Wycliffe Canada

This executive search is conducted by Nelson/Kraft & Associates on behalf of Wycliffe Canada


Wycliffe Canada is looking for a seasoned fundraiser and high-level strategic leader to join their team as Vice President of Development. The position has a critical role in ensuring that the mission and vision of the Bible Translation Collaborative, which is made up of three organizations—Wycliffe Canada, Canada Institute of Linguistics (CanIL) and Onebook—is accomplished.

Reporting to the Wycliffe Canada President, and the CanIL President, the Vice President of Development must ensure that their reputation in the charitable sector and among Christian ministries is one of leadership, integrity, unity and focus. Key wins for the position are reaching/surpassing project, organizational and collective fundraising targets while maintaining strong and healthy interdepartmental and inter-organizational relationships. They should also work to maintain a spirit of unity between staff of the organizations, and focus on creating a synergistic relationship with Wycliffe’s supported members.

If you are a highly collaborative, emotionally intelligent leader with a passion for the translation of God’s Word among minority language communities around the world and in Canada, we would love to connect.


  • Proven ability in fundraising and strategy development and implementation within the nonprofit world. Experienced in turning strategy into operational objectives and managing organizational change.
  • Graduate-level education or certifications in a relevant field is considered an asset.
  • Personable and relational, high level of emotional intelligence. Cause and success-driven.
  • Exceptional ability to work, and encourage others to work, cross-functionally and collaboratively, with a kingdom perspective and generous mindset.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal presentation skills and donor-centric communications.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities in ambiguity, with flexibility for the unexpected.
  • Ability to work with multiple online platforms and technologies.
  • Commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards.
  • Knowledgeable about and committed to staying on top of development trends and regulations and their potential application to Wycliffe’s key business goals.
  • Bilingual (English, French), considered an asset.
  • Previous multicultural, missions, and/or ministry experience is helpful.
  • Travel Requirements: Able and willing to travel up to 30% of the time, domestically and internationally.
  • Ability to negotiate effectively with internal customers, partners, and external service providers.
  • Ability to lead from a place of spiritual maturity and a dependence on God.

Location: Flexible (preference for Calgary, AB or Langley, BC)

Application Deadline: June 2, 2022

Start Date: August 2022

TO APPLY please send a PDF copy of your cover letter and resume to info@nelsonandkraft.com.

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Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. is an executive consulting firm that specializes in working with not-for-profits and for-profit businesses across Canada, assisting them in the placement of senior executives and directors.

Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. welcomes and encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position. Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion in its hiring practices, and will only make distinctions among interested applicants in accordance with the applicable Human Rights legislation.

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