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Manager, Chapter Fund Development

Company: Cystic Fibrosis Canada
Date Posted: October 26, 2016

Maternity Leave Replacement, Full-time 12 month Contract

Ottawa, Ontario

Closing Date: November 3, 2016



Cystic Fibrosis Canada is a national charitable not-for-profit corporation established in 1960, and is one of the world’s top three charitable organizations committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF). As an internationally recognized leader in funding innovation and clinical care, we invest more in life-saving CF research and care than any other non-governmental agency in Canada.

CF Canada has six regions and 50 volunteer chapters across the country that help to raise funds for vital cystic fibrosis research and care. The mandate of Cystic Fibrosis Canada is to help those living with cystic fibrosis, principally by funding cystic fibrosis research and by supporting high quality clinical and transplant care. Cystic Fibrosis Canada also provides educational materials for the cystic fibrosis community and the general public; undertakes advocacy initiatives with, and on behalf of Canadians with cystic fibrosis, to enhance their quality of life; and raises funds to support its programs.

Since establishment, Cystic Fibrosis Canada has invested more than $226 million in leading research, innovation and care. As a result, Canadians with cystic fibrosis have one of the highest median survival rates in the world.

We rely on the generous support of our volunteers, donors, and partners in our shared mission to improve the lives of Canadians living with cystic fibrosis, and ultimately to find a cure for this devastating disease.


A world without Cystic Fibrosis


To cure cystic fibrosis (CF). We will help all people living with CF by funding targeted world class research, supporting high quality individualized CF care and raising and allocating funds for these purposes.

Our Values

As one team with ONE CFocus, Cystic Fibrosis Canada remains committed to four core values:


Excellence      Accountability       Teamwork      Caring

Excellence starts with the belief that striving for the ultimate solution or goal is the only path worth following. By challenging the status quo, we are dedicated to achieving or surpassing all of our goals in support of creating a better future for Canadians with CF.

Accountability means we are committed to financial stewardship with, and for, all stakeholders of Cystic Fibrosis Canada by providing proper governance in relation to our policies and charters. Our organization is well managed, a great place to work, volunteer, or invest in and we always deliver results to the Canadians with CF we are trying to help.

Through teamwork, we are an integrated and united front that speaks as one voice with common goals. We value and are committed to building strong relationships with all of our partners, including: volunteers, corporate partners, employees, donors, researchers and clinicians. We strive to help Canadians with CF gain the quality of life they deserve through information, education and the development and delivery of resources.

Caring for Canadians living with Cystic Fibrosis by providing an encouraging and supportive environment that will inspire the best care, treatment and research possible.


In the last few years Cystic Fibrosis Canada has successfully undergone significant transformation and strategic change, inclusive of a modernized governance structure and revised regional operating structure. A new strategic plan has been developed for the next five years with a renewed focus on fundraising in order to meet the increased needs of a growing adult CF population and investment in accelerated research.

This is an exciting time for professionals to join an organization that is evolving, open to change, and is committed to the professional and personal development of its employees.


The Manager, Chapter Fund Development is responsible for the planning, coordination, execution and evaluation of the Ottawa chapter’s fundraising events as well as overseeing and providing support to all Community Partner fundraising events. This position reports directly to the Regional Executive Director, Ontario North & East.


The ideal candidate is able to demonstrate the right combination of strong leadership skills and a proven track record in successful fundraising, demonstrated through experience in cultivating and closing corporate partnerships and sponsorships, and is committed to supporting a strong culture of philanthropy. In addition, the candidate should demonstrate the following:

