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Gifts Officer

Gifts Officer

Company: Cambridge Christian School
Contact Person: Scott Beda
229 Myers Road
Cambridge, Ontario , N1R 7H3
Phone: 519-623-2261
Position Description

Cambridge Christian School welcomes applications for a part time Gifts Officer (approximately 15 hours per week). The key role of the Gifts Officer will be to   improve the revenue of CCS through the maintenance and expansion of our donor base.  (Detailed job description is below.)  An ideal candidate will be a committed follower of Christ with strong organizational skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a deep love of Christian Education. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, statement of faith and list of references in one attachment to Principal Scott Beda at by Monday, June 19.

Please be advised that, while we appreciate the interest shown by each applicant, we will respond only to those selected for an interview.


We are seeking a Gifts Officer with a passion to see growth in the Christian education sector, specifically at and through CCS.  The key role of the Gifts Officer is to improve the revenue of CCS and its programs by expanding the donor composition, broadening the donor base, and affirming ties within the community to grow the giving of the existing donor base.

Job Requirements    The Gifts Officer is responsible to:

Create and implement an overall donor strategy for annual and ongoing solicitation, as well as develop and maintain a donor database

Develop a framework for major individual donors

Develop & execute an Alumni donor acquisition, cultivation and retention plan

Identify and build upon potential corporate and church funding sources

Develop a planned giving strategy

Write foundation proposals and seek out new opportunities not currently identified

Enhance the capacity of volunteers and staff to fundraise through coaching and developing straightforward techniques for asking for support

Work with the Principal and Finance Committee to establish funding priorities and develop an integrated work plan to meet these priorities.

Ensure that all reporting requirements are met

Coordinate a capital campaign (future)

Other related duties as required.

Skills Required    The ideal candidate would possess the following skills:

Ability to create and conduct presentations, and to make the “ask” from donors/potential donors

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, a positive customer service attitude, and the ability to network

Able to coordinate and motivate volunteers at times, as well as work independently at times

Database software experience including customer relationship management (donor) databases

Able to work well under pressure and meet set priorities.

Posted: May 19, 2017  |  Expires: July 31, 2017
Posted Under: Fundraising
Career ID: [ 4066 ]