Fund Development Specialist

The Mustard Seed Kamloops, BC

Are you an experienced Fundraiser that has a heart for those experiencing homelessness? Join our Development Team! The Mustard Seed is seeking an energetic relational Fund Development Specialist to help eliminate homelessness and reduce poverty in the cities where we serve. The Development Specialist develops and executes province-wide fundraising campaigns to increase support in the areas of Monthly Giving, Mid-Value Giving and Third-Party Fundraisers. Reporting to the Chief Development Officer and working collaboratively with the Fund Development team this is a challenging and dynamic role for a hard worker who has a strong result focused mindset.

Position Type: Part time
Reporting to: Chief Development Officer
Location: Kamloops


  • Effectively communicate with Monthly donors and Mid-Value donors (defined as donors with cumulative annual giving $1,000 - $4,999), enhancing their understanding of the values and activities of The Mustard Seed to serve people in need
  • Create and share short- and long-term plans for building a strong Special Giving program in Kamloops.
  • Implement strategies to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward existing special giving and lapsed donors
  • Create, document, and maintain processes and procedures for the Special Giving portfolio
  • Work with the team to develop and review regular reports with Executive Director Edmonton as required
  • Work with the Development team to identify donors of interest who could be considered for Major Gift cultivation
  • Take responsibility for stewardship activities that align with the Major Gifts team, as a coordinated effort to renew and upgrade donors
  • Participate in gift acknowledgement activities, such as thank you calls, emails, and written notes after a gift is received
  • Work with the Direct Response team to implement a New Donor strategy for Mid-Value donors, with a goal of increasing the % of New Mid-Value donors who go on to make a second gift
  • Proactively develop personal relationships with top 10% of Mid-Value donors through telephone conversations, personal meetings, cultivation events and correspondence
  • Develop donor relationship with Third Party Events leadership
  • Schedule meetings and tours with donors
  • Report on the success of initiatives in the special giving portfolio, and make recommendations with the goal of continuous improvement
  • Create queries and reports in Salesforce and review to ensure accuracy
  • Work with the Donor Relations team to ensure that gifts from special giving donors are coded correctly and that their information is kept up to date


  • A post-secondary degree or diploma
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in fundraising or a related field within the non-profit sector
  • A strong passion for helping people experiencing homelessness and poverty
  • High level of comfort overcoming rejection, probably developed through work experience in fundraising or sales
  • Very comfortable cultivating relationships over the phone
  • A strong team player who can work collaboratively or independently
  • Highly results-oriented, and motivated to perform at a high level
  • Comfortable dealing with data and analytics
  • Intermediate skills with MS Office (MS Excel, Outlook, and Word)
  • Experience using fundraising database software (Raiser’s Edge or Salesforce preferred)
  • Membership with the Association of Fundraising Professionals is an asset


  • Some weekends and evenings may be required
  • Position located in Kamloops with occasional travel to surrounding cities
  • Required to drive personal vehicle and/or Seed Vehicle
  • Office environment – Moderate physical effort is required to successfully accomplish essential job function is moderate as the role requires administrative activities such as keyboarding, word process documents, enter data into database, responding to emails and donor communication. Some lifting, traveling, sitting, standing, walking, driving the vehicle etc. required as part of this role
  • Moderate to extreme mental effort is required as 60% of the role is donor management and stewardship. Maintaining relationships and meeting revenue goals are required to be successful in the role. Attending and assisting with functions and events (20%) can also required both physical and mental efforts
  • Fast-paced and demanding work environment


  • An Employment Background Check is required for all positions at The Mustard Seed
  • This position requires the use of a personal vehicle for company use. The candidate must have a valid driver’s licence and maintain $2M Vehicle Liability insurance on the vehicle being used.
  • As The Mustard Seed is a Christian ministry, we require our employees to agree to respect and not detract from The Mustard Seed’s Employment Values during their employment at The Mustard Seed.
  • Must have legal authorization to work in Canada on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer


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  • We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The Mustard Seed reserves the right to amend job advertisements. No phone calls please.
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