Job Posting 91101

Stewardship and Activation Specialist
Diabetes Canada
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!

Role Overview:
The Stewardship & Activation Specialist is responsible for supporting Diabetes Canada’s (DC’s) donor and sponsor stewardship and activation efforts through the execution of projects and relationship management activities for High End Giving and Corporate Partnerships across the country. This role is responsible for leading the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of an integrated activation and relationship management program to foster lifelong relationships with DC’s supporters.

Location: 

Flexible work arrangement policy in place, allows for hybrid environment and remote work. This role allows for work from home and on-site on a hybrid basis. You have been provided with more information about our flexible work policy and the flexible work agreement. Candidates must meet the needs of a national team.

This role includes, but not limited to:

  • Work directly with fund development relationship managers to ensure the day-to-day operations, contractual obligations, and partnership deliverables for all key Corporate and High-End Giving accounts
  • Manage, create, and improve business operations supporting the activities for Corporate accounts and Major Gifts accounts
  • Manage sponsorship budgets and critical paths, clearly outlining the key sponsorship deliverables and the roles and responsibilities of corporate partners and DC teams
  • Liaise with key internal stakeholders to ensure cooperation and effective roll out of sponsorship deliverables / contractual obligations
  • Develops and creates personalized stewardship reports that drive partnership renewal, as well as custom-made creative briefs for large-scale corporate partnerships, and High-End Giving accounts
  • Writes and develops thoughtful correspondence, including thank you and congratulatory letters, partner acknowledgements and social media posts
  • Actively manage projects such as: stewardship reports, statements of work, recognition events
  • Support fund development team members in fulfilling stewardship and activation plans, ensuring they are on time and budget 

The ideal candidate possesses:

  • Post-secondary education
  • Min. 5 years relevant experience in a donor/partner-centered environment, preference to candidates with experience in marketing and project management
  • Exceptional oral, written and communication skills
  • Understanding and experience in providing corporate account management, activation, recognition, and stewardship
  • Strong organizational, project management and resource management skills
  • Ability to produce high-quality work under tight deadlines, combined with a comfort managing multiple projects, priorities, and deadlines
  • Experience with design software and proficient with MS Office applications, MS Teams

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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