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Campus Campaign Manager

Job Type
Full Time
Number of Positions 
1
Date Posted
May 31, 2018
Job Competition Closes
When Position is Filled
Job Start Date
 ASAP
Salary 
To Be Negotiated
Terms of Employment2-year contract with strong potential to become permanent

JOB DESCRIPTION

 

The SPCA is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated  Campus Campaign Coordinator to secure private gifts for the building of an SPCA Campus in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

The Campus Campaign Coordinator is responsible for the overall campaign coordination, organization, and evaluation with the goal of maximizing philanthropic support for the construction of the SPCA Campus. In collaboration with the CEO, Chair of the campaign and respective volunteers and staff, the Coordinator manages the execution of the overall campus campaign strategy and goals.

The Coordinator ensures integration of all campaign activities, coordinates strategic engagement, manages a portfolio of major gift contributions and collaborates with key staff and volunteers in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major and leadership level prospects and contributors.

The Coordinator will lead SPCA’s Campus Campaign and be responsible for raising $3+ million in private gifts over the next two years.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES

  • Direct overall capital campaign management, organization and evaluation including assisting to build the SPCA Campus Committee, major gift prospect identification, tracking, solicitation priorities, and timeline management.

 

  • Develop and implement strategies for inviting, securing, recognizing and stewarding major individual, foundation and corporate gifts and sponsorships.

 

  • Coordinate and manage prospect ratings and screening and plans for cultivation and solicitation.

 

  • Initiate and steward key funder relationships.

 

  • Interact with and involve the CEO, Campaign Chair, Campaign leadership and key staff in coaching, cultivation and solicitation activities.

 

  • Identify and leverage connections to individual prospects and those individuals who have influence within the community.

 

  • Develop and maintain communications networks and tools for external stakeholders including donors, allied organizations, community leaders, volunteers and funders, to provide regular updates and increase public awareness of the capital campaign.

 

  • Coordinate cultivation and recognition events for the campaign.

 

  • Coordinate and attend relevant public and campaign events, including some evenings and weekends.

 

  • Oversee and manage all aspects of the Capital Campaign for gifts in the $5,000 to $1+ million range.

 

  • Responsible for budgetary goal of $1.5 million in private dollars raised and pledged during the first 20 months.

 

  • Maintain a personal portfolio of active major gift prospects with responsibility for successful solicitation.

 

  • Recruit new volunteers capable of making major campaign pledges and willing to make major gift introductions and asks.

 

KEY CONTACTS

 

Internal:

  • Report directly to the CEO; work directly with the Campaign Chair.

 

  • Meet internally with various staff to discuss proposed strategies, set goals, identify prospects, identify potential special events and projects, applications and grants proposals, etc.

External:

  • Educate and inform, cultivate relations, build networks, facilitate community involvement, and promote public awareness of the Campaign.

 

  • Solicit cash gifts, in-kind contributions and multi-year pledges from individuals donors, businesses, corporations and foundations.

 

  • Drive campaign strategy and leads with Campaign volunteers

 

BOARD RELATIONS

 

  • Supports the CEO and Board of Coordinators in board gift solicitation and individual stewardship.
  • Works with individual Board Members to ensure that they are participating in the fundraising

efforts of the organization as ambassadors, donors and stewards of the Nova Scotia SPCA

  • Maintains current documentation of board fundraising engagement which tracks personal

donations, corporate support, event participation and key relationships with other funders.

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 10+ years in development with at least seven years of direct major gift experience. Experience in non-profit fundraising, with direct responsibility for comprehensive major gifts and capital campaign development.

 

  • Demonstrated success managing a recent portfolio of major individual gifts through the process of identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.

 

  • Has achieved a measurable record of accomplishments with six and seven figure solicitations. CFRE/ACFRE designations preferred. Involvement in AFP and/or CAGP an asset.

 

KEY SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • In-depth knowledge of Nova Scotia’s philanthropic community an asset, including new prospect suggestions for the campaign.

 

  • Strong decision-making skills demonstrated by strategies that move the campaign forward, effective goal setting, planning and evaluation of successes and unmet targets.

 

  • Ability to lead, coach and inspire a team of senior level volunteers and professional staff.

 

  • Strategic planning and implementing experience including the ability to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate and alter capital development plans.

 

  • Strong donor service orientation demonstrated by the ability to anticipate, understand and respond to the needs and expectations of donors and prospects.

 

  • Demonstrated record of success achieving consensus and working in partnership with groups of diverse personalities such as business leaders, managers and staff, board members, donors, volunteers and clients.

 

  • Computer literacy with an emphasis on word processing, spreadsheets, donor tracking databases and social media.

 

  • Knowledge of the not-for-profit sector and ideally animal welfare organizations like the Nova Scotia SPCA.

