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Manager, Philanthropy

  • Posted:Nov 18, 2019
  • Apply by:Nov 24, 2019
  • Job Type
  • Full Time
  • Job Level
  • Manager
  • Location
  • Toronto, ON
  • Impact Category
  • Nonprofit

About this position


What can you expect from joining a leading organization in the global movement to advance children’s rights and equality for girls?
 
An inspiring team of intelligent disruptors that challenges themselves to Defy Normal – to be bold, insightful, focused and innovative.
 
We are one of Canada’s Most Admired Cultures and here’s why: together, we have created a climate of trust and inclusivity – where diversity in people, ideas and approaches is not only respected, it’s encouraged. We are empowered to command change and build powerful partnerships, with support from passionate leaders to unleash our full potential and learn, lead, decide and thrive.
 
Further information can be found at: plancanada.ca  

About You

Are you passionate about equal rights for all children and equality for girls? Can you see yourself being an integral member of a team that works towards transforming lives in developing countries? Are you confident that you can be part of a high performing team focused on building philanthropy?
 
Are you passionate about helping donors realize their philanthropic vision? Are you an experienced philanthropy professional who has a blend of working with allied professionals and have major gifts knowledge? Have you had success with visits with philanthropists and supporting leadership volunteers? Are you a trusted philanthropy professional with a collaborative working style and an ability to engage with diverse internal stakeholders adding value to organizational excellence and encouraging creative problem solving?

The Position

As part of the Philanthropy team and reporting to the Senior Manager, Planned Giving, the Manager of Philanthropy is responsible for developing and engaging a portfolio of community and private foundations and major gift philanthropists for the campaign. This individual will also be responsible for developing an advisor strategy, engaging with professional advisors and their clients to build a portfolio of donors and prospects. The key focus will be on raising funds towards annual revenue goals through the successful cultivation, stewardship and solicitation of foundations, donors and prospects.
 
We are looking for a candidate who will foster a high-growth approach to philanthropy for the campaign; someone comfortable leading solicitations with current donors and engaging new prospects and foundations. Our successful candidate will have experience working with professional advisors, engaging with foundations and grant writing, and securing current gifts as critical factors for success.
 
What does success look like?

  • Manage a portfolio of community and private foundations and individual donors who give through foundations and identify new prospects
  • Implement creative cultivation and solicitation strategies that inspire donors, prospects and foundations to make multi-year commitments and/or stretch gifts
  • Prepare grant applications and submissions to secure funding for high priority projects
  • Support the development of briefing materials, proposals and presentations for donor, advisor and community foundations meetings
  • Provide donors with quality stewardship by communicating the impact of donations
  • Develop relationships with advisors and community foundations to promote prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of new major donors
  • Maintain up to date and accurate donor/prospect/foundation/advisor profiles and records of contact
  • Prepare grant applications and submissions to secure funding for high priority projects
  • Support the development of briefing materials, proposals and presentations for donor, advisor and community foundations meetings
  • Acts as a liaison and resource for other teams at Plan International Canada and works collaboratively towards common goals

 As our ideal candidate you will have:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience and demonstrated experience in fundraising or related experience
  • Business acumen and the ability to influence others by fostering strong business relationships; a proven track record of working with professional advisors
  • Experience creating grant applications and securing grants from foundations
  • A flexible and adaptable work style; open to collaboration with strong personalities and professionals; thrive in a fast-paced evolving work culture
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to inspire confidence and trust in donors, stakeholders and cooperation among staff colleagues
  • Demonstrated tact, integrity and diplomacy with a professional presence and manner; capable of exercising independent judgment and flexibility
  • Superior listening skills with the ability to interpret the concerns and interests of donors translating them into attractive opportunities for investment in Plan International’s priorities
  • Excellent organizational, research and project management skills with a high level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Possess exemplary communication skills – written, oral and presentation including well developed networking ability
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness and independence, but comfortable working within the framework of an integrated development program and team-oriented environment
  • Expertise in a CRM database, Microsoft Office Suite
  • A valid G driver’s license, use of a reliable vehicle and ability to travel nationally, as required

About us

About Plan International Canada:   Imagine working for a leading international non-governmental organization (NGO) that’s dedicated to creating a better world. That’s Plan International, a   global movement for change, mobilizing millions of people around the world to support social justice for children in developing countries.   Founded in 1937, Plan is one of the world’s oldest and largest international development   agencies, working in partnership with millions of people around the world to   end global poverty. Not for profit, independent and inclusive of all faiths and cultures, Plan has only one agenda: to improve the lives of children. Because   I am a Girl is Plan’s global initiative to end gender inequality, promote girls’ rights and lift millions of girls – and everyone around them – out of poverty. Plan Canada is part of a global network of offices in over 70 countries. Our busy Toronto and Ottawa-based offices undertake fundraising, donor engagement and public outreach, as well as overseeing a wide variety of field programs led   by our International Program Department, which includes experts in health, education, water and sanitation, economic security, gender   equity, child protection and participation, and humanitarian assistance.   We at Plan Canada are a dedicated, passionate and   diverse team of over 200 employees who are committed to making a difference in the lives of children.   Join us and Plan to change the world. Visit our website at: plancanada.ca

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