JOB POSTING: Philanthropic Counsel

October 9, 2019

Closing Date: October 30, 2019
Job Region: Ottawa (flexible)
Years of Experience: 5+

What exactly is a Philanthropic Counsel? It’s a position that merges the skills of a fundraising strategist with an account manager in the annual giving sphere. It’s a fundraising consultant gig.

Are you passionate about fundraising? Are you self-motivated, curious and opinionated? Comfortable being called a project management wizard? Can you plan a revenue-generating program like nobody’s business? Can you magically conjure persuasive and compelling copy? Like the idea of a fast-paced, highly flexible work environment? This might be the career for you.

The Job

Client management and advisory
• Ensure a positive and valuable experience for all clients and with all projects
• Build critical relationships between internal account teams, clients and key stakeholders

Strategy and subject matter expertise
• Create and develop annual strategy and tactical plans for direct response fundraising programs, including direct mail, digital, stewardship, legacy campaigns, etc. as per needs of the client
• Develop annual client strategy (numbers and creative), analyze, make recommendations and report on initiatives to the client
• Complete data audits, fundraising reviews and plans, and other custom consulting work
• Be a storytelling expert able to guide the client, writers and yourself in crafting inspiring stories that build connections between donors and the cause they care about
• Write, manage the writing or revision of fundraising material as required

Project Management
• Work collaboratively with Project Specialists and the account team as necessary to establish and meet timelines
• Conceptualize campaigns, both design and copy
• Obtain appropriate buy-in and approval from clients to proceed to successive steps in projects

Business Development
• Ensure deep client loyalty and a high renewal rate, including managing the contract renewal process in concert with the client lead
• Further and deepen individual and company profile through speaking engagements, writing/blogging and/or volunteerism

Qualifications and Experience
• Minimum of 5 years of experience working in fundraising, with a preference for those with individual giving experience in direct mail, digital and/or legacy
• Highly adaptable, flexible and able to prioritize as part of a small but nimble team
• Able to successfully juggle multiple, competing deadlines in a fast‐paced, changing environment
• Proactive (confident in asking questions, generating ideas, and being a self-starter) on projects
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work well with a wide range of people
• Solid people management, leadership and diplomacy skills
• BONUS: Solid digital skill set with strategic or tactical experience in any of email marketing, lead generation campaigns, social media strategies, display advertising, donation form optimization, website content, platforms (Luminate, Engaging networks, Mail Chimp, Campaign Monitor), google analytics and reporting.

Salary Range: $65,000 – $90,000

About Good Works
We’re a company of fundraising consultants based in Ottawa who specialize in individual giving.

That means we work directly with causes to grow giving and spread donor love in mailboxes, inboxes, and everywhere in-between. We help charities get personal with each and every donor through direct marketing that’s tailor-made to create their biggest fans.

Part of our recipe for success is that we’re master storytellers (the other part is our team, plus a few classified secrets only revealed to our clients). We craft compelling and moving stories that deeply connect supporters to a cause.

We offer competitive salaries, a benefits package, professional development opportunities and a flexible work environment. We also encourage professional and personal volunteerism.

Human Resources
Good Works
1101 Prince of Wales Drive, Unit 110
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 3W7
TEL: (613) 232-9113
EMAIL: work@goodworksco.ca

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Holly Wagg

Holly Wagg

Fundraiser. Connector. Photographer. Adventurer. Extroverted-introvert. Digital architect. Change agent. Mother. Architect of random projects.