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We Are Hiring: Fund Development Manager

Closing Date:   June 16, 2022 (Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until filled.)

Position Title:   Manager, Fund Development

Reports to:        Executive Director

Terms:                Permanent, Part-Time: 24 hours per week

Hiring Range:   Prorata based on $55,000 to $71,000 per annum, plus benefits

For more information or to apply for the position please send in your resume at

Established in 1994, the Surrey Cares Community Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable organization that provides funding, financial administration and oversight, education, advocacy and research for the community of Surrey, British Columbia. SurreyCares is one of 198 Community Foundations that belong to the Community Foundations of Canada.


Better known as  Surrey’s “charity for charities,” we serve the people of Surrey by providing reliable, enduring financial tools to community-minded individuals, families, businesses, non-profit agencies, and fund development groups that create permanent endowment funds that grant to charities from investment income.


Nature & Scope:

The Surrey Cares Community Foundation encourages members of the community to leave a meaningful and lasting legacy. Established in 1994, Surrey has Francisca and Edwin Darts to thank for seeding our first and largest endowment fund. The Darts created a trust for the land to be preserved as a plantsman’s garden for a millennium. They wanted to make sure that the stunningly beautiful Darts Hill Garden Park they created could be enjoyed for generations to come.


Their original endowment of $200,000 now stands at $5 million. With our stewardship, their legacy will provide an estimated $4 million in income over the next 25 years, monies that will finance capital projects in the garden. Their original investment is still intact, and yet their gift will continue for many generations.


Our goal is to create a greater awareness of the community impact that the Foundation has had over the past 28 years and encourage members of the community to donate to the Foundation so that we can continue our community impact for years to come.


Overview of Role:

The Manager of Fund Development is a key member of the SCCF’s team. Reporting to the Executive Director, the role is responsible for developing and managing a diverse portfolio of major donors consisting of individuals, corporations, non-profit organizations and foundations. The primary responsibilities are to meet or exceed the major gift fund development goals and to support designated annual giving leadership activities. Experienced in fund development, this results-oriented individual is comfortable making written and verbal presentations to current and prospective donors and has a proven track record in securing donations and grants. As a member of a small and vibrant team, the Manager of Fund Development works collaboratively with a team of staff, volunteers and students to achieve collective goals. The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for improving the lives of the citizens of the City of Surrey. The manager will carry out all activities consistent with the values of SCCF.


Highlight Responsibilities:

Fund Development

  • Facilitate fund development strategic planning process to develop, implement and monitor the fund development plans that secure budget goals for Surrey Cares Community Foundation (SCCF) programs

  • Accountable for reaching the SCCF annual operating and major gift fund development goal.

  • Actively manage and cultivate a portfolio of established prospects and acquire new prospects to achieve or exceed forecast growth through different fund development initiatives (including grants from foundations, major gifts, and annual giving)

  • Build a significant pool of major annual donors to raise funds and encourage ongoing giving through an annual leadership and campaigns

  • Responsible for grant applications/proposals to support SCCF operations

  • Develop comprehensive donor recruitment and retention strategy

  • Develop and drive new vehicles of fund development for the SCCF, such as 3rd party fund development, sponsorship, etc.

  • Support the integrated fund development strategy that builds an internal culture of philanthropy in accordance with the organization’s mission and strategic direction 

  • Working with the ED, Increase awareness of the SCCF as a charity in the community and build relationships with existing and new community partners and donors, ensuring the highest standards of stewardship are established and maintained. 

Community Cabinet

  • Engage, recruit, train and support volunteer community cabinet teams to successfully fundraise for Surrey Cares endowment growth

  • Research donors and analyze database/partners to determine warm prospect leads and follow the prospect clearance process. 


  • Work closely with the SCCF Marketing and Communications team to build a major gift case and other resource needs.

  • Ensures compliance with all CRA regulations and laws, Imagine Canada and AFP standards, and professional conduct for fund development executives, and maintains accountability standards to donors

  • Meets weekly with the executive director and prepares a monthly report.

  • Provide analytics and reports on major gift progress

  • Enter core accounts information into the Sales Force system in a timely manner

  • Attends committee meetings and provides administrative support to the Fund Development Committee Chair

  • Assist in other duties where applicable



  • University degree in a related field and five or more years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years experience in Funds Development at a senior level in a provincial or national organization with a proven track record of successful fund development initiatives

  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation or equivalent progressive, results-oriented management experience

  • Strong business writing skills, including experience with grant proposals, business plans, and promotional materials

  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills

  • Strong communications skills with demonstrated diplomacy and sound judgment

  • Ability to relate to and motivate prospective donors

  • Strong donor management, critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Dynamic and innovative new business development, research, and prospecting skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work with staff and volunteers at all levels of the organization

  • The high degree of independence and initiative

  • Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office and Sales Force an asset

  • Knowledge of local resources in the Surrey area and surrounding communities and neighbourhoods is an asset

  • Ability to work some evenings, weekends and flexible schedule, as required

  • Successful candidates will be required to provide a current, and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerability Sector Search issued no later than six (6) months preceding your start date

  • Valid driver’s license and occasional access to a vehicle



In addition to bringing a commitment to Surrey Cares Community Foundation’s vision and values, the candidate should possess the following competencies:

Leading Self

  • Evolve in Professional Capability – Commit to being better

  • Achieve Excellence and Authenticity – Show up with the best version of you

Leading Others

  • Develop the Potential in Others – Help people grow and lead

  • Create a Culture of Connection – Build bridges between people and partners

Leading Mission

  • Think and Act Strategically – Make good decisions and act on them

  • Make an Intentional Impact – Advance the strength and cause of the SCCF

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