Reporting to the President of the Board of Directors, the Director, Philanthropic Development Department plans, develops, carries out and evaluates strategies necessary for the development of the financial resources of the Foundation. Its main responsibilities are to achieve the set objectives; to identify and raise awareness; and to solicit and retain potential donors. In addition, the person holding this position will be responsible for the financial and administrative management of the Foundation in close collaboration with the Treasurer and the Members of the Administration Board.


  • Solicitation, recognition and building of the Foundation’s donor’s loyalty to achieve its’ set objectives.
  • Plan, organize, carry out and coordinate solicitation activities for development projects entrusted to the Philanthropic Development Department. This must be in accordance with the major and planned Donation Program Plan as well as that of the annual campaign approved by the Board of Directors of the Foundation.
  • Manage the portfolio of potential donors to ensure sufficient number of files in each solicitation phase and carry out significant tasks with them.
  • Develop personalized awareness, solicitation and loyalty plans based on the appropriate tasks for each potential or new donor.
  • Assist and advise members of the Board of Directors and of the Endowment Committee on planned donations and major gifts. The candidate will also need to assist in the development of fundraising strategies for various projects and advise the members on their solicitation procedures.
  • Develop and sustain relationships with members of the internal community of the Archdiocese and participate in the activities of the Foundation. They must ensure that they shine outside the organization to seize opportunities in the field.
  • Participate in the identification, recruitment and retention of volunteers who will contribute to achieving development objectives, in consultation with the President of the Foundation.
  • Supervise the volunteers associated with awareness-raising, solicitation, and development with potential donors, so that they are properly informed and equipped.
  • Design and / or validate the preparation of philanthropic information and promotion tools as well as the appropriate events for awareness raising solicitation or retention.
  • Actively participate in the process of allocating files from potential donors, preparing requests for submission and discussing the relevant files.
  • Regularly and consistently document the potential donor management system and produce monthly reports for presentation and as a way of monitoring the progress of the program plan and annual performance targets.
  • Review the various plans of the financing programs (budget, timeline, etc.) on an annual basis.


  • Undergraduate university degree in an appropriate discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in fields related to the requirements of this position.
  • Experience in philanthropic or business development, solicitation or sales and management of a non-profit organization.
  • Results-oriented and able to demonstrate concrete and quantified achievements in terms of development.
  • Knowledge of the philanthropic environment, an important asset.
  • Skills in interpersonal relationships (experience with professionals).
  • Sense of organization, planning.
  • Team spirit, political acumen, and good skills in interacting with volunteers and potential donors.
  • Good writing skills and oral and written communications.
  • Good skills in using communication and marketing tools (social media, Office 365 suite, etc.).
  • Autonomy and ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision.
  • Availability to perform work outside the regular schedule and to travel within and outside the region.
  • Fluency in written and spoken French and English.


  • Position 5 days / week
  • Compensation: starting at $ 60,000 (depending on experience and training)
  • Social benefits: according to the existing benefits for the staff of the Archdiocese of Gatineau

Qualified candidates are invited to apply no later than January 31st, 2022. Please submit a resume and cover letter, to Lily Serreau, Director Human Resources Consulting at BNP Philanthropic Performance ( We thank all those who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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