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Director, Marketing and Fund Development

Oxfam Canada

Internal/External Posting Notice
DEADLINE:  25 September 2017

Title:   Director, Marketing and Fund Development          
Department:   Marketing and Fund Development
Status:   Full-time, Three year contract
Location:   Ottawa, Ontario                                
Immediate Supervisor:   Executive Director
Salary Band:   Director

Please submit applications to employment@oxfam.ca quoting competition number DMFD0917 in the subject line of email.

Oxfam Canada (OC) is an international development agency with a focus on women’s rights and gender equality, committed to building lasting solutions to global poverty and injustice by advocating for fundamental social change.  We work in relationships of solidarity and partnership to build the capacity of civil society in the Global South. As a founding member of Oxfam International, Oxfam Canada works in collaboration with other Oxfam affiliates to increase impact and influence locally, nationally and globally.

 

SCOPE OF POSITION:
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director Marketing & Fund Development provides strategic leadership and effective direction to all of Oxfam Canada’s work in Canada including fundraising, marketing and where relevant, communications. The Director will drive performance in support of fundraising and marketing goals, creating a seamless journey for Oxfam’s supporters and engaging them more deeply in support of our mission. This work includes providing the strategic vision to meet the future revenue needs of the organisation. The department will offer stakeholders, including donors, volunteers and campaigners, a range of avenues and opportunities to contribute to Oxfam’s impact and influence. As a member of the senior Management Team, the Director contributes to the overall leadership and management of the agency and to relevant Oxfam International processes and forums.
The Director, Marketing & Fund Development will be responsible for continuing to enhance the awareness of Oxfam Canada’s excellent work, and to expand its donor base to ensure it continues to fulfill its mission now and well into the future.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: (This is not an exhaustive list of duties to be performed) She/he:

  • Grow Oxfam Canada’s fundraising revenues, aligning resources to drive performance, building a larger and more diversified donor base and ensuring effective stewardship of donors.
  • Ensure the development and successful implementation of a focused donor journey strategy;
  • Provide strong leadership to the Department and to the broader organization, ensuring all activities are aligned and mutually reinforcing in support of our strategic objectives.
  • Ensure coherence among the objectives and complementarity among the activities of the Department and those of the Policy and Campaigns and International Program Department.
  • Maximize Oxfam’s impact and influence by protecting and growing our brand, ensuring it is best positioned both to raise funds and lobby for change.
    • Contribute to the development and implementation of Oxfam’s global strategies related to marketing, fundraising as appropriate.
      • Assure effective human resources management to the Marketing and Fundraising Department, including:
        • Creating an environment in which staff feel valued, productive and accountable, and where learning is encouraged and supported;
        • Confirming staffing decisions comply with Human Resources policies and the Collective Agreement;
        • Ensuring development and implementation of work pans that reflect priorities;
        • Monitoring workload and work environment, taking reasonable steps to promote work-life balance and minimize risks;
        • Ensuring annual performance reviews of each staff person, in accord with Oxfam Canada human resources policies; and
        • Supervising, coaching and mentoring direct reports.

     

    • Ensure performance and accountability for revenues and expenditures, including:
      • Recommending revenue targets and investment priorities for public fundraising
      • Developing plans to deliver on approved targets for both unrestricted and restricted revenue
      • Driving performance to maximize results; and
      • Ensuring meaningful and timely reporting, evaluation and control.

     

    • Serve as a member of the senior Management Team, contributing to Oxfam Canada’s impact, influence and effectiveness and helping strengthen its sustainability and resilience, including:
      • Sharing in the management and leadership of Oxfam Canada, helping to develop and implement the strategic plan, assessing and managing risks and opportunities, and creating an inclusive and supportive environment
      • Providing strategic and policy advice to the Executive Director and the Board;
      • Contributing to the leadership of Oxfam, helping to shape its future direction and enable Oxfam Canada to play a full and constructive role within the confederation; and,
      • Representing Oxfam Canada at the highest levels, both internally and externally.

    Authority

    • Approves priorities, plans and budgets for submission to the Management Team and Executive Director
    • Approves activities within the program plan
    • Approves expenditures within the program budget for up to $100,000
    • Hires, disciplines and releases staff in consultation with Human Resources
    • Revises job descriptions of departmental staff in accordance with Oxfam Canada policies and the collective agreement;
    • Re‑assumes any authority delegated to staff

    Reporting

    • Direct reports include the Integrated Marketing Coordinator, the Manager, Individual Giving and 2 members from the fundraising department;
    • All Department staff is accountable to the Director, Marketing and Fund Development.

    Accountability for

    • Assuring delivery against fundraising targets and program objectives
    • Ensuring Oxfam Canada’s case for support is compelling and articulated in all communications to prospective and existing supporters
    • Managing resources and controlling costs to maximize results
    • Complying with all relevant legislations, organizational policies and contractual obligations
    • Effective performance of Departmental staff
    • Effective participation in Management Team

     

    REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE & COMPETENCIES:

    Education

    • A university degree in fundraising, management or another directly related discipline;
    • Accreditation as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) or Advances Certified Fundraising Executive is an asset.

    Experience

    • A minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in a public fundraising management role
    • A minimum of five (5) years’ management experience, including strategic planning, risk management, budget development and financial management, and human resource management.  
    • Management experience working in a unionized environment would be preferred.
    • Previous experience directing strategic communications to ensure effective alignment of organization objectives and results in the areas of fundraising and marketing and, preferably, public engagement.
    • Experience with face-to-face fundraising would be a strong asset.

     

    Knowledge/ Ability

    • Knowledge and strong understanding of public engagement strategies and innovations
    • An ability to demonstrate a solid understanding of Oxfam’s brand and how this can be leveraged with donors and supporters.
    • Knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to, the mission of Oxfam Canada and of the work of Oxfam Internationally.

    Competencies

    • Demonstrated leadership, motivational and change management skills.
    • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively in a wide range of cultural and political settings.
    • Result-driven with demonstrated success in spearheading major fundraising campaigns.
    • High level of energy, initiative, creativity and dynamism.
    • Proven analytical and conceptual thinking skills, with sound judgement.
    • Demonstrated skills in influencing, relationship building and team building.
    • High level of energy, stamina and flexibility in adapting to changing situations.

    Language

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Fluency in French is an asset.

    Other

    • Ability to travel within Canada and internationally is required.

     

    ** MUST be eligible to work in Canada **

    This position offers a comprehensive Benefits package.

    We thank all those who apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Oxfam Canada is committed to diversity and equity around the globe and in our workplace. We welcome applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification and share our values. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us as soon as possible of any particular adaptive measures you might require. Oxfam Canada is committed to diversity and equity around the globe and in our workplace. We welcome applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification and share our values. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us as soon as possible of any particular adaptive measures you might require.
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