Employment opportunity

Fundraising Development Officer

Permanent Full-time Position (35hrs/week)
Place of work: 
Montreal, Quebec
Starting date: 
As soon as possible
Reference number: 
December 1, 2019
To apply: 
Send a resume and cover letter to rh.hr@devp.org
We encourage members of employment equity groups to apply. Only candidates eligible to work in Canada will be considered for this position.
The organization: 
Development and Peace is one of the leading Canadian international development NGOs and the official international solidarity organization of the Canadian Catholic Church. With annual revenues ranging between $25 million and $35 million, the organization supports local partners located in several countries of the Global South. With a network of members across Canada, Development and Peace raises the awareness of Canadians about the causes of worldwide poverty and injustice and mobilizes Canadians around actions for change.

Reporting to the Director of Finance, Compliance and Philanthropic Development, the Fundraising Officer for Philanthropic Development is responsible for the implementation and monitoring of the fundraising campaigns under his or her responsibility. The Officer’s field of activity will vary according to the department’s priorities and work plan as well as the Officer’s particular skills and experience, fostering complementarity of talents and interchangeability among members of the team. The Officer’s work entails developing target clientele and initiating activities which involve prospecting, loyalty, recognition and accountability. The Officer will thus maintain ongoing relationships with current and potential donors. In tandem with the other members of his or her team, the Officer will be actively involved in developing the Philanthropic Development Plan and assessing it within the framework of the strategic plan. 

  1. To contribute and participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of an annual philanthropic development campaign for the entire Organization, as per the strategic plan. This campaign will include, inter alia, activities involving donor acquisition, recognition and retention;
  2. To develop and roll out strategies for soliciting major gifts from our current pool of members and donors;
  3. To develop and roll out strategies for attracting the general public and to target audiences that are not part of the current pool of members and donors, but which have the potential to become so, in order to solicit major gifts from them;
  4. To analyze the potential of our existing or potential donors and target those who may be interested in funding the Organization through planned giving;
  5. To develop, plan and implement mass solicitation strategies (including postal appeals, e-mail, online, and social media appeals), as well as strategies to develop the monthly giving program (the Share Year-Round program). In each case, this work involves, inter alia, setting annual objectives, monitoring the budgets attached to the campaigns that will be set up and respecting deadlines and production schedules;

Academic background

  • Bachelor's degree in law, social sciences, communication, administration or equivalent


  • Good command of French and English, spoken and written
  • Ability to compose and revise texts in both languages

 Software and computer programs

  • Mastery of Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Knowledge of a database software


  • Four years of relevant fundraising experience
  • Relevant experience in planned giving, including endowment funds, bequests, insurance and life annuities (asset)
  • Experience in a non-profit organization, working with volunteers or donors

 Specific knowledge

  • Excellent knowledge of pan-Canadian legislation encompassing fundraising
  • Good knowledge of the Privacy Act
  • Good knowledge of Canada's social, economic, political, religious and cultural issues
  • Good knowledge of international development issues
  • Knowledge of the Church and its commitments to social justice and international development (asset)


  • Availability to travel in Canada and abroad
  • Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends
Working conditions: 
  • Entry salary between $ 55,000 and $ 60,000 per year depending on experience and the number of languages mastered and required by the position
  • 35 hours work week
  • Group insurance plan, pension plan and competitive working conditions according to the collective agreement
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.