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Position Type
Full Time

Application Deadline Date
June 11, 2023

Job Location
British Columbia

Employment Type

Expected Start Date
July 4, 2023

The employer is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or disability.

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


Title: Senior Development Officer or Development Officer, First Tee – British Columbia

Reports to: Director, Development First Tee – Canada

Location: British Columbia, Canada (Remote)

Status: Full Time Position

Ideal Start Date: June, 2023


The future is bright for golf in Canada, and you will be right in the middle of it all at First Tee – British Columbia, Golf Canada’s flagship junior program.  First Tee – British Columbia began in 2021 and is looking for a donor-centric, seasoned fundraising professional to lead the chapter revenue goals. This role will be primarily work from home, with travel to chapter-staff meetings, donor engagements, events, and program locations as required.

The desired applicant will report directly to the Director of Development, First Tee – Canada and will be responsible for achieving fundraising targets as part of an annual campaign. Areas of focus include soliciting major gift donations, third party events, professional and amateur championships, auctions, and raffles. This opportunity will appeal to an individual who is a high-achiever, self-starter and looking to grow First Tee – British Columbia into a significant brand in Canadian golf.


Fundraising: 70%

• Cultivate, pitch and close major gift prospects

• Develop, execute, and manage an annual fundraising campaign and events

• Research fundraising opportunities and write grant applications to both foundations and government opportunities

• Manage all stewardship activities with existing and prospective donors including website

• Manage all relationships and activities for third party events

• Assist in the creation of creative and marketing materials

• Recruit, organize and inspire volunteers

• Manage and adhere to budget

Marketing/Communications: 15%

• Assist in the creation of promotional brochures to increase awareness of the programs and facility

• Manage third-party event policies and communication

• Assist in communication activities for openings, special events, newsletter, printed materials, and the chapter website

• Help create print and video materials for communicating program impact to donors, golf clubs, and event partners

Administration: 15%

• Manage the donor gift cycle including identifying prospects, soliciting and stewarding donors

• Manage pledges, invoicing, and payment receipts

• Create reports on budget projections and YTD results. Solicit auction items; plan events, sell teams and sponsorships; assist in general communications including event follow up

• Contribute to the chapter business plan and oversee its implementation

• Work collaboratively with the chapter Program Manager to enhance donor experience

• Work closely with the finance team on year-end reconciliation

• Lead Ambassador Committee meetings

Required Skills

• University/college degree preferred

• Senior Development Officer: 5 to 8 years’ experience in fundraising in not-for-profit organization

• Development Officer: 3 to 5 years’ experience in fundraising in not-for-profit organization

• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

• Strong interpersonal skills

• Strong budget management, organization, financial and IT skills

• Database experience

• Ability to work independently and pro-actively

• Knowledge of golf an asset


Golf Canada Foundation inspires young players to build strong core values and character while living a healthy lifestyle. Since 2013 we have grown significantly and funded junior golf, women’s golf, high performance golf, sustainability, and heritage projects, while developing a national network of passionate donors and partners.


Golf Canada Foundation’s regular hours of work are 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, eight hours a day, five days a week including a one-hour lunch. Due to the nature of this position, travel will be required along with the need to work events on some evenings and weekends to meet the objectives of your employment.


Golf Canada Foundation

Golf Canada – Human Resources

1333 Dorval Drive, Suite 1

Oakville, ON L6M 4X7

Apply via Career Page link below

One (1) position available. Golf Canada will interview up to six (6) candidates. Forward cover letter and resume to Career Page, NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE to the above contact by 11:59pm, June 11th, 2023. Golf Canada thanks all applicants but will contact only those who will be invited for an interview.

Golf Canada’s regular hours of work are 40 hours per week, namely Monday to Friday, 8 hours a day and 5 days a week including a one-hour lunch. However, the demands of your position may require your hours of work to vary to meet the objectives of your employment. Due to the nature of this position, there may also be some travel required and the need to work some weekends.

Golf Canada is committed to providing a safe environment for all, especially children. All applicants will be thoroughly screened using background checks and a review process.

Golf Canada’s core values are “Fun, Excellence, Inclusion, Respect, Accountability” and while these are included in each employee’s offer of employment and annual employment letters, these core values are also an integral part of the Golf Canada’s recruitment, hiring and annual review process.

Golf Canada is dedicated to employment equity and fostering diversity within the workplace in order to build an inclusive workforce where all employees have the opportunity to reach their potential.

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