Employment Opportunity: Chief Advancement Officer of the Shrine of Our Lady of Grace

Location: The Shrine of Our Lady of Grace - King City, Ontario, Canada

Overview of Organization

The Order of St. Augustine in Canada has managed a parish and shrine at Marylake in King City, Ontario for almost 60 years. The Marylake Shrine is the primary foundation of the Augustinians in Canada.

Chief Advancement Officer Position:

We seek to hire the first advancement director in the history of the Shrine. This individual will be a key player in the conceptualization, development, and management of a long-term, comprehensive advancement strategy and plan for the Marylake Shrine, and the thousands of families and individuals it exists to serve. We invite you to apply if you think that your background, experience, and credentials fits these requirements.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Strong affinity for the Augustinian Catholic mission with devotion to the Virgin Mary

  • High integrity

  • Strong work ethic

  • Outstanding communicator – orally and verbally

  • Ability to create a vision, an advancement strategy, and a plan to follow through

  • Have an advancement strategy and a plan and follow it through

  • Proven experience working in an environment where work is routinely evaluated and measured (benchmarks for performance).

Other Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university

  • Proven track record in advancement, particularly in the areas of major gifts, strategy development, and board development (minimum 5 to 7 years)

  • Experience in hiring and developing staff

  • Experience working with fundraising boards and major donors,

  • Working knowledge of fundraising databases,

  • Understanding of how social media is integrated in fundraising donor acquisition and retention.

More Information:

Salary and Benefits: Competitive and commensurate with the experience and record of success.

Shrine of Our Lady of Grace Website

How to Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume by email to Michael Gerrity at: mikewger@gmail.com

Applications close December 17, 2018.