Fundraising Consultant Job Opportunity

Through the BC Rural Dividend Fund, the Summerland Museum and Archives Society has received a grant to hire a Fundraising Consultant.

We are looking for a positive, creative thinker who is able to conduct research, develop a fundraising strategy, and implement fundraising initiatives.

This part-time position reports to the Museum Administrator and is responsible for the following activities:

·         Work in conjunction with the Museum Administrator, bookkeeper, treasurer, and board to                research past fundraising strategies (successes and failures) and financial needs.

·         Research effective fundraising strategies and new ways of increasing funds.

·         Identify and research the local donor market (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and                      threats).

·         Based on research, develop and write a Fundraising Needs Assessment and Action Plan. This              will be a comprehensive fundraising strategy to enable sustainable growth, including                          identifying individual and corporate donors and exploring potential government support in              future years.

·         Plan, organize, and deliver at least two fundraising initiatives. Work with volunteers to ensure            execution of fundraising initiatives.

·         Establish relationships with donors, volunteers, local community leaders, external                              organizations, etc.


·         Post-secondary degree in a relevant field of study or relevant equivalent experience.

·         Professional experience working in the non-profit sector or similar organization.

·         Demonstrated ability to plan and execute major gift/fundraising activities with results over                $50,000.

·         Results-driven.

·         Highly organized, self-motivated, and able to manage complex projects.

·         Highly Internet and computer savvy, with experience in website management, Word, Excel,              and Publisher.

·         Experience in marketing, promotion, and event management.

·         Interest in local history.

·         Experience in research and writing, specifically in regard to fundraising and financial                          projections.


·         Excellent interpersonal skills, outgoing personality, and enjoys working with the public.

·         Excellent written and oral communication skills.

·         Ability to work with board members, donors, volunteers, and staff members.

·         Attention to detail and accuracy.

The Summerland Museum and Archives is a public, not-for-profit institution established in 1969 by a group of Summerland residents. It provides Summerland residents, visitors, and researchers with opportunities to explore the history of Summerland. 

This is a part-time position at 10 to 20 hours per week for roughly 6 months beginning around April 16, 2018 at $20/hour.

Please submit your resume and cover letter in a single PDF or Microsoft Word document with your full name as the file name. Applicants will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Interviews may be arranged before the deadline. Interested candidates should submit their application no later than March 30, 2018, 5:00 PM PST to: Successful candidates will be contacted directly.