Coordinator, Philanthropy

Coordinator, Philanthropy

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an independent think tank that delivers the knowledge to act. Our mission is to promote human development and environmental sustainability. Our big-picture view allows us to address the root causes of some of the greatest challenges facing our planet today—ecological destruction, social exclusion, unfair laws and economic rules, a changing climate. With offices in Winnipeg, Geneva, Ottawa and Toronto, our work affects lives in nearly 100 countries.

IISD is seeking an experienced fundraising professional to join the philanthropy team. The Coordinator will play a vital role in increasing both restricted and unrestricted revenues for the organisation.


Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy, the Coordinator will lead and execute programs supporting annual, major and legacy giving initiatives. The Coordinator will work closely with all IISD staff to execute the operational and strategic plans. The coordinator is a self starter and a team player with a donor centric approach.


Under the direction of the Director, Philanthropy the coordinator will:

  • Promote and help create a culture of Philanthropy throughout the organisation
  • Manage programs, policies, budgets, and initiatives in the areas of annual giving, major gifts and planned giving from individuals, corporations and foundations
  • Create a solid annual and monthly giving programs
  • Lead in the creation of an overall Donor Relations social media strategy
  • Collaborate with colleagues in Communications to develop a comprehensive annual giving marketing strategy and style guide including case for support
  • Ongoing monitoring of current and future digital giving trends to provide expertise and strategic recommendations
  • Assist in executing strategic plans for major gifts, annual and planned giving
  • Create and work effectively with a team of volunteers who can assist with opening doors and making fundraising calls
  • Identify, analyze, and solve situations that impact or may affect the organization’s ability to achieve its philanthropic financial goals; ensuring the organization has a clear understanding of current market conditions and trends; identifying the target markets for new donor development activities
  • Research, source, and solicit suitable fundraising opportunities and grants
  • Manage his/her own prospect list through identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding
  • Lead small fundraising events
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • Related University or college degree
  • Minimum 5 years experience fundraising, preferable in a not for profit environment
  • Self starter and strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Proven experience and results in developing and implementing annual giving program
  • Proven track record in cultivating and maintaining relationships with volunteers and donors
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Adept at working with fundraising software (Salesforce), database management and Microsoft Office suite
  • The ability to supervise and motivate volunteers
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • CFRE designation is an asset
  • Membership to the Association of Fundraising Professionals

Location: Winnipeg

Salary: $56,800 – $65,000 CAD

Start Date: November 4, 2019

Closing date: October 21, 2019, 800 AM, CST

All submissions must be in English.

IISD is committed to equal opportunity. Candidates must hold appropriate work authorization for Canada.

Only those candidates we wish to interview will be contacted. Resumes will be kept on file for one year.

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