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Are you interested in joining our team in this exciting and re-energized adventure providing people with access to God’s Word? The Canadian Bible Society (CBS) is looking to fill the following positions:

Development Officer, Major Gifts

Job posting ends: January 17th, 2020.
Location: 10 Carnforth Road, Toronto

The Canadian Bible Society (CBS) is looking for a dedicated Development Officer who will be responsible for successfully working within the Development, Marketing & Communications team alongside a front-facing passionate team of relational fundraisers to:

    • Secure major donations for CBS projects primarily from supporters in Ontario;
    • Build new relationships that will help the organization achieve its mission and exceed revenue targets;
    • Build a portfolio, communicate with supporters and meet face to face with major gift donors and prospect;
    • Become an expert on the organization’s programmatic work, stewarding existing supporters and building new key relationships to curate a portfolio of engaged, inspired and loyal CBS supporters.
    • Successful record of a minimum of 5-7 years in a similar role as a Major Gift fundraising professional;
    • Demonstrated ability to understand the needs and interests of major donors to cultivate, foster, trigger gifts and sustain mutually beneficial relationships;
    • Exceptional oral and written communications skills;
    • Strong interpersonal, professional and relationship building skills;
    • Excellent research and presentation skills;
    • Strong writing, time management, planning, and organizational skills, with an emphasis on detail and accuracy;
    • Capacity to work in and across Christian denominations;
    • Flexibility and the ability to function well as a team player;
    • High level of personal and professional integrity, including the ability to maintain confidentiality regarding donor profiles and personal information;
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite/Outlook 365;
    • Ability to travel nationally and occasionally internationally.

Area Representative, Newfoundland (Part-time)

Part-time (10 hours per week), 6-month temporary position
Job posting ends: January 18th, 2020.
Location: St John’s, NL

The Canadian Bible Society (CBS) is looking for a part-time Area Representative who will work collaboratively with the Regional Director, Coordinator, volunteers, churches, the National Office and others to provide administrative support and be a champion for CBS programs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support including answering mail, phone, and email inquiries that are directed to the CBS Office in St. John’s from throughout the Province of Newfoundland-Labrador, and attending to other administrative duties related to the St. John’s office;
  • Provide a regular presence, as an ambassador of CBS, for the St. John’s office & Bible resource centre,
  • Greet and interact with and provide information to donors and visitors and assist the Scriptures Resources team with the distribution of resources;
  • Liaise regularly with the Regional Director and/or the Regional Coordinator, regarding CBS programs and projects in NL, communicating issues that may arise in the district (in affect, being eyes and ears on the ground);
  • Liaise between the District Board and the Regional Director as well as the National Office in Toronto.

Requirements:

  • Demonstrated successful administrative experience;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Experience using MS Office including Outlook;
  • Understands and balances ministry/policy with accountability for finances;
  • Effective team player: seeks understanding, respect, and collaborative relations with and between regional staff, District Board, volunteers, churches and judicatory bodies, and other constituents;
  • Able and willing to occasionally travel within the province of Newfoundland-Labrador;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time;
  • Bilingualism is an asset;
  • Prior working knowledge of CBS an asset.

Regional Director, Prairies & NWT

Job posting ends: January 24th, 2020.
Location: Calgary (Working from home as needed)

The Canadian Bible Society (CBS) is looking for a dedicated Regional Director who has primary responsibility for leading the regional team, in close collaboration with the National Office, to build relationships and implement CBS programs in the Prairies and Northwest Territories.

The Regional Director also has the responsibilities to coordinate the work involving staff and volunteers based in the region, assist with fundraising initiatives, and collaborate extensively in the establishment and improvement of public relations.

Reporting to the Director of National Programs and as a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT), they will work to build and lead an integrated regional team involving local staff and volunteers and work with the National Office and different regional teams across Canada. Working closely with District Boards, churches, local/national partners, and other constituents for the successful development and implementation of the approved plans and objectives.

