The Qajuqturvik Food Centre (QFC) located in Iqaluit, Nunavut, and Community Food Centres Canada (CFCC) are partnering to develop Nunavut’s first Community Food Centre in Iqaluit.  At the heart of this new approach to food in low-income communities is dignified, socially-inclusive, culturally-relevant and healthy food programming. The QFC endeavours to become a space that makes people feel welcome, respected and safe and allows them to access the food, friendship and skills they need to lead healthy lives.

The Development Manager, in collaboration with the QFC Board of Directors and the CFCC, will be tasked with the following responsibilities:

  • Fundraising Committee Management: conduct regular meetings, provide support to the committee, assist committee members in fundraising requests
  • Prospect Management: includes identification, research, assessment, and planned moves management
  • Prospect Meetings & Site Tours: ensure strategy in place for meetings, materials are available and meeting follow-up
  • Proposals: develop fundraising proposals as needed for individuals and organizations
  • Reporting and Tracking: track account status, moves management, provide updates to committee members and CFCC
  • Donor Stewardship and Fulfillment: track funder agreements, issue thank-you letters, charitable tax receipts/business receipts, and establish donor recognition protocols
  • Cultivation: create cultivation plan and support activities to engage new prospects

Candidates should have a proven track record of successful nonprofit fundraising, including experience with operations and capital campaign management, board and volunteer engagement, and major donations. Familiarity with high-net-worth individuals amongst the Northern Canadian philanthropic community or knowledge of donors interested in funding Northern Canadian non-profit organizations is a strong asset. The ideal candidate will have a combination of the following:

  • undergraduate degree, preferably in the social sciences or business, with additional fundraising education and/or training (a CFRE designation will be considered an asset);
  • a minimum of three years’ experience working in fund development/revenue development, preferably in a leadership role;
  • proven track record of success in fundraising for a non-profit organization;
  • extensive experience working with volunteers;
  • high level of confidence and assertiveness, and a strong ability to work and make decisions independently;
  • ability to meet deadlines and effectively manage multiple and competing priorities;
  • a minimum of two years’ experience working with major gifts and special events; and
  • experience/knowledge/interest in working in low-income, marginalized communities facing food insecurity and in Northern Canada (in particular Nunavut, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut or Inuvialuit).

This position is subject to a criminal record check, a child abuse register check and proof of education. Candidates must currently live in or be willing to relocate to Iqaluit. To better serve our clientele, preference will be given to Inuit applicants. Fluency in Inuktitut is an asset.

Salary: $80,000 + $15,000 Northern Allowance

To apply, please submit a letter and resume to Please do not hesitate to inquire in advance if you have any questions or concerns about the position. Only those candidates being considered will be contacted.

Deadline: February 23rd, 2018