Career Opportunities

Work with us in making a difference in the lives of the women at Next Step Ministries.

What We’re Looking For

Director of Development

Next Step Ministries (NSM) is a Christian organization based in Calgary, whose vision is for women to exit sexual exploitation and discover their identity. Partnering with churches, other agencies and the community, NSM is committed to walking alongside these women as they break the cycles of addiction and abuse. NSM provides outreach services, housing, day classes, and follow care support for women exiting sexual exploitation.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Director, Development is responsible for building relationships with individuals, corporations and foundations that have the potential to make philanthropic or sponsorship gifts. This portfolio contains prospects and supporters at various stages of identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
This role is a key contributor to the overall success of the NSM.
The incumbent will have strong experience in the technical aspects of fund development. This includes superior communication and relationship-building skills with donors, partners, prospects and volunteers.
The incumbent will develop strategies tailored to maximize contributions to NSM through consideration of the prospect’s linkage, interests and financial ability. S/he will be responsible for developing and maintaining a robust pipeline.
This is a full time position with consideration for part time. The Director of Development reports to the Executive Director (ED). This position requires some local travel meeting various stakeholders in the Calgary community.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Donor Development

• Work closely with the ED on the ongoing strategy and implementation of the donor
development plan;
• Lead the fundraising / development portfolio;
• Clearly communicate the message of what Next Step Ministries does to relevant stakeholders;
• Public speaker and ambassador for Next Step Ministries;
• Learn about and implement current fundraising and donor development trends into the
organization;
• Build and maintain relationships with potential, current, and past donors;
• Understand and explain current tax advantages of contributions to potential donors;
• Develop and implement a consistent stewardship strategy;
• Explore individuals and groups (churches and businesses) who share the same values and
passion for what NSM does and invite them into partnership;
• Research and build campaign lists of potential foundations in Grant Advance, write and send out
Letters of Intent (LOIs) and Proposals;
• Maintain relationships with foundations who currently fund the organization and work with the
team to meet reporting deadlines;
• Apply to appropriate government grants;
• Ensure donor information is recorded accurately in Sumac;
• Oversee all fundraising events and campaigns;
• Compile and provide regular reports to the ED and the Board;
• Attend monthly staff meetings and board meetings as required.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

• Undergraduate Degree with at least 5 years fundraising experience;
• AFP or CFRE registration an asset;
• Comfortable and confident at public speaking to convey the Next Step Ministries message;
• Proven experience raising funds for non-profit agencies;
• Highly motivated and results oriented;
• Solid understanding of various gift vehicles and their charitable tax implications;
• Must have a desire to serve and the ability to lead within Next Step Ministries;
• Able to be self-motivated, set own goals and targets and work independently;
• Have experience working with, or be willing to learn and study up on the current social issues
surrounding sexual exploitation in Calgary and Canada;
• Administrative, with a focus on organization, timeliness, and details;
• Excellent communication, both verbal and written;
• Supervisory experience an asset;
• Have a valid driver’s license and vehicle;

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

• Must exercise good judgement in keeping sensitive information confidential;
• Will be provided with an office space;
• Must adhere to Next Step Ministries’ values, statement of faith, and code of conduct;
• Must be able to work both individually and on a team

APPLICATION DETAILS

Please submit your application with a cover letter AND resume by email to info@nextstepministries.ca

Application deadline: December 7, 2018

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only applicants selected for an interview will be
contacted.

Volunteer Live-In

Next Step Ministries (NSM) is a Christian organization based in Calgary, whose vision is for women to exit sexual exploitation and discover their identity. Partnering with churches, other agencies and the community, NSM is committed to walking alongside these women as they break the cycles of addiction and abuse. NSM provides outreach services, housing, day classes, and follow care support for women exiting sexual exploitation.

This is a volunteer position and reports to the Housing Coordinator. The Live-In Volunteer works with Next Step Ministries to provide relational support and stability to the residents in the Housing Program (Sparrow House). This positions supports the Housing Coordinator in monitoring the upkeep of the property. This position operates on a 6 month contract with the option for renewal. This is a very involved volunteer position that requires a highly trustworthy individual.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Develop and maintain a supportive roommate relationship with the women living at Sparrow House;
• Be available to listen to the residents when they need to debrief or work through problems and conflict resolution;
• Encourage the women in their attendance of the Day Program as well as other available opportunities to develop healthy supports and relationships in the community;
• Maintain healthy boundaries between personal life and the residents;
• Communicate with the Housing Coordinator about any questions or concerns regarding the residents or maintenance of the house;
• Ensure the house rules are being followed by residents and report any incidents to the Housing Coordinator;
• Facilitate weekly house meetings to ensure all residents have an opportunity to discuss any conflicts, issues, or successes in the house with the other residents;
• Work with the Housing Coordinator to develop and coordinate activities for residents in housing;
• Notify residents of any scheduled volunteers or tradespersons coming into or onto the property for maintenance purposes;
• Recycle the bottles and cans from Sparrow House on a regular basis and collect and log the money received. This money should be used for special meals or outings with the residents;
• Perform random room checks regularly;
• Oversee use of restricted medicine as needed for each resident;
• Assist the residents in developing a schedule for the completion of daily and weekly chores in the house. Monitor that the chores are being completed in a satisfactory and timely manner;
• Monitor the use of shared household areas such as the kitchen, TV rooms, laundry, bathrooms, etc.;
• Keep consistent and timely logs in Sumac regarding the residents’ behaviours, moods, and successes and/or conflicts, along with other information as requested by Next Step Ministries staff;
• Ensure all residents are home for curfew;
• Be responsible for administering a urine test and/or communicating with the staff member on-call if a resident arrives home appearing to be under the influence of a substance or more than 30 minutes late, respectively;
• Work with the Housing Coordinator to ensure the house is secure and safe;
• Maintain the confidentiality of the residents and the location of Sparrow House.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

• Have attended NSM’s volunteer training;
• Working knowledge of addiction and sexual exploitation an asset;
• Experience with conflict resolution an asset;
• Able to work independently.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

• The Live-In Volunteer must keep all information regarding residents and the location of Sparrow House confidential;
• The Live-In Volunteer is provided with free rent and grocery gift cards as compensation for their time volunteering with NSM;
• The Live-In Volunteer may not invite friends, family, or romantic partners to the Sparrow House property under any circumstances. The location of Sparrow House must be kept strictly confidential;
• The Live-In Volunteer may request up to one evening a week and up to one weekend a month away from her duties at the house. Requests for respite should be made with the Housing Coordinator at least 2 weeks before the requested date;
• Must adhere to Next Step Ministries’ values, statement of faith, and code of conduct;
• Must be willing to learn;
• Must be able to work both individually and as a team.