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Chief Development Officer – Calgary Food Bank (WR: 703)

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Alberta, Calgary
Posted 8 months ago

We are very pleased to have partnered with the Calgary Food Bank (“Food Bank”) in its recruitment of a Chief Development Officer for its dynamic Senior Leadership Team.

The Food Bank is a well-known institution in the city of Calgary. Most Calgarians know the Food Bank for the 600-650 emergency food hampers that are provided daily to individuals and families – last year 112,294 emergency food hampers were provided to individuals and families in need.

However, the Food Bank also plays a much larger role. Through partnerships with local manufacturers, transportation companies, distributors and food retailers, food in Calgary that cannot be sold but that is still nutritious and usable, is redirected to the Food Bank to be used as a safe supply of nutritious food for clients and charities. Approximately 82% of the food collected from the Food Bank comes from food industry partnerships. In turn, the Food Bank plays a role as a hub and spoke organization to 150 community partners across Calgary.

Remarkably, the Food Bank is entirely community-owned and community-supported. Of the $17.3M they received in funds and $35.6M in food last year, 0% came from government support.

The Chief Development Officer Role

The Chief Development Officer is a strategic role and a member of the Senior Leadership Team of the Food Bank, reporting directly to the President and CEO. This individual will oversee:

  • the fund development function, working to identify, cultivate and steward cash and food donor prospects
  • the communications portfolio, setting the strategic direction for internal and external communications
  • the events function, leading a dedicated team of staff and volunteers in the planning and execution of events, both signature and third-party

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to put their mark on the Food Bank, helping to establish and build systems and processes within the organization to continue to elevate their fund development, communications and events portfolios. This is a fantastic opportunity for a builder and a strategist, someone who wants to make a significant impact within a highly regarded and top ranked charity in Calgary.

What we’re looking for

 The ideal candidate for this role will bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, public relations, or communications
  • 10+ years of experience in fund development and communications in the non-profit sector
  • 8+ years of people management experience managing diverse teams
  • An understanding of and dedication to ethical fundraising – keeping with the Food Bank’s mission and values and in accordance with charitable giving standards
  • Knowledge of Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) regulations in conjunction with a charity organization and fundraising initiatives
  • Experience with Sales Force for Non-Profits
  • Proven skills in building a prospect portfolio and leveraging major gifts through developing strategies in planning, implementing, and administering major gift solicitations
  • Excellent oral and presentation and written communication skills
  • A CFRE designation is preferred

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. Please reach out to Erin Dand, Client Partner at [email protected] for more information.

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