Career/Volunteer

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Career Opportunities

The Organization

At Operation Eyesight, we offer a gift – the gift of sight. Through the dedication of staff, donors, and partners, Operation Eyesight brings sight-restoration and blindness prevention treatment to people around the world. The mission of Operation Eyesight resonates in the passion and commitment of our team, both in Canada and internationally. If you’d like to be part of this gift-giving mission, apply today and support our mission. For All The World To See.

Position Title

Development Officer, Annual Giving

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Officer, Annual Giving will manage and utilize data and create effective, innovative and growth oriented annual giving initiatives.

Key Accountabilities

  • Contribute to the growth of Operation Eyesight’s donor base through full cycle annual giving and mid-level giving activities using multiple channels, products and approaches to meet fundraising goals. Channels include direct mail, monthly, digital appeals and integrated campaigns.
  • Craft customized strategies and persuasive appeals to maximize annual and mid-level giving
  • Develop and execute segmentations strategies to maximize acquisition, renewal and retention rates
  • Liaise with vendors and internal team members to develop, manage and coordinate production, implementation, mailing lists, email lists and database updates
  • Develop and/or improve upon reports for tracking and decision-making
  • Work with marketing to manage and develop microsites related to annual giving campaigns, including the Gift of Sight holiday campaign.
  • Fully utilize technology tools to support and enable fundraising research, ongoing reporting and donor management
  • Respond to donor inquiries by phone and email
  • Contribute to identifying and building the major gifts prospect pipeline
  • Contribute towards raising approximately $850,000 per annum through this portfolio
  • Manage the donor journey (for both offline and online donors) from acquisition and stewardship to retention and conversion, having a bird’s-eye view of the various touchpoints with donors throughout the year.
  • Liaise with the Stewardship and Events officer to automate stewardship offerings

Attractions

  • Be an active and key member of an engaged philanthropy team, working collaboratively with other departments, passionate about changing lives and building global communities with the support of eye health
  • Work independently and collaboratively to move projects to completion within a supportive team environment, with multiple priorities and competing deadlines
  • A fast-paced, entrepreneurial and results-oriented environment
  • Build your development career, working with a strong leadership team

Profile

  • Positive and results-driven, team oriented professional
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented and highly organized
  • Strong data systems and analytical skills to drive fundraising results
  • Innovative and inquisitive approaches to acquire, sustain, grow and steward donors
  • Customer and solutions focused; thrives in a flexible environment, requiring some evenings and weekends
  • Thrives in an international and multi-cultural environment and implements practices supportive of diversity
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Creative storytelling abilities
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and proven ability in developing and maintaining strong relationships with individuals, corporate partners, volunteers and colleagues

Qualifications

  • A university degree in a relevant area and/or a minimum of 3 to 5 years of direct experience in fund development, including annual giving and larger gifts (through mid-level, sponsorships or major gifts)
  • Demonstrated success managing and growing annual giving, mid-level and other fundraising programs
  • Experience working with databases, performing analysis, analytics and reports for segmentation, lead generation and stewardship
  • Excellent listening, collaboration, and fund development skills
  • Committed to ethical fundraising practices and knowledge of CRA fundraising guidelines
  • Membership in AFP considered an asset
  • CFRE designation considered an asset
  • Salesforce experience considered an asset

To apply or to learn more, please send your resume in Word or PDF format to hr@operationeyesight.com.

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Volunteer Opportunities

The Operation Eyesight Canada Board of Directors are currently seeking new volunteer board directors. Operation Eyesight is a Calgary-based international development organization working to eliminate avoidable blindness in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. The organization’s volunteer board of directors are responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of the organization, and for maintaining key relationships with groups and individuals that affect Operation Eyesight’s ability to fulfil its mission and vision.

If you have experience in not-for-profit and/or the international development sector or as a senior executive in the private sector and you share Operation Eyesight’s values of equity, innovation, global citizenship, compassion and excellence, please contact us. We would like to discuss this opportunity with you.

Directors are elected for a two-year term. The board meets 10 times per year, which includes virtual participation and two in-person meetings per year in Calgary. Directors also participate on at least one sub- committee each. We strive to foster a culture of diversity and inclusiveness, on the board and throughout the organization.

We are looking to fill at least two vacant positions. Priority consideration will be given to those who are currently a member of a senior management team and have one or more of the following:

  • Previous government relations experience working for an NGO or the Government of Canada
  • A professional designation related to finance
  • Experience as a volunteer or as a professional in Fund Development – Major Gifts and Grants
  • Experience as a professional in eye care
  • Current residence in Eastern Canada – Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes

To learn more about Operation Eyesight’s mission to prevent blindness and restore sight, visit operationeyesight.com

To explore this opportunity further, please send your resume and cover letter to info[at]operationeyesight.com and include ‘Board Director’ in the subject line. Your documents will be forwarded to the Governance & Nominations Committee.