Key responsibilities:

    • Develop and grow strong partnerships in the region for program implementation;
    • Work with the Executive Director to prepare the annual strategic program plan for the region;
    • Oversee the preparation of the annual budget for the region;
    • Ensure excellent budget control and the accomplishment of program objectives in the region, and accurate reporting thereof;
    • In close collaboration with the National Office Volunteer Coordinator, manage volunteers for program implementation, with a particular emphasis on local recruiting, management, and recognition alignment with National Office objectives and policies;
    • Assist District Boards through consultation with planning and attending various meetings and supporting events planned by the District Board that are in alignment with CBS standards;
    • Work with the Development team to organize and support fundraising activities in the region such as setting up meetings, contacts, logistics, speaking/presenting, and providing excellent public relations on behalf of CBS;
    • Support the Scripture Resources team, providing appropriate balance and policy compliance between sales, subsidized, and free distribution of Bibles and other resources.
    • Participate in the senior leadership meetings and special projects.
    • Demonstrated multi-year track record of success in relevant roles, as a leader implementing programs, preferably with a non-profit organization;
    • Successfully developed and managed teams including volunteers and managed plans and objectives;
    • Highly relational with excellent and proven soft skills including communication and people skills;
    • A strong hands-on knowledge of the region, preferably with an existing diverse network already in place that can be leveraged;
    • Self-motivated and able to work remotely as needed;
    • A strong understanding and empathy of the challenges of the local church setting, and comfort working in a broad ecumenical spectrum;
    • A university degree in business, non-profit management or equivalent;
    • Ability to work from home as needed;
    • Able and willing to regularly travel within the region, and occasionally nationally or even internationally.

Regional Director, Québec

Job posting ends: January 31st, 2020.
Location: 1025, rue Saint-Jean Québec G1R 1R9

The Canadian Bible Society (CBS) is looking for a dedicated Regional Director who has primary responsibility for leading the regional team, in close collaboration with the National Office, to build relationships, increase fundraising and implement CBS programs in Québec.

Reporting to the Director of National Programs and as a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT), they will work to build and lead an integrated regional team involving local staff and volunteers and work with the National Office and different regional teams across Canada. Working closely with District Boards, churches, local/national partners, and other constituents for the successful development and implementation of the approved plans and objectives for Québec.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and grow strong partnerships in the region for program implementation;
  • Work with the Executive Director to prepare the annual strategic program plan for the region;
  • Oversee the preparation of the annual budget for the region;
  • Ensure excellent budget control and the accomplishment of program objectives in the region, and accurate reporting thereof;
  • In close collaboration with the National Office Volunteer Coordinator, manage volunteers for program implementation, with a particular emphasis on local recruiting, management, and recognition alignment with National Office objectives and policies;
  • Assist District Boards through consultation with planning and attending various meetings and supporting events planned by the District Board that are in alignment with CBS standards;
  • Work with the Development team to organize and support fundraising activities in the region such as setting up meetings, contacts, logistics, speaking/presenting, and providing excellent public relations on behalf of CBS;
  • Support the Scripture Resources team, providing appropriate balance and policy compliance between sales, subsidized, and free distribution of Bibles and other resources.
  • Participate in the senior leadership meetings and special projects.

Requirements:

  • Fully bilingual in French and English with excellent communication skills;
  • Demonstrated multi-year track record of success in relevant roles, as a leader implementing programs, preferably with a non-profit organization;
  • Successfully developed and managed teams including volunteers and managed plans and objectives;
  • Highly relational with excellent and proven soft skills including communication and people skills;
  • A strong hands-on knowledge of the region, preferably with an existing diverse network already in place that can be leveraged;
  • Self-motivated and able to work remotely as needed;
  • A strong understanding and empathy of the challenges of the local church setting, and comfort working in a broad ecumenical spectrum;
  • A university degree in business, non-profit management or equivalent;
  • Able and willing to regularly travel within the region, and occasionally nationally or even internationally.

