New job Development and Communications Specialist in Nova Scotia

Development and Communications Specialist

Company : Brunswick Street Mission
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Nova Scotia

Full Description


The Brunswick Street Mission, located in Halifax, seeks to inspire a better quality of life that addresses physical, emotional, practical and spiritual needs for those experiencing poverty. We achieve this by providing essential services to the community, while maintaining a commitment to addressing the root causes of poverty within the Halifax Region. Our essential services include, Trusteeship through the In-Trust program, Tax Program, Outreach, Clothing Centre, Food Bank and Breakfast Program.


Brunswick Street Mission is seeking a development and communications professional to join our team. The development and communications specialist will work closely with the Executive Director to optimize existing donor support, develop and implement a fulsome fundraising program and create promotional information to support and strengthen our charity brand.


· Develop and execute a plan in support of fundraising, including prospect research and donor relations, with emphasis on the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individuals, corporations, foundations, government, employee and community groups.

· Develop and execute a plan to support the promotion and communications of Brunswick Street Mission including expected analytics.

· Develop and execute special fundraising activities throughout the year.

· Manage the organization’s donor management system.

· Research and write general and program funding proposals/grants.

· Develop and execute a stewardship plan to support fundraising, including thank-you letters, newsletters, cards, letterhead, logo, media and speaking engagements.

· Maintain Brunswick Street Missions social media presence on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube, through the creation of continuous engaging posts and videos.

· Provide reports, statistics, and information needed for the progress and growth of the fundraising program.


· Undergraduate Degree in public relations, marketing or business, or acceptable combination of education and experience.

· Exceptional written, verbal, interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.

· Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and outcomes-based environment.

· Emotional intelligence, and diplomacy working with donors, board members, teammates and volunteers.


· Ideally three years’ prior related experience, which may include experience in fundraising, client relations, professional sales, business development and marketing.

· Proven leadership and strategic thinking

· Demonstrated ability in development projects, activities and sales.

· Knowledge of donor databases, publication programs and video editing software.

Position: Full-time (40 hour/wk.). Must be flexible to work occasional non-traditional work hours including morning, evenings or weekends based on need.

Salary: Commensurate based on experience and qualifications.

Benefits Package

Application deadline: 2021-08-23

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work remotely:

  • No

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