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Date:          July 3, 2013                
Job Title:  Manager, Community Giving
Term:         1 full time, permanent
Location:   London, ON
Are you a go getter that is knowledgeable about your community? These exciting new positions will give you the opportunity to start innovative new fundraising programs in your  community.. To learn more about CNIB’s fundraising efforts please visit:
The Manager, Community Giving is responsible for developing and implementing a strong fund development plan using a menu of CNIB’s defined fundraising products and initiatives. You will be looking to  maximize support from the community by enhancing volunteer engagement opportunities and securing philanthropic commitments.
Reporting to the Director, Fund Development - Community Giving and covering a broad range of duties, the Manager will recruit and develop relationships with a network of local supporters and volunteers who are willing to undertake fundraising events and initiatives to further the organization’s mission in the community.
The role will also involve supporting, on a limited basis, the national face-to-face???(not sure what this means) fundraising strategy through its shopping-mall-based and door-to-door campaigns.
Essential Duties entail (but not limited to):
·        Develop and implement a local plan using CNIB’s defined fundraising products and identified audiences, which includes solicitation strategies to small businesses and service clubs, and community-led (hybrid) and independent third-party events.
·        Develop a budget and monitor income forecasts in relation to the community giving plan.
·        Recruit new donors and develop relationships with existing donors, identifying key local supporters and those with influence in the community.
·        Recruit, manage, retain and develop a network of volunteers, individuals, groups and companies to help deliver on targets and objectives.
·        Achieve financial and non-financial targets through the execution of solicitation strategies focused on a network of local supporters and volunteers.
·        Increase awareness of the organization’s work through various communication channels and ensure awareness campaigns are targeted to the areas with greatest potential.
·        Manage the recognition and stewardship of donors and all gifts received in a timely manner.
·        Ensure appropriate administration of donor and event information in the donor database and, where appropriate, supply reports and analyses to the Director, Fund Development - Community Giving.
·        On a limited basis, support the national face-to-face fundraising strategy???? through its shopping-mall-based and door-to-door campaigns, which includes providing local insight and knowledge of CNIB’s program and services, engaging CNIB  ambassadors, and acting as a point of contact for local and prospective donors.
·        On a limited basis, provide assistance and support to signature event(s)
·        Participate in team meetings to qualify, coordinate and prioritize community engagement opportunities.
·        Process expenses and event reports in a timely manner.
Qualifications: (Education, Training, Experience):
·        Minimum post-secondary school diploma required
·        Minimum of three years experience in the coordination of fund development activities
·        Valid driver’s license and access to own vehicle during regular business hours essential
·        Excellent communication skills; comfortable conversing with a variety of people in different situations
·        Excellent written communication and oral presentation skills
·        Knowledge of privacy legislation and able to conduct business in accordance with the CFRE/AFP/CAGP code of ethics
·        Comfortable working in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment
·        Thoroughness, timeliness, flexibility and an ability to juggle priorities and meet deadlines
·        Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications as well as other software applications such as CRM (familiarity with Raiser’s Edge software a plus)
·        Ability to work effectively in a team environment
·        Ability to develop and maintain positive, productive relationships with senior volunteers
·        Resourceful, results-oriented with a positive, "can do" attitude
·        Willingness to work flexible hours; some evening and weekend work is required
·        Willingness to travel
·        Desire to be a passionate advocate for CNIB and those we serve
Closing Date for Applications:       August 2, 2013
Please send  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.
We thank all applicants for their interest in CNIB, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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