The Regina Humane Society is seeking a Manager of Gift Planning and Stewardship to join its development team. The position is permanent, full-time and offers a competitive salary, benefits and vacation package, and flex time.
The Manager of Gift Planning and Stewardship is responsible for developing and implementing short and long term initiatives to identify, cultivate and solicit gift prospects to ensure a strong base of ongoing financial support for the Regina Humane Society and its new Animal Community Centre capital project through a formal gift planning program. The Manager cultivates prospects and donors for the purpose of negotiating and closing gifts through carefully planned personal contacts and visits. They provide technical support to donors, their advisors and other allied professionals on the structuring, benefits and implications of various planned gift arrangements and execute recognition and stewardship of individual major givers. The Manager works closely with the Director of Development to execute donor and sponsorship recognition and stewardship activities and provides support to other key fundraising initiatives as needed.
The Manager of Gift Planning and Stewardship reports to the Director of Development and serves as a member of the fundraising team. They are accountable for accomplishing department goals, working collaboratively with internal and external RHS stakeholders and supporting the mission, goals and philosophy of the RHS.
A full listing of the position responsibilities can be found at: https://reginahumanesociety.ca/about-us/career-opportunities/
Education, Training and Competencies
To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must be able to perform each essential duty and task satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or competency required.
- Education/Experience: An undergraduate degree in a relevant field or post-secondary education and equivalent experience. Eligibility for or currently pursuing a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation, previous work or volunteer involvement in the not-for-profit or charitable sector, and an understanding of planned giving vehicles (ie. Charitable Bequests, Gifts of Life Insurance, Gifts of Securities, etc.) are considered assets.
- Interpersonal Relations: Superior interpersonal skills to deal effectively with distinct internal and external constituencies at all levels. Networking, community building and partnership development skills. Exceptional communication and presentations skills (written and oral), creativity, negotiating ability and conflict resolution skills. Ability to exercise judgment, tact, diplomacy and discretion.
- Ethics: Ability to identify where donor needs align or differ from those of desired legacy due to competence, financial viability, family commitments, and other factors. Ability to identify and retain confidential information that may not be appropriate to share with the employer. Ability to identify and avoid conflict of interest scenarios.
- Personal Creditability: Demonstrated concern that one be perceived as responsible, reliable, and trustworthy. Respects the confidentiality of information or concerns shared by others. Demonstrates honesty and forthrightness with stakeholders. Conveys a command of the relevant facts and information.
- Technical: Strong working knowledge of and comfort level using technology and various software (MS office, InDesign) systems. Experience working with vendors, including printers, graphic designers and mail houses. Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge is considered an asset.
About the Regina Humane Society
The Regina Humane Society respectfully serves animals and the community. Since 1964 we have passionately encouraged responsible pet ownership and humane policies, legislation, and progressive animal welfare programs. We offer clean, healthy and safe facilities for unwanted, lost, abused and neglected animals. We provide compassionate, professional and caring adoption, cremation and animal protection services and educational and public safety programs.
Apply in confidence by November 25, 2019 to:
Director of Development
Regina Humane Society
Box 3143, Regina, SK S4P 3G7
We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those
selected for an interview will be contacted.