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Development Manager

  • Posted:Nov 19, 2021
  • Apply by:Nov 27, 2021
  • Job Type
  • Full Time
  • Job Level
  • Experienced (non manager)
  • Location
  • Toronto , ON
  • Impact Category
  • Other

About this position

Development Manager

GreenLearning provides free environmental education programs for youth in the areas of clean energy, climate change and creating a green economy. If you want to make a difference in the lives of thousands of youth across Canada, and love the idea of working with an organization that engages educators and students on interesting, fun and practical environmental and sustainability projects, this is your opportunity to shine!

Job Brief:

GreenLearning uses STEM-based education experiences to empower youth to solve complex environmental challenges. Our programs engage youth in hands-on learning that develops skills in critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration. Our annual challenges provide the opportunity for youth to apply their learning and skills to create solutions for building sustainable, prosperous and resilient communities. In the position, you will have the opportunity to build the foundation of a new social enterprise and sources of revenue and funding for a non-profit, with impacts that will last into the future.


  • Research, investigate, analyse and make recommendations for an Earned Revenue/ Social  Enterprise Strategy for GreenLearning

  • Work with the Executive Director to write a Business Plan and Earned Revenue Strategy (social enterprise)

  • Identify potential partners key to the successful implementation of the Social Enterprise Strategy

  • Assist the Executive Director and Communications Manager to evaluate GreenLearning programs and gather evidence of impact to develop content for funding proposals and reports

  • Identify potential new supporters in private philanthropy and corporate sponsorship

  • Create a Case for Support and Corporate Sponsorship pitch

  • Develop a strong understanding of all GreenLearning programs and develop grant proposals that will generate ongoing support for the delivery of these programs to youth

  • Build relationships with existing and new supporters

  • Present recommendations to the Executive Director.

  • Develop and coordinate multimedia packages that support investment into GreenLearning’s programs on clean energy and technologies, climate change mitigation and creation of a green economy.

Requirements and Characteristics:

  • 2+ Years of Experience in Business Development, Fundraising and Revenue Development or related field

  • Experience with social enterprise, non-profits and fundraising is an asset

  • Demonstrated commitment to environment and sustainability issues, science education and/or youth engagement

  • Bachelor's degree or diploma in marketing or business or related field (or one in progress)

  • Knowledge of online forms and grant systems is an asset

  • Strong organizational skills to juggle multiple tasks within the constraints of timelines and budgets with business acumen

  • Excellent written and oral communications

  • An entrepreneurial spirit and positive attitude

  • Strong project management skills and ability to think critically

  • Problem diagnosis and creative problem solving skills

  • Strong, proven ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented environment

Salary Range: $48,000 - $52,000/year commensurate with experience

Application Process

To apply, please send resume and cover letter explaining why you are a good fit for this role and your interest in working with GreenLearning to mary@greenlearning.ca. GreenLearning is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We encourage applications from the BIPOC, LGBTQ+ and disability communities to apply. We are also a virtual organization with a co-working space in Kitchener and Calgary. The employee will be supported to work from any location, including their home. 

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