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Business Development and Fundraising Officer




Position Title:                     Business Development and Fundraising Officer

Position Location:             Ottawa, Ontario

Travel Requirement:         Domestic and international travel




The Business Development and Fundraising Officer (BDFO) provides support to a dynamic business development and fundraising team and is responsible for developing, implementing and managing appropriate fundraising programs and projects and to support CDF’s business development needs.





  • Work with Manager, Fundraising, to identify, research and grow new revenue channels
  • Implement fundraising strategies to support the Fundraising Plan
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward assigned corporate and individual high net worth donors
  • Coordinate special campaigns, including theme weeks, disaster response, and other initiatives
  • Coordinate CDF fundraising events such as online, live and silent auctions, supporting and encouraging third party events, and other events.
  • Secure sponsorship, budget, plan and execute events and manage event volunteers


Business Development

  • Work with Manager, Business Development to research potential partners for CDF Canada projects
  • Initiate and manage partner meetings
  • Screen and assess funding opportunities from BD bulletin boards
  • Conduct background research and prepare profiles, briefing notes and proposal content including concept notes
  • Track and maintain project proposal pipeline
  • Represent CDF at tradeshows, conferences and various public forums


Skills and Knowledge


  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in a relevant field
  • Five to eight years of demonstrated competence in fundraising and/or business development activities, preferably for an international development organization
  • Experience soliciting and closing $25,000 plus gifts, experience stewarding individual and corporate donors
  • Understanding of fundraising principles and applicable CRA regulations
  • Familiarity with relevant institutional donor regulations, funding mechanisms, specific policies, procedures and priorities, a plus
  • Demonstrated success in building, developing and retaining strong, positive relationships.
  • Ability to engage current donors and prospective donors/partner to support CDF’s international mandate
  • Excellent capacity to work in a small team dedicated to fundraising; to work with a volunteer base
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Effective oral and written communication and analytical skills.
  • Initiative, self-motivated, creative and sound judgment.
  • Maintain discretion and absolute confidentiality at all times.
  • Advanced computer literacy, experience using excel and donor management software; knowledge of Donor Perfect an asset.
  • CFRE designation, or willingness to obtain is desirable



    • Adaptability
    • Accuracy
    • Attention to Detail
    • Communication
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Planning and organizing
    • Problem solving
    • Teamwork

Application Process and Deadline

  • Applications must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2018.
  • Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • Applicants must include cover letter and resume. Cover letter must include salary expectation.


Please reference the job title in the email subject line and submit your resume and cover letter in confidence to


All applicants are thanked for their interest in CDF Canada; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.






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