Job Posting 90613

Manager, Sponsorship and Cause Marketing
Diabetes Canada
Work From Home - Toronto Metro area
1300-522 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
closes in 23 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!

Role Overview:

Reporting into the Executive Director, Corporate Partnerships, the Manager, Sponsorship & Cause Marketing contributes to the achievement of our mission and meets annual revenue requirements. The Manager will solicit funds that advance existing partnerships and pursue new corporate partners that can significantly impact the long-term success of Diabetes Canada's Corporate Fund Development program.  This position plays an important role as part of the national team in a coordinated and cross-functional manner to support fundraising for mission programs.

Location: 

1300-522 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. A flexible work agreement policy in place allowing employees to work on a hybrid schedule, working remotely and opportunity to work in-office. This role can be fully remote, accepting applications across Canada, if candidates are able to meet the needs of a national team. 

This role includes, but not limited to:

  • Identify trends in business development opportunities and implement solicitation plans to achieve new partnership commitments across sectors and via multiple funding channels (sponsorship, cause marketing, gift-in-kind)
  • Coordinate with DC Marketing and Communications and other organizational stakeholders to identify opportunities to collaborate to help build new cause marketing assets
  • Stay current on consumer trends, and best practices in cause marketing, retail, digital and corporate sponsorship; convert insights into actionable programs and new revenue streams.
  • Define account-specific strategies that deepen partner engagement with DC and foster mutually beneficial, sustainable, mission-centered partnerships
  • Collaborate and develop positive working relationships and partnerships with national and regional teams to cultivate opportunities for national sponsorship and achieve organizational goals
  • Maintain accurate, professional, and current records, on corporate prospects, sponsors and supporters through our customer relationship management (CRM) system and other shared drives
  • Contribute to research profiles and build briefing reports about specific corporate prospects and target sector growth opportunities
  • Maintain and apply current knowledge of corporate giving trends and recognition objectives. Leverage data and program/event information to develop impactful corporate specific proposals and presentations to close sponsorship commitment
  • Ensure 100% partner satisfaction through thoughtful stewardship and proactive customer service
  • Maintain and expand base of corporate partner relationships through on-going communication and solicitation as appropriate; ensure timely renewals and continued partnership annual growth
  • Leverage opportunities for high-touch, customized partner stewardship and impact reports

The ideal candidate possesses:

  • Post-secondary degree preferably in business, communication, marketing or other relevant area; or equivalent experience.
  • 4+ years’ experience in non-for-profit corporate fundraising, corporate sponsorship, or sales/marketing.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills including impactful presentation delivery.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven influential/persuasive abilities.
  • Strong knowledge of the corporate, philanthropic and sponsorship environments within a national health organization; including principles and techniques of Fund Development.
  • Strong selling and negotiating skills with proven ability to “close the deal”.
  • Experience in CRM software
  • Program development experience an asset

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. 

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Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada and, where applicable, must have a valid work 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.

Note: Diabetes Canada is not accepting recruitment agency/firm referrals.

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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