Fundraising Professionals - Canada in Ottawa at WaterAid

Date posted: 10/8/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

It's hard to believe that today 844 million people do not have clean water and 2.3 billion do not have a decent toilet - around one in three of the world's population. Every two minutes a child under five dies from diarrheal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation.

WaterAid Canada is reimagining its fundraising team. We are looking for fundraising professionals with exceptional skills, talent and drive to play a vital role in our mission to make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere by 2030.

Working within the Fundraising and Communications team you will:

  • Use your strong people skills to build upon relationships with our current individual, foundation, and corporate donors while inspiring others to become WaterAid supporters and champions.
  • Demonstrate business development savvy and an endless supply of energy to seek and create new fundraising opportunities.
  • Contribute to the organization's ambitious fundraising goals by working collaboratively with all organizational staff.

To be successful, you'll need to be:

  • At least 5 years of experience in the charitable sector, with preference given to candidates demonstrating excellence in one or more of the following areas: stewardship, annual giving, leadership giving, corporate philanthropy, events, third party fundraising, digital fundraising and/or foundation relations.
  • Demonstrated skills and attitude to identify, pursue and develop business development and fundraising opportunities.
  • Demonstrated success managing and forging relationships with a wide range of supporters.
  • Fully committed to WaterAid's vision, mission and values and a way of working that demonstrates this, with the ability to communicate this enthusiasm to others.

We started because no NGO like us existed. We'll end when no organisation like us is needed. In the meantime, we're making great progress - since 1981, we have reached 25 million people with clean water and, since 2004, 24 million people with sanitation.

We're looking for people who share a commitment to our vision. We're looking for people with an appreciation and respect for different people and ideas, and the energy and expertise to help tackle the most important challenges.

In return, you can expect to get inspiration from the change you help make happen, a sense of belonging and the feeling of being part of a global community. You will also experience stimulation and fulfilment, the chance to grow, and space to be yourself at your best. This is our pledge to you.

Click on 'Apply' to download the job description.

If you are interested in the position and have the right skills and attributes, send your application, consisting of a letter of interest and a CV to hr@wateraidcanada.com before 31 October 2019, using Application for Fundraising Professionals as the subject of the email.

Please note: to apply for this role you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in Canada.





WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct. We will conduct the most appropriate preemployment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained.

WaterAid Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

No recruitment agencies please.