Manager, Community Giving

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Ontario South (Greater Toronto)
Job description

The position entails, but is not limited to, the following general responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a local plan using defined fundraising products and audiences, which includes solicitation strategies to small businesses and service clubs, and community-led (hybrid).
  • Develop and manage 4 signature events – Night Steps, Gala, Neon Nights, Dining in the Dark.
  • Develop a budget and monitor income forecasts in relation to the community giving plan.
  • Meet annual target, including event corporate sponsorship and mid level donors.
  • Recruit new donors and develop relationships with existing donors, identifying key local supporters and those with influence in the community.
  • Recruit, manage, retain and develop a network of volunteers, individuals, groups and companies to help deliver on targets and objectives.
  • Manage all 3rd party events for the province of Ontario
  • Support the Ontario Community Giving Team with their fundraising initiatives – Team Raiser support and maintaining the Team's documents.
  • Increase awareness of the organization’s work through various communication channels and ensure awareness campaigns are targeted to the areas with greatest potential.
  • Manage the recognition and stewardship of donors and all gifts received in a timely manner.
  • Manage relationships with local service clubs and hold the primary relationship with the Lions clubs
  • Ensure appropriate administration of donor and event information in the donor database and, where appropriate, supply reports and analyses to the Associate Director of Philanthropy.
  • Participate in team meetings to qualify, coordinate and prioritize community engagement opportunities
  • Process expenses and event reports in a timely manner.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills; comfortable conversing with a variety of people in different situations
  • Excellent written communication and oral presentation skills
  • Knowledge of privacy legislation and able to conduct business in accordance with the CFRE/AFP/CAGP code of ethics
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications as well as other software applications such as CRM (familiarity with Raiser’s Edge, Team Raiser and Luminate software are a plus)
  • Detail oriented, able to prioritize tasks
  • Able to multitask and work well under pressure
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive, productive relationships with senior volunteers
  • Resourceful, results-oriented with a positive, "can do" attitude


 Experience and Education:

  • Post-secondary school degree required
  • Minimum 5 years fund development, event planning or relevant experience
  • Ability to commute within the GTA
  • Great computer skills
Working conditions
  • Willingness to work flexible hours; some evening and weekend work is required
  • Willingness to travel
  • Desire to be a passionate advocate for CNIB and those we serve
Application and contact information

CNIB strives to establish and maintain an inclusive workplace and believes that the diversity of our workforce is an invaluable asset. CNIB is committed to following recruitment and selection practices based on merit, transparency, accessibility and inclusion ensuring that all candidates are given a fair opportunity for employment with CNIB.

To help ensure that this commitment is met, CNIB is committed to working with all candidates that require an accommodation. If you require an accommodation, please let us know what accommodation you require and CNIB will work with you to meet your needs at every stage of the recruitment and selection process.

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Please send cover letter and resume, and mention how you learned of this position.

Please note that the successful candidate will be required to pass a standard Criminal Record Check.

We thank all applicants for their interest in CNIB, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.