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SASCI seeks a Fund Development Specialist

Sunday, 23 May 2021. Posted in Shootin' the Breeze

SASCI seeks a Fund Development Specialist

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to make a real difference to the future of small rural communities?

The Southwest Alberta Sustainable Community Initiative (SASCI) is seeking proposals for a one-year full-time contract position as a fund development specialist, which SASCI may develop into a longer-term position.

Working 
out of SASCI’s Pincher Creek office in scenic southwest Alberta and reporting to SASCI’s fund development team, the fund development specialist will support and lead internal and external initiatives focused on growing community investment and improving investment impact.

The fund 
development specialist will have an extraordinary opportunity to help community investors, community organizations and community volunteers in building the social and economic resilience of their communities.

The fund development specialist will help SASCI determine the optimal solution for establishing a philanthropic foundation to support regional community development, delivering presentations to the SASCI board, local governments and other community investment stakeholders.

The fund development specialist will then help to establish the foundation and reach out to philanthropic investors within the region and beyond.

Scope of Work

    Identify the most suitable solution for establishing a philanthropic foundation to support community development in southwest Alberta

    Implement the preferred solution, working closely with SASCI’s fund development team

    Initiate and cultivate productive relationships with community volunteers, community investors and other key stakeholders

    Document and respond to all inquiries from prospective investors, promptly and professionally

    Co-ordinate and facilitate stakeholder engagements, sometimes on evenings and weekends

    Provide guidance and information to prospective investors around their options for investing and related benefits to the investor

    Manage investor relationships and investor recognition

    Assist in strategy development, financial forecasting and tracking of key performance metrics

    Represent SASCI in internal and external engagements, properly and professionally

    Innovate to improve efficiency and productivity of business procedures and processes

    Additional responsibilities as required

Required Skills, Attributes and Experience

    Bachelor’s degree or a suitable combination of training and work experience

    Willingness to take on challenges and tasks with a high level of initiative

    Client-focused with strong motivation and ability to understand and respond to client needs

    Highly developed interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills

    Excellent organizational, multitasking and project management skills

    Detail-oriented with exceptional time management skills
 
  •  Skilled in the use of videoconferencing platforms and online p
roductivity platforms (MS Office, etc.)

Beneficial Experience

    Previous experience in establishing and building a philanthropic foundation

    1 to 3 years of experience in dynamic customer-facing service roles

    Proficiency in building and maintaining relational databases

To Apply:

Email proposals to pcbridgebuilder@gmail.com with subject line 
‘Proposal for SASCI Fund Development Specialist.’

Include a cover letter and a resume with references in PDF format.

Proposals submitted after 12 p.m. MDT on June 30, 2021 will not be considered.

For more information, contact:
Dan Crawford
Chair, Fund Development Team
sudsyscarwash@gmail.com    
403-627-7891