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Fund Development and Communications Coordinator

Company: Nova Scotia Association for Community Living
Date Posted: March 19, 2018

Who we are:

The Nova Scotia Association for Community Living (NSACL) is a province-wide, not-for-profit association of people with intellectual disabilities, families, and others leading the way to build a just and inclusive society. We do this by empowering and supporting individuals and families, promoting rights and values in keeping with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), and encouraging reform and collaborating with other organizations for social justice.

The position:

We are looking for a part-time Fund Development and Communications Coordinator on an half-time basis (20 hours per week-details to be negotiated with the Executive Director) for a one year term (with the possibility of renewal) to assist NSACL in developing and implementing an Annual Fund Development strategy. This position will work with the Board’s Fund Development Committee and will report to the Executive Director.

General Summary and Competencies:

Responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating the annual fund development and communications plan with activities such as events management, individual giving, stakeholder communications, and volunteer management. Responsible for achieving the net revenue and communications goals of the Association. Must be pro-active, have a high degree of initiative, and excellent follow-through. Must be highly organized, have demonstrated leadership and management capacity and have a proven ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines. Strong oral and written communication skills and a high degree of computer literacy are essential.

Essential Duties of the Position:

  • Advance the mission of Nova Scotia Association for Community Living (NSACL)

Fund Development

  • Designs, implements and evaluates NSACL’s annual fund development and communications plan
  • Effectively manages and delivers fundraising activities such as special events, individual giving, corporate sponsorship, grant and other foundation proposals

Communications and Stakeholder Relations

  • Designs, implements, manages and evaluates NSACL’s annual communications plan in accordance with the strategic fund development plan and annual fund development goals
  • Promotes agency programs and cultivation of stakeholder groups through the arrangement and/or implementation of community presentations (corporate and stakeholder)
  • Plans, implements and reports on all Association direct mail, newsletter, Facebook and other communication and social media tools
  • Develop, and manage donor data base

Volunteer Management

  • Supports the effective management and support of fund development volunteers
  • Mobilizes volunteer capacity to meet the identifies priorities of the Association
  • Ensures appropriate volunteer recognition and support


  • Serves as a member of the NSACL staff team
  • Ensures strong communication and collaborative relationships with NSACL’s administration and all of its stakeholders and program departments
  • Participates in NSACL and community-based advocacy activities that are consistent with NSACL policies
  • Other duties as delegated by the Executive Director

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree or diploma in related field (fund development, public relations, business management) or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience coordinating fundraising initiatives and working in a fundraising capacity. Demonstrated knowledge of fund development strategies and a variety of annual fundraising campaign techniques
  • Experience developing and implementing public relations activities
  • Strong management capacity: excellent organizational and administrative skills.
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills: strong public speaking and presentation abilities
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • High level of computer literacy: Excel, Word, Power Point. Experience with Publisher/Illustrator and Donor Databases are assets
  • Ability to work in an inclusive manner with a diverse population, both inside and outside the agency
  • Demonstrated commitment to NSACL’s stakeholders or to other not-for-profit organizations

Special Conditions of Employment

  • Must have current and valid Criminal Background Check, Vulnerable Sector Check, Child Abuse Registry check to be updated annually per provincial requirements
  • Must have driver’s license and access to a vehicle

Interested Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume (in one document) to Ruth Strubank, Executive Director at by April 19th, 2018


**Please note only those being offered interviews will be contacted. Please do not call the Association for status updates on your application.