Business Development Officer

  • Summer
  • Remote
  • $19/hour CDN / Year
  • Mar 28, 2024

Tearfund Canada

As Business Development Officer, you will play an important role in a growing, dynamic, international
non-profit and will be expected to give it your all, take initiative, and help take Tearfund to new heights.
You will be involved in several diverse and important partnership initiatives throughout the course of
your term that will invite new people to join in Tearfund’s mission of ending extreme poverty. The
business development officer will support the Development team in day-to-day operations including
researching sponsor opportunities, communicating with donors and foundations, and ongoing
stewardship.
You will be involved in a dynamic and young team and be expected to think strategically, be action
oriented, and contribute individually and as a team player.

Overview of Activities
● Work collaboratively across the Tearfund Canada Team, gathering and sharing stories of impact
in the Global South to our donors
● Work closely with our Grants and Foundations Lead and help follow-up on Letters of Intent for
funding
● Learn and deepen your understanding of international development from our partners in the
Global South
● Engage with Canadian Church leaders and help equip communities to engage with poverty
alleviation and justice
● Provide support for on-going development activities of fundraising team
● Provide admin support for National Director of Development – trip planning, Raiser’s Edge
updates
● Connect with churches and help clean our data for point of contacts
Donor Engagement
● Help build and scale our donor engagement strategy
● Phone to thank our donors – large single gifts and monthly donors
● Work with National Director of Development to re engage inactive donors
● Help prepare annual Major Donor touchpoints – report and proposal writing
● Research, identify, and help build strategy for corporate funding
● Connect with churches and help clean our data for point of contacts

Qualifications
● Fully aligned with the vision, mission, and values of Tearfund Canada, including Statement of
Faith and Lifestyle Expectations
● A passion to learn about international development and Tearfund Canada’s mission
● Loves building relationships with people – a great storyteller
● Loves raising funds
● Must be an excellent writer, able to consistently and effectively communicate Tearfund’s
message in grant applications and reports
● Must be comfortable speaking on the phone with foundation directors and major donors
● Must be detail oriented and organized to meet all of our foundation deadlines
● The Fundraising Intern should have excellent communication and organizational skills, and
approach each situation with positive and constructive energy.
● Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Google Drive, PowerPoint, and Dropbox are required.
● Marketing and communication skills will be beneficial as it relates to reaching out to donors,
businesses, organizations, patrons and other supporters.
● Proven track record of being highly motivated and driven.
● Able to get things done. Willing to roll-up sleeves and do what is needed. Will seek out the
answer if doesn’t know how to do something.
● A team player, but also able to work independently without supervision.

Application
To apply, please email us your cover letter and resume to hr@tearfund.ca. Your cover letter should
include a description of:
1. Why you’re the right fit for this position
2. Your related education and experience
3. How you would integrate faith with this role

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