Career Opportunity: Director of Development

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Career Opportunity: Director of Development

December 9, 2013

Career Opportunity

Position Title: Director of Development

Reporting To: Executive Director and President

Salary: Negotiable

Position Status: Full time contract, minimum of one year.

Start Date: Immediately

Position Summary:
The Director of Development is responsible for identifying and developing social enterprises and new sources of revenue for the association, and for growing the existing sources of revenue.

Key Responsibilities:

Revenue Generation and Management

  • Identify potential social enterprise businesses and research their feasibility.
  • Develop and implement long-term and short-term strategic plans and business models for social enterprises.
  • Develop sponsorship strategies, packages, and targets.
  • Develop and implement annual fundraising and marketing strategies.
  • Manage other revenue generating partnerships and programs as directed by the Executive Director.

Community Relations

  • Support the implementation of appropriate partnerships as directed by the Executive Director.
  • Support the development of positive working relationships with community stakeholders, cultural, business, and other relevant partners to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization.


  • Support the implementation of the organization’s long and short term strategic goals and directions.
  • Foster an understanding of philanthropy within the organization.
  • Develop a comprehensive communication plan to promote the organization to its donors and maximize public awareness of the fundraising activities of the organization
  • Coordinate the design, printing and distribution of marketing and communication materials for development efforts.
  • Key Qualifications:

    • Knowledge of federal and provincial legislation affecting charities and social enterprise.
    • Experience working with all forms of revenue generation in a not-for-profit context, including corporate sponsorships, government, foundation and grants, etc.
    • Experience negotiating successful sponsorship packages and agreements.
    • Post-secondary degree.
    • CFRE certification is an asset.
    • Experience with capital campaigns programs an asset.
    • Analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Ability to communicate in both official languages (English and French) is an asset.
    • Knowledge and/or willingness to learn about Deaf culture and our official sign languages (American Sign Language (ASL) and Langue des Signes Québécoise (LSQ)) and our community.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc), fundraising database and familiarity with Google products considered an asset.

    Location: CAD head office in Ottawa, Ontario.


    Application MUST be received by 5 p.m. on Friday December 20, 2013 including a cover letter and resume by email to: (Subject line MUST include “Director of Development.”)

    The Canadian Association of the Deaf appreciates all applications and will reply to those applicants being considered for the position will be contacted.