  • 5+ years experience in event management, corporate sponsorships, volunteer relations and/or other related field;
  • Proven track record of successful fundraising or other revenue generation experience within the charitable and/or not-for-profit organizations;
  • Experience with researching and soliciting new sponsors through a strategic and targeted approach focused on revenue generation and long-term partnerships;
  • A thorough understanding and knowledge of volunteer/donor stewardship best practices;
  • A passion for community development and fundraising;
  • Exceptional interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;
    • Exceptional relationship building experience with senior volunteers and business leaders demonstrated through the ability to build trust through diplomacy;
    • Confidence in public speaking with the ability to engage donors, volunteers and community organizations;
    • Sound judgment, high integrity, and an ability to cultivate and build positive lasting relationships with donors, volunteers, prospective supporters/sponsors and the public;
    • Ability to exercise initiative, prioritizes, and work to tight deadlines;
      • Ability to employ a high degree of discretion in dealing with confidential documents and information;
      • The ability to work cooperatively with various personalities;
      • Highly motivated, self-starter;
        • Solid knowledge of MS Office, Raiser’s Edge or similar database, and social media platforms;
        • Bilingualism is an asset
        • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle;
        • Ability to travel



Event Management

  • Working closely with the Chapter President and related Committee Chairs, ensure that all core fundraising events for the Ottawa Chapter including the Carstar Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History, Uncork the Cure, Squash CF are executed appropriately and generate the intended revenue targets;
  • Ensure all chapter fundraiser/special events are managed with Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s best practices and policies in mind and that they run efficiently to generate maximum revenue and exposure;
  • Work closely with the Chapter Treasurer to develop all core event and chapter budgets;
    • Liaise with Regional and national staff, chapter leadership, event committees and volunteers to develop media, marketing materials, announcements, speech writing and organize photo opportunities;
    • Offer support and guidance to Community Events organizers and provide them with all necessary and available resources to execute their fundraising events/initiatives;
    • Work with the Regional Executive Director on stewardship and cultivation events to ensure seamless transition between fundraising events and stewardship practices;
    • Manage event communications, media and networking activities, and the development of new opportunities to build community awareness;
    • Respond to enquiries from the public about events, including assisting with media requests;
    • Develop an accurate and complete record keeping system for all events including suppliers, revenues, expenses, photo and video records;
    • Produce an event summary report within one month after completion of each event;
    • Solicit and secure local sponsors for all Ottawa Chapter events;


Volunteer Coordination

  • Manage volunteer and peer to peer relationships in your designated Chapter;
  • Provide volunteer management and recognition for events as required;
  • Provide direction to volunteers for event duties;
  • Manage volunteer committees as required;
  • Provide support and guidance to the Walk committee


  • Work closely with the Chapter Treasurer to ensure that all donations are processed and stewarded in a timely manner consistent with our centralized revenue processes;
  • Create, prepare, and distribute meeting action lists and supporting documents as required;
  • Ensure donor information, event invitation and participant lists are entered and maintained in Raiser’s Edge;
  • Develop content submissions for the Cystic Fibrosis Canada website and social media.


  • Develop and build relationships with National Partners (e.g. Kin Canada, Advocis, Carstar, Enterprise, Party City etc);
  • Solicit and cultivate relationships with new partners and sponsors locally;
    • Act as key contact for Health Partners Ottawa – supporting speaking engagements and charity fairs

Shinerama –  Regional Resource

  • Assist the regional staff team and national events team in building and maintaining relationships with schools in Ottawa involved with Shinerama
  • Build engagement and participation of other colleges/schools in the Ottawa area;
    • In collaboration with the Regional Associate of Events & Sponsorships, steward relationships with existing schools;

Organizational Values

  • To be committed and live the organizations four (4) Values (Excellence, Accountability, Caring and Teamwork)
  • Incorporate CF Values into your daily responsibilities and interaction with other employees and volunteers of the organization

Other Duties

  • As assigned by the Regional Executive Director of Ontario North & East


Please submit your resume and cover letter to Please indicate “Manager, Chapter Fund Development” in your subject line, and include your salary expectations. *No phone calls please. While, we wish to acknowledge all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Cystic Fibrosis Canada is committed to making the recruitment process accessible to all candidates. Accommodations for disabilities are available upon request. For additional information on Cystic Fibrosis Canada and the courageous fight being waged against this disease, please visit