Auberge Shalom pour femmes
May 12, 2023
Montreal, Canada
Job Type


Director of Development
Permanent position
4-5 days

Auberge Shalom pour femmes (ASPF) is a Jewish community-based centre addressing
the needs of all women and children whose lives have been affected by conjugal violence
regardless of their backgrounds or religion. We provide a continuum of professional
services in both a shelter setting and in an external counselling office.
All services are provided in a safe, confidential and supportive environment. Auberge
Shalom is committed to breaking the cycle of violence through education, prevention and

We want you to be part of our team!

Enjoy advantageous conditions such as:
● Flexible hours and the possibility of hybrid work schedule
● Pension plan and group insurance
● 3 weeks vacation (6%)*
● 9 days of sick, mental health and personal leave*
● 5 additional statutory holidays (on top of Quebec statutory holidays)*
● Professional development and continuing education opportunities
● A collaborative and mobilizing management style and a supportive team

And many other benefits...

Create lasting change! Join the Auberge Shalom Team!

Under the supervision of the Executive Director and in close collaboration with her, the
incumbent is responsible for establishing and developing relationships with donors,
prospects, and professionals in the field with a view to increasing major gifts to support
ASPF programming and sustainability.

In an effort to increase Auberge Sholom's revenues, the Director of Development is
responsible for developing and identifying new funding opportunities, promoting the
organization to philanthropic associations and major donors, and developing strategies to
encourage donations and donor loyalty. The incumbent is also responsible for planning,
organizing, and coaching her team to ensure the successful completion of diverse
fundraising activities.


Specific responsibilities of the Director of Development include, but are not limited to, the

Philanthropic Development
● Contribute to the organization's strategic thinking and development
● Create a comprehensive annual fundraising plan that includes the following
○ a comprehensive major gifts and donor management strategy
○ a donor stewardship strategy
○ a corporate sponsorship strategy
○ various fundraising activities, including campaigns and events
○ grant opportunities (government, corporate and foundations)
● Establish and maintain excellent relationships with donors, directors, volunteers and
the public
● Provide guidance and serve as point-person to the volunteer fundraising committee
● Participate in diverse events to establish and maintain close relationships with
potential and current donors

Human resources management and administration
● Facilitate the flow of information and healthy communication within the team and the
organization as a whole
● Supervise, coach and manage the employees under her responsibility
● Work closely with the administrative team to revise and implement a seamless system
for donation processing, receipting and recognition
● Oversee the tracking of fundraising revenues and budget tracking
● Develop and manage budgets allocated to philanthropic development
● Develop key performance indicators for monitoring and evaluation

● Bachelor's degree in communications, business administration, marketing
communications or other relevant field
● Certificate in philanthropic management (an asset)
● 3 to 5 years of professional experience in fundraising, partnership development,
networking and development in the non-profit sector
● Bilingual in English and French
● Proven experience and success with planning/execution of events, partnerships and
● Strong knowledge of principles and techniques relevant to major gift fundraising and
● Proficient in MS Office Suite and G-suite
● Experience with donor databases (preferably DonorPerfect) and prospect tracking
● Familiarity with the philanthropic community of Montreal
● Knowledge of the issue of domestic violence and women’s rights a strong asset

Desired Qualities:
● Strategic vision and guidance
● Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
● Ability to work in a changing and growing environment that promotes
respect and collaboration
● High attention to detail and ability to problem-solve and innovate
● Irreproachable ethics, discretion and respect for confidentiality
● Highly motivated with a demonstrated ability to build constructive and effective
relationships – both internally and externally
● Teamwork and collaboration
● Flexibility, creativity and adaptability
● Ability to mobilize others to reach objectives in a team environment
● Ability to engage effectively with volunteers and staff

Auberge Shalom is a special, highly inclusive work environment that values the role each
employee plays in supporting our critical mission to break the cycle of conjugal violence. We
provide a supportive and learning-focused environment where we strive for each employee
to reach their full potential.

We recognize the importance of work-life balance, wellness, and a safe, inclusive and
welcoming workplace that values strong work ethics, diversity and respect for all.

● Permanent position
● Start date: as soon as possible
● Starting salary: 34,90$
● Flexible Work Schedule: 4 or 5 days per week; hybrid

Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] Indicate “Director of
Development” in the subject line. We thank all those who apply but only short-listed
candidates will be contacted.

Auberge Shalom pour femmes is committed to creating a workplace as diverse as the communities
we serve and thus strongly encourages people from our diverse communities and people who
experience marginalization to self-identify in their cover letter.

*note: prorated based on a 35h work week

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