Development & Communications Director, Parkside Ranch,Orford,QC

Development & Communications Director, Parkside Ranch, Orford, QC (Posted 01/12/21; Close 01/31/21)

Position Title: Development & Communications Director
Position status: Full time / performance-based compensation
Reporting: reports to the Assistant General Director
Language Proficiency: English & French
Location: Orford, Quebec with possibilities to work remotely

Who we are:
Parkside Ranch is a non-denominational Christian faith based non profit organisation that has shared the gospel and thrived for over 50 years. The heart of our organisation is found in our mission statement “Parkside Ranch exists to help bring healing and purpose through the practical expression of God’s love”. We accomplish this through our multifaceted ministry comprised of our camping ministry, Conference & Retreat Center, Therapeutic Riding Programs, and community outreach events. We are focused on being culturally relevant and adaptive all the while remaining faithful to our mission.

What Parkside Ranch has to offer:
Parkside Ranch offers the opportunity for you to be part of a passionate, dedicated, hard working team that enjoys having fun. We are committed to our mission and are excited about the future as we position Parkside Ranch to continue its legacy for the next 50 years. Working at Parkside Ranch offers the following:

Strategy & Vision: You will play an important role in the development of the overall strategy & vision of the ministry. Your role in the capital campaign and operational fund-raising activities will be key to helping Parkside realise its full potential of ministry expansion. You will be challenged to seek out strategic partners and grow the engagement of our current alumni base.

Teamwork – You will have the opportunity to work closely with the other passionate ministry leaders helping to develop relationships, coaching one another for optimal effectiveness, and building synergies between each ministry activity.

Entrepreneurial spirit – Each ministry leader is encouraged to approach their area of responsibility with an entrepreneurial spirit. We value initiative, creativity, and a “can do” attitude.

Making a difference – We fully expect that every ministry activity has the potential to make a significant difference in someone’s life, hopefully for eternity. Your work at Parkside Ranch will matter.

What you will do:
➢ As the Development & Communications Director, you will be responsible for spearheading the successful completion of a $4.5 million-dollar capital campaign for a new equestrian and therapeutic riding center by year end 2023
➢ Develop and implement an ongoing operational fundraising program that tastefully meets the needs of the organization in the amount of $200K annually
➢ Develop and execute a communication strategy for existing and new donors
➢ Help promote the vision and passion of the organization
➢ Participate in the selection and implementation of an appropriate CMS system.

Who you are:
➢ You have at least 5 years’ experience in fundraising; experience with nonprofit organizations is an asset
➢ You have experience in sales & marketing
➢ You are able to build relationships with donors
➢ You have the ability to maintain confidentiality
➢ Your critical thinking skills help inform your decision making
➢ You are a self-starter and work well in an environment having a high level of autonomy
➢ You demonstrate good interpersonal and networking skills
➢ You work well with others
➢ You are flexible, diplomatic, and tactful
➢ You are in support with the values & beliefs of Parkside Ranch generally and the fundraising philosophy from the book, “The Giver and the Gift”, (recommended reading).

How to apply:
To apply for this position, please submit your CV and cover letter no later than January 31st, 2021 to Please note that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in Parkside Ranch.