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Senior Lead, Fund Development

Canada Learning Code

Canada Learning Code

San Francisco, CA, USA · Toronto, ON, Canada · Remote
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024
Hey there! 👋 I'm Catherine, and I'm on the lookout for a passionate fundraiser to join our team at Canada Learning Code while one of our team members will be growing their family on parental leave! 🚀
Our work is dedicated to supporting, enabling and removing barriers to education for individuals from underrepresented communities in tech, focusing on women, transgender, and non-binary folks. If you have a heart for non-profit work and a love for raising funds so non-profits can do more of their work, this is the role for you!
As a Senior Lead of Fund Development for Canada Learning Code, you'll be a key player in amplifying our mission to advance digital literacy. You'll get to build strong relationships and co-create win-win partnerships with Fortune 500 companies, foundations and government. Your work will be instrumental in helping our org advance its mission and help equity-deserving learners advance their careers.
That’s the high-level stuff. Join us, and you'll be part of shaping the future of digital literacy in Canada while working with a collaborative, vibrant and supportive team. Looking forward to exploring this opportunity with you!
We are looking for a mission-driven, detail-oriented, inclusive individual to join our team as the Senior Lead of Fund Development. This is a full-time role for an 18-month contract.
About Us
Canada Learning Code is Canada's leading national charity championing computer science education. Canada Learning Code is proud to work from coast-to-coast-to-coast to make sure that everyone in Canada has access to the knowledge they need to prosper in our digital world.
Originally founded as Ladies Learning Code in 2011, the organization has evolved to run programming for adults, youth and educators, currently focusing on job-boosters and career-seekers. Today, Canada Learning Code operates in over 250 communities across the country, driving impact through program design and delivery, strategic industry and public partnerships, research and advocacy.
Key Responsibilities
Discovery/Cultivation
  • Identify a robust multi-year prospect pipeline of corporate, individual, foundation and government funders leveraging the CRM and incorporating standard research, identification and qualification analytics
  • Collaborate on a moves management process to drive prospects/donors through a donor pyramid inclusive of awareness and engagement activities
  • Track and report on monthly, quarterly, annual progress
Solicitation
  • Respond with agility to inbound funding opportunities in order to support new revenue growth
  • Collaborate on the creation of tailored proposals and grant applications that resonate with potential funding partners and reflect our strategic priorities.
  • Successfully prospect, solicit and on-board partners <$25,000 and work closely with the Director of Fund Development and senior staff to secure partners >$25,000.
  • Maintain an annual pipeline portfolio of $500K+.
Stewardship
  • Respond to prospect and donor inquiries in a timely and professional manner.
  • Work closely with the Fundraising team to ensure donors/partners have a fantastic end to end giving experience and all funding deliverables are met including acknowledgement, engagement and recognition actions.
  • Leverage opportunities to surprise and delight our donors/partners, through learning about their key interests and priorities and finding ways to share “magic moments” and engage them in initiatives.
  • Communicate transparently when/if there are changes to funding priorities or deliverables.
  • Attend Canada Learning Code events, sponsor events and networking events as a representative of the Canada Learning Code fundraising team as required (requires flexibility to travel and work evenings/ weekends when necessary) to fully engage with our funder and learner communities.
Administration
  • Contribute to data-driven decision making by tracking all activity in Salesforce.
  • Draft quarterly and annual impact reports for donors/partners and work cross-functionally to gather key metrics, stories, etc.
  • Coordinate check-in calls with key partners, including preparing meeting agendas, meeting briefs and recording meeting minutes.
  • Coordinate and execute sponsor recognition and engagement events including corporate volunteer days; speaking events; etc.
  • Prepare thank you notes, tax receipts and all related donor/partner correspondence.
  • Other duties as assigned.
About You
  • Fundraising experience with multiple stakeholders including individual donors, corporate partners, foundation and government supporters and legacy donors.
  • Proven track record of driving diverse revenue growth in the non-profit sector.
  • Organized professional with ability to efficiently manage multiple priorities and tight deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with diverse groups of people including, staff, internal and external committees and volunteers.
  • Operates with a high level of personal responsibility and initiative.
  • Flexible and adaptable; able to work both independently and as part of a fundraising team.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Comfortable with technology and strong computer skills including Google, Slack, Salesforce, Mail Chimp, and project management tools (experience with Asana preferred)
  • Proficient in creative platforms (Canva, Adobe)
  • Proven ability to exercise diplomacy and strong judgment/problem solving skills.
  • Outstanding at coordinating and working with third party donors, volunteers, and vendors.
  • Commitment to service excellence and donor satisfaction.
  • Ability to support the big picture goals while contributing to day-to-day tasks.
  • You are fluent in English (written and spoken), French is an asset.
  • Must be able to provide a Criminal Reference Check
Location
We are a remote organization with Team Members located across Canada.
Reporting
This role reports to our Senior Director of Fund Development.
Why Join Our Team?
We’re doing something big and we have huge goals. Canada Learning Code is a place where you will be surrounded and supported by some amazing people who are light on ego, high on curiosity, and flat out want to make a difference. We are always looking for talented individuals who bring strong skill sets that complement and add to our existing teams along with innovative thinking, team attitude and an ability to show results.
All positions at our organization include the following perks & benefits:
  • Being a part of a growing team that is changing the computer science education industry in a big way
  • 15 days of vacation annually plus shut down during December (usually one week) for some rest and recharge time
  • Up to 10 Personal Leave days per calendar year that can be used as floater holidays for religious and traditional practices that don't match the standard holiday schedule or whatever else you might need
  • Group benefits including medical, dental and EAP
  • Pregnancy & Parental Leave Top Up Program
  • Professional development and the opportunity to participate in part-time courses and workshops for free
Process
Step 1: Meeting with Hiring Manager
Step 2: Technical interview with cross-functional team members
Step 3: Reference Check & Criminal Background Check
Step 4: Offer
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Deadline for applications is June 30 at midnight EST
Our Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
Canada Learning Code is committed to building a transparent environment where everyone feels heard, welcomed and included. We believe Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging are fundamental in our vision to harness the power of technology to create a better and more inclusive future. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, Black people, racialized people, people with disabilities, people from gender and sexually diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities.
Our Commitment to Accessibility
Canada Learning Code is committed to developing an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment process and work environment. Should you require any accommodation, please inform us and we will work with you to meet your accessibility needs. For any accessibility-related assistance, requests for information in accessible alternative formats or to report any accessibility problems, please contact us at people(@)canadalearningcode(dot)ca