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Fund Development Officer

Company: The Lung Association of Saskatchewan
Date Posted: April 12, 2017



Chief Executive Officer


Fund Development






The Lung Association, Saskatchewan is searching for a motivated, seasoned fundraising professional for the position of Fund Development Officer. Reporting to the President and CEO, the Officer is responsible to develop and implement a comprehensive and sustainable fund development program to include direct mail (including e-appeals), raffle management, monthly giving program and tribute giving program. Balancing best practice with creativity, the Officer will develop fundraising strategies that promote and engage current and prospective donors while implementing meaningful stewardship activities to enhance their long-term commitment to the mission.


BREATHING PASSION AND COMPASSION. Our reason for being can really be summed up in one word: Breathe. It’s what unites us. It’s what inspires us. And it’s what keeps our community of physicians, scientists, clinicians, educators, administrators, volunteers and donors so committed — whether it’s searching for cures to lung diseases, teaching our youth about the dangers of tobacco, or fighting for clean air. The Lung Association, Saskatchewan is the leading organization in our province working to promote lung health and prevent and manage lung disease. We do this by funding vital research and pushing for innovative ways to help people manage their health.



  • Develop and implement fund development plans to include direct mail fundraising, the implementation of Spring and Fall raffles, monthly giving and Tribute programs and other customary fundraising activities
  • Conduct and analyze donor giving patterns to increase donor retention, upgrading, and conversion rates of current donors
  • Conduct research on donor prospects and other acquisition strategies to expand donor base provincially
  • Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising goals are being achieved
  • Monitor trends in the community and province and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary
  • Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities
  • Build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization
  • Engage volunteers for fund development initiatives using established volunteer management practices
  • Support the design and distribution of marketing and communication materials for development efforts
  • Establish communication lines to increase awareness of the organization to its donors and maximize public awareness of the fundraising activities of the organization



  • A certificate in Fundraising Management is an asset
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation is an asset
  • Knowledge of SLGA rules and regulations regarding large raffle management
  • Knowledge of fundraising and revenue generation at a community level
  • Knowledge of federal and provincial legislation affecting charities
  • Knowledge of the management of volunteer resources
  • Knowledge of Imagine Canada Standards’ Program
  • Proficient in using Customer Relationship Management systems
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software



The Fund Development Officer must be able to:

  • Work using their own initiative
  • Build solid and strong relationships at all levels
  • Communicate effectively and demonstrate a high level of emotional intelligence
  • Problem solve and offer solutions 
  • Develop and implement fund development models
  • Organise and set priorities
  • Hold themselves to a professional standard of excellence
  • Perform duties in accordance with the values of The Lung Association, Saskatchewan including efficiency, effectiveness, professionalism, integrity, honesty, compassion, respect and dignity
  • All employees of The Lung Association, Saskatchewan are expected to follow a lifestyle which exemplifies good respiratory health habits



  • Normal office hours between Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm with occasional evening and week-end working hours.  



If you wish to explore this opportunity please submit your cover letter and resume via email to Melissa Leib, VP of Finance & Workforce at: