Breakfast Club of Canada is looking to hire a Senior Advisor, Major gifts and planned giving, to contribute to the organization’s Canada-wide growth. Reporting to the Communications and Marketing Director, the incumbent will help deploy and expand BCC’s major and planned gifts program (gifts of publicly listed securities, in-kind donations, charitable bequests). The Senior Advisor will also play a key role in planning and implementing various innovative prospecting, awareness, solicitation, retention and recognition approaches targeting individual current and prospective donors with the potential for major or legacy giving.


Breakfast Club of Canada promotes employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals.


Donor development and solicitation:
  • Identify and qualify potential individual donors (amongst existing database and pure acquisition) and develop personalized donor acquisition strategies
  • Oversee the creation and production of information and communications tools for individual major donors
  • Implement personalized retention strategies and deepen relationships with existing donors to follow up on pledges and renew yearly commitments
  • Help develop and plan recognition and retention activities for individual major and legacy donors
  • Represent the organization at events and conferences
  • Monitor the competitive landscape and emerging trends in philanthropy
  • Work with the Senior Relationship Marketing Advisor to ensure pledges are honoured and verify that all the required information is accurate and complete; draft agreements based on the terms approved by the donor and in accordance with applicable BCC policies
  • Regularly update the major and planned gifts database
  • Provide reports and analyses to help to ensure the effective management of planned gifts
  • Document and update procedures concerning the processing of gifts of securities and gifts of life insurance


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing or a related discipline
  • Five to seven years of experience in a field relevant to the position
  • Excellent command of written and spoken French and English
  • Knowledge of tax and estate planning strategies
  • Experience in developing and implementing major and planned giving strategies, along with a knowledge of gifts of securities and life insurance, charitable bequests and in-kind gifts, an asset
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and the ability to learn new applications quickly
  • Familiarity with CRM platforms, an asset
  • Membership in the Association of Fundraising Professionals or another relevant professional association or order, an asset.


  • Adherence to Breakfast Club of Canada values
  • Keen customer service focus
  • High-level persuasion and negotiation skills
  • Good listener
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative abilities
  • Resourceful self-starter with an analytical mindset
  • Highly organized and versatile
  • Capacity to work both independently and as part of a team


  • Permanent, full-time position
  • 40 hours/week, Monday to Friday
  • The successful candidate will be based in a major city in Canada
  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible hours
  • Professional development
  • Personal leave days
  • Group insurance plan
  • Group RRSP with employer matching contributions
  • Employee assistance program
  • Must pass a background check
  • Target start date: As soon as possible



Please email your résumé and cover letter to

Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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