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Regional Development Lead

Hope International Development

This is a Full-time position in Calgary, AB posted October 14, 2020.

Hope can mean many things. For some hope is about dreaming: a big house or a new car. But for those facing dire need around the world, their hope in tomorrow is the only reason to keep going. HOPE International Development Agency (  is compelled by compassion and the inherent worth and potential of every person. We are a collective of entrepreneurial and dedicated people who are responsive to overlooked families living in extreme poverty. Founded in 1975, HOPE connects donors, volunteers and teams here in Canada with opportunities that fuel lasting change for families around the world. Together, we equip and empower possibility through approaches that are locally initiated, sustainable and permanent with a focus on clean water, food security and livelihoods.We want to always say yes to the potential of people, and HOPE needs resources to make that happen. That’s where you come in.  Bringing HOPE to New Places This is a brand-new position with plenty of autonomy and responsibility. If you’re looking to move on to meaningful work that changes lives, this is the place for you.  As our new Regional Development Lead, your goal will be to connect new donors with our people work overseas. Using your existing networks, cold calling, and donor research, you’ll level-up our fundraising efforts and increase our funding pool substantially. This role is about results, not methods. Corporations, small business, churches, and major gifts have all been critical sources of funding for us in the past. Depending on your existing networks and experience any of these could help you drive growth. As the local face of our development team, you’ll be spending plenty of time with donors and converting leads. You have a positive mindset, strong sales instincts, and always stay focused on results. Most importantly, you are motivated by our mission, not the paycheque, and will use that to inspire others.  Here’s what you’ll be aiming to achieve: * Make meaningful contacts with individuals and organizations interested in helping our cause* Achieve lead conversion targets * Generate 120-150K in donations in your first year while working within existing fundraising targeted plans and processes  Working with HOPE International Development Agency The hours and time commitment will vary depending on the successful candidate; for the right person, we’re happy to accommodate either full or part-time work. In either case hours will be flexible and may vary depending on your activities with donors. In addition to a competitive base salary—commensurate with your qualifications and time commitment—you’ll receive some amazing extras: * Semi-annual bonuses based on meeting targets * In addition to your vacation time, one-week paid time off between Christmas and New Year’s, and potential for additional paid time off in the summer * Medical benefits after three months, including health and dental* Travel allowance* Pension matching up to 5% after your first yearWe’re looking to fill three positions for each of our major regions: Southern Ontario, Metro Alberta, and Lower Mainland BC. But no matter what region you’re in, you’ll find a unifying passion on your new team. Our offices are small, but that hasn’t stopped us from making a huge difference across the globe. Qualifications Here is our list of must-haves:  * Background in Business Development, Sales, Fundraising or similar * Experience growing and maintaining business/sales/fundraising networks * Demonstrated compassion for people who are marginalized* Demonstrated self-starter* Experience generating leads through cold calling, either through corporate or individual sources * Driver’s license* Comfort/familiarity working with a Christian donor base These would be considered assets:  * Post-secondary degree * Experience in sales/business development in a start-up/high growth business or organization  How to Apply Our online application will give you the option to apply to this role as a complete person – not just a resume. The application will assess your qualifications, personality traits and workplace preferences, and should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete. After submitting, you’ll receive an email inviting you to log in and view your assessment results.   We strive to build a team that reflects the diversity of the community we work in, and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented groups such as women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, people identifying as LGBTQ2SI, veterans, and people with disabilities.  If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please contact us using the “Help” button.   We will review applications, with priority given to those who have completed the assessment, and look forward to hearing from you.