Employment Opportunity - Fundraising Program Manager

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Application deadline:  Tuesday, November 17 at 11:59 PM EST
If you believe that:

  • Social change is possible
  • Feminist principles and process can help change the world
  • Social justice activists, in Canada and in the global South, can support and learn from each other
  • You have a contribution to make in helping strengthen and manage an organization devoted to the promotion of social justice and human rights around the world

…you may be interested in applying for a Fundraising Program Manager position at Inter Pares, a social justice organization based in Canada.  To globalize equality, Inter Pares collaborates with people and organizations who are dedicated to building more just societies and creating positive change.

As part of our institutional co-management team, the successful candidate will be expected to share responsibility for Inter Pares’ financial, administrative, and political well-being and direction. The co-management team operates on a parity basis – equal salary, equal responsibility – guided by principles of consensus-based decision-making. All co-managers participate in management committees, administration, raising funds, donor relations, board relations, external representation, and public engagement.

The Fundraising Program Manager position
As a member of Inter Pares communications and fundraising team, the fundraising program manager will be responsible for relationship building with existing Inter Pares donors, as well as reaching new supporters. They will engage program managers and the board of directors to support fundraising efforts. While watching trends in the charitable sector, they will adapt our programs to these changes. This position is a full-time one, based in Ottawa.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Inter Pares co-managers are working primarily from home. However, due to the nature of the position, occasional presence in the Ottawa office will be required. Long-term, we expect this position to be based in Ottawa.

Responsibilities of the Fundraising Program Manager

  • Coordinate and implement the direct mail program, monthly donor program, online fundraising, and donor relations by phone and in person
  • Write and coordinate foundation grant proposals and reports
  • Write and personalize correspondence with donors
  • Manage and maintain Raiser’s Edge, our CRM database
  • Research and implement donor acquisition and donor retention strategies
  • Monitor and report on fundraising results to the all-staff team and board of directors
  • Travel occasionally within Canada to meet with donors and/or the public as and when COVID-19 allows
  • Participate in various management committees

The candidate should have the following experience, skills, and attributes:

  • Solid experience and/or aptitudes in all or most of the above responsibilities
  • Commitment to social justice, feminist principles, diversity, and anti-oppression values
  • Commitment to collective work, ability to work in a team and without direct supervision
  • Excellent writing skills, attention to detail, and an ability to write for a variety of audiences (see below for language requirements)
  • Good interpersonal skills and experience with and/or enthusiasm for consensus decision-making and group process
  • Analytical abilities and capacity to think and work strategically and creatively
  • Financial management, administrative, and organizational skills
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends on occasion; availability to travel within Canada or internationally is an asset (a contribution towards child care expenses for the above is accessible)

Language Requirements

  • Excellent writing, speaking, and editing skills in English or French AND
  • Good to excellent written and oral communication skills in the other language

Salary and benefits
This job is eligible for a salary ranging from $67,484 to $82,547. It also comes with a generous benefits package that includes extended health coverage and retirement planning benefits. All new staff begin with four weeks of vacation, which increases with seniority.

Start date: January 11, 2021 (flexible)    

Application process
Candidates must have legal permission to work in Canada. Interested persons should submit their CV and a cover letter in English elaborating why they are interested in working at Inter Pares and the skills and experience they would contribute. This should be uploaded to Manatal.

Candidates must be available and equipped for virtual interviews between November 23 to 27, and the successful candidate will be asked for further interviews between December 7 to 11.  The primary interview will be in English and will include some questions asked in French. The interview will also include a writing test in both English and French. We are happy to provide an accessible interview and employment environment and accommodation if required.

Inter Pares is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and pluralistic staff, and strongly encourages applications from women, racialized people, Indigenous people, people with marginalized sexual or gender identities, and persons living with disabilities. We invite candidates to share how they personally identify in their application if they wish to do so.

For more information about Inter Pares, please consult our website: www.interpares.ca.

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  • Bagula Namakobwa
    Am interested