Manager of Philanthropy

  • Full Time
  • Halifax
  • $53,156 to $71,381 CAD / Year

Website Atlantic School of Theology

Atlantic School of Theology
Manager, Philanthropy

The primary function of the Manager, Philanthropy is to develop and implement an overall
fundraising strategy of Atlantic School of Theology (AST) in alignment with university priorities and the University’s strategic plan. AST’s mission is to serve Christ’s mission by shaping faithful and effective leaders and understanding among communities of faith. This position, reporting to the CAO, will provide leadership and support to the President and CAO by managing all fundraising appeals including Annual Fund, Special Funds, Major Gifts, Capital Giving and Planned Gifts.

The position will be responsible for:
1. Working with the President, Dean and CAO to strategize and execute fundraising plans in
concert with the University’s strategic plan.
2. Manage all fundraising appeals of the University including Annual Fund, Special Funds, Major
Gifts, Capital Giving, and Planned Gifts.
3. Working with the Manager of Communications and Alumni Affairs to develop and execute
communications strategies with alumni donors and others in the AST community.
4. Engage, cultivate, solicit and steward AST donors.
5. Utilize the Donor database for fundraising purposes.
6. Develop strategic fundraising initiatives (letters, notes, solicitations, reports, etc.) and collaborate with the Manager of Communications and Alumni Affairs to bring initiatives to life through creative materials that support fundraising.
7. Prepare fundraising reports as required for government, founding parties and for the
Association of Theological Schools.
8. Manage all fundraising Special Events.
9. Other duties as assigned to meet the needs and strategic goals of the Advancement Department in alignment with ASTs Strategic plan.

As the ideal candidate, you have the following preferred education and experience:
• Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience
• Minimum of 3 years previous experience working in a fundraising position
• Previous experience working in an Advancement Office would be an asset
• Proficient in the use of MS Office Products. Experience in other software including fundraising
software considered an asset.
• A track record of successful fund-raising initiatives
• Results-oriented and able to work both independently and within a team environment
Skills and aptitudes:
• Strong attention to detail, accuracy, speed and strong proofreading/editing skills
• Must possess excellent verbal, analytical, critical thinking, organizational and written skills in
• Must have sound and mature problem solving and decision-making skills
• Must be self-determined with the ability to act in a pro-active manner and take initiative
• Reliability & Flexibility
• Professionalism
• Exceptional interpersonal skills
• Highly motivated, high energy and is persistent, tactful, and diligent.
• Familiarity with one or more of our founding parties (the United Church of Canada, Anglican
Church, and Roman Catholic Church) would be an asset.
• Familiarity with post-secondary fundraising would be an asset.
• Criminal Record check is required.

If this role excites you, and you have the requisite qualities and qualifications, please forward your
resume and a compelling cover letter (as one single document) to Linda Moxsom Skinner, CAO : [email protected]

Flexible work hours in a remote/on-site work environment. Generous benefits package available.
All qualified candidates will be considered; however, only candidates considered for an interview will
be contacted.

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