Reports to: Director, Resource Development
Position type: Permanent, full-time
Language: Bilingual (English/French) preferred
Salary range: CA$80,000 – CA$100,000 per annum
WHO WE ARE
Cuso International is an international cooperation and development organization that works to create economic and social opportunities for marginalized groups. Together with our partners, we are focused on efforts to advance gender equality and social inclusion, improve economic resilience, and deliver progress on climate action. We believe that by sharing skills, we can build better futures. Founded in 1961, Cuso International works in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Canada.
ABOUT THE ROLE
Cuso International is seeking a motivated and skilled Associate Director, Major Gifts & Legacy Giving to foster donor engagement and generate revenue growth in support of Cuso’s ambitious program goals.
This position will play a critical role in the development and stewardship of current major and legacy gift donors and new major and legacy gift relationships. Drawing on a history of professional fundraising experience, the Associate Director will create opportunities to expand relationships with individual, corporate and foundation donors and identify new prospective donors with an affinity to Cuso International. Fostering a philanthropic culture throughout the organization is integral to this role. The Associate Director will work closely with and support senior volunteers in major gift development, as well as manage and provide direction to the Senior Philanthropy Officer.
Reporting to the Director, Resource Development, the Associate Director, Major Gifts and Legacy Giving will primarily lead the development and stewardship of a portfolio of 100 major donors and prospects, each with the capacity to give $5,000 plus. In addition, about one quarter of their time will be focused on the implementation of a planned giving program. Areas of responsibility include moves management strategy, research and prospect identification, cultivation, proposal development, solicitation, stewardship and volunteer management. The Associate Director will offer current knowledge and expertise primarily in the area of major gifts as well as some basic knowledge related to planned giving – with an appetite for continued learning.
This role of Associate Director, Major Gifts and Legacy Giving will enjoy a flexible location anywhere in Canada, close to an airport to facilitate travel. Occasional national and international travel for meetings and donor engagement will be required.
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
The Associate Director, Major Gifts and Legacy Giving will be a results-driven professional who will help raise Cuso International’s fundraising achievements to new levels. Working within a highly collaborative team, the ideal candidate will skillfully cultivate internal and external relationships, as an ambassador for philanthropy within and for Cuso International.
With proven major gift expertise, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing and nurturing a recently identified and pre-qualified portfolio of major gift donors, including individuals, corporations and foundations. The new Associate Director will be a talented communicator and influencer, able to position and promote the remarkable success stories and ongoing impacts of Cuso International’s programs.
Energetic and hardworking, the new incumbent will pro-actively lead the growth and development of Cuso International’s major gifts and legacy giving portfolio and will adapt and thrive in an evolving fast-paced but supportive environment.
Although previous exposure to international development is not required, the successful candidate will ideally be familiar with the complexities of national organizations. Inspired by Cuso International’s vision, mission, and demonstrated impact of long-term poverty alleviation, by helping people to acquire tools and skills, the new Associate Director will be a key contributor to the organization’s ongoing funding and programming success.
Internal and external relations
Experience and knowledge
Qualities and behaviours
Cuso International is committed to creating and fostering an inclusive culture. We strive to actively celebrate diversity, advance our equitable practices, and drive greater inclusion. We offer a comprehensive employee benefits package and insurance, generous days of paid time off, including vacation and sick days, and more.
Cuso International is committed to the integrity of our volunteers, interns, staff, managers, board members and subcontractors in preventing sexual violence in the way we operate. This is done through a defined framework, code of conduct, values and guiding principles, as well as Cooperation Canada’s Leaders’ Pledge.
Please click the “Apply for This Job” button to submit your application by January 16th, 2023, at 11:59PM (EST). Expressions of interest should be sent in English. Your résumé and one-page cover letter should demonstrate how you meet all the essential and any desirable qualifications. Please note that a confirmation email will be generated once you submit your application, but it may be directed to your spam or junk folders of your email inbox.
Cuso International is an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified applicants. Accommodations will be provided at any stages of the hiring process upon request. Thank you for your interest in Cuso International.
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