Job Posting - Crawford Connect

For half a century, WWF (World Wildlife Fund) has worked to protect the future of nature. WWF-Canada is Canada's largest
international conservation organization with the active support of more than 150,000 Canadians. It connects the power of a strong
global network to on-the-ground conservation efforts across Canada, with offices in Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Toronto, Ottawa,
Montreal, Halifax, St. John's, Iqaluit and Inuvik. WWF has a global network active in over 100 countries with almost 5 million
supporters. It is one of the world’s largest and most respected, independent conservation organizations.
A healthy, diverse, and ultimately sustainable living Earth: this is what WWF-Canada is working to achieve. As the global
conservation organization, WWF works to conserve species at risk, protect threatened habitats and address global threats. Using
the best available scientific knowledge, it works to preserve the diversity and abundance of life in Canada. WWF finds long term
solutions that benefit both people and nature.
Safeguarding Canada’s True Wealth
WWF’s global mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in
harmony with nature. WWF-Canada’s new 5 year Strategic Plan is focused on safeguarding Canada’s true wealth - nature – by
demonstrating that it’s possible to have healthy habitats go hand-in-hand with economic well-being.
Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts
Based in Toronto, Ontario, the Senior Development Officer will provide major gift support to the Director Major Gifts & Planned
Giving and work with the Director Major Gifts & Planned Giving to develop the strategies required to meet revenue goals. This will
involve identifying high net worth donors, building and cultivating relationships and securing philanthropic commitments from
individuals, corporations and foundations
Candidates with the following attributes are encouraged to apply:
5+ years Major Gift fundraising experience with a proven track record of closing major gifts at the $10,000 level and above
Knows how to successfully solicit, cultivate, secure and steward donors
Possesses solid planning, project management and time management skills
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact in a meaningful way with senior volunteers and donors
Excellent and succinct verbal and written communication skills
A naturally engaging and collaborative approach to building relationships with prospects and donors
Adaptable and thrives in a fast paced environment
A self-directed self-starter who can set priorities, be pro-active and anticipate the next steps
The ability to recognize opportunities and react and adapt to changing situations
Collaborative, inclusive and a ‘hands on’ team player
Strong organizational and analytical skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and follow through
Energetic, resourceful, highly committed and results oriented
An undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
If someone you know may be interested in this position please feel free to forward this document – we’d be pleased to connect with
This search is being conducted on behalf of WWF-Canada by crawfordconnect, a search firm specializing in recruiting leaders and
fundraising professionals for Canada’s non-profit sector. Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume and letter of
interest online only, in confidence, prior to June 1, 2015 at [email protected] and cite position #35 in the subject
For additional information please reach out to Barbara Lubarsky at [email protected] or at
416.480.1738. We request all applications be submitted online only at [email protected]
We thank all candidates for applying, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Job Posting
National Director Major Gifts & Planned Giving
April 16, 2015