When a child is diagnosed with a serious illness, the entire family is affected. Families literally can be torn apart as their daily routines are disrupted as parents move into the hospital to be with the sick child. Siblings, already worried about a brother’s or sister’s health, suffer greatly when their daily routines are disrupted. The financial devastation that can occur when one parent misses work for extended periods of time or leaves work entirely to care for their child can upset even the best-functioning family unit.
Chai Lifeline Canada steps in, offering whatever is needed. Counseling for each member of the family, volunteers who bring an extra measure of adult attention and stability to children’s lives, tutoring for children who must miss school for extended periods of time, family retreats, special sibling programs, information, peer and professional support, and two extraordinary summer camp programs for seriously ill children help families retain a sense of normalcy and hope while fighting even the most dire pediatric diseases. All programs are free of charge.
Dedication, empathy, integrity, respect and humility.
Position Title: Director of Development
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Reports To: Executive Director
Direct Reports: Senior Campaign Manager, Senior Campaign Associate, Donor Relations Manager, Fundraising Coordinator
The Director of Development (“the Director”) is responsible for creating a strategy for fundraising for the organization. This will incorporate current fundraising initiatives including individual asks, grants, peer-to-peer and online campaigns as well as events, into a clear plan with key performance indicators (KPI) for fundraising, ensuring Chai Lifeline Canada can initially maintain, and ultimately grow our annual operating budget.
The Director will build strong relationships with key stakeholders and will be expected to make major gift requests. They will also build and maintain a strong development team to achieve plan goals and be responsible for the oversight of marketing plans in regards to fundraising.
Key areas in which the successful candidate will be measured in year one:
Stakeholder Satisfaction: Will have gained the confidence and respect of the Executive Director, Senior Management Team, Board Members, Senior Volunteers and Clients.
Strategic Planning: Will have created a sound fundraising plan for the organization, including KPIs.
Robust Pipeline: In the area of major gifts and planned giving, will have proposals and plans both in development and ready to move forward. In addition to managing existing donors, this will include prospect identification through solicitation of names from Board Members, volunteers, current donors and program participants (where appropriate).
Personal Impact: Will have demonstrated an ability to personally solicit and secure major gift donations with a focus on both the number of tasks made as well as the amount of dollars raised.
Team building: Working with Human Resources, will have structured, built and overseen a strong development team capable of delivering on the fundraising goals outlined in the plan. This will include the hiring of two additional staff as well as creating a new Fundraising Committee composed of Lay Leaders in Toronto and Montreal.
Revenue: Will have maintained annual revenue at the current level of $5 million and have plans in place for 15% growth in year two of the fundraising plan.
Brand building: Will have worked with the operations team to develop a marketing strategy to build Chai’s brand within the community and broader charitable landscape.
The ideal candidate will bring the following skills and experiences:
Results Orientation & Organization
Interested applicants should email their resume to [email protected]
Please note, only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
Chai Lifeline Canada is committed to inclusive and accessible recruitment practices to applicants with accessibility needs in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA). Reasonable accommodations are available on request for candidates with disabilities taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
At Chai Lifeline Canada we are passionately devoted to alleviating the burden of those facing medical challenge. From the moment of diagnosis, through the arduous months and years, in good times and bad, Canadian families have discovered that Chai Lifeline Canada is a friend for life.
Chai Lifeline Canada. Fighting Illness with Love.
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