Manager of the Annual Fund

Manager of the Annual Fund

Our client, the prestigious St. Michaels University School (SMUS), has an exciting opportunity in Victoria, BC, for an energetic and enthusiastic Manager of the Annual Fund to join their Advancement Team. In this role, the Manager of the Annual Fund will contribute to the successful creation and delivery of SMUS’ Annual Fund campaign by building lasting relationships among their local and global community.

Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Manager of the Annual Fund will fulfill a key fundraising role and contribute to building a culture of philanthropy by helping to drive participation in their campaigns and securing donations of all sizes to achieve fundraising goals. This will include devising, implementing, and championing the Annual Fund campaign through a strategic review of giving histories, building relationships, developing a philanthropic community culture, and achieving participation targets.

Do you bring recent and related experience in a fundraising or development role? Are you skilled at building strong relationships, enjoy developing creative and successful campaigns, and thrive when you achieve fundraising targets or closing sales? Would you enjoy collaborating with a diverse community with members such as alumni, past parents, students, staff, and faculty? If you have answered “yes,” keep reading!

What makes St. Michaels University School a great employer?

St. Michaels University School is a Kindergarten to Grade 12 day and boarding school with a global reputation for academic excellence. Their students, from over 30 countries, are offered opportunities in academics, athletics, arts, leadership, service, and outdoor education.

When you join their culture of excellence, you will be making a difference and supporting their vision for students to learn, to lead and to serve, all while developing your career. In their beautiful work environment, you will also enjoy:

  • Competitive compensation of $80,000 – $90,000
  • Extensive health benefits that start on your date of hire
  • A strong RRSP matching program
  • 3 Weeks of vacation
  • A tuition discount for your children if accepted to the school

What could your day as the Manager of the Annual Fund hold?

  • Meeting individual and team fundraising goals by developing annual fundraising goals and strategic plans, in consultation with the Director of Advancement.
  • Supporting the highest commitment to stewardship and cultivation of donors and prospective donors.
  • Planning and executing an Annual Fund volunteer strategy to increase participation across all grades.
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with donors to ensure repeat giving.
  • Liaising with the Marketing and Communications team to ensure Campaign material effectively supports the Annual Fund campaign. This includes contributing ideas, website content, storylines, social media posts and supporting material concepts for the campaigns.

This is only a sampling of what your day could hold. To learn more, please review the full Job Description at

Our ideal Manager of the Annual Fund brings:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Business, or a related discipline.
  • Fund Raising Executive Certification (CFRE) is an asset.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a fundraising or development role with a proven track record of success achieving annual fundraising targets.
  • Experience in developing and executing fundraising plans, measuring progress, and applying learnings to strengthen future efforts.
  • Experience in fundraising for not-for-profits, preferably in educational settings.
  • Strong technical skills in Microsoft Office/Google suite and proficiency in using fundraising database systems (e.g., Raiser’s Edge).
  • Experience working in an organization with varied community members such as alumni, past parents, students, staff, and faculty

Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge that will help you thrive in this role:

  • Knowledge and understanding of ethical fundraising best practices, and ability to maintain confidentiality when handling sensitive information.
  • Positive energy and flexibility.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to connect with potential donors and build and sustain positive relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform well in a deadline-driven environment.

We would love to hear from you!

After reading the full Job Description at if you bring the skills and experience required to excel in this role and would love to join a culture where people from all backgrounds and walks of life can flourish, then we look forward to reviewing your confidential application.

We acknowledge all applications; however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted following the initial application acknowledgement.

To apply for this job please visit

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