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In 1961, the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton recognized several needs in the community that were not being met by existing resources. With a directive from the Archdiocese to help those in the community who need it most, Catholic Social Services was established, and over 50 years later, it continues to offer compassion, support, and consolation in the community. Starting with a small staff that offered only family and child services in Edmonton, the Agency has grown over the years to provide a variety of services throughout Central Alberta. Working with an annual operating budget of $94 million, the Agency receives funding through government and public grants, with the remainder of the funds coming from donations and client revenue. The Agency employs over 1800 individuals and is further served by more than 600 volunteers.
Catholic Social Services is the charitable service delivery arm of the Archdiocese of Edmonton and offers over 100 different programs. Examples include support for women leaving abusive relationships, helping homeless youth rebuild their lives, and enabling people with disabilities to live life to its fullest. Catholic Social Services also offers support for the settlement of immigrants and refugees, provides counselling that strengthens families and relationships, helps recovering addicts, and supports women facing crisis pregnancies.
As a Catholic social services agency, we are guided by faith to care for and bring hope to people in need with humility, compassion and respect.
The Agency carries out this mission with compassion and competence, and in accordance with the social teachings, values and principles of the Catholic Church, while serving and employing people of all faiths or no faith. Catholic Social Services welcomes and celebrates the diversity of their employees and volunteers who choose to work with the Agency in support of their mission, values, and principles.
For further information about Catholic Social Services, please visit their website at www.cssalberta.ca.
Job Title: Director, Development & Community Relations
Reports to: Chief Administrative Officer
Direct Reports: 3: Fund Development Manager, Communications Manager and Events Manager
Indirect Reports: 5
Location: Edmonton, AB
The Director, Development & Community Relations is responsible for fund development for the Sign of Hope Society and creative and strategically-driven communications in support of community and stakeholder relations for Catholic Social Services (the Agency).
The position leads all fund development and donor relations activities including initiatives to attract and retain donors, develop and enhance relationships with community partners and secure funding for our charitable programs. The Director also ensures the delivery of proactive, targeted communications that are relevant to our multiple community stakeholders as well as in support of the programs and services delivered by the Agency, ensuring alignment with our mission, core values, guiding principles and Catholic identity.
As a member of the leadership team, the successful candidate will exemplify collaboration and will be goal-oriented and driven by results.
The position will include the following responsibilities:
Development & Donor Relationships:
Media and Public Relations:
Performance Measurement & Reporting:
Leadership of Community Relations and Development Team:
FIRST YEAR DELIVERABLES / MEASURES OF SUCCESS
Success in the first year will be determined by the candidate’s ability to:
The successful candidate will have the following:
Competencies and Attributes
An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.