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Annual Giving 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 Annual Giving Officer is responsible for managing a complex portfolio of prospects and donors and developing multidimensional annual and monthly giving 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:

  • Developing, coordinating, and implementing multidimensional annual and monthly giving programs
  • Growing direct response fundraising campaigns, working closely with the Communications team on content development, eblasts and digital promotion
  • Working in collaboration to ensure effective delivery of mailing lists for direct mail/annual giving appeals
  • Maintaining a pipeline of active donors, moving prospects from identification, through cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
  • Ensuring accuracy and timely updating of donor activity using Raiser’s Edge NXT
  • Sharing development activity with the fundraising team, assisting with the identification of Major and Planned gifts prospects from annual giving donors
  • 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 new strategies with a strong focus on donor retention
  • Collaborating with Covenant Health/Care/Living staff and community stakeholders to maximize fundraising potential
  • Developing and delivering compelling proposals, briefing notes, presentations, and other materials in all stages of the donor journey
  • 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 corporately with all team members to achieve personal, departmental 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:

  • A demonstrated knowledge of fundraising strategies and relationship management
  • Proven ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Ability to articulate and translate the importance of the Covenant
  • Natural ability to build rapport and credibility with programs, officers, donors, corporate leaders, sponsors, volunteers, and committee members
  • 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
  • Ability to work flexible hours, as evening and weekend work may be required

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

  • Ability to articulate and translate the importance of the Covenant
  • Excellent oral and written communication with demonstrated presentation skills
  • Demonstrated relationship-centric approach, creativity, and attention to detail
  • Exceptional relationship builder with excellent interpersonal skills; is open, approachable, inclusive, and tactful

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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