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JOB TITLE: Resource Development Manager

DEPARTMENT: Start Me Up Niagara Management

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

As Resource Development Manager you will foster and model the mission, vision and values of Start Me Up Niagara as they apply to the wraparound supports provided by the agency. This position has a variety of responsibilities.

The job description found HERE is intended to be a guideline for the many tasks that this position entails and may be reasonably modified as program needs change.

Key Responsibilities:

The Resource Development Manager supports the management team of Start Me Up Niagara in establishing a fundraising and donor engagement plan for existing and future agency programs.  The Resource Development Manager also oversees the Donor Management, Volunteer Program and Social Media/Media Communications of the agency.

  • Organize a strategy to build relationships with potential donors and sponsors and execute successful outcomes for each.
  • Complete and submit grant proposals that fund agency programs as determined by grant guidelines
  • Work closely with the management team to apply for grants that allow services to continue with the changing needs of our community. 
  • Work with the management team to understand initiatives to create fundraising opportunities and proposals that inspire support of the community
  • Design and implement a fundraising strategy for the agency
  • Develop and implement donor/sponsor recruitment channels and systems
  • Build strong relationships and a network of potential donors or sponsors, which will also involve handling corporate and community partnership related inquiries
  • Keep well-informed of emerging trends and techniques of charitable giving and revenue generation
  • Lead community fundraising events (internal and external)
  • Develop timelines, manage and execute tasks to support delivery of fundraising events.
  • Provide logistical and administrative support for fundraising events.
  • Create and execute social media and awareness-raising campaigns.
  • Write, edit or commission content in newsletters, annual reports, websites, online social channels, brochures, fact sheets and press releases.
  • Research and compile up-to-date facts and statistics about relevant community food program priorities and issues that marginalized people experience as it relates to grant opportunities.
  • Public relations - create and maintain a positive public image for the organization by attending public speaking engagements and events as they relate to agency business.
  • Conduct media outreach to local media outlets, online and print channels, and social influencers
  • Other duties as required 

Qualifications and Requirements are outlined in job description, linked above.

Job Type: Contract (based upon funding)
Rate of Pay Range: $25 - $27/ Hr
How to Apply:
Applicants are invited to email a cover letter and resume to with the subject line “ Resource Development Manager”.

Closing Date: Ongoing


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