Director, National Development
City : Ottawa, ON
Category : Communications, marketing and public affairs
Industry : Charitable Organizations
Employer : Canadian Blood Services
Please note this role will work in a hybrid environment. The successful candidate must be located near a Canadian Blood Services site and will be working a mixture of on-site and off-site work based on the parameters for our operations to meet the needs of our donors, our staff and our communities. Currently, employees are expected to have an in-person presence for at least 40% of their work time. This requirement may vary depending upon circumstances.
Job category: Communications, marketing and public affairs
Job posting ID: 5524
Employment status: Regular full-time
Classification: PTS/MGT/IT B
Salary grade: Grade 12
Salary/Rate of pay: $136,000 - $163,000
This position is open to: Internal and External applicants
Together, we can make all the difference in the lives of others.
Be part of a dynamic, collaborative and caring organization committed to saving and improving lives. Thousands of patients depend on us every day for reliable access to safe blood, plasma, stem cells and organs and tissues.
If you are looking for a rewarding experience with a values and mission-driven team, join Canada’s Lifeline and make a meaningful difference.
We acknowledge that the work of Canadian Blood Services spans many Territories and Treaty areas across the country, and we are grateful for the Traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who have guided us in this important work. We recognize the land and waters that have inspired our work and offer gratitude to those Indigenous peoples on whose territory we work, live and play.
About the role
Canadian Blood Services is seeking a development leader to join our team in the position of Director, National Development.
The Director, National Development, will be a fundraising generalist with significant expertise and proven experience in major gifts, annual giving, planned giving, capital campaigns, corporate sponsorships, and in delivering outstanding partner engagement programs.
Reporting to the Vice-President, Public Affairs and serving as a member of the organization’s leadership team, the Director, National Development will provide strategic and operational leadership to a current team of 8 full time staff members, with the goal of realigning this team in key functions over the next fiscal year.
The Director will work closely with the Vice-President, Public Affairs and their leadership team representing communications, marketing, stakeholder engagement, donor relations and brand, to shape the fundraising and partner engagement strategy, while acting as a key advisor on all matters regarding philanthropy, as well as development communications and partner engagement. This portfolio includes the strategic development and oversight of all fundraising (including major campaigns), partner engagement, development services and development communications for Canadian Blood Services.
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Leadership and Strategic Vision (15%)
- Develops and drives the overall development strategy, ensuring proper planning for implementation, including goal setting, benchmarking and program evaluation.
- Works closely and collaboratively with all key stakeholders, internally and externally, to meet the organization’s aspirational goals and desired outcomes.
Corporate Management of Philanthropy and National Partnerships functions (50%)
- Develops and delivers an ambitious fundraising program that includes major gifts, annual giving, planned giving and community giving, and that supports the funding priorities identified by the EMT.
- Manages the annual fundraising priority setting, ensuring the active involvement of all key internal stakeholders, and documenting the results for EMT review and approval.
Partner Engagement (15%)
- Provides focus on developing and nurturing corporate and community partner relationships for all Canadian Blood Services products and services through the definition of sales strategies (i.e. partnerships, sponsorships, campaigns) adhering to industry best practices.
- Provides strategic input and oversight in the identification and evaluation of “mission partners” for heightened support to the organization and acts as liaison with CEO/EMT to develop and execute solicitation strategies.
Team Leadership and Development Services (10%)
- Provides strategic direction and leadership to the national development team and, in conjunction with department leadership, oversees all aspects of staffing including recruitment, onboarding, training, coaching and performance management.
- Provides strategic input and oversees the efficiency and effectiveness of the national development team through the various partnership services supporting fundraising and partner engagement activities.
National Development Communications and Representation (10%)
- Serves as the primary spokesperson and organization representative for the national development department.
- Develops and oversees an integrated communications strategy and plan for development to offer meaningful communications that support the fundraising strategies, collaborating with key stakeholders to ensure alignment with the brand and corporate communications strategy.
QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES
- A minimum of 10 years of progressive leadership providing strategic direction, operations management, and team leadership in the field of development: leading fundraising programs and campaigns, partner engagement programs, community development and/or stakeholder relations.
- An accomplished leader with an executive-level presence, demonstrating high levels of integrity and personal accountability in all professional endeavors.
- Excellent oral and written communications skills with the ability to influence, inspire, and engage key stakeholders, both internally and externally.
- Ability to build and nurture relationships with individuals representing a large, diverse group of stakeholders, to attract resources and investments while fostering engagement.
- A proven track record of successfully soliciting major and principal gifts. and directing comprehensive campaigns in a complex environment, presenting a vision and innovative approaches to engage and inspire financial donors, and key partners in various markets and on a national level.
- Demonstrated ability to manage human and fiscal resources including the development/evaluation of business plans, budgets, and reporting.
- Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate a team of professionals and volunteers, prepare new staff through support and selective recruitment, and create an environment that promotes diversity, inclusion, respect, professionalism, and appreciation.
- Knowledge and experience working with development and fundraising databases, systems and processes.
- An understanding of data management and analytics and how they can contribute to better strategic planning and decision-making.
- Ability to direct and manage numerous projects simultaneously and sometimes competing priorities in a fast-paced and evolving environment.
- Familiarity and adherence to Imagine Canada Standards program and Association of Fundraising Professional Code of Ethics.
WHAT WE OFFER YOU
- 4 weeks' vacation
- Annual Performance Award Opportunity (incentive bonus of 0 to 12%)
- Comprehensive group health, dental and vision benefits for you and your family
- Defined benefit pension plan
- Employee discounts, wellness program, professional resources
To apply for this exciting leadership position, please submit your application, letter of interest and related materials to Sylvie Battisti, Senior Vice President, KCI Search, by email at CBS@kcitalent.com by February 23, 2024. For more information about this opportunity, please visit https://kciphilanthropy.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/CBS-Executive-Brief.pdf
Diversity and inclusion play a vital role in ensuring health equity for patients across Canada. We are committed to reflecting Canada’s population in our organization and fostering an environment where all employees can be their authentic selves, with equal opportunities to succeed and contribute.
Canadian Blood Services requires that all employees be fully vaccinated (COVID 19 vaccine doses as approved by Health Canada), subject to any medical or other human rights considerations. Persons who have been vaccinated outside of Canada must contact their local Public Health Unit in order to obtain a vaccine equivalency certificate.
We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those considered for an interview or those invited to participate in an assessment will be contacted. Applicants who require accommodation should discuss their needs with us.