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Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships

  • Posted:Aug 16, 2019
  • Apply by:Sep 07, 2019
  • Job Type
  • Full Time
  • Job Level
  • Experienced (non manager)
  • Location
  • Toronto, ON
  • Impact Area
  • Libraries
  • Impact Category
  • Nonprofit
  • Company Type
  • Nonprofit

About this position

TITLE:  Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships

REPORTS TO: VP, Philanthropy

DETAILS: Full-time, salaried


START DATE: October 2019



Reporting to the VP, Philanthropy, the Senior Manager will manage the acquisition, cultivation and stewardship of corporate relationships to accelerate the fundraising success of TPLF. The Senior Manager, Corporate Gifts, will join a dynamic and collaborative team poised for ambitious revenue growth. Within this team environment, this opportunity allows for a high level of autonomy in growing the Foundation's corporate portfolio and building on recent success in attracting high profile corporate partners. Central to work of this role is creating a pipeline of prospects whose interests are aligned with the fundraising priorities of the Toronto Public Library, cultivating and soliciting these prospects as well as stewarding current corporate donors to renewed and increased giving. This role is based at the Toronto Reference Library at Yonge & Bloor in downtown Toronto. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.



TPLF was established in 1997 as a charity to support the world's busiest urban public library system – Toronto Public Library. Funds raised by the Foundation support life-changing programs, services, spaces and collections at the Library’s 100 branches. "Given the impressive scope of programs and services and the TPL's wide reach across communities in the GTA, the potential for donor impact is tremendous". Since its inception, the Foundation has raised over $86 million for TPL, thanks to the generosity of donors. To learn more about the Toronto Public Library Foundation, visit tplfoundation.ca. To learn more about the Toronto Public Library, visit tpl.ca.



With support from the VP, Philanthropy and President:

  • Build prospect pipeline, cultivating relationships with corporate prospects and donors whose philanthropic and/or sponsorship interests align with the Toronto Public Library fundraising priorities
  • Bring creativity and collaboration to designing giving opportunities with the revenue, marketing, TPL team and corporate donors and partners
  • Co-create cultivation opportunities with the Marketing team
  • Work collaboratively with the revenue and marketing team and volunteers to advance the Foundation’s goals
  • Maintain a disciplined approach to solicitations and the management of donor relationships and the development cycle including but not limited to, developing briefs, case for support, proposals, meeting prep, follow up, database updates
  • Identify individuals who may be receptive to contributing to TPLF with a personal gift
  • Identify opportunities for the Foundation and fundraising efficiencies and innovation
  • Meet or exceed annual revenue target for portfolio
  • Update Raiser’s Edge to ensure relationship knowledge is part of organizational knowledge
  • Remain current on emerging trends in corporate fundraising and sponsorships
  • Conduct yourself as an ambassador of the Foundation among internal and external relationships



  • Internal: Revenue team, marketing, stewardship, events, database and donor relations, Toronto Public Library team including executives through to the branch network
  • External: Board members, volunteers, vendors



  • Post-secondary degree, CFRE preferred
  • Seven to 10-years experience in fundraising roles in a corporate or not for profit environment
  • Ability to develop strategic approaches to identify and develop corporate relationships
  • Strong verbal and written communication across multiple mediums
  • Successful leadership of volunteer management
  • Commitment to excellence and professional development
  • Enthusiastic self-starter who is able to multi-task, collaborate and be resourceful



  • Exceptional relationship and consensus building skills across a diverse audience
  • Strong communication skills across all mediums: print, email, social, in person
  • Excellent organizational skills, detail oriented
  • Impressive project management expertise that the team can rely on
  • Critical thinker who provides solutions working solo and with cross-functional teams
  • Sophisticated, savvy, energetic, bold, visionary, storyteller & team player
  • Comfortable with high-net wealth individuals
  • Team player and collaborative style, will roll up their sleeves to get the job done
  • Creativity, curiosity, sense of humor, high energy level, and an enthusiasm for meeting and working with a wide range of individuals
  • Passionate about the Library and its future



  • Please send resume to: foundation@tpl.ca (no phone calls please) by September 6, 2019
  • Please include: SR MANAGER – CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS_[YOUR NAME] in subject line
  • Only qualified candidates will be contacted


The Toronto Public Library Foundation invites applications from all qualified individuals. The Foundation is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Upon request, accommodation will be provided for persons with disabilities through all stages of the recruitment and selection process.


About us

In support of the busiest library system in the world, the Toronto Public Library Foundation’s purpose is to change the library story in our city so even more Torontonians take pride and invest in its world class spaces, programming, technology and services.

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