Food for the Hungry Canada

This executive search is conducted by Nelson/Kraft & Associates on behalf of Food for the Hungry Canada


Food for the Hungry Canada is looking for a Senior Director of Philanthropy to set the strategic vision and give leadership to all fundraising activities of the organization.

The Senior Director of Philanthropy is responsible for providing leadership, vision, and strategy to the Philanthropy team. This position works in collaboration to design and implement strategies that cultivate relationships with existing and new donors with the goal of increasing and diversifying the FH revenue base while inviting people into the mutual transformation journey. The Senior Director of Philanthropy is accountable to oversee the team in the development, execution and achievement of a comprehensive fundraising strategy. The Senior Director of Philanthropy is an active participant in the Senior Leadership Team (SLT).

If you are a passionate fundraiser and excellent communicator with the ability to set and carry out a vision for Food for the Hungry Canada, we would love to connect.


  • Leads the team in setting the strategic vision and leadership for all primary donor segment fundraising activities. Emphasizing the implementation of innovative and creative ideas for securing revenue streams.
  • Participates as a Senior Leader in the organization, collaborating with the Senior Leadership Team in setting and implementing goals, strategy, and budget.
  • Achieves fully-integrated cross-departmental planning and collaboration to achieve the Philanthropy department's goals and objectives aligned to the organization's annual strategic plan.
  • Collaborates with the Sr. Director of Public Engagement and Sr. Director of Marketing & Communications to raise the FH profile and strengthen its reputation among donors, constituents, volunteers, organizational partners, and other key stakeholders.
  • Develops external relationships with key stakeholders and other industry leaders.
  • Collaborates on all levels of the donor journey. Is responsible for Mid-level, Major, and High Net Worth donors, and Foundations and Impact Partners (Business and Church).
  • Maintains and manages a personal caseload of major donors and strategic relationships.
  • Sets the department's annual fundraising targets and works with each team member to develop their own regional development plan(s) for the fiscal year.
  • Leads donor trips, encouraging supporters to grow in their transformative journey.
  • Evaluates and monitors fundraising progress, moves management stewardship and provides monthly analytic reports including progress to annual goals and on-going forecasting. Refines processes, trends and issues in support of fundraising success.
  • Builds a culture of continuous improvement by using data to drive decisions and make course corrections when necessary.
  • Works closely with the Board to inspire greater participation in advancement efforts while capitalizing on board members' resources, talents and networks.
  • Motivates, coaches, and develops a healthy culture and team to ensure the best results. Strategically ensures that FH provides a work environment conducive to achievement and growth. Conducts quarterly Coach and Connects with each staff member.
  • Completes the Philanthropy department's annual strategic plan and annual budget process.


  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding FH Core Values.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree and 7+ years of experience in non-profit fundraising.
  • AFP and/or CFRE qualification is preferred.
  • Significant knowledge of the Canadian philanthropic sector.
  • A proven track record of crafting strategies and successfully raising support.
  • Experience in CRM analytics and management; moves management processes and forecasting.
  • Excellent communication skills: speaking, writing, and listening.
  • Creative, entrepreneurial, and innovative approach to work.
  • Strong staff leadership, management, and administrative skills.
  • Ability to plan, set goals, monitor progress and evaluate results.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team in a flexible, dynamic environment.
  • Willing and able to travel domestically to Canadian stakeholders, and travel internationally to FH partner communities. A valid passport is required.

Location: Hybrid or Remote (preference for proximity to Abbotsford, BC)

Application Deadline: August 17, 2022

Start Date: Fall 2022

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