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Development Lead - Fundraising

Job Title: Development Lead (Fundraising) 

Company: MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning 

Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada 

Salary: $60,000 - $65,000 per year + Benefits 

Reporting to: The Executive Director 

Application Deadline: April 8, 2024, 5:00 pm (AST).  


MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning is seeking a dedicated and experienced Development Lead specializing in fundraising to join our team. The Development Lead will play a pivotal role in operationalizing the fundraising strategy, fostering donor relationships, and advancing fundraising efforts to support the mission and programs of MacPhee Centre. 



  • Fundraising: Collaborate with the executive team to operationalize and execute the fundraising strategy, including setting clear goals, timelines, and action plans to achieve fundraising targets. 
  • Grant Writing: Research, write, and submit grant proposals to government agencies, foundations, and other grant-making organizations to secure funding for MacPhee Centre's programs and initiatives.
  • Donor Stewardship: Implement best practices for donor stewardship, ensuring that donors receive timely and meaningful acknowledgment, recognition, and stewardship to cultivate long-term relationships with MacPhee Centre.
  • Donor Relations: Cultivate and maintain relationships with current and prospective donors, including individuals, corporations, and foundations, through personalized communications, meetings, and events.  
  • Fundraising Events: Plan, coordinate, and execute fundraising events to engage donors and generate financial support for MacPhee Centre. 
  • Research and Prospecting: Conduct research to identify new funding opportunities, including potential major donors, corporate sponsors, and grant opportunities, and develop strategies for engaging them effectively. 
  • Database Management: Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of donor interactions, gifts, and pledges in the donor database, and generate reports to track fundraising progress and analyze donor trends. 
  • Collaboration: Work closely with the fund development committee, executive team, board of directors, staff, and volunteers to integrate fundraising efforts into the organization's overall strategic objectives and activities.
  • Other Key Responsibilities: In addition to the above, the Development Lead will also be responsible for, coordinating fundraising campaigns and appeals, providing support for donor cultivation and solicitation meetings, and assisting with other development-related tasks as needed. 

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Use this form to express your interest in volunteering or facilitating with us for the upcoming term! You will hear back from us via email or phone.

Use this form to express your interest in facilitation or our volunteer opportunities. Tell us a little about yourself and we will be in touch with you directly via email or phone. Consider this form the start of a larger conversation between you and the MacPhee Centre.
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