Job Opportunities with the Canadian Down Syndrome Society


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Thank you for your interest in working for the Canadian Down Syndrome Society. We are an inclusive employer and encourage all interested and qualified parties to apply as specified in each posting. Note that only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. If there are no opportunities currently posted, please check back again at a later date.

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Fund Development Director: Major Gifts

We are the Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS), a registered National Charity, and we’re currently seeking an experienced Fund Development Director (Major Gift) with a passion for the not-for-profit sector for a minimum 12-month contract working out of Toronto/GTA.

You will be instrumental in developing, shaping and leading our strategies for fund development (Major Gifts) in order to help us realize our Mission to empower Canadians with Down syndrome and their families, through awareness, providing information and linking to community supports.  You will be part of an organization undergoing rapid transformation.  You will enjoy meaningful work and be part of a small dynamic team making a positive difference in the world.

You have a history of bringing creativity and best practices in fund development to an organization that has ambitious goals, and you can think strategically and execute tactics for achieving them.  You have a proven track record in the management of a portfolio of corporate, foundation and individual major gift prospects, as well as sponsorship prospects, from identification through to cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of gifts at the five and six-figure level.  You bring your passion, enthusiasm and strong interpersonal skills in engaging others in your ability to build meaningful working partnerships across a broad spectrum of stakeholders.  Your key accountabilities are to strengthen CDSS's relationships, to secure new revenue and to develop a pipeline of corporate funders and other supporters for the Society.  If you think you can make a difference as part of our team in helping us to support individuals and families across Canada living with Down syndrome, then we’d love to hear from you!

Contract length: minimum 12 months
Effective: immediately
Job Type: Full-time, flexible, remote home office
Location: Toronto area
References will be required

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