Director of Development

at Effect Hope
Location Remote, Canada
Date Posted July 8, 2024
Category Other
Job Type Full-time


Director of Development – Effect Hope

This executive search is conducted by Nelson/Kraft & Associates on behalf of Effect Hope



Effect Hope is looking for a relational fundraising executive and networker to join their team as Director of Development.

The Director of Development provides visionary and collaborative leadership to Effect Hope’s fundraising program in support of the mission to bring hope and restoration to people affected by neglected tropical diseases.

The Director of Development is responsible for the oversight, proactive planning, and successful execution of a comprehensive fundraising program, and to position Effect Hope for future success, growth, and sustainability. The Director of Development reports to the CEO and serves as a member of the leadership team. The Director of Development plays a key leadership role in ensuring that Effect Hope fulfills its mission, ensures a values-based organizational culture, and accomplishes its financial goals. The Director of Development will collaborate to design a team and organizational resources to take Effect Hope to its next evolution of growth and expansion.

If you are a leader and fundraising professional who is committed to Effect Hope’s mission and vision, and are passionate about developing people and motivating a team towards success, we would love to connect with you!



Effect Hope is a Canadian Christian global health organization with more than 130 years of experience serving people affected by neglected tropical diseases in south Asia and Africa. Today, more than 1.6 billion people globally are impacted by neglected tropical diseases.

We partner with others to deliver programs that strengthen healthcare systems and improve access to resources for marginalized people. Partners include other global health organizations, local governments, and community leaders.

Together, we provide resources and develop impactful programs that help people overcome the effects of disease, disability, and discrimination. By doing so, we can increase people’s capacity to regain their independence and reverse the cycle of extreme poverty. Our programs include:

  • Early detection of disease – we go door-to-door in remote communities to detect diseases
  • Early diagnosis and treatment to help prevent disabilities
  • Corrective surgeries for severe disabilities
  • Physiotherapy to restore the use of limbs
  • Self-care programs to prevent disease complications
  • Community-based mental health programs
  • Health education and awareness campaigns to reduce discrimination
  • Research and development of new treatments and vaccines

We believe that all God’s children deserve good health, social wellness, and to live life with dignity. Everyone should have hope for the future. These universal needs are for all people, regardless of their religious beliefs, age, gender, or socio-economic status. At Effect Hope, we support health and wellness for the people we serve, while respecting their desire for independence and self-sufficiency.




As followers of Jesus, we partner with others to bring hope and restoration to people affected by neglected tropical diseases like leprosy.


A world where people overcome neglected tropical diseases like leprosy — a world full of hope.




  • Executive-level leadership experience and/or a readiness to immediately participate on the leadership team to contribute to organizational strategy, execution, and culture.
  • At least 10 years of fundraising experience with a proven track record in acquiring major gifts.
  • Willingness/ability to travel locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • A bachelor's degree in a related field, required. A CFRE designation, preferred.
  • Experience with a faith-based or international development organization, an asset.
  • Strongly resonates and aligns with the mission and vision of Effect Hope, and able to confidently communicate across Christian faith traditions.
  • Success in fundraising for a large nonprofit, and fundraising from multiple donor channels.
  • Experience in planning, leading, and managing development projects, and overseeing a fundraising program.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and initiative to deepen and forge new donor relationships.
  • Skilled in creating powerful fundraising communications.
  • Demonstrated experience in proposals, grant writing, and donor reporting.
  • Strong inclination to collaborate across departments.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and self-awareness.
  • A global worldview.
  • An existing network of prospective donors, an asset.
  • Expert hands-on knowledge of Raisers’ Edge NXT, or an equivalent software.
  • Leadership skills that are grounded in a high-level of self awareness and knowledge of what it takes to inspire and motivate teams to work through challenges and accomplish results.
  • Relational skills to expand networks by building both internal and external relationships to gain valuable insight and/or support for priorities.
  • Passion for Effect Hope’s calling with the ability to adapt and lead change to accomplish the mission. Willing to commit to Effect Hope’s mission and vision.
  • Proven critical thinking and data driven decision making skills to navigate ambiguities and validate decisions in the face of complexity and unexpected challenges.
  • An understanding of the changing philanthropic landscape in Canada, and how that might impact Effect Hope.





Location: Remote in Ontario

Application Deadline: August 9, 2024

Start Date: TBD

Salary Range: $90,000-$110,000


APPLY online at with your cover letter and resume. You must be eligible to work in Canada.



Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. is an executive consulting firm that specializes in working with not-for-profits and for-profit businesses across Canada, assisting them in the placement of senior executives and directors.

Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. welcomes and encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position. Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion in its hiring practices, and will only make distinctions among interested applicants in accordance with the applicable Human Rights legislation.

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