 

  • Genuine understanding of the value of pets in people’s lives.

 

  • Familiarity with various gift instruments (pledges, wills, trusts, residuals, annuities, etc.).

 

  • Superior presentation and communication skills (verbal and written), coupled with well-developed active listening skills.

 

  • Ability to make highly effective formal and informal presentations to diverse groups.

 

  • Strong relationship and negotiation skills.

 

  • Strong project planning and management skills.

 

  • Strong ethics and integrity, along with a high level of emotional intelligence and empathy skills.

 

  • Superior problem-solving skills and ability to manage multiple deadlines and demands.

 

HOURS OF WORK

Work responsibilities require a standard 40 hours per week plus additional overtime as required fulfilling the duties associated with the position.  Some travel is expected.

The Nova Scotia SPCA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, race, age, sexuality, or disability. SPCA provides a competitive salary and a rewarding work environment. Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter indicating salary expectations to emurphy@spcans.caIt is our intention to start reviewing resume’s on June 11, 2018 and to quickly start the interview process. However, as long as this posting remains posted it is an indication that the position has not been filled and we are still accepting resumes.

Please quote ” SPCA Campus Campaign Coordinator ” in the subject heading in your email reply.

We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at the Nova Scotia SPCA, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Animal Care Attendant/Front Desk

Job Type
Full Time
Job Location
3504 Granton Abercrombie Rd, New Glasgow, NS
Date Posted
June 29, 2018
Job Competition Closes
July 10, 2018
Job Start Date
 ASAP
Salary 
To be Negotiated (depending on experience)
Terms of EmploymentSome evenings, weekends, days

The Nova Scotia SPCA is seeking an Animal Care Attendant/Front Desk for the Nova Scotia SPCA, Pictou Shelter. This individual participates in the day to day animal care and operational practices of an Animal Shelter making certain they are compliant with the Society’s animal care standards.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for all duties related to the care of animals (cleaning of the holding areas, assuring that animals receive food and water, bathing and basic grooming). Provides humane handling and restraining techniques.
  • Observes animals for signs of illnesses or injuries and reports symptoms to the appropriate personnel. Administers medications and assists Animal Care Technicians as required by restraining animals, grooming, health checks, flea treatments and administering parasite control.
  • Performs continual maintenance duties that include repairs and upkeep. Cleans all equipment and work areas to maintain the highest standard of cleanliness and sanitation. Follows health and safety regulations and protocols.
  • General day to day care, including laundry and dishes.
  • Maintain accurate records for animal inventory, health, medications, treatments, procedures and behaviour history.

In addition to the duties listed above, the SPCA expects the following of each employee: adheres to policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; acts as a role model within and outside the shelter; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; demonstrates exceptional customer service; communicates regularly with supervisor about issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; consistently reports to work on time prepared to perform duties of the position; participates in events and on committees as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

  • Answers multi-phone system.
  • Provides outstanding customer service;
  • Performs data entry, filing, fills out forms
  • Communicates to the public the principles that convey and impart an understanding of the policies and procedures of the Nova Scotia SPCA

Skill Required

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each task satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required.

  • Proactive, independent, and organized.
  • Must be punctual and reliable.
  • Must work well independently and in a team environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Trustworthy (criminal record check required).
  • Drivers’ license and clean driving record required. Drivers abstract may be required.
  • Availability for various shifts (varies between the hours of 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday and Saturday and Sunday 8am to 5pm, subject to change)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office applications required.
  • Personal adherence to SPCA code of conduct and within SPCA recommended best practices.

 Additional Information

  • This position requires a flexible schedule. Evenings and weekends will be required, must be willing to work a flexible schedule.
  • Driver’s license is required

Physical Requirements

  • Physical ability to walk and/or stand on your feet throughout a normal workday required.
  • Physical ability to lift and carry 40 pounds regularly.
  • Working conditions include working alone, working outside in varying weather conditions, frequent interruptions, and some meetings.

Experience

  • Customer service experience in person, over the phone and via email required.
  • Animal care experience in a shelter or vet clinic/boarding clinic setting an asset.

Education

  • Completion of Grade 12 mandatory
  • Degree/diploma/certificate in animal care recognized program an asset.

Nova Scotia SPCA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, race, age, sexuality, or disability. SPCA provides a competitive salary and a rewarding work environment. Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter to info@spcans.ca.  It is our intention to start reviewing resume’s on July 10th and to quickly start the interview process. However, as long as this posting remains posted it is an indication that the position has not been filled and we are still accepting resumes.

Please quote “Pictou Animal Care Attendant/Front Desk” in the subject heading in your email reply. 

