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Manager, Chapter Fund Development

Company: Cystic Fibrosis Canada
Date Posted: December 7, 2016

Manager, Chapter Fund Development

Maternity Leave Replacement, Full-time 12 month Contract

Ottawa, Ontario

Posting Date: December 7, 2016

Closing Date: January 2, 2017



  • Are you an entrepreneurial and innovative fundraising professional?
  • Do you find yourself wanting to work with caring and collegial organization?
  • Are you looking for a challenge and a chance to grow your skills?
  • Do you want to make big and unique contributions for a great cause?

If you are saying yes to these questions, then we would love to hear from you!  Cystic Fibrosis Canada has recently undergone a successful organizational transformation and strategic change.  A new strategic plan has been developed for the next five years, with a renewed focus on fundraising.  As the Manager, Chapter Fund Development, you will have the opportunity to help deliver on this new strategic plan. We are looking for people who want to deliver on a large events portfolio, look for new ways to increase revenues, want to test and grow their current skills, and be a flexible team player.  Cystic Fibrosis Canada offers a caring and collegial work environment, an employee discount program, as well as flexible work hours.


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.



Fund Development

  • Working closely with the Chapter President and related Committee Chairs, ensure that all core fundraising events for the Ottawa Chapter including the Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History, Uncork the Cure, Squash CF are executed appropriately and generate the intended revenue targets;
  • Ensure all chapter fundraisers/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;
  • Solicit and secure local sponsors for all Ottawa Chapter events;
  • Produce an event summary report within one month after completion of each event;
    • Offer support and guidance to Community Events organizers and provide them with all necessary and available resources to execute their fundraising events/initiatives;
    • 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;
      • Manage communications, media and networking activities, and the development of new opportunities to build community awareness;
      • Develop an accurate and complete record keeping system for all activities including suppliers, revenues, expenses, photo and video records;
      • Work with the Regional Executive Director to identify, cultivate and steward individual monthly, major donors;
      • Identify new leads for corporate, individual and foundation support.



  • 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.

Volunteer Coordination

  • Manage volunteer and peer to peer relationships in your designated Chapter;
  • Provide volunteer management and recognition for events as required;
  • Manage volunteer committees as required.

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.


  • 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.

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.

Resumes will be considered as they are received.

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 our values (Excellence, Accountability, Caring & Teamwork), Cystic Fibrosis Canada and the courageous fight being waged against this disease, please visit