Work with Dogwood as a Development Manager!

Job Posting – Development Manager

Date posted: December 17, 2018
Closing date: January 14, 2019
Salary:$50,000-$60,000/year, plus benefits
Job type: Full-time
Location: Victoria or Vancouver, B.C.

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 Development Manager to join our team. Dogwood has a strong fundraising culture and development is a shared responsibility. The core development team comprises the Head of Revenue, Supporter Services Coordinator, Development Associate, Communications Director and Operations Director.

The Development Manager reports to the Head of Revenue, and is responsible for:

  • Maintaining our robust grants portfolio
  • Overseeing email appeals
  • Stewardship for our Major Donors
  • Managing donor events

The successful candidate will have at least three years’ experience in fund development including previous experience with direct response (online and mail), grants, and major gifts. You are extremely detail oriented and organized, and also able to thrive in a flexible and dynamic work environment.

As part of our team, you’ll get to:

  • Work from either our Vancouver or Victoria offices.
  • 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.

To be considered for this position, you need to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and affinity for, Dogwood’s campaigns.
  • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills; and in particular, grant-writing and copywriting.

Any of the following would be considered strong assets:

  • Previous experience in a development position.
  • Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation.
  • 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.
  • History of personal service to the nonprofit sector.
  • Any language in addition to English that is spoken by a significant community in British Columbia.

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 January 14, 2019. 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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