Reporting to the Communications &Marketing Supervisor, working from the Halifax site, this position is responsible to plan, organize, promote, implement and evaluate activities and duties that comprise the MFRC’s fund development plan.


  • Develop and implement annual fund development plan;

  • Meet or exceed annual fund raising goals as laid out by the organization;

  • Actively seek out new sponsors and corporate donors;

  • Develop and implement fund development communications strategy;

  • Research and support the writing of funding proposals

  • Research opportunities for funding through foundations and corporations;

  • Identify opportunities for MFRC exposure and or presence at special events and activities;

  • Prepare annual and fundraising budget including establishing milestones and financial targets;

  • Undertake any secondary tasks and responsibilities deemed necessary for the efficient operation of the Communications & Marketing Team, the organization, its programs and buildings;

  • Enhance professional expertise by membership in applicable professional organizations and participate in professional development related to assigned responsibilities;

  • Work collaboratively with staff, volunteers and community partners to meet our mission; and

  • Participate in developing new ideas and methods for program enhancement and ability to adapt to changes.

  • Post-secondary education or related experience in fundraising or event sales marketing;

  • 5 years’ experience and a proven track record in fund development;

  • Member of an accredited professional fundraising association;

  • Superior knowledge of the non-profit sector and charitable giving;

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, analytical and financial skills;

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure in a fast paced environment;

  • Demonstrated ability to work as a positive member of the team, facilitating a team environment;

  • Experience in coordinating and planning events;

  • Driver’s license and access to reliable transportation; and

  • Knowledge of the unique challenges of the military lifestyle and proficiency in French are considered an asset.

Start Date: ASAP

Salary: based upon an annual salary of $ 40, 000, Permanent, Full-time position.

Please forward cover letter and resume by 17 October, 2016 to:

Chris Saldon, Personnel Administrative Services

By Mail: PO Box 298, Shearwater, NS, B0J 3A0

Email: Fax: (902) 720-1943

Note: No telephone calls please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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