Director, Community Fundraising and Events (Eastern)
Work From Home -
Toronto Metro area
1300-522 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
closes in 22 days (Tue, 28 Feb) full time
A world free of the effects of diabetes is our vision. That’s why we’re working together to improve the quality of life of people living with diabetes. We’re sharing knowledge and creating connections for individuals and the health-care professionals who care for them; advocating through public policy; and funding research to improve treatments and find a cure to end diabetes.
Join our dedicated, talented Diabetes Canada team and together, #LetsEndDiabetes!
The Director of Eastern Region CFE reports directly to the Executive Director of Community Fundraising & Events. The role drives revenue growth through working to create synergies across all DC channels. They have a strong background in planning, organizing, launching and holding key events, working with major and regional corporate sponsors as part of a cross-organizational team and creating a high-performance culture. They are experienced in managing a team of diverse and dispersed individuals and are effective at communicating and training events teams on best practice to maximize success.
Location: 200 - 235 Yorkland Blvd, Toronto, Ontario. Flexible work agreement policy in place allowing employees to work on a hybrid schedule, working remote and with the expectation to be in-office 1-2 days per week and attending events when needed.
This role includes, but not limited to:
Oversee all Eastern Regional programs, ensuring revenue growth while managing expenses to maximize net proceeds available to Mission.
Recruit, train and provide ongoing leadership to the Eastern regional team.
Identify ways to maximize community fundraising programs like Point of Sale, Golf Tournaments and Galas, plus investigate and develop new opportunities.
Cross functionally support the implementation of new and existing Peer-to-Peer national fundraising events such as Lace Up for Diabetes.
Focused on growing large scale events with high ROI
Manage a team of individuals across the Eastern Provinces and collaborate with the Western Regional Director and Director of Signature and Third Party events ensuring effective collaboration, coordination, and use of best-practice fundraising.
Build and maintain strong relationships with top-tier event prospects, sponsors and service clubs, in collaboration with other teams and relationship managers.
Participate as an active member of the Community Fundraising & Events Leadership Team, contributing to the development of strategic plans as well as the annual budget.
Ensure tracking of Western regional prospects through the stages of cultivation, stewardship and renewal through consistent team utilization of DC’s Customer Relationship Management software.
Maintain accurate timely and documented regional budgets and profitability forecasts supported by reports for the Executive Director, CFE.
Employ a professional and collaborative approach to growing strong working relationships with internal stakeholders and external partners.
The ideal candidate possesses:
Seasoned fundraising professional with 8-10 years of experience across a range of portfolios with experience in a large, complex not-for-profit organization.
University-educated professional or with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Professional fundraiser with a proven track record of successful relationship management and meeting or exceeding fundraising targets.
Results-driven, self-starter, and highly motivated with a leadership and interpersonal style that fosters constructive and productive relationships with diverse constituencies.
Skilled relationship manager, able to interact with high-level donors, build relationships, and maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Strong leader with significant management experience able to inspire a team and collaborate and support colleagues across the organization to achieve results.
Seasoned change management champion who thrives in a dynamic environment.
Compelling communicator, applying excellent written and oral communication skills to synthesize complex information into compelling and strategic material.
What Diabetes Canada Can Offer You
A meaningful role, making a difference every day for people living with or at risk of diabetes.
An entrepreneurial environment, working for a national organization where you feel valued, recognized and rewarded.
A high-performing, collaborative team environment with proven leadership and highly skilled colleagues and commitment to excellent work culture.
Competitive paid time-off benefits and a comprehensive group benefits plan, including health/dental, life insurance, disability, EFAP and company-match Pension/RRSP.
Flexible work agreement policy in place allows employees to work regularly remote and/or hybrid schedule.
At Diabetes Canada, we are an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or other legally protected status. We are dedicated to a high-performance, diverse, and inclusive workplace. We strongly believe that having a diverse organization with various skills and abilities will inspire creativity, drive innovation, and promote belonging. We are committed to building a team representative of different backgrounds and perspectives, and we encourage applications from all qualified candidates who represent the full diversity of communities across Canada.
For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please contact us at
Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada and, where applicable, must have a valid work permit or study permit that allows the candidate to fulfill the requirements of the role.
We thank all interested applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Safe Place to Work - Diabetes Canada is committed to protecting the health and safety of our stakeholders and mitigating the risk of COVID-19 spread. A mandatory COVID-19 vaccination program is in place and provides direction on the conditions under which individuals are permitted to be employed with DC.
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