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Development Officer, First Tee – British Columbia

Golf Canada

Posted 4 months ago



Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Job Type

Job Description

The desired applicant will report directly to the Director of Development, First Tee – Canada, and will be responsible for achieving fundraising targets as part of an annual campaign. Areas of focus include soliciting major gift donations, third-party events, professional and amateur championships, auctions, and raffles. This opportunity will appeal to an individual who is a high-achiever, self-starter, and looking to grow First Tee – British Columbia into a significant brand in Canadian golf.


Fundraising: 70%

  • Cultivate, pitch and close major gift prospects
  • Develop, execute, and manage an annual fundraising campaign and events
  • Research fundraising opportunities and write grant applications to both foundations and government opportunities
  • Manage all stewardship activities with existing and prospective donors including website
  • Manage all relationships and activities for third-party events
  • Assist in the creation of creative and marketing materials
  • Recruit, organize, and inspire volunteers
  • Manage and adhere to budget

Marketing/Communications: 15%

  • Assist in the creation of promotional brochures to increase awareness of the programs and facility
  • Manage third-party event policies and communication
  • Assist in communication activities for openings, special events, newsletter, printed materials, and the chapter website
  • Help create print and video materials for communicating program impact to donors, golf clubs, and event partners

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Qualifications Required

  • University/college degree preferred
  • 3 to 5 years experience in fundraising in a not-for-profit organization
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong budget management, organization, financial, and IT skills
  • Database experience
  • Ability to work independently and pro-actively
  • Knowledge of golf an asset

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