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Job Number:  29876
Director, Business Development
Job Posted: Monday, 26 September 2016
Closing Date: Sunday, 25 December 2016
(in 64 days)
Region: Toronto Metro area Type: Full time
Location: Toronto Salary: (not entered)

WE is a movement that brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world. Our vision is to shift the world from “me” to “we.” Our mission is to empower all people to change the world, locally and globally, achieving transformative outcomes for themselves and others.

WE seeks a Director, Business Development to join its Business Development Team.
This individual must be passionate and committed to the core beliefs of the organization—the WE.org Philosophy.
The position is based out of WE’s office in Toronto (233 Carlton Street).
Your Impacts:

  • Identify, research, and prospect new sponsorship opportunities and partnerships across all WE Day markets within North America
  • In conjunction with the Head, Global Business Development, WE Charity, develop and implement the strategy for Canadian and US sponsorship and new business
  • Oversee the Business Development team on all sponsorship opportunities within Canada
  • Foster relationships with prospective corporate donors at all levels
  • Research and develop presentations and proposals to secure new partnerships in conjunction with the Development Strategy & Operations team,
  • Significant travel to deliver in-person presentations with prospective sponsors to secure new partnerships
  • Work closely with the Associate Director of Sponsorship Activation to develop the sponsorship activations for current partners
  • Accountability of a complex multi-million dollar matrix with the responsibility to help develop and implement the strategies to achieve these targets
  • Help lead the implementation of strategy for the reengagement of existing sponsors in conjunction with the Partner Relations team
  • Close collaboration with the various Regional Offices and Development team to ensure a cohesive and effective business development strategy for North America
  • Support in managing significant donor and corporate files
  • Communicate knowledgably and professionally to donor base, addressing inquiries about international programs and account summaries
  • Attend and represent the organization at fundraising and networking events
  • Attend all WE Day events within Canada and where appropriate, international WE Day events

Reporting and Relationships:

  • This position will reside within the WE Charity Business Development Team, and will also work closely with the Sponsorship Activation and Partner Relations teams
  • The Director, Business Development, WE Charity will report directly to the Head, Global Business Development, WE Charity
  • This position will work closely and collaborate the various Directors on the Business Development team

What you bring:

  • Possess a degree/qualification, preferably in business administration, marketing, or a related field with a minimum of four years working experience
  • Highly self – motivated and independent, a strategic thinker
  • Proven experience in fundraising, sponsorship, sales, or corporate partnerships
  • Strong oral communication and presentation skills
  • Experience managing a team of staff or volunteers
  • Detail oriented with strong attention to effective task completion
  • Strong inter-personal skills
  • Enjoys working in a demanding, fast paced work environment and flexible with work hours
  • Able to perform well and problem solve in high stress, dynamic and changing situations
  • Detail oriented with strong attention to effective task completion
  • Flexible and adaptable to change
  • Comfortable working with and delegating to senior management
  • Comfortable working with external stakeholders
  • Positive and professional attitude and able to work as a team player
  • Excellent time management, organization and multi-tasking skills
  • Sound understanding of and experience working with Microsoft Office Suites (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Experience working with Salesforce is an asset
  • Fluency in French and Spanish is beneficial but not required
  • Ability to work closely with high level sponsors and corporate partners with the highest level of professionalism
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of discretion and confidentiality

What makes us unique…

Social entrepreneurs Marc Kielburger and Craig Kielburger co-founded WE and WE Charity (formerly Free The Children) 20 years ago and have grown it into a family of organizations, including WE Day and ME to WE. WE Charity was among the first organizations in Canada to turn philanthropy on its head by creating a legally distinct social enterprise, ME to WE. Through the social enterprise, 50% of the profits support WE Charity, while the rest is reinvested in the social enterprise.
We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and welcomes all interested parties to apply. We sincerely thank all those who apply, however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
PLEASE APPLY AT: https://www.we.org/about-we-charity/careers/careers-job-postings/?ccmsPage=1&itemid=8155095&cc=apply
Contact Details:
M5A 2L2
Toronto, ON, M5A 2L2
www:   https://www.we.org/about-we-charity/careers/careers-job-postings/?ccmsPage=1&itemid=8155095

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