Manager, Corporate & Foundation Partnerships

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Ontario East
Ontario North
Ontario West
Greater Toronto Area, Flexible
Job description

• Work closely with the Executive Directors and Regional Vice-Presidents to identify and implement philanthropic and sponsorship strategies that align with the organization’s objectives and goals.
• Maintain a portfolio of national corporate and foundation donors and prospects, diversifying the funding base through new industry segment growth.
• Ensure consistency, quality, accuracy and timeliness of all communications to partners and network consistent with CNIB brand.
• Collaborate with senior staff to ensure CNIB meets contractual obligations on national corporate and foundation partnerships.
• Adhere to an integrated central moves management system practice.
• Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in non-profit management and philanthropy.


Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
• Superior interpersonal skills.
• Ability to provide strategic solutions to complicated and difficulty problems utilising excellent analytical, problem definition and problem-solving skills.
• Exceptional negotiator and selling skills.
• Ability to create and implement operating plans to keep fundraising activities focused, prioritized, effective, and timely.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills; demonstrated success in grant-writing.
• Strong strategic thinking skills, with the ability to collect, analyze, interpret and evaluate information, and make recommendations

Experience and Education:
• BA or equivalent in business, marketing, fundraising management or another related field or a combination of education and 5+ years of experience in a related field
• Experience in a central moves management program and prospect clearance process
• Comfort and proficiency with CRM, financials, and budgets.
• Experience valuing and selling sponsorship inventory.
• Experience working with a non-profit Board of Directors and volunteers.
• Adhere to applicable privacy laws as well as AFP, CAGP and CNIB standards of discretion and confidentiality.
• Strong analytical, strategic planning, time management, and organizational skills required. An ability to manage multifaceted projects and a capacity to perform well independently in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment are essential.
• Familiarity with corporate social responsibility and the charitable sector an asset.
• Familiarity with the issues surrounding vision loss is an asset and a desire to be a passionate advocate for CNIB and those we serve.
• Strategic mindset and creative approaches to deepening relationships and driving results.
• Must be detail oriented, able to multi-task and to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment.
• Ability to handle and maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information
• Familiarity with the issues surrounding vision loss is an asset and a 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 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.