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Position Title

Development and Communications Director, MCCA

FTE

1.00

Compensation Type

Salary

Salary Minimum

Benefits

MCC Alberta (MCCA) Group Benefit plan is paid by MCCA. The plan includes The Long Term Disability (LTD), Employee Life Insurance, Employee Accidental Death, Dismemberment and Specific Loss, and Dependent Life Insurance, Health care, and Dental. The benefit package is effective on the first day of employment.

Location City

Calgary

Location Country

Canada

Location Description

Applications Close Date

Start Date

Jun 01, 2021

Start Date Flexible

Start Date Flexible

Term Length

Qualifications

All MCC workers are expected to exhibit a commitment to: a personal Christian faith and discipleship; active membership or participation in a Christian church; and nonviolent peacemaking. MCC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to employment equity. MCC values diversity and invites all qualified candidates to apply.

Required:

  • Proven success in leading or directing fundraising, communications and donor relations in a charitable organization;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills;
  • Understanding and support of the vision, purpose, beliefs and values of MCC; commitment to MCC's domestic and international program;
  • Excellent communication skills, especially oral;
  • Experience with communications disciplines: print, video, digital, events;
  • Satisfactory criminal record check.
  • Preferred:
  • Degree in a relevant field;
  • Familiarity with MCC programs and constituency;
  • CFRE designation completed or in process.

Job Synopsis

The Development and Communications Director carries primary responsibility for fund development and communications for MCC Alberta. The Development and Communications Director leads a team of professionals that develops and maintains MCCA's relationships with its supporters, and manages the activities that engage donors and other supporters. The Development-Communications team addresses MCCA's needs in marketing, developing and distributing print and electronic communications materials, and event planning.

The Development and Communications Director participates in the national CDR (Constituency and Donor Relations) leadership network to design national strategies that are implemented locally. The Development and Communications Director is accountable to the Executive Director and participates in the Leadership Team supporting the overall work of MCC in Alberta.

This vacancy will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. We thank all applicants. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Challenges

Occasional overnights; Occasional evening and weekend work; Occasional long days

Key Responsibilities

Leadership

  • provide direction and supervisory support to the Development Associates and Assistant, who contribute to the work as described below;

  • contribute to national planning and implementation through the CDR network of fund development professionals across the MCC system;

  • work closely with the Thrift/MR Co-ordinator and the Program Director to develop communications resources in those areas, and to support volunteer engagement and communications.

Fund Development/ Donor Relations

  • engagement and stewardship: develop and sustain relationships with new and existing donors; ensure that products and services address the information and engagement interests of supporters;

  • in collaboration with the national network, develop and implement strategies and annual plan;

  • ensure timely, accountable gift processing, in compliance with MCCA financial policies and processes and CRA Charity tax law;

  • conduct regular analysis of donations and donors, and identify opportunities for additional engagement;

  • ensure effective management of partnership opportunities such as the CFGB- Grow Hope initiative.

Communications

  • provide leadership to MCCA's media relations: plan, implement, evaluate; ensure timely response to media inquiries by identified spokespersons;

  • plan and direct MCCA's communications needs and products
  • digital, print and video;

  • identify and recommend communications strategies.

Church Relations and Membership Development

  • plan and implement church and constituency engagement strategies that nurture and build on MCC's traditional base of support;

  • support the ED and the Board in developing and implementing strategies that engage and develop a wider MCC membership of individuals, congregations, and other organizations;

  • identify opportunities to nurture alumni relationships, and also relationships with new audiences and supporters;

  • provide leadership and manage compliance (brand, liability) in the planning and operation of community-initiated events supporting MCC, notably the regular Auction/ Festival events, golf tournaments and other events.

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