Spinal Cord Injury Ontario


Mid-Level Giving Associate – FT

Mid-Level Giving Associate (Full-time, 35 Hours/Week)

The Organization
Spinal Cord Injury Ontario is an expert in the field of spinal cord injury (SCI) community services. Founded in 1945, SCIO’s mission is “We provide peer experiences, education, advocacy and ongoing services for those impacted by spinal cord injuries”. Our Vision: Individuals impacted by spinal cord injuries thriving.

The Opportunity
The team is highly dedicated, passionate and focused on sharing opportunities for donors to help transform lives and build a better world. The Mid-Level Giving Associate’s primary objective is to develop relationships built on a firm understanding of donors’ interests, passions and values. They exemplify and model a donor-centered approach and play a lead role in stewardship, moves-management, soliciting and closing mid-level gifts and offering a stimulating opportunity to collaborate with SCIO’s team to develop strategies and actions for building out the mid-level giving program. This position is based in the Provincial office however allows the flexibility to hybrid mode (2-3 days in office).

Reporting to the Director of Development, you will:
Manage and Grow the Mid-level Donor File (60%):
• Build the mid-level fundraising strategy and work collaboratively with the fundraising team to oversee and manage a portfolio of donors and prospects
• Work with the prospect research and major gifts teams to identify and qualify donors based on their capacity, interest, linkage and readiness for mid-level or major gift giving
• Work within existing giving society to engage and inspire support from like-minded prospects and donors
• Establish meaningful relationships with the most promising donors to cultivate and inspire their support
• Develop effective fundraising tactics to secure ongoing annual support from donors
• In collaboration with the Senior Development Officer, Annual Giving, ensure ongoing donor loyalty through meaningful stewardship and recognition

Support Direct Marketing Campaigns (20%):
• Work closely with the Senior Annual Giving Officer and the communications and marketing team, develop a data-driven strategy for mid-level donors in annual direct marketing campaigns
• Help to steer the necessary segmentation strategies for mid-level donors and personal follow-up on appropriate donor segments for maximum fundraising impact
• Actively participate in the development of the critical path as it pertains to mid-level donors and work collaboratively with all stakeholders to ensure successful and timely implementation through the various stages and critical elements of each campaign (i.e. copy, design, data, production)

Other Fundraising Support (10%):
• Work with the Director, Resource Development to diversify and increase mid-level revenue and to develop new donor identification and retention processes to grow the file from year-to-year
• Produce written plans, project plans, strategic documents, critical path and scheduling and develop and monitor KPIs and wrap-up reports on a regular basis
• Provide timely financial and program status reports to the Director, the fundraising teams and other key stakeholders as needed
• Support the identification and cultivation of major gift donors and planned giving prospects
• Other duties as assigned

Donor Relations and Communications (10%):
• Support the identification and development of emotionally compelling stories that demonstrate the impact philanthropy has on the healthcare system
• Work with donor relations and communications teams to find meaningful ways to steward and engage with donors face-to-face

• Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategies for relationship management, donor solicitation, cultivation and stewardship
• A proven track record of soliciting gifts of at least $1,000
• Sensitivity to and skills in, nurturing donor relationships together with a high degree of tact
• Excellent relational and inter-personal communication skills to nurture internal and external relationships
• Strong organizational abilities, with excellent project/time management to set and manage deadlines independently
• Great analytical skills to assess prospect and donors’ profiles within Raiser’s Edge
• Critical thinking to seek out solutions and determine when to involve others for collaboration
• Detail-oriented, with strong follow through
• A motivated self-starter capable of working with minimal supervision
• Strong database management and computer skills in various applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Share Point, Outlook, Dynamics 365 and Raiser’s Edge)
• Ability to communicate Stewardship as a way of life
• Works well independently and within a team environment
• Lived experience would be considered an asset
• Ability to work in other languages other than English would be considered an asset
• Post-secondary education preferably in fundraising
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience in fundraising
• Membership in AFP or equivalent association is desired

Given the essence of Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, lived spinal cord injury experience will always be considered an important criterion among the criteria that are part of any given search. Spinal Cord Injury Ontario is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to achieving accessibility in employment for persons with disabilities, while ensuring inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments.

SCIO is committed to equity diversity and inclusion in our recruitment processes. We strive to create a workplace that reflect the communities we serve and everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work with a sense of belonging. We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to: Indigenous peoples, members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin; persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities; persons who identify as women; and persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions.

Reasonable and appropriate accommodation will be provided during the recruitment process upon request and addressed confidentially. We thank all applicants; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status is required as a pre-condition of employment. Upon request, this position will require a Police Record Check and credentials verification.

Your positive relationship-building skills, coupled with a solid record of dependability, commitment and passion to make a difference make you the ideal candidate for this position. If you would like to make a meaningful contribution to your community, please forward your resume and cover letter outlining your interest as related to the job posting, as well as salary expectations in confidence by September 12, 2023 to: Human Resources, SCI Ontario, 520 Sutherland Drive, Toronto, ON M4G 3V9, Fax: 416-645-3265, E-mail: [email protected]

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