Development Officer

Development Officer

Junior Achievement (JA) is the world’s largest not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating young people about business. With over 120 charters worldwide, JA brings a diverse global view of business to local communities. Since 1955 Junior Achievement of British Columbia (JABC) has partnered with educators, donors and volunteers to bring a real world experience into the classroom. Our programs give students the confidence and skills they need to become the next generation of business and community leaders.

We are currently seeking to fill a Development Officer position for our Resource Development department. We will provide an opportunity for interested candidates to grow and develop their skills within a dynamic and challenging environment.

Job Summary:

The Development Officer reports to the VP Development while working closely with the CEO, VP Programs and Resource Development Team. This is a permanent position.

The Development Officer works closely with the administrative staff and other departments as needed (e.g. Finance, Programs, Marketing) to manage and expand the donor portfolio. To this end, the Development Officer facilitates and collaborates on cross-functional implementation projects and strategies.

The Development Officer will work with the VP Development to create and execute a plan to engage and secure new resources from a portfolio of donors which includes Foundations, Charitable Trusts and individual donors.

The position activities include identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of aportfolio of 80-100 donors, with a minimum annual goal of $500K.

Preparation and submission of grant applications, LOIs, reports and other correspondence as required to assure high standards for donor satisfaction and retention. This also includes activities such as research and meeting briefings, updating donor database and other duties as assigned.


Please submit your application, including cover letter and resume to Nancy Cardozo, VP Development, The application period deadline is February 15, 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. We expect to have the selected candidate offered by the end of February 2018.