Canada's History Seeks Fund Development & Stewardship Manager

Would you like to work with strong, smart people in a resilient, dynamic organization? Canada’s History may have the career you are looking for!

Posted October 21, 2022

Canada’s National History Society believes in the value and power of stories to transform communities and to connect all people in Canada. We believe that diversity is a strength, and that by sharing each other’s stories and experiences, we grow empathy, fostering deeper understanding and appreciation for the past, present, and future of Canada.

What will you be doing:

The Fund Development & Stewardship Manager reports to the President & CEO and works collaboratively with management in executing a fund development plan that supports our charitable programs. You will manage the delivery of an on-going campaign including prospect research and development, donor stewardship and recognition programs, grant and proposal writing, stakeholder communications, gift management and donor reporting.

Desired Experience and Qualifications:

You will be self-motivated, self-directed with superior time management skills and ability to work independently and proactively. You will possess excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills and be able to work to strict deadlines while contributing to a professional working environment.

  • 5 or more years of proven fundraising experience with major gifts, capital campaigns and business philanthropy;
  • Proven experience engaging and stewarding donors at a variety of levels;
  • An interest in Canada’s history; 
  • Understanding of the importance of working with an interdisciplinary team to create an inclusive and collaborative work environment;
  • Complies with the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Donor Bill of Rights and Code of Ethical Principles and Standards;
  • The ability to communicate in both English and French would be a key asset;
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and experience with contact management software such as Raiser’s Edge are mandatory;
  • Ability to work within a flexible schedule, including occasional evenings

Salary Range:

$55,000 to $65,000 with a comprehensive benefits package including health and dental benefits, pension matching contributions after six months employment. This includes starting vacation at 3 weeks per year.

About Canada’s National History Society:

We are the storytellers of Canadian history, sharing the stories of our diverse country and celebrating the many people and organizations who tell them. We recognize excellence, honouring the achievements of history makers and enthusiasts of all ages, and building connections about Canada’s history community. We use multi-platform publishing and history programming to add value and audience reach. Our work includes: Canada’s History magazine and Kayak: Canada’s History Magazine for Kids, CanadasHistory.ca and HistoireCanada.ca and the Governor General’s History Awards.

Canada’s National History Society is strongly committed to a workforce that reflects the multiple perspectives and diverse stories of all Canadians. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals including applicants from all cultures, racialized communities, abilities, diverse sexual and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier free. Please contact us directly if there are any accessibility needs required during any part of the hiring process.

Interested applicants are encouraged to forward a resume, including a cover letter, by November 24, 2022, to:

Canada’s National History Society
Main Floor, Bryce Hall
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB, R3B 2E9

Fax: (204) 988-9309
E-mail: hr@canadashistory.ca

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those being considered for interviews will be contacted.

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