Girls Action is looking for an emerging non-profit professional to contribute to the growth of a diverse and sustainable funding base for our programs.
PLEASE NOTE: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The application deadline indicated here on the COCo’s website is not a firm one, only a suggestion. We encourage you to send your application as soon as possible!
What does GIRLS ACTION FOUNDATION do?
Founded in 1995, Girls Action Foundation works at four levels:
1. Our girls’ initiatives provide spaces for girls to speak out, build skills, and create action on issues that are important and real to them.
2. Our national leadership program offers long-term investment and support to young women who are change-makers in their communities.
3. Our practitioner network is made up of over 300 groups working with girls in diverse communities across Canada. We offer coaching, training and networking opportunities as well as participation in our ongoing programs and special projects.
4. Girls Action provides a national voice on issues related to girls’ empowerment, including national partnerships, research, publications and contributions to public discourse that help advance the movement for girls’ wellbeing.
The successful candidate thrives in a collaborative and dynamic work environment and is able to adapt to meet evolving organizational needs and priorities.
• In collaboration with the Fund Development Manager, Executive Director and the staff team, contribute to the development and implementation of a comprehensive fundraising strategy.
• Working with the Program team, develop, draft and submit government funding proposals in French and English.
• Prepare and present solicitation material adapted to a variety of other types of donors, including corporations, foundations, and individuals.
• Build and maintain relationships with a variety of supporters, including individual donors, partners, network members, corporate and government funders.
• Participate in organizing and facilitating awareness-raising and cultivation activities such as special events, in-person meetings and phone calls.
• Conduct prospect research for individuals, foundations, corporations and government funders.
• Monitor and ensure proper tracking of all data related to contacts, proposals, campaigns and donations using Girls Action’s online donor database and donor communications systems.
• In collaboration with the Fund Development Manager, recruit, train and coordinate volunteers to support fundraising activities.
• In collaboration with the Communications team, participate in the development, writing and design of fundraising materials for print and online publication.
• Participate in big-picture thinking and planning activities twice yearly.
• Participate in regular continuing education opportunities related to our approach.
• Participate in ongoing strategy development for the organization as a whole.
Desired skills and qualities:
• Exceptional writing and editing skills.
• Excellent spoken and written English and French.
• Education or training in a related field (communications, social sciences, non-profit management, fundraising, etc.), or significant related work or volunteer experience.
• Demonstrated commitment to Girls Action’s mission and to feminist, anti-oppressive values and practice.
• Ability to balance donors’ objectives with organizational priorities.
• Proven ability to achieve and exceed identified goals.
• Proven ability to work effectively with others to achieve optimal collective results.
• High degree of computer literacy and experience with a donor database (or CRM) such as Salesforce or Raiser’s Edge.
• Excellent organizational, analytical skills and exceptional attention to detail.
• Excellent understanding of the non-profit funding landscape in Canada.
• Ability and experience of working autonomously and as a part of a team.
• Resourcefulness, flexibility and the ability to learn and adapt on the job.
• Experience or familiarity with a “fundraising for social change” approach.
• Knowledge of facilitation and popular education approaches is an asset.
Located in the Girls Action Foundation office in Montreal, this is a one year contract with a good potential for renewal. Salary range: $18-$20 per hour for a 40 hour work week (salary will depend on qualifications and experience). Coverage under our Medical, Dental, Life and Long-term disability Benefits package after completion of 3 month probationary period.
How to apply:
Please do not email your application. Please visit http://girlsactionfoundation.ca/en/get-involved/job-postings to upload your CV and cover letter.
In your 1-page cover letter, in French or English, please:
– Tell us what excites you about joining the fundraising team at Girls Action Foundation, and how you relate to our mission and the communities we work with.
– Build on what is in your CV by sharing concrete examples of how your skills and experience demonstrate your ability to perform the primary responsibilities listed above.
Deadline to apply:
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We thank everyone for applying but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
At Girls Action we recognize the unique contributions that individuals from marginalized and oppressed communities bring to our organization. Please indicate in your cover letter if you would like to be considered for Employment Equity.
The interview process can involve a telephone call, an in-person interview at our Montreal office, as well as a writing test, in French and English. If contacted, please let us know if you would require any accommodation throughout the process.
For further information contact:
Sarah Blumel, Fund Development Manager
To apply, visit http://girlsactionfoundation.ca/en/get-involved/job-postings