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Do you have a passion for making a change in the way our province manages health care? Are you looking for a way to make a difference while using your skills in Fundraising to make a difference in people’s lives? Open Arms Patient Advocacy Society is currently recruiting for a Fundraising Director to join our team! We are a not for profit Alberta organization who advocates with families and patients to help them obtain information where unanswered questions may remain with respect to their treatment within the health system. The Fundraising Director duties include: • Seek out and pursue fundraising opportunities with emphasis on government and/or foundation giving. Required to research and identify potential grant funders, writing letters of intent and grant proposals. • Research government agencies and other bodies that could potentially make grants to the organization. • Write and present proposals. • Manage the grant application process and ensuring that reporting is tracked and meets donors' expectations. • Develop relationships with major donors, identify new potential major donors and nurture relationships. • Create, implement and manage new fundraising efforts and provide board with an evaluation of the activities. • Preparing annual income and expenditure fundraising budgets for approval. • Record, monitor and report financial budget. • Administrative duties: update databases, prepare reports, monitor income and expenditure. • Manage volunteers for the fundraising projects. • Source information, statistics, and trends to aid in fundraising efforts. • Stay apprised of current market trends and use information to improve fundraising activities. • Train and manage new Fundraising Committee volunteers and ensure volunteers possess the appropriate skills and competencies to meet committee objectives. This position provides the flexibility for an individual to work from home during the hours that are convenient and will stay connected as a Board Member through monthly meetings.