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Our mission is to enable the citizens of Calgary to have the best public library in the world.

 

We are a passionate group of non-profit professionals who have been inspired by the innovative programs and services our library system offers. With our unique talents, we are exemplary advocates for the Calgary Public Library to ensure library users will continue to receive life changing programs and services for generations to come.

 

Check this page often for job postings to join our team.

Development Officer, Corporations, Foundations & Sponsorship

Development Officer, Corporations, Foundations & Sponsorship

 

About the Calgary Public Library Foundation (www.libraryfoundation.ca)

 

We’re a dedicated group of fundraisers whose mission boils down to raising money for the Calgary Public Library. Our size may be small but our commitment to the cause is BIG! We set ambitious goals and work together to achieve them. While we all have our areas of expertise, we’re always learning as we adapt to fill the needs of upcoming projects.

 

We’re a collaborative group, more likely to call out to our colleagues and hash out a problem on the fly than send an email. We’re creative problem-solvers who love trying new ideas. We have fun but never forget to challenge each other and the status quo.

 

Over the past 7 years we have raised 98.7% of our $350,000,000 goal for our Add-In Campaign. As we transition to the next big goal, we’re looking for a Development Officer, Corporations, Foundations & Sponsorship to help us secure funding and sponsorships from corporations, foundations, and other organizations. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to play a part in defining their role with the Calgary Public Library Foundation.

 

About You

 

You’re a seasoned B2B networking superstar. You’re a storyteller who can appeal to emotions and logic. You love getting out of the office and out into the world, connecting with the right people at the right organizations to secure support for the Calgary Public Library. You’re comfortable navigating conversations about money and asking directly for financial support.

 

You’re an all-around excellent communicator – not just conversations but in writing too. As familiar as you are with B2B relationships, you know the ins-and-outs of the proposal and grant writing. You know what decision-makers want to see when a document comes across their desk. You know how to be brief and to the point, while navigating complex subject matter.

 

What You’ll Do:

 

  • Identify, engage and solicit prospective corporations and foundations for donations
  • Create personalized touches and strategies for your portfolio of donors
  • Maintain relationships with Calgary Public Library staff, leaders and friends
  • Implement cultivation, solicitation and stewardship tactics with the support of our Creative Director, Communications Manager and Stewardship Lead
  • Execute strategic plans for “next chapter” in conjunction with the CEO and Director, Donor Relations.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Must-Haves:

 

  • A passion for the Library!
  • 2- 5 years related experience in fundraising or business development
  • Demonstrable track record of success in building relationships
  • Ability to quickly understand the visions of others, and help them achieve those visions via investment in the Calgary Public Library Foundation
  • Clear and concise communication skills (verbal and written) for completing proposals and grant applications
  • Proficiency working in Raiser’s Edge (CRM) considered an asset
  • Relentlessly resourceful, efficient, creative, tenacious and a good closer
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends

 

What You’ll Get:

 

  • A competitive salary + benefits
  • 4 day weeks for 30% of the year!
  • 4 weeks vacation
  • 10% RRSP matching
  • Work in Calgary’s new Central Library

 

The Interview Process:

 

  • We start with “speed-dating” process where we ask top candidates to come in to meet the team – a resume only says so much and we want to see how you jive with everyone
  • You’ll spend about five minutes with each of your potential colleagues
  • We identify two or three candidates that really jelled try to close the deal with a second interview about your skills
  • We have you start as soon as you are able, why wait?

 

Please apply with a resume and cover letter to info@addin.ca by October 18th at 12:00pm

Campaign Assistant

Campaign Assistant

 

About the Calgary Public Library Foundation (www.libraryfoundation.ca)

 

We’re a dedicated group of fundraisers whose mission boils down to raising money for the Calgary Public Library. Our size may be small but our commitment to the cause is BIG! We set ambitious goals and work together to achieve them. While we all have our areas of expertise, we’re always learning as we adapt to fill the needs of upcoming projects.

 

We’re a collaborative group, more likely to call out to our colleagues and hash out a problem on the fly than send an email. We’re creative problem-solvers who love trying new ideas. We have fun but never forget to challenge each other and the status quo.

 

Over the past 7 years, we have raised 98.7% of our $350,000,000 goal for our Add-In Campaign. As we transition to the next big goal, we’re looking for a Campaign Assistant to help us stay on track in all areas of the organization. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to play a part in defining their role with the Calgary Public Library Foundation.

 

About You

 

If you want to gain hands-on experience in the operations of a non-profit organization, then this is the opportunity for you. Your background in administration gives you all the tech and communication skills you need. You know Microsoft Excel like the back of your hand. You’re extremely organized, and your attention to detail is unparalleled.

 

You can anticipate needs and get the job done before anyone has a chance to ask. You use your creative problem-solving skills to deal with conflicting priorities while being a collaborative, team-player. Most importantly, your drive to gain skills and experiences inspires you to embrace new projects with the same enthusiasm you bring to familiar tasks.

 

What You’ll Do:

 

Playing a visible and critical role, the Campaign Assistant will work closely with the CEO to ensure effective operations and growth of the Library Foundation. Duties will include:

 

  • Active support of the CEO, Director of Corporate Operations and the Board of Directors
  • Coordinates the daily administrative operations of the Library Foundation
  • Front line with our donors answering our main phone line and emails
  • Key support for the Major Gifts Team’s operations
  • Support work for all marketing & communications activities
  • Donor support and stewardship
  • Execute and support Library Foundation events
  • Collaborate across the organization to coordinate volunteer activities
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Must-Haves:

 

  • A can-do attitude
  • Demonstrated ability using Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, showing initiative, attention to detail and meeting deadlines
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends

 

Nice-to-Haves:

 

  • Raiser’s Edge (CRM) experience
  • Experience in a fundraising or marketing environment

 

What You’ll Get:

 

  • A competitive salary + benefits
  • 4 day work weeks for 30% of the year!
  • 3 weeks vacation
  • 10% RRSP matching
  • Work in Calgary’s new Central Library

 

The Interview Process (if your resume and cover letter stood out)

 

  • We start with “speed-dating” process where we ask top candidates to come in to meet the team – a resume only says so much and we want to see how you jive with everyone
  • You’ll spend about five minutes with each of your potential colleagues
  • We identify two or three candidates that really jelled try to close the deal with a second interview about your skills
  • We have you start as soon as you are able, why wait?

 

Please apply with a resume and cover letter to info@addin.ca by October 4th at 12:00pm