Work with Dogwood as a Development Associate!

Job Posting – Development Associate

Date posted: Oct 24, 2018
Closing date: Nov 22, 2018
Salary: $40,000-48,500/year, plus benefits
Job type: Full-time
Start Date: As Soon As Possible/Negotiable
Location: Victoria or Vancouver BC

Dogwood is a people-powered organization driven by a shared love of B.C. We believe in a more just, equitable and sustainable province. But to get there, we know First Nations and British Columbians have to organize to take back power from political insiders and global corporations.

We’re probably best known for the No Tankers campaign. Since 2007, Dogwood and our allies have prevented a massive expansion of carbon pollution and oil tanker traffic on the West Coast. Our supporters are definitely concerned about climate change and oil spills. But we don’t just work to protect the environment.

What we’re really looking for are tipping points: moments when enough citizen pressure can rewrite a law, reverse a bad decision or convince a politician to take a stronger position. That’s when we channel large-scale citizen action — both offline and online — to lock in change for the long term.

We currently have an opportunity for a talented and experienced individual to join our fundraising team as Development Associate. Dogwood has a strong fundraising culture and development is a shared responsibility. The Development Associate reports to the Development Manager and helps implement an annual fundraising program with the principal focus being gifts from individuals through a variety of direct response channels as well as major gift solicitation.

The successful candidate will thrive in a flexible and dynamic work environment which entails being able to contribute to team goals while working independently. You have previous experience in nonprofit fundraising and are ready to take your career to new heights.

As part of our team, you’ll get to:

  • Contribute to a more sustainable future by resisting carbon exports and reforming democracy.
  • Participate in the development of Dogwood’s ongoing strategy.
  • Work towards Reconciliation by promoting Indigenous Rights and Title.
  • Experiment at the leading edge of digital fundraising

To be considered for this position, you need to:

  • Demonstrate at least two years experience in a comparable development position.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and affinity for, Dogwood’s campaigns.
  • Demonstrate solid written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the vocation of fundraising.

Any of the following would be considered strong assets:

  • Formal training or certification in fundraising.
  • Experience working or volunteering with an advocacy organization or political party (any party).
  • Experience raising funds for an organization without charitable status.
  • Experience managing budgets and the finances of a non-profit organization.
  • History of personal service to the nonprofit sector.
  • Any language in addition to English that is spoken by a significant community in British Columbia.
  • Previous experience with various forms of digital fundraising including but not limited to Facebook, Google Ads, peer-to-peer platforms.

Dogwood offers a flexible and rewarding work environment, including four weeks paid vacation in your first year, and health, dental and paramedical benefits.

The deadline to apply for this position is November 22, 2018.

If you’re interested in this position and meet the requirements, please email a cover letter and your resume to Janice Nelson, HR Coordinator at, as interviews will be happening on a rolling basis.

When submitting your application please name and save your attachments with your first and last name in the title, i.e.: “Jennifer_Lee_Cover_Letter.pdf” and “Jennifer_Lee_Resume.pdf.” Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. No phone calls please.

Dogwood is committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants to apply including members of visible minorities, and Indigenous persons. We encourage you to highlight your diversity in your application. Dogwood does not discriminate based on race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, political belief, age, gender, sexual orientation or class. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in Canada.

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