Job title Community Engagement / Fundraiser
Reports to Executive Director/ Director of Outreach Services
Salary DOE (starting at $55,000 annual – 36.25 hours/week; competitive benefit package including a matching RRSP and health spending account; flexible hours)


Job purpose

The Community Engagement/Fundraiser is responsible for event coordination focusing on fundraising, increasing the profile of The Outreach Centre, its core programs and services through unique and innovative strategies. The position is also responsible for all recruiting and maintaining of financial partnerships that may exist for individual programs and events as well as focusing on brand recognition and promotion.

The primary goal of a Community Engagement /Fundraiser is to develop and implement a fundraising strategy to secure revenue for the organization. As well responsible for developing and furthering relationships with the Organization exists donors, prospective donors, professional advisors and the community at large.

Duties and responsibilities

  • They include developing fundraising strategy and setting priorities and goals; researching and identifying potential donors, cultivating potential donors and communicating with current donors.  Other tasks include maintaining donor databases, working with fundraising committee and overseeing event planning and campaigns as needed.
  • Work with the Executive Director to identify individuals and groups that represent potential donors.
  • Develop and refine strategies for achieving the organizations targets and for reaching key market segments.
  • Make presentations to prospective donors.
  • Work with existing donors to grow contribution.
  • Coordinate a range of communications to donors, including addressing issues, questions or concerns relating to donor funds, personalized annual donor reporting letters with accompanying material and others as required.
  • Plan and organize fund development events and activities.
  • Assist with the creation of marketing materials for Organization’s giving options.
  • Maintain the donor database in coordination with the Executive Director.
  • Maintain and coordinate a volunteer base. Maintain accurate and up-to-date volunteer files, consent forms and statistics.
  • Coordinate statistics, reports and evaluation processes of donor services program.
  • Assist with development of policies and guidelines relating to donors and fund development.


     Tools for School and Adopt A Family program.

  • Two months of the year are dedicated to the Tools for School program and Adopt A Family program.
  • Coordinate and develop relationships with program sponsors
  • Match family applications to sponsors for Adopt A Family
  • Fulfill family needs for school supplies


Agency Related Duties

  • Support the mission and mandate of the agency.
  • Attend and participate in team and staff meetings.
  • Communicate with other agencies to share information.
  • Attend committee meetings as assigned.
  • Completes all require reporting, maintain statistical records.
  • Ensure that The Outreach Centre is perceived by the public in a positive manner
  • Develop and maintain a positive and effective relationship with community partners.
  • Ensure quality of the services delivered.
  • Performs all general duties of The Outreach Centre employees, and other duties, as required.



The Fund Development Officer will exhibit:

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma preferred.
  • Fundraising certification an asset.
  • A minimum of three (3) years relevant experience with donors, marketing and/or fund raising in a professional setting.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong administrative and organizations skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to deal with a wide variety of individual and group personalities.
  • Ability to learn quickly and work with minimal supervision.
  • Community awareness and interest, particularly concerning the charitable sector.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment.
  • Computer skills: Experience with MS Word, MS Excel and Outlook, must be comfortable working with spreadsheets.
  • Exposure to accounting is an asset.
  • Ability to work independently in high stress situations and problem solve.
  • Professional appearance and comportment.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Exceptional customer-service skills and effective communication both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to interact respectfully and appropriately with diverse groups of people.
  • Able to work independently.
  • Bilingual English/French or other languages an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience in the not-for-profit sector is preferred
  • Proven track record in meeting revenue targets while working under strict time constraints and with a diversity of projects.
  • Previous experience with Major Gifts fundraising is considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience in public speaking.
  • Demonstrated self-discipline, able to manage competing priorities and tasks, in a demanding environment, without direct supervision.
  • Exceptional oral and written communications skills, with the ability to produce a wide variety of materials including letters, proposals, public speaking notes and speeches.
  • A “go-getter” and strong relationship builder, assertive, exercises initiative and strength in building relationships.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills in dealing with a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • High level of dependability, maturity and professionalism.
  • Creative and lateral thinker with ability to effectively implement new strategic directions.


License and Certificates/other requirements

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid Alberta driver’s license.
  • Attend and participate in mandatory training.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid C.P.R./First Aid Certificate. Where applicable.
  • Provide current, clear Criminal Record Check.
  • Provide current, clear Child and Youth Intervention Record Check. Where applicable.



  • Adherence to the policies and regulations of The Outreach Centre.
  • Adherence to the contractual and legal obligations of grant agreements with funders.
  • Adherence to the Freedom of Information Policy. As well display diplomacy and tact in dealing with confidential information.
  • Adherence to the program policies and procedures.
  • Completion of reports as required by The Outreach Centre and funders.
  • Performance appraisal by the Executive Director.


Working conditions

Although this program operates during the normal agency business hours Monday – Friday 8:15am – 4:30pm,  36.25 hours per week,  flexible hours are required dependent upon fundraising events.

  • Exposure to a variety of working environments.
  • Regular office hours, as well as non-traditional work hours as needed to meet program/client needs.


The office may be a busy facility. The Fund Development Officer may have to manage a number of projects at one time, and may be interrupted frequently to meet the needs and requests of Executive Director, sponsors, donors, volunteers and staff. The Fund Development Officer may find the environment to be busy, noisy and will need excellent organizational and time and stress management skills to complete the required tasks. The Fund Development Officer will have to manage a number of requests and situations at one time. Stress may be caused by the need to complete tasks within tight deadlines.


Travel requirements

  • Use of personal vehicle with mileage paid at the current Outreach Centre


Physical requirements

This position requires light lifting and carrying.  Use of vehicle is required.  Standing/sitting for periods of time at a display may be required during a marketing campaign.


Direct reports

Executive Director / Director of Outreach Services.

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Contact Us

Tel: 403.347.2480
Toll free: 1.866.347.2480

4101 - 54 Avenue,
Red Deer, AB T4N 7G3