Manager | Major Giving

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About Covenant House

Since 1997, Covenant House Vancouver has provided essential and relentless support for youth experiencing, or at-risk of experiencing, homelessness. We provide support to youth ages 16 to 24 who have experienced a wide range of early life and ongoing, complex trauma including physical, sexual, emotional abuse, and neglect. Our purpose is to serve all youth with absolute respect and unconditional love, to help youth experiencing homelessness, and provide a safe and supportive environment for all youth in need.

The Impact the Manager, Major Giving can make:

As the Manager, Major Giving you will be responsible for creating and implementing Covenant House Vancouver’s fundraising strategy for major and mid-level giving donors to meet financial goals. As CHV is 95% privately funded, fundraising plays a vital role in the organization’s ability to serve youth. Through strategic communication and superior organizational skills, you will sustain, steward, and continue to grow this important portfolio. You will have the opportunity to build transformative relationship with donors to help reduce the risks of street homelessness and substance use. Through relentless engagement, the CHV continuum of care connects with youth where they are at because we feel it should be “one size fits one” when it comes to supporting young people. 

This position includes the responsibility of managing a team of four Philanthropy Officers on the Individual Giving team, who work with portfolios of mid-level and major donors, and one Philanthropy Associate, who supports the donor-service and administrative needs of the team. 

How you will contribute:

  • Lead the Individual Giving team to raise $4M/year collectively
  • Manage a portfolio of existing and new donors (25-50) by instilling trust, building relationships and asking for support at a major level ($25K+)
  • Lead weekly meetings with your team, providing coaching and mentorship to each team member, and encouraging collaboration, professional development, and continuous performance improvement
  • Liaise with the Prospect Development team to support the cultivation and advancement of relationships between Philanthropy Officers and their donors
  • Supervision functions including timesheet management, hiring, new employee orientation, time-off requests, office phone coverage, and performance evaluations
  • Act as an ambassador and advocate for Covenant House Vancouver in the community
  • Create opportunities for engagement for major and annual giving donors that are compelling, engaging, transparent, timely and long-term, and support your team to do the same
  • Creation of customized presentations, written proposals, and reports as required
  • Provide input into the development of the department’s goals, objectives, policies, long-range planning and strategies for future development
  • Lead various projects including campaigns, donor gatherings, donor communications, and new procedures/policies, incorporating thoughtful change management strategies
  • Liaise and collaborate with colleagues across the agency to learn about internal programs and help create solutions to challenges that arise
  • Assist in the development and implementation of annual fundraising goals, plans, and strategies
  • Oversee Individual Giving team’s revenue forecasting and reporting
  • Represent the Individual Giving team at department meetings and other meetings as required

Who are we looking for?

Education and Experience:

  • 3+ years of related experience in people management, leadership, and major gifts fundraising
  • College, University, or professional certificate degree is preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Teams
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge is preferred

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational and communications skills; both written & oral
  • Strong knowledge of effective fundraising strategies
  • Leadership and employee supervisory skills
  • Strong people skills and ability to listen, communicate, and relate to others on a personal and professional level
  • Ability to compassionately navigate conflicts and protect the privacy of staff and donors
  • Strategic planning, problem solving, and confident and thoughtful decision-making skills

Why Work for us? Would you like to …

  • Be part of a team that makes a difference in the lives of youth in need
  • Work with a multidisciplinary team of youth workers, social workers, clinical counsellors, mentorship and life skills coordinators, outreach, and housing workers
  • Work safely with low youth to staff ratio
  • Have generous Health & Dental Benefits, including a health spending account, substantial counselling benefits ($4,000 per year to ensure you are looking after you!),  employee assistance program, excellent  vacation (starting at 15 days per year!), personal and sick  leave
  • Access ongoing training and development to improve both professional and personal growth
  • Attend an array of exciting team bonding exercises throughout the year
  • An inclusive team that welcomes innovative ideas and creativity

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

CHV is committed to upholding diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workplace. We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:

  • Persons from groups marginalized due to race, ancestry, colour, religion/spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
  • Persons with visible (physical) and/or invisible (mental) disabilities;
  • Persons who identify as women;
  • Persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions; and
  • Indigenous persons.

We recognize that many of these identities intersect and that therefore, diversity, equity, and inclusion can be complex. We value the contributions that each person brings and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all at Covenant House Vancouver.

We love what we do and try to make a difference every day. If you are looking to join a place where we have a purpose and aim to achieve positive outcomes, please join us by applying.

The starting salary range for this position is $70,943.60 – $88,688.60 / year

If our recruitment process does not work for you, let us know. Let’s see how we can work together to get to know you and see what might be a great fit!