Director of Development


Salary/Wages Combination of commission and salary to be negotiated
Type: Full Time
Location: Nimbus Christian Education, Ontario, Canada (Online School)
Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Communications or related field
Experience Required:
Closing Date: 2021-06-30 3:00PM


Description

Position Opening:  June 30, 2021

Nimbus Christian Education is the first exclusively online Christian school in Ontario. The need for high quality education taught from a Christian Worldview has been growing dramatically in the past year. We seek zealous champions of Christian Education to recruit students to join our growing community.

Our organization is currently seeking a Development Director to oversee our fundraising initiatives and our student recruitment program. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing our non-profit’s fundraising campaigns, communicating with current and prospective donors, and building a stronger development team for our organization. This position involves managing individual and corporate gifts as well as planned and annual giving campaigns. If you have a strong background in non-profit fundraising and development, we encourage you to apply.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Articulate and share school’s mission and vision
  • Create, lead and implement marketing plans to increase the profile of the school through the management of its website and social media.
  • Coordinate the design, revision and publication of all school’s promotional materials
  • Manage school’s public relation activities (internal and external media outlets)
    • This includes attending conferences and manning a booth
  • Monitor and evaluate the marketing budget and ensure that marketing plans are implemented 
  • Grow enrollment through direct and active recruitment of current and new students
  • Admit students  (with Principal) according to the school’s policy.
  • Actively follow up on all inquiries and prospects.
  • Track inquiries on an annual basis for data analysis.
  • Develop and oversee our fundraising program.
  • Identify prospective individual and corporate donors and develop strategies to cultivate those relationships.
  • Maintain ongoing communications with private and corporate donors.
  • Ensure timely and accurate report deliveries to funders.
  • Collaborate with staff on the management and planning of fundraising events.
  • Attend staff meetings to keep staff abreast of the school’s activities

Work Hours and Benefits:
  • Compensation will be a combination of commission and salary to be negotiated.
  • You will work remotely and be able to define your working hours.

Qualifications/Skills:
  • Be a Bible Believing Christian
  • Demonstrate strong passion for Christian education
  • Be a big picture thinker: ability to see and carry out the vision of the school
  • Have excellent customer service skills: anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of parents and supporters to meet or exceed their expectations 
  • Be creative/Innovative: develop new and unique ways to market the school and to create new growth opportunities
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Communications or related field
  • Have experience working with foundations and grant writing experience
  • Have excellent written, interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Having worked in not-for-profit environment is an asset

It would be beneficial if the applicant has:
  • Taken online courses.
  • A working knowledge of Google Apps.
  • Familiarity with MailChimp.
  • Familiarity with website content management systems.
  • Worked in a virtual workplace.


How to apply

Please submit your resume and references to:
office@nimbuseducation.ca

Only those candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted. Please be prepared for an interview over Google Meet.