Philanthropy and Marketing Director

The PHILM Director is a key member of the administrative leadership team.  This leader plays a central role in the development and execution of the PHILM departmental fundraising and marketing strategies and operational functions that are critical to ADRA Canada’s ability to successfully deliver its humanitarian and development programming. Equally important to the strategic and operational aspects of this role, is the requirement of the PHILM Director to embody and demonstrate a leadership style reflecting ADRA Canada’s values of being Connected, Courageous and Compassionate.  The PHILM Director will be a skilled collaborator in implementing the organizational strategic plan and aligning its fundraising and marketing strategies to achieve ADRA Canada’s strategic goals.  

Travel: Approximately 90 days per year


ADRA Canada (the Adventist Development and Relief Agency Canada) is the Canadian relief and development agency of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. ADRA Canada’s purpose is to serve humanity so all may live as God intended.

ADRA Canada and all its employees are engaged in supporting the vision of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada (SDACC) which is Proclaiming Christ, Nurturing Believers, and Serving Humanity. The ministry of ADRA Canada is an important part of the Christian mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and is done in harmony with its religious beliefs and practices.

Therefore, being employed by ADRA Canada requires personal commitment to its mission and lifestyle. The holder of this position will reflect in their personal and professional life the Christian values as taught by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, as referenced in the employment contract. The employee acknowledges and agrees that this position is one of ministry within the Seventh-day Adventist Church and that membership in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and adherence to the fundamental faith and religious beliefs and practices of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is essential to the proper performance of the duties of the position. The employee must conduct him/herself, both on and off duty, in accordance with the religious beliefs and teachings of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in all respects so as not to damage ADRA Canada’s reputation or harm the employee’s ability to fulfil all of the position’s obligations. The employee must inform the Executive Director if she no longer adheres to, or maintains belief in, the fundamental faith and religious beliefs and practices of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.


ADRA Canada is one of the leading humanitarian and development organizations in Canada. Our reputation has been built by our amazing and dedicated team of knowledgeable, skilled and experienced staff who carry out ADRA’s mission each and every day. At ADRA Canada, we offer exciting and challenging careers that play an important role in positively impacting the futures of vulnerable families, and especially the lives of women and girls all over the world. Inspired by our Christian values, ADRA is active in over 130 countries globally, delivering justice, compassion, and love so that all may live as God intended.

Inspired by our Christian values, our unique culture fosters diversity and a workplace that strives to ensure all our employees feel respected and included. We offer flexible working arrangements, competitive compensation and generous benefits, ongoing learning and development opportunities and a supportive and meaningful environment where we work together to achieve our goals. Come and be a part of our high-performing team, where together we are working to lift people out of poverty, establish hope, empower communities, and create positive and long-lasting change!

ADRA Canada welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Consistent with our Safeguarding and Protection from Sexual Harassment, Exploitation and Abuse Policy, the successful candidate must receive clearance by a police background check, including a vulnerable sector screen.


Seventh-day Adventist Church Relations/Ministry (10% of each workweek)

  • Participate in daily worship and prayers. All employees take turns in leading worship for all employees.
  • Be prepared to counsel callers (including church members and others) on role of Seventh-day Adventist mission and pray with them.
  • Encourage partners (including Seventh-day Adventist Conferences and congregations in Canada, other Canadian and foreign Seventh-day Adventist entities and the worldwide ADRA network) in the mission of ADRA and the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Educate them, as necessary, about the ministry role of ADRA Canada as part of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Church movement, consistent with the religious teachings of the Church.
  • As requested, contribute to corporate publications, and represent ADRA Canada and its mission at presentations/speaker appointment requests, particularly with ADRA Canada’s partners.
  • Effectively manage relationships with key conference and union leadership and conference ADRA Canada Representatives.
  • Ensure that all ADRA Canada activities are carried out in accordance with the values and religious beliefs of the ADRA network and the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
  • As part of the ADRA Canada ministry, act in a way that reflects the religious beliefs and practices of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, both on and off duty.

Leadership – Governance (20% of each work week)

  • Contribute to leadership and governance of agency through ADCOM.
  • Report to the Executive Director on progress in meeting agency and department mandates.
  • Report on progress of all PHILM activities, as requested, to Board of Directors.
  • Facilitate the development and supervise implementation and regular review of the PHILM strategic plan to ensure all activities reflect and support achievement of the agency mission, vision, and strategic plan.
  • Manage PHILM staff and build their capacity through professional development and mentoring.
  • Conduct regular performance assessment of program staff against agreed outcomes and responsibilities.

