Job Posting: RAVEN Development Director

RAVEN is hiring! Check out the job post below, or visit Engaged HR to apply.

Position Title: Development Director 

Reports to: Executive Director 

Location: Victoria, BC or remote – anywhere in Canada 

Hours: Full-time, Monday-Friday with occasional evening and weekend work required

Salary Range: $85,000-$95,000

About RAVEN:

RAVEN (Respecting Aboriginal Values and Environmental Needs) is Canada’s only organization dedicated to advancing Indigenous rights and environmental protection through fundraising for access to justice.

Fundraising is in our DNA: everything we do has the simple, powerful goal of motivating people to donate, fundraise, and organize events in support of Nations which take to the courts to advance their rights and defend their territories.

When RAVEN was formed in 2009, it was because the board recognized the need to redress an inherent imbalance. Since our humble beginnings in a donated office based in Victoria, BC with just one staff person, we have organically grown to a capacity that can support many campaigns at one time, and we have enjoyed significant successes.

Position Overview:

Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director, the Development Director will spearhead development efforts as RAVEN continues to grow. An evolving position in the organization, the Director will have the opportunity to build the development function.

The Development Director is accountable for a diverse portfolio of responsibilities including:

  • Fundraising and Donor Development: Develop and execute RAVEN’s annual fundraising plan and execute RAVEN’s engagement strategy for a large, sustained base of annual and monthly individual donors
  • Community Relations & Stewardship: Preserve connections with community stakeholders and maintain relationships with major donors, while proposing creative, innovative ways to engage and attract new donors and businesses
  • Leadership: Role model the mission, vision, and values of the organization, works collaboratively, and upholds RAVEN’s mission and values.
  • Financial Management: Lead and manage the overall development efforts to raise the annual operating budget

The successful candidate will have knowledge of colonization and Indigenous history including the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, UNDRIP and Indigenous legal issues. They will have 5 years experience in the development sector, working collaboratively with government funding organizations and donors, and a proven track record of achieving annual revenue targets.

We accept all self-identifying Indigenous employees including status, non-status, Metis, and Inuit pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code. We honour and understand Indigenous cultures and values and do our best to support our employees. Indigenous people, people of colour, Two-Spirit or LGBTQA+ people, and members of other marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Information:

COVID-19 considerations: RAVEN follows the BC Public Health Office guidelines for safety in the workplace. Proof of vaccination is required.

If this unique and meaningful opportunity to make a difference in the Indigenous community sounds like a great fit for you, please apply with your resume and cover letter.

This posting will remain open until end of day, Monday April 4, 2022.

We look forward to hearing from you and connecting with you!

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