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STARS Career Opportunity

Director of Development, Alberta South

Location: Calgary

Closing Date: Feb 12, 2018

When STARS took to the air for the first time nearly 30 years ago, our founder, Dr. Powell, checked the mail every morning to see if enough donations had been received to keep our doors open one more day. Motivated to dramatically change emergency care for communities across a vast landscape, he threw his passion into creating a helicopter air ambulance service – built and supported by the community.

Today, STARS provides world-class services across Western Canada and continues to be fueled by grassroots community support. For many, STARS is their lifeline.

We want you to be part of the crew that makes this all possible.

Director of Development, Alberta South, STARS Foundation

STARS’ Foundation is seeking an experienced fundraiser to be our Director of Development, responsible for supporting the Foundation’s senior leadership team to drive STARS’ growth in the Calgary and southern Alberta through major gifts. The Director will work closely with the Foundation’s Vice President, Major Gifts & Campaign, to help develop and implement an integrated major gift and capital campaign strategy across three provinces. The Director will also manage a personal portfolio of major gift donors and prospects.

We are seeking a seasoned fund development leader with a proven track record of success working with major gift fundraising and individual giving, having personally closed gifts and grown overall major gift program revenues. The successful candidate will bring a focused approach to donor engagement to ensure a remarkable experience for all donors. A confident leader, the Director will lead by example and rally the team around common goals.

Demonstrated best practice knowledge and personal success in major gift solicitation and in closing gifts are key requirements of the role. In addition to exceptional team leadership, you will also have strong data management skills utilizing Raiser’s Edge (or a comparable relationship database), as well as the ability to understand the nuance and collaboration required to thrive in a complex, matrixed, multi-provincial service-delivery and fundraising organization. The successful candidate will hold a Bachelor’s degree and bring at least 10 years of fund development experience.

We offer a competitive salary based on education and experience, as well as an excellent organization-paid benefit package with a matched RRSP program.

More importantly, you will be a key member of the STARS organization and a link in our ability to execute our mission of saving lives safely within the chain of survival.

To explore this opportunity further, please submit your resume to The competition closes on February 12, 2018.

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The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) is a charitable non-profit organization that provides a safe, rapid, highly specialized emergency medical transport system for critically ill and injured patients.

STARS is a well recognized leader in critical patient care, rapid transportation, and emergency medical training and education. We have a unique model of community, corporate and government support that has led to an exemplary record of excellence in patient care and continuous innovation.

STARS has flown more than 33,000 missions since 1985, and operates from six bases across Western Canada, including Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg.