Job Posting 91200

Manager, National Corporate Development
Make-A-Wish Canada
Toronto Metro area
4211 Yonge St, Toronto
closes in 23 days (Wed, 1 Mar)
full time

 "The best prescription I've ever given is a wish."

-Dr. Jeremy Friedman, Associate Paediatrician-in-Chief, SickKids Hospital & Medical Advisor for Make-A-Wish® Canada



Is it to be part of an organization that is child-focused, values employee experience and is an inspiring workplace? If so, Make-A-Wish is for you!


Make-A-Wish® Canada creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness.


“It’s been wonderful to have this wish to look forward to... It’s wonderful to see [Rowan] with something that brings him pure joy after all he’s been through and missed out on!”

–Melissa, mom to wish kid Rowan (age 5, leukemia), who wished for an indoor jungle gym.



Our mission is, together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illness. Supported by our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child.

Our values are Child-Focused, Integrity, Impact, Innovation, and Community.



  • Meaningful opportunities to make an impact
  • An environment where you feel valued and inspired
  • An attractive compensation package, including Benefits, RRSP, Paid Vacation, Additional Paid Leaves
  • Work/life balance and flexibility
  • Hybrid working environment
  • Employee Wellness Program
  • Corporate discounts
  • Continuous learning, development and internal training opportunities
  • Fun employee activities, contests and more!


Make-A-Wish® Canada is committed to fostering a culture that aims to change lives while offering a rewarding employment experience where your contributions make a true difference every day!



We are looking for a Manager, National Corporate Development to join our team at Make-A-Wish Canada. We are looking for a driven, energetic, and creative person who will be responsible for securing corporate commitments to support the mission. They will focus in the areas of significant corporate cash and gifts, in-kind product/services, sponsorships, corporate events, and cause marketing campaigns to grow the National Corporate Development portfolio.  They will also work closely with chapter offices in raising additional corporate revenue in the field and, where appropriate, grow regional partnerships into national opportunities for support. Further, our candidate must possess a strong mission motivation and a growth mindset.


This role is based out of Toronto and is a full-time, permanent, hybrid (2 days in-office per week) position.



  • Reporting to the Director, National Corporate Development, you will play an integral role in planning and implementing an impactful, growth-oriented corporate fundraising portfolio.
  • Strategically manage a national corporate pipeline of $1,000,000 of existing and new business development, including cause marketing, sponsorship, employee engagement, in-kind donations, and corporate philanthropy.
  • Contribute to closing and stewarding five to six figure sponsorship and cause marketing promotions in addition to corporate gifts.
  • Collaborate and genuinely build relationships with regional development team members and other national foundation departments.
  • Develop and write compelling funding proposals that are well-designed and meet brand guidelines.
  • Work innovatively to design corporate partner activations that support a partner’s ability to communicate the importance of their partnership with Make-A-Wish Canada.
  • Prepare and present pitches and proposals.
  • Possess strong ambassadorial qualities. Our candidate will aptly act as a representative for the Foundation within the community and beyond.
  • Utilizes strong administrative and computer skills to complete all administrative and data management tasks associated with fundraising on a timely basis. This includes using Salesforce to input and track donor activities.



  • 5 years of related experience, ideally in the corporate philanthropy sector or sales/marketing field.
  • Post-secondary education in a related field and/or equivalent work experience.
  • Possess a hunter mentality with a proven track record in prospecting, cultivating, engaging and retaining corporate partners.
  • Solid track record of working with corporate partners in securing gifts of 50K+.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing a prospect pipeline while implementing strategies to reach and surpass revenue goals.
  • Work well under pressure of tight deadlines and can manage a high-volume workload with multiple demands and changing priorities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills necessary for proposal writing, developing and delivering presentation skills and for managing daily interactions with staff and partners.
  • Exhibit a strong degree of initiative, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Competency in the ability to manage through ambiguity and changing priorities.
  • Creative: ability to conceptualize new ideas and see a bigger picture or opportunities to increase support.
  • Maintain outstanding time management skills and the ability to prioritize.
  • Experience with CRM (ideally Salesforce) is a strong asset.
  • A clear Criminal Background Check required.
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days prior to their first day of work, subject to relevant accommodations or exemptions.



  • Hybrid work environment with occasional requirements to work outside of regular office hours.
  • Occasional day/overnight travel.
  • Primary accountabilities are carried out in the National Office; however, our successful candidate may be required to attend meetings/events within the community. This position is required to work outside normal office hours to attend corporate events representing the Foundation.



We thank all applicants for their interest, and we are committed to getting back to all applicants.


  • Apply
  • Reviewed by Make-A-Wish Employee
  • Phone Screening
  • 1st Interview
  • 2nd Interview
  • Reference Check
  • Offer
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Start!



Since 1983, Make-A-Wish Canada has granted over 36,000 wishes across the country, over 900 last year alone. As an independently operating affiliate of Make-A-Wish International, Make-A-Wish Canada is part of the network of the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization. We serve children in every community in Canada, and in more than 50 countries worldwide.



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