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Do you want your next career adventure to be part of a great cause? Do you want to join a growing team of dynamic and highly collaborative fundraisers? Our team is looking for a Director of Campaign & Leadership Gifts who will work with a deeply committed community excited to contribute and make a positive impact in the lives of women across Canada. If this is you, we want to hear from you.

Ovarian Cancer Canada champions the health and wellbeing of women with ovarian cancer and others at risk of this disease while advancing research to save lives. Ovarian Cancer Canada has galvanized the Canadian community and demonstrated global leadership in building an ovarian cancer patient advocacy movement. As the only registered Canadian charity solely dedicated to overcoming ovarian cancer, the organization provides leadership in research, advocacy, and support, so that women live fuller, better, longer lives.

Why work with Ovarian Cancer Canada?

• Work from home!
• We believe time off is integral to the personal health and wellness of our employees and offer a generous paid time off package including vacation days, personal days, wellness days and paid companywide closure over the winter holiday break
• We provide competitive health, medical, dental and vision benefits, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), as well as an RRSP matching program after one year of service
• We offer competitive salaries within the non-profit sector
• We are a growing team of forward-thinking individuals who seek to challenge the status-quo to make a difference in the lives of those affected by ovarian cancer
• We value transparency and collaboration throughout all levels of the organization
• We provide plenty of opportunity to lead campaigns to success, try new things and achieve individual professional goals
• We value entrepreneurial spirit
• We are committed to building a more diverse workplace
• We value work-life balance and maintain a friendly and supportive work environment

General Overview:

Reporting to the VP of Marketing, Communications & Development, the Director of Campaign & Leadership Gifts provides leadership in the development and implementation of current and new revenue generating programs focused on leadership giving growth. In this new role for the organization, the incumbent will build the framework for a leadership campaign and plays a key role in identifying and securing leadership donations.

The Director of Campaign & Leadership Gifts plays a vital role in the development and implementation of Ovarian Cancer Canada’s (OCC’s) revenue growth and leads a team of fundraisers that identifies, cultivates, stewards individual donors, corporate partners, granting organizations, fundraisers, and volunteers to drive continued financial growth to deliver on our mission.

This is a full-time, remote work-from-home position which includes regular meetings via tele-video conference and occasional travel.

Key responsibilities

• Work closely with the VP, Marketing, Communications and Development to develop and implement the annual plan and strategies to secure lead gifts and multi-year pledges to support a leadership campaign, and growth of the annual fund.
• Alongside the Director of Marketing and Communications, and the Director of Community Engagement and Events, develop cross-functional strategies aligned to organizational goals.
• Lead and support the Campaign and Leadership Gifts team and fundraisers through coaching, mentoring, and setting clear goals and expectations, tools, and best practices.
• Manage a portfolio of leadership donors through cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, in preparation for the launch of a multi-million research campaign.
• Work with the Grant Writer to prepare and deliver funding proposals, sponsor and partner agreements, and granting applications to reach revenue targets and multi-year commitments.
• Establish trust and confidence with senior volunteer leadership, community leaders and funders.
• With a donor centric approach, deliver engaging and meaningful funding proposals that aligns to the donor’s philanthropic aspirations and the organizations’ funding needs.
• Assess needs and contribute to the development and implementation of plans for prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and recognition.
• Identify, evaluate and recommend necessary steps to bring prospects closer to making major financial commitments to the organization.
• Manage programs and activities designed to obtain maximum financial support from a wide range of donors to advance Ovarian Cancer Canada’s strategic priorities.
• Manage and track consolidated KPI’s, revenue targets, budgets, and forecasting
• Collaborate with teams to identify opportunities for cross-functional donor engagement and implement donor migration strategies.
• With a growth mindset, work closely with a cross-functional team to uncover new revenue generating opportunities.

Skills, attributes, and qualifications

• University or College degree in Fundraising/Business or related discipline with a minimum of 5 years of related experience, with a focus on leadership giving.
• Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) designation considered an asset.
• Experience working with all forms of revenue generation in the charitable sector, including developing and managing campaigns, and leadership giving.
• Demonstrated ability in cultivating and soliciting leadership gifts.
• Experience with donor contact and personal solicitation for donations.
• Experience developing cooperative working staff and volunteer relationships.
• Demonstrate strong organization and project management skills with the ability to handle high volumes of work and shifting timelines and priorities
• Excellent oral, written communication, and presentation skills.
• Valid driver’s license with the ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
• Collaborative and responsive to the needs and concerns of fellow team members as well as our community (including people living with ovarian cancer, their friends and families, donors, and other followers/supporters).
• Committed to working in an inclusive environment responding with sensitivity and awareness to the diverse needs of members including visible and non-visible dimensions of diversity.

Want to work with us? Interested candidates are to submit a cover letter and resume to Mapy Villaudy, VP Marketing, Communications and Development at by December 2, 2022.

Vaccination Policy

Ovarian Cancer Canada requires that all employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as per current Canada Public Health guidelines. Anyone hired after January 1, 2022, will be required to show evidence that they are fully vaccinated.

The successful candidate will be required to comply with a police background check as a contingency of hiring.

Ovarian Cancer Canada is an equal opportunity employer; all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability status. We are happy to provide accommodations for those who require them – please communicate if accommodations will be required during the hiring process.

We thank all applicants, but please note that only qualified candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.


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