Arthritis comes in many forms. It can lead to significant, often irreparable, damage to a person’s joints, skin, organs and other areas of the body. Pain, fatigue, loss of function, disability, and even death can result. There is no cure. One in five Canadians is diagnosed with arthritis; for many adults and some children, it is a life-long condition. The Arthritis Society is working hard to change that by raising awareness, supporting people with arthritis, advocating for public policies as a critical patient voice, and funding vital research.

Manager, Major & Planned Giving

National | Location: Montreal

The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Vice President, Quebec, and working closely with the nationwide revenue development team, the Manager, Major & Planned Giving is accountable for securing major and planned giving revenue across the region of Quebec to support the mission of the Arthritis Society. This seasoned professional will build strong, effective, and long-term relationships with a portfolio of current and potential corporate & family foundations and individual donors. Although primarily working with Quebec-based foundations and major gifts prospects, the Manager may also support national major gifts and/or planned giving donors/prospects, as needed. In addition, the Manager is accountable for building and managing the Quebec planned giving program and will be responsible for the identification, prospect research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of estates, planned gifts, individuals, and other stakeholders. The Manager will oversee, and be accountable for, a pipeline of upwards of one hundred (100) major gifts prospects and in excess of fifty (50) planed giving prospects, and will solicit these individuals regularly with a goal to move them from interested to confirmed donors. The Manager will build strong, long-term relationships with a network of planned giving professionals for advisory purposes, and serve as an essential member of the development team.

Required Skills & Experience:

The successful candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in fundraising, business or a related field, with a minimum of five (5) years of progressive revenue development experience gained from a similar, donor-centric fundraising environment. The ability to develop and maintain high quality and long-lasting donor relationships, and execute strategic fundraising plans is essential, as is a demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities in a versatile environment. The successful candidate is a driven, energetic, self-motivated and results-oriented passionate fundraiser, with a passion for philanthropy. Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work in a collaborative style with local and nationwide colleagues and stakeholders, both in-person and remotely, is a must. A high level of comfort and experience with donor databases (Raiser’s Edge experience preferred) and Microsoft Office is required for this role. CFRE accreditation is considered an asset, as is AFP membership in good standing. Bilingual (French and English) language skills are essential. Due to the nature of this position, the successful candidate must have access to a vehicle, valid driver’s license, insurance and be able to travel within Quebec.

A career at the Arthritis Society is more than just a job. It’s an opportunity to use your talents to make a difference in the lives of people affected by arthritis. Our new strategic plan, Accelerating Impact, conveys a vision for growth as we work to meet the needs of increasing numbers of people (six million Canadians of all ages) impacted by this devastating disease. In addition to work that has a positive impact, you will be joining an organization that embraces innovation and is committed to being a great place to work. We are an energizing corporate culture, constantly learning, rigorously measuring our work, and building on our achievements to reach more people nationwide. Our people are essential to this success and we will empower you to be successful in your role. The Arthritis Society is honoured to be a 2019 Canada’s Most Admired™ Corporate Cultures winner, and proud to be accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program.

We are proud to be an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce, and welcome and encourage applications from qualified and talented candidates who embrace our core values. We focus on recruiting candidates who are interested in growth, learning and innovation.

If you are interested in, and qualified for, this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume to We thank all applicants for their expression of interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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