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Date:  December 18, 2012
Job Title:   Manager, Business Development
Term:  Full-time, Two year term
Location: Regina, SK
This management level position is responsible for the revenue strategies for the region and overseeing the operational functions within the regional office. This position serves as the lead on fundraising activities and government and united way relations for the region. 
In covering a broad range of duties, this position works with internal and external constituents in an innovative and strategic manner to maximize net revenue from special events, sales programs, canvassing, major and planned gifts from corporations, government, United Ways, foundations, service clubs and individuals.
Essential Duties entail (but not limited to):
Business Development:
• Responsible for sustaining and generating new funds from the provincial government and the community.
• Manages the Development Teams’ priorities, strategy, execution and success of special events, sales and canvassing programs, implementation of direction for major gift program and full support of Personal Giving initiatives.
• Monitors and analyzes monthly activity and financial reports to ensure targets are met, accurate records are maintained, resources are utilized effectively.
• Develops events portion of the Development Programs by rolling out existing, profitable events to new territories.
• Participates in and supports the development of a national signature event.
• Develops corporate sponsorship opportunities for corporate partnerships.
• Assists in the development and implementation of a recognition and annual stewardship plan that creates and maintains strong volunteer and donor relationships.
• Seeks and takes advantage of market opportunities to build and maintain a competitive position for securing community support and funding.
• Creates written communications including business plans, critical paths, reports, and internal and external correspondence.
• Supervises administrative support staff for the development department in the region and operational support staff in the regional office.
• Ensures the smooth operation of the regional office.
• Brings property concerns forward to the Manager, Operations.
Qualifications: (Education, Training, Experience)
• Outstanding interpersonal skills, including: a high energy level; ability to work with a wide spectrum of people; flexibility to manage multiple and shifting priorities; demonstrated tact and discretion.
• Ability to manage people through influence, negotiation and persuasion.
• Demonstrated strong initiative and motivation skills, with the ability to work both independently and as part of various teams.
• Ability to initiate, develop, coordinate, organize, plan and follow-through with multiple projects.
• Bachelor Degree in Business Administration or related field.
• Career-focused and results-oriented dynamic professional with a minimum of seven years of successful administrative management.
• Demonstrated experience in a fund development environment with the ability and confidence to advise key stakeholders.
• Demonstrated experience with staff and volunteer management.
• Team player with strong human resource and project management skills with outstanding organizational abilities.
• Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
• Computer literate:  Internet, Microsoft Office, Donor Management System, and willingness to learn other software programs as required.
• Willingness to work flexible hours
• Occasional travel may be required
Salary Range:  Commensurate with experience.
Closing Date for Applications: Open until suitable candidate is selected
Please Send The Application To: and quote the job title in the subject line.
Please send cover letter and resume, and mention how you learned of this position. Although we thank you for your interest, we would appreciate no phone calls please.
We thank all applicants for their interest in CNIB, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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