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Philanthropy Officer

Covenant Foundation - Edmonton, AB

We’re seeking an experienced professional to join our team and make an impact with opportunities for personal and professional growth.

As a key member of the Development Team, the Philanthropy Officer is responsible for managing a complex portfolio of individual donors, corporate donors, community partners, grants, and foundations, developing and implementing programs to grow and diversify fundraising revenue for Covenant Foundation-supported facilities.

On a day-to-day basis, the right candidate will be responsible for:

  • Maintaining a pipeline of active donors, moving prospects from identification, through to cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
  • Developing, coordinating, and implementing prospect identification strategies
  • Ensuring accuracy and timely updating of donor activity using Raiser’s Edge NXT
  • Sharing development activities with the fundraising team and preparing profiles on prospects for transformational giving opportunities
  • Providing accurate and timely reports on activity metrics, progress, and revenue forecasts
  • Collaborating with the development team to deliver, grow, and evaluate giving programs, implementing strategies to recruit new donors and re-engage lapsed donors
  • Ensuring prompt, tailored donor recognition and stewardship in alignment with foundation donor management strategies
  • Collaborating with Covenant Health/Care/Living staff and community stakeholders to maximize fundraising potential
  • Developing and delivering compelling grant proposals, briefing notes, presentations, and
  • other materials in all stages of the donor journeys
  • Preparing accurate gift agreements in consultation with the CEO and legal counsel
  • Promoting a positive, collaborative atmosphere within the foundation and Covenant Health/Care/Living, working collaboratively with all team members to achieve personal, department and foundation goals
  • Representing Covenant Foundation by actively participating in, promoting, and being an ambassador of foundation fundraising activities, events, public appearances, and presentations
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of giving vehicles and the tax aspects of these vehicles, as well as general knowledge of trends and legislation affecting philanthropy
  • Monitoring emerging trends and issues in fundraising, event planning, health care, and the markets we serve
  • Seeking opportunities to enhance skills through personal and professional development

The right candidate will demonstrate on their resume:

  • University degree, diploma or equivalent work experience within the fundraising profession or related corporate/sales activity
  • 5-7 years of professional experience in the non-profit development field, with a history of success in meeting and exceeding fundraising goals
  • CFRE designation and direct experience in health care fundraising are considered an asset
  • This role will require travel within the Edmonton area therefore a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle are required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with demonstrated presentation skills
  • Natural ability to build rapport and credibility with program officers, donors, corporate leaders, sponsors, volunteers, and committee members
  • Strong database management and computer skills, including Raiser’s Edge NXT or other CRM systems
  • Proven success in creating and delivering mid-level giving programs with measurable results

During the interview, we will be looking for behaviours that will demonstrate:

  • Ability to articulate and translate the importance of the Covenant Foundation
  • A demonstrated knowledge of fundraising strategies and relationship management
  • Proven ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated relationship-centric approach, creativity, and attention to detail
  • Exceptional relationship builder with excellent interpersonal skills; is open, approachable, and inclusive

Why Covenant Foundation:

  • We believe in supporting our employees holistically by providing:
    • Comprehensive benefit package
    • Pension plan
    • Flex spending account
    • Flexible work environment (currently remote; will shift to a hybrid remote/in-office model when safe to do so)
  • Culture code: Respect, Innovation, Teamwork, Engagement

To Apply

Please upload your cover letter and resume in one document. While we thank all candidates who apply, we will be reaching out to candidates who meet the hiring manager’s requirements on their resume.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Covenant Foundation values diversity in thought as well as representation. They are committed to building an environment that provides a foundation for safety and belonging and are challenging their biases and assumptions daily. Should you need any support during the application or interview process, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at hrhotline@elevatedhr.com.



Posted On: Monday, September 12, 2022



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