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Director Of Development

Director Of Development

Company: Bearspaw Christian School
Contact Person: Nicole Anderson
15001 - 69th Street NW
Calgary, Alberta , T3R 1C5
Phone: 403-295-2566
Position Description

Position Overview
Position Title: Director of Development
Reporting To: Head of School
Competition ID: 04192017
Closing Date / Time: Until a suitable candidate is found
Posting Type: Internal & External

Basic Job Information
Duration: Full Time
FTE: 1.0
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Type of Contract: Permanent
Contract Start Date: TBD
Probationary Period: 6 months with option to extend to 12 months
Travel: Limited travel will be required

Areas of Focus
The Director of Development will be a collaborative member of the Bearspaw Christian School (BCS) Corporate Services team. Along with their staff compliment, the BCS Corporate Services team includes the Director of Business of School, the Director of Finance and the newly created position of the Director of Development. This team exists to execute the business operations of BCS while constantly upholding our Mission and Vision. This team is an integrated support to our Mission and Vision.

The Director of Development will be specifically responsible for the management and growth of strategic processes to generate additional revenue streams for BCS. This includes but is not limited to strategies and initiatives for fundraising, planned giving, major donors, capital campaigns and grant writing.

Position Profile
The Corporate Services Team works collaboratively within their unique areas of responsibility to support each other and optimize the overall success of day to day operations and the development of future strategic opportunities for Bearspaw Christian School. In order to successfully respond to the challenges of the role, the Director of Development will be a highly motivated individual with superior management and interpersonal skills and should represent as many as possible of the below mentioned characteristics (both personal and professional experience):
Devoted follower of Jesus Christ, demonstrating Christ-Like character and the Fruit of the Spirit.
Strong understanding of the BCS organization and a belief and passion for its mission and vision.
Inspirational leader able to motivate staff to achieve objectives.
Ability to communicate and articulate complex ideas.
Leads with integrity and aspires to develop an authentic Christ-like environment.
Proven ability to plan, initiate and complete projects on a timely basis.
Multi-tasker with ability to prioritize work.
Goal oriented.
Team player.
A strong understanding of business requirements to gather and deliver solutions that meet defined needs of internal and external customers.
Ability to prepare and manage capital and development budgets.
Strong relationship building skills.
Experience in a development and or high level executive team.
Ability to work flexible hours.
Engaging, friendly personality with a confident, outgoing and positive attitude.
Innovative and creative thinker, able to inspire others and encourage them in new pursuits.
Convey energy, enthusiasm and optimism in all interactions with other departments.

Specific Responsibilities
The Director of Development takes responsibility for the following key functions:
Adhere to, agree with and sign the BCS Statement of Faith, Staff Covenant and Discipleship Declaration.
Help to create a culture where students and staff accept God’s gift of salvation and help them grow in their faith through personal witness and Christian role modelling.
To create and implement revenue generation plans and processes as developed with the Corporate Services team in alignment with budget and strategic planning.
Development of and adherence to budgets, business plans, and projections.
Ensure that practices are in compliance with school, city and provincial/federal regulations.
Maintain accurate and complete records on current and prospective donors.
Manage staff within span of control.
Provide input and support to future strategic planning and growth at BCS.
Be available to BCS Trustees in their meetings to report on activities.

Optimize and maximize development funding and donations from efforts including but not limited to:

Support and attend school run events throughout the year such as fundraisers, open houses, town hall meetings, concerts, graduations, student events, parent teacher interviews and AGM’s to provide messaging to advance development synergies.
Represent BCS by speaking at events, with groups and with individuals to promote awareness of and support for BCS.
Oversee special projects that require fundraising efforts.

Planned Giving:
Articulate, underscore and develop the relationship between generous giving and the ability to provide a unique, quality BCS education
Develop strategies for existing donors to move them to a regular cycle of giving.
Develop a BCS endowment and legacy giving plan.
Develop an Alumni program where graduates of BCS and their families continue to support its direction and development.
Develop a corporate matching program whereby BCS community members’ companies match donations to BCS.

Major Donors:
Research and develop best practices with respect to engaging major donors.
Cultivate and grow the BCS donor base with high capacity individuals.
Cultivate and grow the BCS donor base through the business community and through major corporate donors.

Capital campaigns:
Assemble, manage, guide and direct the raising of funds for current and future phases of capital campaigns for Bearspaw Christian School.

Grant writing:
Identify foundations who provide funding grants toward organizations like BCS and direct the engagement process of foundation partnerships.

Professional Qualifications
The Director of Development should possess as many of the following qualifications as possible:
University degree in Development, Marketing, Business or similar field.
Strong leadership ability.
Experience in management, development, marketing and/or sales management.
Proven track record of success in senior development or marketing roles.
Confident, driven and dynamic leader.
Entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to identify and seize opportunities.
Superior verbal and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills.
Evidence of the practice of a high-level of innovation and creativity.
Evidence of building relationships with key stakeholders.

Submitting Your Application
If you fit the candidate profile and skill requirements outlined above and are interested in applying for this position please e-mail the below documents to

Cover Letter - Clearly identify that you are interested in the Director of Development opportunity. Explain your interest in Bearspaw Christian School, and how you will help us achieve our important mission.
Resume & References - Please provide a detailed resume or curriculum vitae, showing all education and relevant certifications. Please note your resume must also include - A) List of References that can be contacted B) Scanned Copy of Teaching Certificate (for teaching staff only)
Statement of Faith - In 500 words or less, tell us about your relationship with Jesus. Tell us what difference He is making in your life today, and how that is encouraging you to serve others.

Applications that do not include all of these elements will be viewed as incomplete, and will not be considered.

Additional Document Submission (Post-Interview Only)
Applicants that are contacted about possible opportunities will be invited to an interview. Successful Applicants will be asked to come into the school to provide the following documents;

Original Police Information Check
Alberta Health Care Card
Driver's License
Social Insurance Card
Direct Deposit Information - i.e. Bank Information or VOID Cheque
When you come in we will provide a package of information for you to complete at the office, it should take 15-20 minutes to complete;

Youth Intervention Check
Staff Emergency Contact Form
TD1 Forms
Policies (Vision & Mission, Statement of Faith, Staff Code of Conduct, Confidentiality Agreement etc.)
Once we receive the following you will receive your employment contract;
Approved Youth Intervention Check
All of the above documents

Posted: May 3, 2017  |  Expires: August 1, 2017
Posted Under: Executive
Career ID: [ 3993 ]