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Chief Development Officer

Job Title: Chief Development Officer
Department: Development
Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
● Director of Special Projects & Fund Development
● Manager: Evaluation
Location: Lindsay, ON, or Pangnirtung NU or Iqaluit NU
Starting Pay: $80,000 in Lindsay, Ontario, $114,300 in Nunavut (Additional allowances available for Nunavut hires based on multilingual (Inuktitut/English/French) and housing needs.
Term: Full-time, Permanent
Closing Date: September 4 2020, or until filled.

The Development Department

The Development Department is responsible for the long term viability of the organization by evaluating the impact of our current initiatives and fundraising for future directions. The Development Department leads Pinnguaq fund development and partnership strategies, and is also responsible for fostering a culture of data driven decision making throughout the organization with a focus on evaluating our impact. The Development Department touches on all aspects of the Pinnguaq lifecycle (Education, Resources, Mentorship, Employment, Production, Advocacy). It consists of two divisions; Special Projects & Fund Development, and Evaluation.

Special Projects & Fund Development: The division of Special Projects & Fund Development is responsible for the fundraising and sustainability of the organization. This division will spearhead special projects, continuing those being run and bringing forward new opportunities that fit the evolving mission. This division will help set and build the future of the Pinnguaq Association.

Evaluation: The evaluation division will ensure it’s activity in communities is evidence based and reflects the feedback from the communities we work in

What Does Success Look Like In This Role

  • The Pinnguaq Association is financially sustainable across diverse funding sources.
  • Pinnguaq Association is synonymous with S.T.E.A.M education across rural and remote communities in Canada.
  • Overdeliver for our supporters and funders with timely reporting and effective storytelling. working in tandem with Operations to ensure we capture those stories.
  • The Association knows and strives towards actions that have the biggest impact for our partner communities.
  • The Pinnguaq Association is consistently developing and maintaining a series of partnerships that benefit our stakeholders, further our mission and serve our partner communities.
  • The Pinnguaq Association is developing and initiating a consistent set of high impact projects


  • Lead Pinnguaq development, fundraising and partnership strategies
  • Work collaboratively to build and advance Pinnguaq’s partnerships with key strategic stakeholders, members, and funders in line with Pinnguaq’s strategic priorities 
  • Lead initiatives related to evaluation and data, in terms of strategy and execution, analysis and reporting
  • Negotiate partnership and funding agreements, MOUs, etc.
  • Represent Pinnguaq as a senior point of contact for leaders in our strategic partner organizations
  • Effectively communicate insights, learnings and trends to Pinnguaq’s Board, leadership team, and key stakeholders
  • Ensure that all elements of the partnership agreements are designed to expand and enhance the Pinnguaq brand
  • Oversee and direct the building and advancement of Pinnguaq’s partnerships with key strategic stakeholders, members, and funders in line with Pinnguaq’s strategic priorities (with relevant managers and teams – eg. Delivery)
  • Create and disseminate thoughtful, valuable impact reports
  • Support the planning, management and administration of organization priorities, programs and initiatives, including assisting the Executive Director with budget $/resource allocation decisions
  • Conduct research and analysis to identify points of alignment between Pinnguaq’s evolving interests and those of existing and emerging partner organizations
  • Coordinate the execution of ad-hoc strategic initiatives and special projects by leading and/or overseeing them and reporting results back to the Executive Director and leadership team
  • Delegating responsibilities to ensure staff members grow as capable participants.
  • Completing performance reviews in a prudent manner.

Attributes and Qualifications: 

Equal consideration will be given to non-academic skills and experiences of candidates.

  • Post-secondary education, or equivalent experiences in Philanthropy, Fundraising, Not-for-profit Development, Non-profit Management, Business Development, or Public Policy
  • 10+ years of experience in all aspects of philanthropy and development for not for profit, social enterprise or similar organizations is a benefit.  
  • Experience working with a board of directors and in strategic/development planning

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Pinnguaq Association is strongly committed to fostering diversity within the communities we serve. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, Indigenous people, women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Pinnguaq Association is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. Please inform us should accommodation be required at any point in the recruitment process.