Looking for a Development Coordinator for RAVEN


RAVEN is growing and we are hiring someone for our team who loves our mission and loves fundraising!  

POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Development Director, the Development Coordinator is responsible for raising $500k per year.

About RAVEN:

RAVEN is a small but mighty registered charity with a mission to raise legal defence funds to help Indigenous Peoples in Canada defend their Aboriginal rights and title, treaty rights and the integrity of their traditional lands and cultures. We are the only non-profit charitable organization in Canada doing this work.  When successful, the legal actions of our Indigenous partners set precedents for future cases, and/or advance legal rights and title of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. They may also create significant, positive environmental impacts for all Canadians by contributing to slowing climate change, maintaining biological diversity, keeping pristine landscapes intact, and/or improving or maintaining access to clean water and food security.

We believe the environmental challenges that face many Indigenous Peoples in Canada are really challenges for the entire world. Fundamentally, we believe these are issues of human rights and climate change – guided by some of the most brilliant legal advisors in the country, we work to enshrine environmental justice for all.

Development Coordinator Responsibilities:

o Work with the Development Director to coordinate and implement the overall development efforts to raise an annual budget of $500,000 for core operations

o Develop and grow RAVEN’s monthly giving program. Steward monthly donors including coordinating and curating the News from the Nest e-newsletter

o Lead the Fund Development Committee to support development initiatives, organizing regular meetings, generating ideas and supporting its volunteers

o With the Fund Development Committee, review and update policies related to donors and

donations as needed

o Support the members of RAVEN’s Board of Directors to meet their fundraising goals

o Train and mentor staff and volunteers to support all fundraising streams and marketing efforts

o Other duties as required.

Job Qualifications:

• Demonstrated sincere interest and current knowledge of Indigenous rights and issues

including the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action and the UN Declaration on the Rights of

Indigenous Peoples

• Genuine interest, understanding and enthusiasm in promoting RAVEN and the work that it does, with an affinity for raising funds and working with people

• A high level of organizational ability and attention to detail are essential, as well as being goal-

oriented, self-motivated, reliable, positive, flexible, articulate and poised

• Commitment to professional ethics

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Demonstrated ability to work with a team

• Personal integrity, sound judgment, a donor service orientation and a sense of humour are


• 5 years of non-profit fundraising experience or equivalent

• Proven track record of achieving annual revenue targets, using various creative strategies

• Demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate, and manage new accounts

• Thorough understanding of all components of a diversified funding base

• Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office programs

Strong Assets:

• Experience with Salesforce CRM database, including producing reports to support Fundraising


• Affiliation with professional fundraising association

• Understanding of Indigenous legal issues

Working conditions

This is a full-time position.  Preference will be given to candidates based in Victoria, B.C., however we will consider applications from Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland, with a demonstrated capability for working remotely. 

The starting salary for this position is $37,376 with annual increases. We offer extended benefits and a generous vacation allowance.

RAVEN is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people of Indigenous ancestry, people of colour, LGBTQQIP2SA individuals and members of other diverse communities to apply for positions within our organization.


Please submit a single PDF document via email with your name and the words “Development Coordinator” in the subject line to Development Director Laurie MacKenzie – laurie@raventrust.com. 

The document should include:

– A cover letter detailing any pertinent knowledge, skills and experience, including professional and personal experience 

– Your resume 

– The names of three references and their contact information

We thank everyone for your interest. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Deadline for applications: April 19, 2019, 5pm.

Timeline: Calls for interviews will occur by April 26, 2019. 

We hope to schedule interviews for the week of April 29th, but this timing is flexible.

Thank you for your interest. If you do not hear from us by April 26th, it is unlikely we will be able to hire you at this time, in which case we would keep your application on file and consider it again should we have additional openings in the future.

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