Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Donor Engagement Officer (Major Gifts)

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Job Description


Job Information

Salary Grade: Level C on the MSF Canada Salary Grid, $72,420 per year (non-negotiable)

Status: Must be legally authorized to work in Canada; MSF Canada is not in the position to support a work permit process for any applicant outside of Canada

Benefits: Health Spending Account, Lifestyle Spending Account, group insurance (Life, Dependent Life, AD&D), Peace of Mind plan (i.e. prescription drugs, accidental dental, hospital care, etc.), 5% RRSP contributions (no matching required), starting 4 weeks’ Vacation/year, flexible work hours, annual professional development budget, Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), and a positive and innovative office culture grounded in our core values of humanity, integrity and results.

Impact Statement

The Donor Engagement Officer will maintain and develop MSF’s major donor relationships in Central Canada. They will personally cultivate, solicit, and steward donors and prospects, and will play an integral role in the growth of MSF’s major gifts program in Central Canada. They will be a passionate advocate for MSF’s work and will relish the opportunity to meet with existing and prospective donors. A strategic thinker with a deep understanding of the humanitarian sector, they will be self-motivated and collaborative, confident in forging effective working relationships across the international movement and able to secure significant philanthropic support for MSF’s work.

Key Responsibilities

Major Gifts - Secure significant philanthropic support towards the international priority projects identified by MSF Canada in agreement with MSF’s operating centre’s; Oversee a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors in Central Canada and possibly in other areas: identifying those with an interest in MSF’s work, engaging with them, soliciting, and closing major gifts, and nurturing donor relationships to uncover opportunities for growth Department Administration - Contribute to the development of the Major Giving annual plan, designed to meet priority funding needs, effectively communicate about MSF project activities and advocacy efforts, and meet the needs, objectives, and policies of MSF; Draft reports (including financial information), and provide high quality service to our foundation donors and prospective donors

Job Specific Competencies

Ability to build, manage, and maintain respectful and engaged relationships with diverse stakeholder groups Ability to analyze and synthesize complex and sensitive material and use it to develop proposals and reports, and to present appropriate, well-informed messages to current and prospective donors

Core Competencies

A Commitment to MSF’s Principles; Proficiency Level 2: Acts towards the fulfilment of MSF’s Social Mission Cross-cultural Awareness; Proficiency Level 3: Demonstrates an integrating attitude Networking and Building Relationships; Proficiency Level 3: Cultivates relations of respect and confidence with relevant actors/stakeholders Strategic Vision; Proficiency Level 3: Plans actions geared towards achieving objectives Results and Quality Orientation; Proficiency Level 3: Improves performance and sets ambitious and realistic goals Planning and Organising; Proficiency Level 3: Follows up, plans activities, and sets priorities, taking other team members into consideration

Knowledge and Experience

Demonstrated development experience, preferably in Fundraising, Major Gifts, or with Multilateral/Bilateral funders Experience closing gifts at the six-figure level, including complex gifts using a variety of giving vehicles Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and negotiation skills Experience in all aspects of donor cultivation (research, writing, follow-up, and stewardship) Knowledge of humanitarian issues Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office programs (specifically Word and Excel), fundraising databases, and conducting online research Knowledge and experience with major donors from Central Canada (Ontario and Manitoba) A valid driver’s licence, and ability to travel throughout Ontario and Manitoba as required

Education, Certifications, and Languages

Fluency in spoken and written English

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Application Interested candidates are invited to apply by providing their resume and responding to the online application questions (in lieu of providing a cover letter). The deadline for applications is Monday, 8 May 2023, 9:00am, EDT. Only electronic applications will be accepted.

NOTE: Any questions or concerns regarding accommodation and accessibility may be addressed to ask.hr@toronto.msf.org.

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