europe following the Second World War. Today CARE International is a global confederation of 14 member and 4 affiliate organisations working together to end poverty. CARE works in over 90 countries around the world, reaching more than 80 million people. CARE works with the poorest communities to improve basic health and education, enhance rural livelihoods and food security, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity, help vulnerable people adapt to climate change and provide lifesaving assistance during emergencies. CARE places special focus on working alongside women and girls living in poverty, because, equipped with the proper resources, women and girls have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty.


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CARE Canada is committed to employment equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified applicants. Recruitment-related accommodations for persons with disabilities are available on request.