Leadership – Fundraising (35% of each work week)

  • Lead the annual fundraising planning process to create a robust corporate fundraising strategy that maximizes revenue across a range of revenue streams.
  • Lead the development and execution of an annual giving plan, including at least four fundraising and emergency campaigns each year, to increase participation and long-term financial growth from loyal supporters, prospective donors, and lapsed donors.
  • Provide direction and support to the PHILM team to ensure appropriate stewardship and recognition of donors and supporters through managing, planning and executing donors’ and volunteers’ recognition in a timely manner.
  • Lead the creation and implementation of short, intermediate, and long-term individual mid-level ($4,999-$19,999), major ($20,000-$49,999) and lead ($50,000 – X) gift donor strategies. Track and report relationship management activity, including identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospective and current mid-level, major and lead donors.
  • Lead the development and implementation of plans for securing major gifts and deferred gifts from donors through estate planning, trust and other types of gifts.
  • Collaboratively oversee and develop key donor relationships nationally to strengthen and grow long-term donations.
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of a comprehensive prospective donor list.
  • Oversee administration of The Raiser’s Edge.
  • Develop and monitor budgets within PHILM.
  • Maintain thorough understanding of CRA fundraising regulations and guidelines and ensure compliance in all activities.

Leadership – Marketing (35% of each work week)

  • Lead the annual marketing planning process to create a robust organizational marketing and public relations strategy to inspire and create excitement around ADRA’s work.
  • Oversee the utilization of existing network to promote and elevate ADRA’s industry profile, presence, and brand reputation, including proactive engagement on corporate social media platforms.
  • Build, protect and manage the Agency brand including ensuring adherence to branding guidelines, graphic standards, and monitoring of and advising the Executive Director on public relations issues/media crises management strategy. Be the first point of contact when responding to media inquiries.
  • Lead marketing team members to develop creative, high-quality and engaging content and multimedia assets to be leveraged across various platforms and channels such as videos, written messages and compelling visual assets.
  • Perform other duties as designated by the Executive Director.



  • Undergraduate degree in philanthropy, marketing, public relations, fundraising, communications, non-profit management or leadership or related field. 
  • CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) designation or in progress.
  • A citizen or permanent resident of Canada or the ability to legally work in Canada, by virtue of holding a current valid work permit.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a senior fundraising and marketing leadership role.
  • Advanced relating and networking skills – Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain strong relationships with colleagues, ADRA Canada’s constituency, partners, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada (including Conferences and congregations throughout Canada), and the international ADRA network; and builds wide and effective networks.
  • Superior presentation and written and oral communication skills in English – Speaks clearly, fluently, expresses opinions, simplifies complex information into clear decision points.
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervision skills – Able to provide others with clear direction and set standards of behaviour including a strong ability to motivate and facilitate the development of others.
  • Skilled in persuading and influencing – Able to make a strong personal impression on others; and gains clear agreement and commitment from others.
  • Adept at entrepreneurial and commercial thinking – Able to identify business opportunities for the organisation; and demonstrates financial awareness including basic budgeting and financial management skills.
  • Strong initiative. Able to anticipate needs and be proactive. Self-disciplined to meet deadlines and strong work ethic. Self-directed to take action and resolve issues. Strong sense of responsibility and ability to perform while delivering superior supporter service.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficient in Computer/CRM/data management skills, especially in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Awareness and sensitivity regarding gender equality issues and a commitment to programming and communications that respects and protects the human rights of all people it serves, including an active commitment to the rights of women and girls.


  • Masters in fundraising or similar
  • Certification in fundraising management
  • Knowledge of AFP guidelines, Donor Bill of Rights and CRA guidelines.
  • Written and oral communication skills in French


The terms and conditions shall be read in conjunction with the ADRA Canada Human Resources Manual (as amended from time to time), the contents of which form part of the employee’s obligations to ADRA Canada. The obligations of ADRA Canada are as set out in the ADRA Canada Human Resources Manual and the applicable employment standards legislation and regulations, whichever obligations are greater. The employer will have no other obligations except as expressly set out in a written employment contract.

Performance Review: A Performance Review will typically be conducted after the first three months in the position. All employees will be required to participate in annual Performance Reviews.

Job Description Continuous Review: This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Job descriptions are reviewed on a regular basis and can be modified at any time to meet the needs of ADRA Canada.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to read, speak, and hear. Must be able to effectively communicate both orally and in writing. Some standing, walking, bending, kneeling, carrying of light items, etc. are required. Standard work hours, as defined by the ADRA Canada Human Resources Manual, are required.

Working Conditions: Essential responsibilities are performed within the office.  The work is primarily in a sedentary and comfortable environment, with tasks usually performed under normal office conditions with little or no noticeable discomfort. The work area is well lit and ventilated.

Vulnerable Sector Screening: Consistent with our PSEA & Child Protection Policies the successful candidate must receive clearance by providing a police background check, including a vulnerable sector screening.

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juillet 5, 2023

Date d’échéance:

septembre 30, 2023


Postes permanents à temps plein


Newcastle, Ontario



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