We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at the Nova Scotia SPCA, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Animal Care Supervisor – RVT

Job Type
Full Time
Number of Positions
1
Job Competition Closes
Until Suitable Candidate Is Found
Job Start Date
 ASAP
Salary 
To be Negotiated

A Nova Scotia SPCA Animal Care Supervisor is a key member of the SPCA team. This individual is responsible for ensuring the smooth and efficient day-to-day animal care operational practices of the Shelter to make certain they are compliant with the Society’s animal care standards.

Responsibilities

The primary duty of an Animal Care Supervisor is to participate in and oversee the shelter’s animal care operations to achieve the desired animal outcomes.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Review monthly animal care goals and results, identify and understand variances, and participate in corrective action plans.
  • Work directly with veterinarians and staff to implement best practices in disease control and medication protocols.
  • Oversee that all staff are properly trained in disease control cleaning protocols, proper administration of medicine and vaccines.
  • Oversee all pharmaceutical and animal care inventory control and purchasing to ensure proper controls and cost efficiencies.
  • Provide oversight of behavioral assessments of animals, as well as overseeing all euthanasia related decisions or performance of at the shelter in collaboration with the Provincial Director of Animal Care
  • This position supports animal care initiatives and ensures that the shelter is collaborating with other organizations and has the resources required to achieve the Society’s goals
  • Occasionally required to work directly with the public and local veterinarian clinics to ensure the success of our adoption program.
  • Work with leadership team on various initiatives including the continued enhancement of revenue streams that align with our mission and improve our ability to support a greater number of animals in need.
  • Understand the impact of financial and operational changes, and demonstrate strong problem-solving skills on behalf of the animals, community, stakeholders and the leadership team.
  • Participates in the preparation of shelter reports.
  • Works directly with those responsible for maintaining the volunteer and foster based programs to ensure proper training in disease control protocols and the administration of medicine.
  • Expand and increase live release rates through creative adoption strategies; supportive of solutions put forward by Nova Scotia SPCA’s No Kill Model and the Society’s strategic imperatives.
  • Understand and oversee operational compliance with current federal, provincial, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines that affect operations and budgets of non-profit organizations and animal shelters.
  • Ensure policy compliance operationally and accurate and transparent reporting of statistical animal care data.
  • Participates in all animal care cleaning protocols and administer medications to animals and other shelter activities as requested

Required Skills

In addition to having the ability to travel and a valid Drivers license, the following are some of the skills required of an SPCA Animal Care Supervisor.

  • Leadership Skills: Animal Care Supervisors have to keep staff motivated, resolve conflicts and make hard decisions. Good leadership qualities and administrative abilities are essential.
  • Time Management: Animal Care Supervisors work with multiple staff, managers and volunteers across the province, assist in crisis situations and perform reviews. Animal Care Supervisors must to have the ability to create schedules, order supplies and write reports. Ability to work under tight deadlines and pressure situations is essential.
  • Math and Budgeting: Animal Care Supervisors are expected to keep and maintain budgets, and make sure Shelters are staying on budget. It is essential that the Animal Care Supervisor is good at computers and has extensive knowledge of marketing and sales.
  • Decision-Making Skills: Whether it is dealing with staff, management, government agents, veterinarians or suppliers, the Animal Care Supervisor will have to make decisions that affect the Society. Having the ability to make hard decisions under pressure is crucial to success.
  • Speaking and Writing: Animal Care Supervisor are required to have strong written and oral communication skills.

 Qualifications

  • Education; A Registered Veterinary Technician and a member in good standing with the NSVMA or equivalent work experience
  • Animal welfare knowledge, donor and volunteer relations, special event experience, marketing and computer skills are necessary.

 Additional Information

  • This position requires a flexible schedule. Evenings and weekends may be required, must be willing to work a flexible schedule.
  • Driver’s license is required

Physical Requirements

  • Working conditions include working alone, working outside in varying weather conditions, frequent interruptions, and some evening meetings.
  • Requires frequent bending, reaching, repetitive hand movements, standing, walking, squatting and sitting, with some heavy lifting, pushing and pulling exerted regularly throughout a regular work shift.

Hours of Work

Work responsibilities require a standard 40 hours per week plus additional overtime as required fulfilling the duties associated with the position.

The Nova Scotia SPCA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, race, age, sexuality, or disability.

The Nova Scotia SPCA provides a competitive salary and benefits package and a rewarding work environment.  Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter indicating salary expectations to emurphy@spcans.ca . It is our intention to start reviewing resume’s on October 30, 2017 and to quickly start the interview process. However, as long as this posting remains on posted it is an indication that the position has not been filled and we are still accepting resumes.

Please quote “Yarmouth Animal Care Supervisor” in the subject heading in your email reply.

We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at the Nova Scotia SPCA, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

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