BGC Canada is seeking a new Senior Manager, Partnerships & Philanthropy to join our evolving and growing team. This role will help drive revenue through leading and strengthening corporate partnerships and philanthropic giving in support of Canada’s largest child and youth service federation.
This is an exciting role for a creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial professional with a background in business development and specialized knowledge of corporate partnerships. Knowledge of private family foundation giving and individual giving is an asset.
The incumbent will identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of corporate partners and foundation donors, and will be a leading contributor to the growth of the overall fundraising portfolio. The incumbent will also supervise the team’s Senior Development Officer, Individual & Foundation Giving.
Reporting to the Director of Partnerships & Philanthropy, this position will have an integral role in planning and implementing an impactful, growth-oriented fundraising portfolio. Working closely with the entire team, the Senior Manager will establish a pipeline of corporate and foundation donors that supports BGC Canada’s mission, national profile, and strategic goals.
BGC Canada is a fast-paced, exciting, and collaborative environment. The national team provides Clubs with on-the-ground services, programs, communications, and resource development, and increases both staff and volunteer capacity with leadership development and national forums for collaboration. We are a fully bilingual organization.
ABOUT BGC CANADA
BGC Canada has been hard at work for 120+ years. Community-based services. Positive relationships. Life-changing programs. As Canada’s largest child- and youth-serving charitable organization, we provide vital programs and services to nearly 150,000 young people in 700 communities across Canada.
We provide safe, supportive places where all kids and teens, of all backgrounds, can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, and develop confidence and skills for life. From anti-racism and Reconciliation to 2S & LGBTQIA+, food security to job readiness, our Clubs battle systemic issues with systemic solutions through equity, acceptance, support, and opportunity.
BGC’s primary areas of impact include positive relationships, healthy living, lifelong learning, and leadership skills. As a result of their experience as Club members, 90% of Club kids feel more comfortable being themselves, 91% are more physically active, 92% are more excited to try new things and 91% are more confident in their abilities. We’ve proven that we can help increase academic performance and decrease risky behaviours. The kids and teens we serve tell us that we’ve helped them feel more confident, get along better with others and make better choices for themselves.
In 2021, Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada became BGC Canada because Clubs across the country open their doors to all kids and teens and we believe our name should reflect that. Removing gender from our name modernizes the BGC brand and echoes the inclusive practices we’re known for without straying too far from our history and national brand awareness. It also embraces the fact that we serve young people of all ages, backgrounds, and identities.
Opportunity Changes Everything is our rallying cry and the foundation of BGC Canada’s rebrand. It embodies our goals:
Our almost 7,000 trained and dedicated full- and part-time staff and 16,000 community volunteers are motivated by the BGC vision that all children and youth discover and achieve their dreams and grow up to be healthy, successful, and active participants in society. Our Clubs help them realize positive outcomes in self-expression, academics, healthy living, physical activity, mental health, leadership, and more. Club fees are affordable and are subsidized or waived for families that can’t afford them. If a young person needs it, BGC Clubs provide it.
PARTNERSHIPS AND PHILANTHROPY AT BGC CANADA
BGC Canada’s annual private sector fundraising target is approximately $11 million – the vast majority coming from partnerships and sponsorships with corporate funders, but with additional support coming from donations from private family donations and annual donors. In addition to our fundraising efforts revenue is also attained through government grants for a total annual revenue budget of approximately $17 million.
As we emerge from the pandemic, the Partnerships & Philanthropy team has reflected on all that has changed and how we need to evolve to remain successful in our fundraising efforts going forward. In doing so, we are currently re-imagining aspects of our fundraising approach to ensure we integrate a community-centric lens on our activity. We are also building a solid foundation for future sustainability to meaningfully address the multitude of barriers that young people face, including economic and educational pressures and social inequalities.
Led by the Vice President, Development & Public Affairs, the Partnership & Philanthropy team currently consists of 5 members, reporting to the Director of Partnership & Philanthropy.
KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Partnership & Philanthropy Planning and Execution
BGC Canada’s offices are located in Toronto, near the intersection of Yonge & Eglinton. The successful candidate will be expected to work in a hybrid model or full-time out of the national office. When working from home, the incumbent must have a space where they can work comfortably and focus on their tasks. The role requires the ability to work in front of a computer for long periods. BGC Canada will provide the necessary technology required.
This role will also require the ability to travel as needed to meet with partners and attend events.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
BGC Canada (formerly Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada) is working with KCI Search + Talent to recruit passionate and talented candidates for this important position.
To view the full Position Brief, please visit: www.kcitalent.com.
The salary for this position is $85,000 - $95,000. Comprehensive benefits are also provided.
BGC Canada is committed to building an inclusive workplace that embraces diversity, values differences, and supports the full participation of all employees. We welcome applications from those who are passionate about contributing to a workplace culture where everyone feels valued and included. We welcome applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, 2S & LGBTQIA+ persons, and anyone who can add to the diversity of our team. We offer accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout our hiring process, upon request.
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.
More information about BGC Canada is available at www.bgccan.com.
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