The Coordinator is responsible for the fundraising activities, including planning and design, implementation and administration of a broad range of development processes for Nourish Nova Scotia. The Coordinator directs the cultivation and acquisition of foundation and corporate contributions through grantsmanship, sponsorship and material and/or in-kind support.
The successful candidate develops relationships, partnerships and funding streams for an emerging and innovative charitable foundation. The position of Coordinator will offer opportunities for the successful candidate to strengthen and advance the organization. The Coordinator will provide support, leadership, direction and expertise to staff, volunteers, consultants and the board of directors in all matters pertaining to fund development.
Nourish Nova Scotia is a registered charitable organization that supports nourishment and food literacy programs in school communities. Our goal is to support the nutritional well-being of children and youth and to build their food knowledge and skills so they can feed themselves well into a healthy future.
This fund development coordinator is accountable to the Executive Director and to the Nourish Nova Scotia Board of Directors.
This is a part-time contract position until August 31, 2014-extension contingent on funding. Hours of work will be negotiated to balance both the needs of the organization and those of the successful candidate. If an interview is granted, be prepared to discuss work schedule and any special considerations at that time.
Qualifications and Competencies Required
- Demonstrated experience and success in the field of fund development and working with volunteers
- Relationship builder and innovative thinker with strong presentation and negotiation skills
- Strong interpersonal, oral and written communications skills—must write concisely, creatively and persuasively
- Experience with various information and telecommunication technologies, including social media and internet
- Strong organizational and time management skills and demonstrated initiative and problem solving abilities
- Must be able to work independently and to prioritize multiple projects on a timely basis
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Access, Excel, Power Point
- An interest in food, nutrition and an understanding of the social determinants of health
- Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years of experience in Development or an equivalent combination of training and experience
Competency in the French language considered an asset.
Salary based on experience and negotiated hours of work.
The position must have access to a home office to begin, with an expectation to travel to regular off-site meetings and relocated to permanent space at a later date. A valid NS driver’s license and access to transportation required.
Closing Date for application: October 9th at midnight.
Interviews will be held the following week.
If you are looking for an outstanding opportunity with an innovative, non-profit organization, please submit a cover letter and resume in a PDF document with the subject line that states: NNSFD0913.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.