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effect:hope, The Leprosy Mission Canada is a Christian international development organization focused on serving people affected by neglected tropical diseases. We empower people affected by neglected tropical diseases to overcome disease, stigma, poverty, and isolation so that they can help others to do the same. 

Major Donor Development Officer


We are looking for a Major Donor Development Officer, preferably from Western Canada, to help resource our expanding work. If you are a fundraising professional with experience in stewarding major gift stakeholder relationships and are passionate about advancing God’s Kingdom, we want to hear from you.

Globally, 1.7 billion people suffer from neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) like leprosy. They are the world's most underserved people and communities. NTDs don't just cause illness and disability, but they destroy livelihoods and tear families apart. At Effect:Hope, the love of Christ, motivates and compels us to intervene and stop the injustice of neglected tropical diseases. You will help resource our growing impact in these communities.

Charity Intelligence Canada named us a  "Top Ten Impact Charity" and a "Top Ten International Impact Charity.

Overview of the Role

The Major Donor Development Officer is responsible for developing and increasing funding from high net‐worth individuals through effective identification, cultivation and solicitation. This includes deepening relationships with the existing loyal base of major donors and acquiring new donors for the Mission.

This is a full-time position that includes a competitive package of salary and benefits. A full job description can be accessed from our website shown below.

What you bring to the role
  • Your ten years of fundraising experience, preferably in the international NGO or Christian mission arena.
  • A degree in communications, marketing, or related field; graduate of a fundraising program or working towards Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation. 
  • Your demonstrated track record in fundraising, most particularly in individual donor development and gift solicitation.
  • Your comfort working with high-net worth donors through phone, video conferencing, face-to-face and written solicitation.
  • Your experience writing compelling proposals with appropriate asks and presenting to stakeholders and new prospects.
  • You are a strong team player who also works well independently; is self-motivated, and can prioritize and manage multiple projects.
  • You are familiar with the Canadian donor marketplace and you have a broad appreciation of the multi-dimensional and multi-denominational institutional expressions of the Christian Faith.

Location Preference: Western Canada

Immediate Supervisor: Director of Development

Application Deadline: April 23, 2021

The selected candidate must be willing to commit to our Vision, Mission and values. Effect:Hope is a Christian mission with a donor base that is primarily of the Christian faith. Candidates must be comfortable with this position and be willing to work in this environment with a broad range of Christian perspectives.

We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We thank all those who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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