Major Gifts Officer

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Major Gifts Officer

Want to do work that makes a difference?

You know you want to work at a place you can’t resist bragging about. Join our team as we work to change lives and build a more inclusive economy in Calgary!

Momentum Staff are non-judgmental and receptive, approachable and reflect genuine concern, respect and commitment towards the individual, family, and community. We’re serious about our work but we don’t take ourselves too seriously and love to celebrate and have fun along the way.

The Organization

Momentum is an award winning and nationally recognized community economic development organization utilizing innovative approaches to poverty reduction. We use financial literacy, skills training, and small business development as tools to empower people as they exit poverty.

Momentum became certified as a Great Place to Work in Canada in June 2021. Great Place to Work is a global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. We provide competitive compensation and benefits with an unparalleled work environment. We are professional and diverse, so you’ll find a range of people and backgrounds working here: from MBAs to Social Workers and everything in between. We have high standards within a supportive setting that allows us to achieve a lot and have meaningful impact in the community. We’re good corporate citizens with sustainability being one of our values and we take care to reduce our environmental footprint.

If this sounds like a place where you would want to work, please review the position below to see if there’s a fit with your skills and experience.

What you’ll be doing

Our resource development team is poised for growth. Our organizational strategic map sets our sights on new opportunities to meet the future and take our work to scale. The resource development team will play an important role in securing the revenue to make these plans possible.

As the donor engagement coordinator, you will be an integral member of the resource development team. You are a multi-talented fundraising professional, with the ability to tell our Momentum story with passion to a prospective donor develop relationships and contribute to our strategic project work.

Key Responsibility Areas:

  • Manage a portfolio of 100 plus individual / corporate major giving donors.
  • Oversee processes and systems to ensure good stewardship of the portfolio.
  • Coordinate and participate in major donor relationship building.
  • Strategic project work.

Who we’re looking for

At a glance, you are someone who:

  • Is a compelling storyteller. You can deliver proposals and share our mission with the greater donor community.
  • Is self-motivated. You are internally motivated to deliver your best work to benefit the mission.
  • Is a selfless team player. You care about cultivating a healthy team. You are humble and willing to step up to help out the team, regardless of how big or small the task is.
  • Can stay on top of multiple projects at a time. You organize your time well and can deftly switch between a variety of projects and tasks.
  • Is systems oriented. You are committed to creating internal systems that work well and aid the team in achieving goals.
  • Is passionate about creating an inclusive economy and ending poverty. You deeply care about the mission and the people who walk through Momentum’s doors each day.

What do you need to do the job well:

  • Demonstrated experience communicating powerful stories in multiple mediums.
  • At least three years of not-for-profit fundraising experience. Equivalent private sector experience (i.e. marketing/business development etc.) will be considered.
  • Project management expertise and experience.
  • A post secondary certificate or related studies.
  • Knowledge of the Calgary philanthropic community is an asset.
  • Current knowledge of fundraising best practices and techniques is a strong asset.
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge database is an asset.
  • Knowledge of community economic development and poverty issues is an asset.
  • Computer literacy in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, and Internet systems essential.
  • Willingness to learn and take courses that will contribute to the knowledge strength of the organization (i.e., CFRE).

Major Responsibilities

Major gifts:

  • A focus on securing major gifts and increasing the revenue of Momentums donor community.
  • Submit proposals and letters of interest to prospective donors that have been qualifies and cultivated.
  • Prospect donors that align with the core values and mission of Momentum.
  • Share by storytelling the mission and vision of our work and the successes of our participants.
  • Write mini cases for support for donors highlighting key investment areas.

Process and systems oversight:

  • Update all donor activity and learned knowledge in Raisers Edge including actions, timelines, and solicitations.
  • Create strategic plans for donor Identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship via moves management.

Strategic Projects:

  • Assess current major giving experience and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Investigate funding opportunities that will support Momentums need for undesignated funds.
  • Create a compelling format/framework for annual resource development workplan.
  • Other tasks and projects as they arise.

Departmental and Community Involvement:

  • Development of a broad network of relationships throughout organizations to support fundraising efforts and contribute to organization-wide success.

To apply please forward resume with covering letter via email to

State competition number in subject line of email: CAD1201
Attention: Hiring Committee

Closing Date: Until suitable candidate is found.
*Our office is closed from December 24, 2021, to January 3, 2022. Selected candidates will be contacted in the new year when we return to work.

Applicants must state salary expectations in their cover letter.

Momentum is an equal opportunity employer. Persons from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. To see why Momentum is a great place to work and what we have to offer visit

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