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Project Manager – Fundraising Missions Clients

Who we are

Blue North works exclusively in the social sector as a full-service fundraising agency to help nonprofits connect with donors and grow their fundraising revenue. We work with a wide variety of clients including international development, hospitals and healthcare, and missions and human services organizations across North America.

We are proud to help clients create compelling fundraising magic – and then scale it. We use data mining and insights, mass personalization tools and techniques, deep fundraising knowledge, automated communications technology and multiple channels to deliver the right messages to the right people at the right time. We are passionate about our clients’ work and the good they want to achieve.


About the role

Blue North Missions clients are part of a syndicated program where multiple city mission groups participate in one common fundraising program.

Reporting to the Director of Delivery, the Missions Project Manager manages the overall program and individual client needs. This role oversees all aspects of the Missions appeal calendar and production schedule, executes on the project deliverables to produce high quality products in a timely, cost-effective manner and works within established guidelines to ensure work is completed according to customer specifications.


What you’ll do in the role:

  • Oversee the planning, budgeting, managing and execution across multiple client groups to accomplish their fundraising goals and produce high quality products on time and within budget
  • Create the appeal calendar to meet the unique print and data requirements for Missions clients
  • Monitor progress and budgets to provide regular status updates and reports to Director and other key stakeholders
  • Anticipate and proactively communicate deviations from the plan as well as potential issues and risks; take appropriate correction action when necessary
  • Work with team members to create timelines and schedules, use appropriate tools to manage team and tasks, plan activities and negotiate consensus on the appointed tasks
  • Ensure Quality Assurance of projects including QA of data and composition
  • Manage internal data processes and data outputs for all direct marketing activities
  • Maintain monthly billing projections, cross-reference against actual costs and assist in the preparation of monthly invoices for clients
  • Provide recommendations for improvements and develop efficiencies wherever possible

You bring to the role:

  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in a similar role ideally within an agency or fundraising environment
  • High proficiency with project management tools including Workamajig and Basecamp
  • Strong understanding of relevant project management methodologies, processes and standards to monitor and ensure compliance
  • Experience working on print projects is considered an asset
  • Excellent organizational skills with a proven track record of meeting deadlines and managing competing priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven and detail-oriented environment
  • Highly motivated with a high level of initiative to work independently and solve problems creatively
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to work with a variety of creative professionals

How to apply

Please email your resume to careers@bluenorth.ca and be sure to include the position title in the Subject. If you think a cover letter would be helpful to support your application, please include it as a separate attachment. You can also apply directly to the role at indeed.ca.

As we grow, Blue North Strategies is committed to creating an environment where employees feel included, valued and heard. Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to do our best work and help our clients take on the world. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and encourage applications from all qualified applicants. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation at any phase of the application or recruitment process, please let the HR representative know.