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Resource Developer / Fundraiser At Kinbrace Community Society

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Job Description

Join the team of a small, established, high-impact organization providing housing and support for refugee claimants in Metro Vancouver, BC.

Job Purpose:

The Resource Developer / Fundraiser is responsible for raising funds and building up resources to support refugee claimants by inviting and stewarding meaningful connections between individuals, groups and communities, and the Kinbrace mandate.

About Kinbrace:

Kinbrace launched in 1998 as BC’s first dedicated housing and support provider for refugee claimants arriving in Canada. Our dream for each refugee claimant is a world of welcome, a community of belonging and a life of opportunity.

The Kinbrace community is rooted in the Christian tradition, drawing its inspiration from the ancient summons to welcome those who are displaced with radical generosity of spirit and space. We respond to this summons, guided by our core values of: Welcome, Trust, Mutual Transformation, Celebration and Prayer. We strive, as a diverse community, to work and act in ways that lead to justice & dignity for all people seeking refugee protection.

Learn more at www.kinbrace.ca

Position Overview:

The Resource Developer / Fundraiser is responsible for cultivating and stewarding meaningful relationships with individuals, groups and communities, resulting in an increase of resources (financial, in-kind gifts, volunteers, etc.) for Kinbrace. This includes prospecting, connecting and inviting individuals, groups and communities to meet the needs of refugee claimants with their giftings and resources through Kinbrace. The Resource Developer / Fundraiser will also be responsible for developing & managing fundraising assets, stewarding our giving programs, leading fundraising events, managing our donor management system and assisting in grant writing & reports.

The role of the Resource Developer / Fundraiser relies on strong communication and relationship building with individuals, groups and communities (including faith-based communities). Also, this role requires someone who is a self-manager, a creative problem solver and a conceptual thinker with strong future orientation.

Position Terms:

  • Full-time: 30 hours per week
  • $25 - $30 / hour depending on experience
  • Three-month mutual discernment period for fit after hiring
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Start date: 24 June 2019 (start date is flexible)

Reports to:

Director of Operations

Supervises:

None

Location:

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Position Responsibilities:

  • Cultivate and build meaningful relationships with individuals, groups and communities, resulting in an increase of resources (financial, in-kind gifts, volunteers, etc.) for Kinbrace
  • Manage and support Kinbrace’s resource development program, including:
    • Individual Giving
    • Companion Circle (Kinbrace’s Monthly Giving program)
    • Major Gift Program
    • Year-End Giving
    • Foundations
    • Churches
    • Partner Organizations
    • Ride for Refuge
    • Third-party fundraising events
    • Financial Gifts
    • Partnerships
    • Fundraising Events
    • In-kind Gifts
    • Volunteers
  • Assist with donor stewardship; prepare and mail newsletters; communicate information with donors as appropriate to resolve issues
  • Lead the development & management of Kinbrace’s collection of case for support, donor information packages and thank you materials
  • Lead and manage Kinbrace’s donor management system:
    • Develop and manage processes for capturing, storing and analyzing donor information
    • Data entry into the donor management system, ensuring accuracy and complete entry of information
  • Assist Executive Director, Director of Operations and Director of Programs in researching & applying for grants and in writing reports
  • Assist with special events as needed

Skills:

Candidate Qualifications

  • Exceptional communication skills (both verbal and written), including telephone manner
  • Strong networking and relationship-building capacity
  • Proven donor relationship-building skills, with the ability to be tactful & diplomatic and to manage confidential information
  • Strategic and proactive thinking in all aspects of resource development
  • Previous experience fundraising is preferred
  • Strong data entry and administrative skills
  • Possesses valid Class 5 BC driver’s license
  • Some flexibility in schedule (occasional weekends and evenings)
  • Comfortable with public speaking an asset
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Knowledge of the refugee claim process an asset

Candidate Attributes

  • Exemplifies, and actively lives into, the core values of Kinbrace: Welcome, Trust, Mutual Transformation, Celebration and Prayer
  • Loves meeting new people and cultivating mutually transformative relationships
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to juggle multiple balls simultaneously
  • Deep integrity and humility
  • Self-starter
  • Advocating spirit
  • Pragmatic decision-maker and creative problem-solver
  • Comfortable in inter-faith settings
  • Highly developed social, emotional and cultural intelligence

Working Conditions / Environment:

  • Requires travel to various locations in BC’s Lower Mainland
  • Desk space in the Kinbrace office
  • Will require work on some evenings and weekends
  • Attend, and lead (if comfortable) on a rotating basis, weekly staff prayer practices
  • Attend Tuesday Community Dinner (twice monthly, at minimum. This is paid staff time)
  • Cook the Tuesday Community Dinner main dish, approximately once every 2 months
  • Lead the “welcome and announcements” at the Tuesday Community Dinner (as part of a rotating cycle, with the rest of the staff team)
  • Attend yearly Thanksgiving dinner (the Saturday before Thanksgiving)
  • Attend yearly Kinbrace camping trip (Friday - Sunday at end of June)
  • Attend weekly staff meeting

Why Should You Apply?

  • Be part of a team that creates a meaningful welcome with and for people who are forcibly displaced and seeking refugee protection
  • Hone your interpersonal and professional skills in a purposeful context

Interested?

Apply with a cover letter and resume.

In your cover letter, please:

  • Reflect on Kinbrace’s five Core Values ( www.kinbrace.ca/our-values/ ) Which core value resonates most with you and why? Which core value feels distant or difficult for you to pursue and why? Briefly discuss why these two core values (the one most resonant and the one most distant to you) matter in the context of forced displacement.
  • Describe why you are applying for this role and how you see yourself being a good fit for this role.
  • If you have any experience with people who have lived the refugee experience, we would love to hear about it.

Three references will be requested if you are invited to the interview stage.

Job posting closes 5 pm (Pacific Time) Monday, May 20th, 2019.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.