Job Posting 91418

Partnership Support Specialist
BGC Canada (formerly Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada)
Toronto Metro area, Halton / Peel area, York / Durham area
Hybrid model out of Toronto
closes in 12 days (Mon, 13 Feb)
full time  •  The starting salary range is $55,000, plus excellent benefits

BGC Canada is seeking a Partnership Support Specialist, to help coordinate logistics related to key partnerships, donors, national events, initiatives, and maintaining communications through digital platforms. As part of the Partnerships and Philanthropy team, this full-time position will play a vital support role. This is an exciting opportunity to learn and gain experience working with some of Canada’s premier companies/brands making an impact in the non-profit sector.


About BGC Canada (formerly Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada)

For 120+ years, BGC Canada has been creating opportunities for millions of Canadian kids and teens. As Canada’s largest child and youth-serving charitable and community services organization, our Clubs open their doors to young people of all ages and their families at 736 locations nationwide. During out-of-school hours in small and large cities, and rural and Indigenous communities, our trained staff and volunteers provide programs and services that help young people realize positive outcomes in self-expression, academics, healthy living, physical activity, job readiness, mental health, social development, leadership, and more. Opportunity changes everything. Learn more at and follow us on social media @BGCCAN.


BGC Canada’s national team provides support to our member Clubs and leads in issues management, policy advocacy, and other critical work on behalf of Clubs. We advance the agenda for the children, youth, and families served by member Clubs through critical work in the areas of public policy, research, program development, and Club support. The national team is also responsible for building the BGC brand, fundraising, and managing public relations and communications for our cause.


About You

Our highly nimble Partnerships and Philanthropy team operates in a fast-paced, exciting and collaborative environment. You will play a vital administrative support role on the team.

You are excellent at multi-tasking, organizing multiple projects, and deadlines, and collaborating with others. You are familiar with managing and maintaining digital platforms such as Salesforce, SharePoint, and other fundraising/event registration platforms. You are an incredibly detail-oriented individual who enjoys organizing information, communicating information, and ensuring tasks are getting completed. You have a friendly demeanour, with a positive attitude, take initiative and enjoy being helpful.


Ideally, you have some fundraising experience and are knowledgeable about federated models and how to successfully work with member agencies, however, we welcome applications from those who may not have that experience but who are willing and eager to learn.


About the Role

This role will administratively support BGC Canada’s Partnerships and Philanthropy team. You will help coordinate logistics related to key partnerships, donors, national events, and initiatives and maintain communications through digital platforms. You will assist in improving and maintaining internal processes to enhance team efficiency and performance. This is an exciting opportunity to learn and gain experience working with some of Canada’s premier companies/brands making an impact in the non-profit sector. This role will assist in all areas of fundraising including corporate, foundation, and individual giving as well as events.


Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide ongoing administrative support and development of support materials for the Partnerships and Philanthropy team
  • Provide logistical support for national initiatives, such as Youth of the Year, Pink Shirt Day, Back-2-School campaign, and Holiday and Annual Giving Campaigns
  • Support event coordination for national events such as the Partner Summit, BGC Club Day, golf tournaments, and any event-related activity connected to our national partnerships
  • Coordinate with the National Programs team to collect BGC Club information and support the Partnerships and Philanthropy team in the finalization of partner reports
  • Provide ongoing communications and creative support to the Partnerships and Philanthropy team
  • Perform data entry support and reporting in CRM database-Salesforce and fundraising platforms
  • Support communication to BGC Clubs by maintaining internal member intranet site relating to partnership information
  • Support communication for cross-team collaboration through our internal SharePoint site relating to BGC Canada
  • Maintain relationships with colleagues across BGC Canada’s National office to stay informed of best practices, and to facilitate donor relations
  • Other duties as assigned

Our Ideal Candidate

  • A minimum of two (2) years work experience in an administrative support role
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to be a collaborative and ever-positive team player, establishing and maintaining positive working relationships
  • Motivated to learn and grow within this position and take on additional tasks as appropriate
  • Strong attention to detail (specifically timelines and data management)
  • Organized with strong time management skills
  • Knowledgeable of software platforms including Microsoft 365 (specifically Word, Excel, and Outlook), Microsoft Teams, SharePoint and Canva
  • Willingness and ability to learn new technical skills and related concepts
  • Ability to work with flexibility, to respond to rapidly shifting priorities
  • Handle multiple tasks, prioritize projects, and meet deadlines
  • Some working knowledge of funder databases, including Salesforce is an asset
  • Some knowledge about fundraising fundamentals and about a federated model and/or a BGC Club environment is an asset
  • Demonstrates BGC Canada’s Core Values (Belonging, Respect, Encouragement & Support, Working Together, and Speaking Out)


We strongly value candidates who have some knowledge of or experience working within a BGC Club environment and encourage them to apply. We also value candidates who may not bring this experience but who have a strong willingness and aptitude to learn.


Working Environment

  • Some travel may be required, as well as occasional work outside of regular business hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Reliable form of transportation
  • The role is primarily desk-based and requires an ability to work on a computer and over the phone for longer periods of time and concentrating which will require attention to detail and high levels of accuracy


Hybrid Working Environment

It will be expected that the successful candidate works in a hybrid model out of the national office in Toronto, Ontario and resides within the GTA. When working from home, the incumbent must have a space where they can work comfortably and focus on their tasks. BGC Canada will provide the necessary technology required to get the job done.


How to Apply

We would like to hear from you if you are interested in this role. Please forward your cover letter and resume confidentially to and include “Partnership Support Specialist– YOUR NAME” in the subject line of your email.


BGC Canada is committed to providing an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity, values differences, and supports the full participation of all employees. We welcome applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, 2S & LGBTQIA+ persons, and other persons from diverse backgrounds. Upon request, we offer accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout our hiring process.


As leaders in vaccination education, BGC Canada requires all employees to be fully vaccinated. The definition of ‘fully vaccinated’ against COVID-19 is based on the public health requirements for a vaccine passport (or similar official evidence) in the jurisdiction of the employee’s residence. The successful applicant will need to provide proof of vaccination.


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.


This is a full-time, permanent role. The starting salary range is $55,000 to $65,000, plus excellent benefits. Starting salaries are based on relevant experience.


Application deadline: Monday, February 13, 2023

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