Bilingual Fund Development & Donor Stewardship Officer – People First HR Services – Winnipeg, MB

By | December 7, 2018

Bilingual Development & Stewardship Officer

Winnipeg, Manitoba

The importance of understanding Canada by examining the histories of its peoples has been an anchoring belief of Canada’s National History Society (CNHS). The organization brings relevance and awareness to our diverse past, illuminating the people, places and events that unite us as Canadians. Through publishing, education and recognition programs, print and online materials, and as producers of The Governor General’s History Awards, the Society serves as storytellers of our diverse country.

To continue this important storytelling, Canada’s History is ready to welcome a Bilingual Development & Stewardship Officer to the team. Reporting to the President & CEO, the Bilingual Development & Stewardship Officer will perform a key new role for the organization with dedicated focus on fund development, prospect research, grant and proposal writing, gift management, donor stewardship and reporting, stakeholder communications, and gift development.

If you’re a highly collaborative and organized bilingual writer/editor who loves telling a story – then consider this opportunity.

In this role you’ll:

  • Partner and collaborate with staff and volunteers to achieve fundraising initiatives and goals.
  • Be responsible for proposal writing and the proposal/ granting process.
  • Develop and nurture relationships with potential and established donors.
  • Manage, maintain and grow donor prospects through research, relationships, and referrals,
  • Prepare development and stewardship reports as well as follow up with donors through gift and pledge acknowledgement.
  • Arrange opportunities and events for prospects and donors to connect with the Society and its leadership.

The experience and skill set you bring:

  • You have completed post-secondary education (a focus in Canadian history, marketing or communications is ideal).
  • You are fully Bilingual (French & English) in reading, writing and speaking.
  • You have proven fundraising experience resulting in meeting targets.
  • You are familiar with donor data bases and gift management processes (if you have experience in Raisers Edge that would be great!).
  • You are experienced in and love engaging donors and building relationships
  • Experience with major gifts and capital campaigns is considered an asset

About Canada’s History Society:

Canada’s National History Society is a national charitable organization founded by the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1994 and headquartered in Winnipeg.

The Society’s work includes: Canada’s History Magazine

Kayak Magazine

Canada’s History Magazine for Kids

The Governor General’s History Awards Program

How to apply:

Please apply online at or by emailing your resume (on MS WORD format) & Cover Letter in confidence to Dan Perera at

For further information about this career opportunity, please feel free to contact Janelle Robin at (204) 938-4034.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected will be contacted for an interview.