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Fund Development Officer

Company: Hospice Calgary
Date Posted: May 3, 2017

Fund Development Officer –

Full-Time, Maternity Leave Contract Position


Are you ready to bring new ideas to help Hospice Calgary increase its visibility and revenues?

Are you a people person who would like to strengthen relationships with Hospice Calgary supporters?

Are you a strategic thinker, highly organized and an excellent communicator?

Position Summary: This position builds strong relationships with new and potential donors and works with the Marketing & Development team.  (For full details see Position Description at

Hospice Calgary guides children, teens and adults through the grieving process as they face a life threatening illness and death of a loved one. Our team of professionals provide individual, family and group support as well as 24 hour end-of-life care. We operate two centres of care: Sage Centre for counselling and education services and Rosedale Hospice for residential end-of-life care.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Make the Connection.  Be aware of what is going on in the community. Use critical thinking skills to find creative links between Calgary events, people and corporations. 
  • Bring New Ideas.  Show initiative and creativity in the identification, cultivation and solicitation of corporations and foundations.
  • Enjoy People.  Build and manage relationships with corporate and community stakeholders.   
  • Write with Purpose and Passion.  Write engaging, heartfelt proposals and other donor communications. 
  • Be Organized.  Compile and track data, enter conversations, and plan next steps in the database. 
  • Find the Meaning.  Hospice Calgary clients will teach you that each day counts.  Remember to laugh, have fun and enjoy the job!


  • Bachelor’s degree and commitment to lifelong learning.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, team player, trustworthy, fun
  • 3-5  years minimum business development or fundraising experience
  • Exceptional writing, editing, proofreading, critical thinking
  • Strong knowledge of the Calgary community

Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. Only qualified applicants will be contacted.

Submit resume and cover letter with attention to Patricia Lee, Director of Marketing & Development at