Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) (www.dotrust.org) is a Canadian-based non-profit that works in 25 countries, supporting youth to become innovators and leaders, and to create and apply digital solutions that have positive impact in their communities. DOT works with youth, the private sector, governments, and community-based organizations towards a collaborative vision of communities around the world shaped by daring social innovators.
We are looking for a Manager, Fundraising. This is a full-time position in a creative environment with a supportive and collaborative international team based out of our Ottawa office. We offer flexible working arrangements and the opportunity for professional growth and development.
Reporting to the Vice President of Strategic Alliances, the Manager will be responsible for fundraising and contributing to DOT’s business development pipeline, with a focus on a private sector and blended finance portfolios. The Manager will support the DOT network in the development and management of private sector partnerships and funding opportunities. The Manager will support other team members in preparation for all meetings with current and potential donors including corporate partners, private donors and government officials.
The successful candidate will bring a solid understanding of the specific context of the Global South to the role. An appreciation for youth, women and community-led socio-economic development, in particular, is an asset to the role. You will support DOT global business development, building collaborative relationships with DOT’s globally dispersed fundraising staff.
As the successful candidate, you are both a leader and team player, with strong interpersonal and intercultural skills. You are strategic, with the ability to establish and develop new funding and partnership opportunities. You possess a strong spirit for community service and share DOT’s passion for the role of youth and women’s empowerment in creating a better world.
Committed to supporting DOT values of inclusivity, collaboration, gender equality and youth leadership
Build and lead a portfolio of partner and donor relationships, with a particular focus on the private sector, by soliciting and cultivating compatible stakeholders
Identify, develop and close private sector, blended finance, and individual prospects fundraising opportunities to meet DOT’s funding priorities.
Prepare regular reports on fundraising progress, budgets, receipts and expenditures
Introduce innovative funding models and expand organizational knowledge and expertise of industry trends including blended financing
Contribute to building business development pipelines
Develop funding and partnership proposals
Contribute to development of strategic communications pieces and provide support for DOT participation in international networks and fora
Preferred five years’ experience in fundraising
A post-secondary education in Commerce, Communications, or a related field. Candidates with equivalent work experience will also be considered
Demonstrated experience in researching and writing proposals to secure funding for programs and partnerships
Strong interpersonal and networking skills with the ability to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
Highly organized and able to deliver against short and shifting timelines
Ability to work in a team and independently
Ability to work flexible hours at peak times, and to travel once or twice a year to Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Latin America. Domestic short-term travel is also occasionally required
Knowledge of innovative funding models
Solid knowledge of socio-political dynamics in Africa and the Middle East is an asset
Demonstrated leadership skills in organizations, movements or programs for youth and gender inclusive-led development is an asset to the role
Professional and/or personal fundraising networks in Canada, Africa, and the Middle East would be an asset to the role
Strong written and oral communication skills in French, Arabic, Swahili or other regionally relevant languages would be an asset
What DOT Offers:
Competitive salary and benefits package
Flexible working arrangements
Contribution towards child care expenses due to travel demands
Opportunities for professional growth and development