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Reporting to the Executive Director, the Fundraising Manager is responsible for increasing and diversifying revenue for the foundation by obtaining philanthropic support from donors.


The Fundraising Manager’s primary role is to develop and execute a fundraising strategy that cultivates lasting relationships with current and prospective donors and enables the foundation to meet and/or exceed annual fundraising targets. This includes developing fundraising campaigns and events, engaging with donors and prospects, maintaining donor files and records, creating annual reports for scholarship holders, and analyzing fundraising data to improve performance.


Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Planning and Strategy

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy, in collaboration with the Executive Director.

  • Lead the planning and execution of donor events and fundraising campaigns, strategically engaging and expanding the donor portfolio.

  • Work closely with Foundation Staff to cultivate greater awareness of the Foundation’s mission and impact through communications and marketing.

  • Regularly evaluate and refine fundraising strategies to ensure alignment with the changing landscape of fundraising.

Negotiating and Securing Gifts

  • Work toward annual fundraising targets encompassing major gifts, multi-year commitments and general donations.

  • Prepare for and accompany the Executive Director on meaningful fundraising visits or meetings with potential and existing donors.

  • Identify, cultivate, and steward major donors, with a focus on building long-term relationships.

  • Facilitate, create, and deliver compelling and persuasive proposals, presentations, and other materials to engage potential major donors, involving the Executive Director and/or Directors as appropriate.

  • Lead in the creation and submission of proactive foundation grant applications.

  • Facilitate the preparation of scholarship agreements and acknowledgements to major donors ensuring prompt, tailored, accurate thank-you messages and letters.


  • Actively manage, enhance, and diversify a portfolio of current and prospective donors.

  • Ensure contacts with donors and prospective donors are recorded in the donor database in a timely and accurate manner and compile reports to support.

  • Analyze the fundraising program's performance and use insights to drive improvements.

  • Work with the Executive Director to prepare and distribute annual scholarship reports to endowment and flowthrough scholarship supporters.

Donor Recognition and Stewardship

  • Ensure a personalized and meaningful experience for major donors; develop and implement a formal donor recognition program.

  • Contribute to the Foundation’s monthly newsletter and social media content with donor stories, testimonials, and interviews.


Board and Committee Support

  • Attend all Foundation Advancement Committee meetings.

  • On request, provide members of the Staff, Board of Directors and Committees with information and resources to support donation solicitation or similar activities to advance the Foundation’s mission and vision.

  • Assist Foundation Staff, Directors, and Committee members in maintaining meaningful personal contact with donors, including maintaining a calendar of community events where the Foundation should be represented. 


Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications and skills include:


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 5+ years of experience in fundraising.

  • Proven track record in managing and soliciting major gifts of $25,000 or above.

  • Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) designation or equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the essential duties of the role.

  • Ability to adhere to national standards of ethical fundraising, best practice, policies, and related guidelines.

  • Diplomacy, negotiation, conflict resolution, and exemplary people management skills.

  • Ability to build and maintain lasting relationships with external stakeholders.

  • Effective communication with stakeholders in English and French.

  • Strong organizational, planning, and execution skills.

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.

  • Experience in the healthcare sector an asset.



Please note the hiring salary range for this position is $60,000 to $70,000. A performance-based bonus structure, vacation time and benefits (health, dental, vision) are also provided. The New Brunswick Medical Education Foundation is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees. 

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