Job Posting 72776

Corporate Engagement Manager
Children Believe
Toronto Metro area
closed 14 days ago (Fri, 23 Jul)
full time

Careers that empower young dreamers

When you make a decision to work with Children Believe you’re not just doing something great for your career, you’re helping empower children around the world to access education, pursue their dreams and be a voice for change. We know there are lots of career options for talented, top performers like you, but not many offer the opportunity to help children live and dream fearlessly. Children Believe is currently recruiting for the following position: 


Corporate Engagement Manager


The Corporate Engagement Manager plays an important role in helping Children Believe establish long-term corporate partnerships by strengthening existing relationships and initiating new contacts within the corporate and corporate foundation sector. Responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding funding commitments from corporations and small corporate trusts/foundations. This position builds and manages donor relationships to establish a strong pipeline, increase revenues for the organization and achieve its strategic initiatives. Reporting to the Chief Marketing and Development Officer and working closely with the Programs & Policy team, the Corporate Engagement Manager focuses on Canadian-based corporations and small trusts/foundations that fund international development and program funding. The position also supports our offices outside Canada in Africa, Asia and the Americas in fundraising from multinational corporations and leads on aligning local partnerships to the global strategy. This role holder will be part of the New Business Development community of practice within Children Believe.


This role includes, but not limited to: 

  • Develop, manage and implement corporate engagement and fundraising initiatives, including identification of potential corporate partnerships/CSR programs, goal setting, engagement strategy and improvements to support infrastructure, processes, systems and build a strong pipeline.
  • Lead corporate/workplace giving outreach and stewardship efforts to include matching gifts and workplace giving programs.
  • Identify key corporate and small Canadian trusts/ foundation prospects, oversee due diligence evaluation to ensure compatibility and develop presence and approach strategies.
  • Negotiate donations; cause marketing proceeds, consumer donations, workplace giving campaigns, matching-funds, in-service donations and other resources to benefit Children Believe.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with Programs & Policy colleagues to create proposals that match the needs of Children Believe to donor objectives for successful solicitation and cultivation.
  • Ensure that all processes and procedures relative to corporate partnerships are compliant with external regulations and directives, as well as, Children Believe’s Corporate Engagement policy, legal and risk management, due diligence and directives.
  • In collaboration with the Programs & Policy team, support Children Believe offices around the world as needed with proposal and budget development for Canadian trusts/ foundations, multinational corporations /employee engagement programs, and create compelling corporate engagement and pitch materials.
  • Create and attend networking opportunities that will grow and deepen Children Believe’s relationships with prospective corporate stakeholders, influencers and government funding agencies.
  • Provide the highest standards of excellence in relationship management to corporate partners. 

The ideal candidate possesses: 

  • Post-secondary diploma/degree in Business or other relevant field.
  • Minimum 5 years of progressive experience in corporate engagement, fundraising, business development in the not-for-profit sector or similar sales experience in a customer-focused organization or business.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills that enable the successful candidate to establish or join networks of peers, industry contacts or stakeholders.
  • Understanding of the charity and/or international development sector preferred.
  • Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation is considered to be an asset.
  • Demonstrated experience in finding new corporate partner leads and cultivating them successfully to award and renewals.
  • Excellent presentation, public speaking and storytelling ability.
  • Strong creative skills evidenced in creation of compelling concepts / proposals and visual presentations.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities and meet deadlines.
  • Flexible, adaptable and detail oriented.
  • Self-starter and results driven, yet also a great team player.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and resourcefulness.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy and experience using Microsoft Suite of applications, including Word, Advanced Excel skills, PowerPoint, Visio, Sharepoint, and Adobe.
  • Ability to work flexible hours.
  • Ability to speak and/or write in either French or Spanish will be considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Children Believe’s Vision, Mission, and Values. 


Location: The office is located at 1200 Denison Street, Markham, ON. Staff are currently working from home with some flexibility on in-office activity until further notice (due to Covid-19 related health precautions).


Children Believe offers competitive paid time-off benefits and a comprehensive group benefits plan, including health/dental, life insurance, disability, EFAP and company-match RRSP.


Application Process:

If you believe you have that unique combination of a not-for-profit heart, combined with the skills and interest for the Corporate Engagement Manager position, then you will want to apply for this opportunity by going to Children Believe's Careers website:


Select the button: “Find Career Opportunities”. 


Search under Job Title for "Corporate Engagement Manager".  Follow the application process stated on the specific job posting, you will be required to complete a brief questionnaire and attach your résumé and covering letter.


Children Believe is not accepting recruitment agency/firm referrals.


Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada.


Consistent with our Child Safeguarding Policy, the successful candidate must receive clearance by a Canadian criminal record check.


Children Believe is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.


Children Believe is committed to providing workplace accommodations. If you require an accommodation, inform us and we will work with you to meet your needs.


We thank all applicants for applying, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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