Job Posting 94436

Manager, Community Fundraising & Events (Eastern Canada)
Diabetes Canada
Work From Home - Toronto Metro area
200 - 235 Yorkland Blvd, Toronto, Ontario
closes in 30 days (Fri, 30 Jun)
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 role of the Manager is to build relationships with community stakeholders, community event sponsors, foundations, and community fundraisers in the region, raising funds for Diabetes Canada’s mission to lead the fight against diabetes by helping those affected by diabetes to live healthy lives, preventing the onset and consequences of diabetes and discovering a cure. This is a team leader role that includes direct reports within the Community Fundraising & Events portfolio and will be responsible for meeting or exceeding revenue targets and growing mutually beneficial partnerships.
This is a team leader role that includes 4 direct reports within the community Fundraising & Events portfolio. This individual will be responsible for meeting or exceeding revenue targets and growing mutually beneficial partnerships. 

Location: 200 - 235 Yorkland Blvd, Toronto, Ontario. Flexible work agreement policy in place allowing employees to work on a hybrid schedule, working remote and with the expectation to be in-office 1-2 days per week and attending events when needed.

This role includes, but not limited to: 

  • Manage a regional-based team of coordinators and ensure they are supported with the tools and processes for them to achieve their revenue targets.
  • Achieve or exceed annual revenue targets by identifying, cultivating, and soliciting current donors/ fundraisers (3rd party fundraisers, Lace Up Participants, and, local events and event sponsors). 
  • Manage and cultivate a diverse portfolio of prospects and develop compelling proposals that will build partnerships and ensure an active prospect pipeline.  
  • Work with Community Fundraising and Events Team to develop accurate revenue forecasting and work closely with cross-team colleagues to identify funding and recognition opportunities.
  • Prioritize volunteer development and creating best practices to engage all levels of volunteers: Committees, leadership, internships, event, admin, etc.
  • Ensure financial tracking and database system standards are upheld. 
  • Manage relationships utilizing Diabetes Canada’s management database (D-HUB); records and reports associated with all assigned accounts.
  • Work closely with Diabetes Canada’s Corporate Partnerships, High End, Marketing and Communications, Finance to ensure effective coordination of prospects and related activities, including active participation in Diabetes Canada’s prospect relationship management system.
  • Lead, coach, inspire and develop a team that fosters a culture of team work, accountability and high performers.

The ideal candidate possesses: 

  • Post-secondary education with a focus in marketing, business, or related discipline, or equivalent experience.
  • Experiences in sponsorship over $25,000 an asset.
  • Demonstrated track record of success in fund development and community engagement.
  • CFRE designation is preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years business development or fundraising experience.
  • Previous experience in managing direct reports preferred but not required.
  • Skilled in recruiting and leading committees.
  • Ability to develop, enhance and deliver impactful presentations in a result driven style to various audiences and partnerships.
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills and the ability to synthesize complex information into compelling and strategic material.
  • Experience working with diverse communities and with high risk groups is an asset.
  • Professionalism, judgement, and discretion in dealing with confidential and sensitive matters are essential.
  • Willingness to learn and take on additional responsibilities as needed.
  • Open persuasive communication style, and strong teamwork skills.
  • Sound technical abilities, including experience with Microsoft Office software applications (PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook) and donor databases.

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 or study 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.

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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