Wheelchair Basketball Canada Seeks Part-Time Donations & Grants Manager (Contract Position)

WBC(Ottawa, ON) Wheelchair Basketball Canada (WBC) is seeking a dynamic, energetic team player with strong communication and interpersonal skills to assist the organization in its marketing and fundraising efforts in the new position of part-time Donations & Grants Manager.

The Donations & Grants Manager is responsible for the coordination of Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s fundraising efforts through the creation, implementation, and delivery of a robust and innovative fundraising plan. Specific responsibilities include the development and management of new and existing donor programs; grant applications and proposal writing; coordination of direct mail, telephone, and online programs; monthly, alumni, and planned giving donor programs; donor stewardship and recognition.

The range of functions requires a solid understanding of fundraising in the non-governmental / not-for-profit sector. Working closely with he Manager of Marketing and Communications, and Executive Director, the Donations & Grants Manager functions as a member of a team while possessing the ability to work independently and advance projects and initiatives.


  • Develop a fundraising plan including donor retention and growth strategies;
  • Implement and manage a direct mail program;
  • Coordinate existing online and telephone fundraising efforts;
  • Research, create and oversee a variety of new donor programs including but not limited to monthly giving, alumni program, planned giving;
  • Develop and coordinate a donor stewardship and recognition program;
  • Identify potential funding partners and make grant applications and other funding requests through targeted proposal writing;
  • Ensure appropriate reporting and recognition of donors and grant agencies;
  • Develop funding support materials and coordinate production of resources as necessary
  • Oversee a data management system including ongoing management and evaluation;

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Minimum 3-5 years of fundraising experience preferably working for a non-governmental organization / not-for-profit, including solicitation of major corporate gifts;
  • Solid business background with knowledge of fundraising principals;
  • Experience with donor programs and grant writing;
  • Exceptional writing, communication and analytical skills;
  • Creativity and innovation;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;
  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with MS Office and fundraising database systems;
  • Flexibility and initiative;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Ability to take direction and multi-task in a fast paced environment;
  • Oral/written fluency in both official languages considered an asset;
  • Knowledge of the amateur sport community considered an asset.

Terms of Contract:

  • Approximately 3 days per week;
  • 12-month contract position with the possibility of an extension;
  • Some travel may be required;
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience;
  • Located at Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s national office – Ottawa, Ont.

Please forward your application including CV, references and salary expectations by Feb 20, 2013 to:

Wheelchair Basketball Canada
6 Antares Drive, Phase 1, Unit 8
Ottawa, Ontario
K2E 8A9

We thank all applicants who apply, however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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