Job Posting 101046

Director, Individual & Foundation Giving
Second Harvest
Toronto Metro area
Etobicoke, ON
closed 13 days ago (Fri, 17 May)
full time  •  $110,000-$125,000 Per Annum Plus Benefits

Date: April 2024 

Department: Development 

Reports to: Vice President of Philanthropy and Strategic Partnerships 

Status: Permanent Full-Time 

Location: Etobicoke, ON 

Time Required on-site: 60% (approximate) 

Hiring Salary Range: $110,000-$125,000 Per Annum Plus Benefits 

We Are 

Second Harvest is Canada’s largest food rescue organization and is a global thought leader on perishable food redistribution. We work with thousands of food businesses from across the supply chain to redirect unsold surplus food to non-profit organizations that feed communities in every province and territory.  

By keeping perfectly edible food from ending up in landfills and redirecting it to the charitable sector, our work prevents harmful greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere and improves access to nutrition for the millions of people in Canada experiencing food insecurity. 

The Role 

The Director, Individual & Foundation Giving is pivotal in achieving Second Harvest’s revenue goals.  

The role is ideal for a strategic thinker who leads by example and understands the bigger picture of fundraising dynamics to effectively contribute to the organization’s overall success. 

The Director must have a comprehensive understanding of all fundraising domains to align individual and foundation-giving strategies with broader organizational goals. The Director will spearhead innovative fundraising initiatives, lead individual giving, manage major donor relationships, oversee foundation, and planned giving activities, and ensure successful execution and alignment with the organization's mission. 

The Director will be a seasoned leader in these areas, supported by a broad knowledge of fundraising practices gained from previous fundraising experience in a similar-level role. You will use your exceptional interpersonal and communication skills to support collaborative work with internal stakeholders to maximize our fundraising efforts on a national scale  

You Will 

Individual Giving Leadership 

  • Design and implement effective strategies for individual giving, monthly donors, direct response, telemarketing, and digital campaigns. 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key donors, enhancing donor engagement and retention. 

Foundation Management 

  • Lead the strategic pursuit of foundation grants, including prospect research, proposal development, grant management, and stewardship. 
  • Cultivate and strengthen relationships with foundation stakeholders. 
  • Ensuring internal compliance and alignment with granting agreements. 

Strategic Alignment 

  • Use your understanding of fundraising strategies to integrate individual and foundation giving with broader organizational fundraising initiatives. 
  • Collaborate with other fundraising directors to ensure cohesive strategies and optimize overall fundraising performance. 

Data Analysis and Reporting 

  • Collecting and analyzing data from individual and foundation giving to assess performance and identify opportunities for improving efficiency and generating growth. 
  • Prepare detailed reports and presentations for senior management showcasing the programs and the impact on goals and strategic direction. 
  • Ensure accurate data management in CRM – Raiser’s Edge NXT. 

Leadership and Team Development 

  • Lead a team of fundraising professionals, set objectives, and provide guidance and performance management to achieve goals. 
  • Foster a culture of innovation and continuous improvement within the team. 
  • Perform other related duties as required or assigned to support the overall goals of the organization. 

Risk Management and Compliance 

  • Ensure compliance with privacy regulations (e.g., PIPA, CASL) as well as internal policies and guidelines. 
  • Oversight of fundraising practices and activities to identify any risks to the organization. 

You Are 

  • Leader. You can motivate and lead a team in a fast-paced environment, troubleshoot, think creatively, and solve problems; you have shown a demonstrated commitment to accountability, measuring outcomes, and a results-oriented culture.  
  • Fundraiser. You have proven experience leading individual and foundation-giving initiatives within a national fundraising environment. You gained this experience as a Director of Development or a similar role in a grassroots fundraising-focused charity.   
  • Strategist.  You have a remarkable knack for crafting innovative strategies and seeing them through to successful completion.  
  • Passionate. You are inspired by Second Harvest's work and eager to build on our vision of “No Waste. No Hunger.” 
  • Relational.  Your passion for customer service and hospitality shines through, and you have a proven talent for engaging donors and deeply understanding their needs. Experience in front-of-house hospitality would be an asset. 
  • Integrity.  You excel at building trust and respect by always being clear and open with your communication, making sure everyone on the team and among our stakeholders stays well-informed and on the same page. 
  • Communicator. You have exceptional leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills and a demonstrated capability for engaging and influencing stakeholders. 
  • Analytical.  You have strong analytical skills with proficiency in data management systems and tools. Proficiency with Raiser’s Edge NXT would be considered an asset. 
  • Technological. You are comfortable with technology and embrace the use of AI. You are proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and CRMs.  
  • Collaborator. You can effectively collaborate with team members and stakeholders across an organization and have highly developed diplomacy and interpersonal skills. 
  • Flexible. Work may involve occasional evening/weekends for special events or during peak periods. 

For more information about Second Harvest, please visit: Careers | Second Harvest Food Rescue 


To Apply 

Please submit your cover letter and resume using the online portal here. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Only electronic applications will be accepted. 

We encourage applications from individuals who self-identify as belonging to equity-deserving groups such as (but not limited to): racialized persons/persons of colour, women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2S+ persons. 

Second Harvest is committed to an inclusive and accessible recruitment and selection process. Please let us know if you require any accommodations. 

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