Fund Development manager | Applications Open

Deadline to Apply: April 1, 2024


While puppies come with the territory at PADS, it gets even better. We change lives.

PADS’ Development Team is about connection: building relationships that have the power to transform both lives and communities.

These connections are woven between PADS donors, mission, life-changing dogs, and incredible clients. Their work ensures each tiny puppy can grow from wee superhero to blue-vested certified assistance dog and that each team receives career long support. These dogs get up each day to make this world a little easier for those that need a helping paw.



You have a:

  • Deep understanding and demonstrated success in fundraising, integrated communications and portfolio management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the proven ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with a wide range of individuals, including the ability to recruit, motivate, and lead a team of staff
  • Ability to think and act independently as well as collaborate with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to make decisions and recommendations on fundraising priority development, strategy development is critical
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, with demonstrated success in proposal development and in conducting face to face meetings for major solicitations
  • Demonstrated experience in the full spectrum of development including fundraising policies, solicitations, stewardship, donor recognition, administration, and management
  • Appreciates the challenge of a busy environment and working under pressure.
  • Strong time management, project management, financial planning, and budgetary skills
  • Required to adopt and apply the Association of Fundraising Professional (AFP) code of ethics in daily practices


The Fund Development Manager is a new position at PADS and has the unique opportunity to shape the future success and growth of the organization. It is a full-time (37.5 hr/week) permanent position based out of Burnaby, BC. You will provide strategic direction, leadership, and daily management to our Fund Development department. You will be responsible for establishing, implementing, and managing our Fund Development program, building strong relationships with donors, clients, and staff, and providing strategic leadership to support PADS in achieving its organizational goals.

Major Responsibilities

  • Strategic Leadership: Activate existing fundraising plans and establish forecasts and action plans. Develop SMART fundraising priorities and metrics aligned with organizational objectives.
  • Fund Development: Implement an integrated Fund Development program, produce major donor solicitations, build relationships with donors and prospects, and oversee all fundraising activities.
  • Supervisory & Department Leadership: Oversee the daily operations of the Fund Development team, execute departmental plans, and drive team engagement and performance development.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Technical Qualifications: In-depth knowledge of fundraising, donor portfolio management, and technology systems. Previous experience in a fast-paced environment and familiarity with fundraising best practices.
  • Behavioural Qualifications: Excellent interpersonal skills, collaboration mindset, strong communication abilities, and effective time management and project management skills.
  • Education and Experience: 5+ years of leadership experience, preferably in fundraising or related fields. Post-secondary education in relevant fields preferred, CFRE designation attained or in progress is considered an asset.


Salary Range: $70-85K commensurate with experience. 

Benefits Package
A comprehensive benefits package is provided including extended health benefits and RRSP matching.

 All interested parties, regardless of outcome, shall be treated with the utmost of confidentiality.


We’re an organization driven by passionate people – that change lives every single day. We expect excellence of ourselves and our team, but we have fun too.

Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS) breeds, raises and trains fully certified assistance dogs. Our service (mobility & PTSD) and hearing dogs provide life-changing independence to those with disabilities other than blindness. Our accredited facility dogs work with community professionals, such as teachers, RCMP and psychologists to help support wellness in our community.

We’re proud of the fact that we were the first fully accredited member of Assistance Dogs International in Canada.


We serve communities that are greater and stronger because of their diversity. What makes YOU different is worth both celebrating and cultivating.

PADS is committed to equality across race, gender, age, religion, identity, ability, and experience. We invite you to bring your whole self to our team, helping us to change lives, one dog —and person—at a time.



Submit your CV and cover letter below before April 1, 2024.

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicants are invited to make required accommodations known in advance.

We thank all applicants for their interest and will contact only those applicants selected for further considerations. Please note that submissions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and therefore early submission is encouraged. The position is available immediately.




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