Job Posting 100562

Director of Philanthropic Partnerships
Food Banks Canada
Work From Home - Toronto Metro area
Greater Toronto Area
closes in 14 days (Wed, 1 May)
full time  •  $81,915 to $110,156 annually

About Food Banks Canada

At Food Banks Canada, our commitment stretches across the nation, tirelessly supporting and enhancing the work of over 4,750 food banks and community organizations. We invest in, advocate for, and bolster their critical efforts. Through diligent research, we delve into the root causes of food insecurity, devising actionable solutions informed by our findings as we work to create a Canada where no one goes hungry.

Our mission is expanding, and with it, we're opening doors for passionate, teamwork-driven professionals in search of a career that's both meaningful and captivating.

About the Role

The Director of Philanthropic Partnerships builds and strengthens strategic relationships with foundations and corporations that are committed to advancing Food Banks Canada’s mission. This role leads a team of high-performing fundraisers and works closely with the Director of Corporate Partnerships and the Director of Philanthropy to achieve Food Banks Canada’s fundraising targets. The Director of Philanthropic Partnerships plays a key role in driving revenue growth by securing significant gifts from corporate and foundation partners.

What You Will Be Doing

  • In collaboration with the VP, Partnerships, develop and articulate a comprehensive vision and strategy for philanthropic partnerships that supports Food Banks Canada’s mission and long-term sustainability
  • In collaboration with the VP, Partnerships, establish department goals, targets, implementation plans and tracking for the corporate giving team to achieve annual targetsIn collaboration with the VP, Partnerships and the Director of Corporate Partnerships, execute sector diversification initiatives, working closely with the Director of Corporate Partnerships to optimize revenue generation
  • Effectively collaborate with Director of Philanthropy and the VP, Partnerships to ensure a clear division of responsibilities, maximum revenue and implementation of fundraising best practices across the entire development portfolio
  • Provide leadership to direct reports, coaching on best practices in corporate partnerships including strategic portfolio management and recognition, partnership alignment, shared value and cultivating a culture of philanthropy
  • Personally manage and grow a portfolio of partners and conduct cultivation visits and stewardship activities that set an example for the team

What You Will Need

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 6 years’ professional experience in fundraising and securing six-figure gifts from corporations and foundations
  • Experience leading, coaching, mentoring, and motivating a professional, cross-functional team to achieve goals
  • Strong problem-solving and strategic thinking abilities
  • Exceptional skills in networking, presenting, and pitching, with a demonstrated capacity to manage prospects through the full cultivation cycle to a successful close
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to engage an inspire a diverse range of stakeholders

Working Conditions

  • Full-time, Monday-Friday, with occasional evening and weekend work. This position is remote and must be located within 100km of the Greater Toronto Area
  • Occasional travel within Canada may be required

Food Banks Canada believes that diversity is the cornerstone of excellence within our team and mirrors the community we serve. We warmly invite candidates of all genders, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, and abilities to apply. Committed to an accessible recruitment journey, Food Banks Canada ensures a barrier-free experience. Should you be approached for a job opportunity, please reach out to  if you require accommodations. 

We thank all those who apply but only those applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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