Manager, Public Relations & Communications

Job posting ends: January 31st, 2020.
Location: 10 Carnforth Road, Toronto

The Canadian Bible Society (CBS) is looking for a dedicated Manager of PR & Communications who is responsible for the strategy, management and implementation of the communications and public relations portfolio under the leadership of the Director, Development Marketing & Communications. This includes brand management, content creation and storytelling, social media content and media relations, public awareness and advertising, constituent event oversight, and thought leader and influencer development.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for the development and execution of a communications and public relations plan that supports the achievement of the goals and financial objectives of the organization;
  • Develop short and long-term plans and budgets for the communications and public relations team and program and monitoring progress;
  • Develop, implement, and monitor systems and procedures necessary to the smooth operation of the communications and public relations function;
  • Working with Director of DMC oversee brand design, editorial style and look and feel of materials and ensure that brand guidelines are adhered to across organization and Regions;
  • Work with Marketing, Scripture Resources, Fundraising and all Regional offices and stores to ensure that branding is unified, and that tools and resources are available for amplifying the organizational brand and messaging;
  • Responsible for the gathering, writing, editing, and communicating of content that reports, shares and engages multiple audiences in the work of CBS;
  • Write, or assist in editing of general digital newsletter and video to support donor journey and stewardship of constituents;
  • Write or assist in the editing of content for newsletters, print and digital, messages from Executive Director or senior leadership, and external communication as required;
  • Writing/content creation for digital assets including website, and social media outlets;
  • Ensure that web content is up to date, current and relevant to campaigns and ongoing goals and messaging of organization;
  • Work with marketing, digital and scripture resource to assess and create compelling content that leads to engagement and support;
  • Provide counsel and support to regional leads on public relations initiatives ensuring coordinated efforts and consistency in messaging as well as alignment with public relations goals;
  • Working with National Programs, provide content for Church Rep’s and volunteer communications i.e. digital newsletters etc;
  • Develop Press and Media Releases, Op Eds, Editorials, Blogs and Video Blogs Creation;
  • Coordinate media interest in the Organization and ensure regular contact with target media and appropriate response to media requests;
  • In collaboration with the DMC team identify and develop relationships with key Christian influencers and together build social media and marketing campaigns to further the public relations and fundraising agenda of the CBS;
  • Develop an influencer strategy, identify spokespeople for the purpose of cultivating relationships to engage the public with the organization;
  • Organize conferences, speaking engagements for Senior Leadership and prepare them for media interviews;
  • Create branding and communication support materials for events and campaigns (i.e. displays, banners, ads, postcards, videos etc).

Requirements:

  • 5 plus years of experience in communications and public relations successfully managing people;
  • Experience working with non-profits preferred;
  • Communications/Public Relations Degree or equivalent;
  • Substantial social and/or digital marketing experience;
  • Experience overseeing the design and production of print materials and publications, video production and multimedia content production;
  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge, and experience in the design and execution of marketing, communications, public relations activities, and corporate communications;
  • Demonstrated successful experience in journalistic writing including press releases, making presentations and negotiating with media and influencer relationships;
  • Diplomatic bridge-builder that drives toward solutions – ability to identify priorities and align cross-functional teams around shared goals;
  • Writing background: journalism, media, public relations;
  • Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational, and personal sales skills;
  • Strategic, action-oriented, self-starter with strong initiative;
  • Commitment to working with shared leadership and in cross-functional teams;
  • Strong written communications skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time;
  • Bilingualism is an asset.

To Apply:

Join our growing team at this exciting time! Please forward your CV along with a cover letter detailing your interest in this position and the Canadian Bible Society, to humanresources@biblesociety.ca.

What does the Canadian Bible Society Do?

We are an interdenominational organization partnering with individuals, churches, and religious organizations who similarly believe that God’s Word changes hearts and lives. Whether in support of Canada’s latest incoming refugees or those affected by human trafficking in partnering countries, we continue to proudly contribute to the spiritual development of the people we reach, both in Canada and overseas. As we celebrate 113 years of ministry in Canada and abroad, the Canadian Bible Society (CBS), is uniquely poised to fulfill its mission to translate, publish, distribute, and encourage engagement with the Christian Scriptures.

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