The Nova Scotia Liberal Party is seeking an experienced and dynamic individual who has a passion for fundraising and the entrepreneurial drive to grow the base of individual donors and enhance the overall financial contributions to the Party.
What qualities are needed in this role?
First and foremost, you are a fundraising professional with an impressive track record of developing and leading major fundraising programs, ideally in a membership-based or advocacy organization. Your experience touches all aspects of fundraising including annual giving, major gifts, individual gifts, direct mail and special events. To support your work, you understand the value in maintaining positive relationships with prospects, donors, volunteers and elected officials.
Organizationally, you are skillful at building long-term fundraising plans and annual operational plans. You are familiar with good governance practices and have enjoyed healthy relationships with all organizations and committees with whom you have worked.
Operationally, you build high-performing teams of staff and volunteers to work with you and you instill a culture of excellence in these teams through leading by example. You understand both financial and non-financial performance metrics and you maintain databases and reporting systems to ensure these targets are measured and achieved. Externally, you must be comfortable in a highly-visible marketing role as you serve as the “face” of the organization and engage with its many stakeholders. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential for success in this role.
Previous experience in a political organization is not required although a personal interest in the political process would help you understand the motivations of people who are engaged.
A detailed position description is available upon request.
If this is you, please forward your resume and a letter explaining clearly how your background, accomplishments and experience will meet the needs of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party. Applications can be emailed to Gerald Walsh Associates Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting project number 1694 in the subject line.
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