Development Officer

Reports to: Board of Directors
Type: Part-time, 1 year Contract
Wage: Negotiable dependent on experience
This is a salaried position with benefits. Bi-weekly pay periods.

Position Description:
Working closely with the Board of Directors, the Development Officer is responsible for all aspects of organizing and implementing fundraising initiatives, as well as donor & volunteer management. Duties will include managing related databases, shelter website and social media.
This position will develop and implement all communications, internal and external, related to each initiative and event.
The Development Officer will be responsible for developing, administering and remaining within budget parameters for their areas of responsibility, as well as collecting and analyzing statistical information for various reports in order to assist in the development of future fund raising events and volunteer management.
The position is a 20 hour work week, requiring a flexible work schedule to accommodate some evening and weekend hours for meetings and fund-raising events. This position is a 1-year Contract, with the option to be extended.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
• Establishes fundraising goals in conjunction with the Board of Directors
• Manages and coordinates all aspects of existing fundraisers and other events
• Continually builds a community volunteer base
• Reports regularly to the Board on all fundraising events
• Obtains approval from the Board of Directors on all sponsorship plans, major event changes, new events and printed public materials
• Provides the Board of Directors written content, for their approval, relating to the production of event promotion pieces such as posters, sponsorship packages, tickets, brochures, web graphics, email teasers, signage etc.
• Ensures pre and post-event/activity information including photos & event summary is uploaded on to the website and social media in a timely manner
• Acts as media liaison for fundraising events and other activities, as requested by the Board
• Manages event information, including databases, budgets, contacts, sponsors, contributors & event details Ensures all relevant event stakeholders are recognized in an appropriate way and in a timely fashion post-event, including a written letter of thanks, or as determined by any relevant sponsorship agreements
• Continually builds a donor base
• Builds & maintains positive external relationships as well as Identifies potential new donors
• Continually researches & grows new fundraising events and fundraising revenues, responds to all third party fundraiser requests
• Communicates effectively with Board members and volunteers, suppliers, stakeholders, venues, and SPCA staff involved with all events
• Develops and implements a formalized volunteer program including, recruitment, orientation, recognition and retention of SPCA volunteers
• Ensures that legal requirements related to fundraising are fulfilled
• Prepares and submits grant applications as appropriate
• Seeks out and researches new fundraising ideas
• Becomes familiar with and adheres to Board policy

Qualifications and Skills:
• Media and public relations experience
• Volunteer management experience
• Budget development and implementation experience
• Related experience in a not-for-profit environment is advantageous
• Sound knowledge of MS Office & Data Base programs and website experience
• Sound knowledge of website management and use of social media
• Above average skills in writing and copy editing for promotional material, reports, letters and general announcements
• Above average public speaking skills
• Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
• Strong interpersonal skills for interacting with individuals at various levels
• Ability to lead meetings and summarize discussions
• Ability to negotiate and follow-up on agreements with vendors
• Ability to work independently or as an effective team member
• Ability to convey a polite and professional image of the Society in all communications,
promotions and public relations
• Ability to work flexible hours as needed (particularly at event time)
• Valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle
• Genuine concern for the welfare of animals

Please provide a minimum of three references.
Send Resumes to: Board of Directors, SPCA Swift Current, P.O. Box 1163, S9H 3X3, or,
email to: with “Development Officer” as the subject line.