Job Posting 85785

Vice President, Philanthropy & Partnerships
World Vision Canada
Halton / Peel area
Mississauga, ON
closing tomorrow (Wed, 10 Aug)
full time

Vice President, Philanthropy & Partnerships – World Vision Canada

This executive search is conducted by Nelson/Kraft & Associates on behalf of World Vision Canada



We are seeking a new leader for our Philanthropy and Partnerships team in Canada, someone who can lead a talented fundraising team to inspire Canadian supporters to engage and invest in some of our exciting visions for the future: unleashing the hope, initiative and creativity of vulnerable young people to help transform their lives; providing families the tools to overcome extreme poverty in the world's most fragile places; giving women and girls the opportunities to flourish and reach their full potential. When you work at World Vision, your passions and talents come together to meet the greatest needs in the world today. As we follow Jesus, we go to ends of the earth and into the margins. Where few go and the road is less traveled. This servant leader will work with internal stakeholders and external partners to ensure alignment with the enterprise organization strategy, Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) and the World Vision partnership aspiration.

The Vice President, Philanthropy and Partnerships will generate value and raise funds for World Vision’s international programs through leadership of all philanthropic engagement and relationships with high-net-worth individuals, corporations, foundations, and legacy givers as well as develop meaningful partnerships with Canadian churches. 

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, you will participate in strategic planning for the organization and create a growth plan for the Philanthropy and Partnerships team that inspires and provides a way for Canadians to shift the typical charitable value exchange from simply good will to effective impact in the world. We aspire for World Vision Canada to be the top partner of choice for high-net-worth givers and other specialized partners.  

This is a Hybrid (in-office/remote) position; Reporting to the Mississauga, Ontario office.



World Vision is a global community of millions, working together for one purpose: to change the lives of vulnerable children.

World Vision is the largest child-focused private charity in the world. Our 34,000+ staff members working in nearly 100 countries have united with our incredible supporters to impact the lives of over 200 million vulnerable children by tackling the root causes of poverty.

Through World Vision every 60 seconds

…a family gets water

…a hungry child is fed

…a family receives the tools to overcome poverty.

We welcome anyone with the will to make a positive change for children and who shares our vision.



World Vision’s work began in the 1950s, with one man who committed to help one child in one country with just $5. That man was Bob Pierce — a preacher and war correspondent who witnessed tragedy and poverty as he helped missionaries across Asia. He began work in China and Korea dedicated to the care of orphans, and personally raised financial support that came almost exclusively from churches and the Christian community in the United States. Today, 70 years later, World Vision has grown into a global organization with a sweeping scope: helping approximately 35 million children and their families, through over 37,000 global staff and projects in nearly 100 countries.



Our strategy is a promise to vulnerable children–to relentlessly pursue our vision, for every child, life in all its fullness; our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so until they:

  • Enjoy good health and are protected from disease
  • Are educated for life and enabled to fulfill their potential
  • Are cared for, protected and participating
  • Experience the profound security of the love of God and others



World Vision’s global strategy is a renewed promise to the world’s most vulnerable children. Our mindsets and behaviors to realize Our Promise:

  • Unity and trust
  • Wise stewardship
  • Ethical use and privacy of digital information
  • Looking outward
  • Timely truth telling with love



  • We are Christian
  • We are Committed to the Poor
  • We are Stewards
  • We are Partners
  • We are Responsive
  • We Value People

Our values embody what we stand for. They’re what we live by, personally, professionally and as a brand.     



Our organizational culture reflects a “Partnership” of all World Vision offices. This Partnership is founded in and united by our shared Christian values. Our mission is to follow our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice, and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God.

A career with World Vision is a God-given calling, and we believe that every staff member has been brought to World Vision for God’s purposes.

We are passionate in our commitment of fostering a culture where everyone feels represented and valued and has equal opportunity to learn, grow and contribute their best. Whether working from home, in an office, or with children and community members, we celebrate and embrace each staff member’s diverse background and talents. – knowing that together, we can make a difference.



Team Leadership

Provide leadership, inspiration, and direction to the Philanthropy and Partnerships team. Coach and mentor direct reports so they can grow and serve as capable and confident contributors. Create an environment of respect, accountability, motivation, and productivity. Ensure ownership and clarity of goals, encourage and foster collaboration and innovation within and between units, and across the organization. Ensure that the necessary capabilities and supporting infrastructure are in place for the whole team to thrive. Encourage the team to identify synergies and opportunities with other functional groups and ensure proactive planning and communication where there is intersection of products, brand, donor communications, supporter experience, etc. Model Christian servant leadership in an authentic fashion that is humble and yet sets a high standard for excellence in performance.

Sustainable Revenue Growth

Grow the revenue stream through effective stewardship of existing donors by strengthening development strategies and by implementing aggressive plans to prospect for and engage new donors through innovative fundraising approaches. Develop and execute clear short-term and long-range plans for development with a focus on income diversification.

Campaign Performance

Lead, equip, and empower teams to continue the build and successfully launch of our large-scale capital campaign. This includes building all infrastructure components, capabilities, team talent, processes, tools, and collaborating with various functional areas to ensure we raise the most fuel for the mission.

Donor Relationships

Manage a personal portfolio of key donors and prospects. Identify and plan for each key donor relationship by creating a unique approach to meet individual needs and expectations. Engage in personal connection and close on requests for any donor relationship in support of the team.

Volunteer Relationships

Work in partnership with the President and CEO to assist recruitment, orientation and ongoing support of Campaign volunteers and Campaign Cabinet. Implement best-practices and directly lead strategies for volunteer-led initiatives.

Strategic Planning

Work with the Chief Operating Officer and colleagues to create an achievable high-level vision and overall direction for the team. Develop corresponding mid and long-term plans and communicate with and inspire the team on the strategy and alignment.

External Relations

Represent World Vision Canada within the World Vision Partnership to share, collaborate and solve challenges, including through matrix connections with global philanthropy initiatives. Seek opportunities to leverage best practices from the global partnership, to move quickly and maximize efficiency and effectiveness. Maintain a public-facing leadership role in the not-for-profit sector through attendance and presentations at professional conferences and through membership in and contribution toward professional societies or working groups. Stay abreast of philanthropic, economic, social, and educational trends related to fundraising and to current themes such as education for girls. Ensure that the team is well informed of changes in legislation and other trends and initiatives that could impact fundraising efforts.

Church and Christian Partnerships

Empower the team to grow our partnership with Canadian churches, Christian faith leaders and pastors, and Canadian Christians in effort to pursue and support our organizational mission.


Location: Mississauga, ON

Application Deadline: August 10, 2022




Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. is an executive consulting firm that specializes in working with not-for-profits and for-profit businesses across Canada, assisting them in the placement of senior executives and directors. 

Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. welcomes and encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position. Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion in its hiring practices, and will only make distinctions among interested applicants in accordance with the applicable Human Rights legislation.

Nelson/Kraft & Associates Inc. also welcomes and encourages applications from candidates with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in the selection process. If you require disability-related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact us.

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