Posted On: 2017-07-17
Closing On: 2017-08-11
Location: Toronto, ON
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Intermediate

Job Description

JOB POSTING: # 2017-056

POSITION:                                      Manager, Fundraising

REPORTS TO:                                Director, Fundraising

LOCATION:                                     Head Office – 271 Spadina Rd. Toronto

START DATE:                                Immediately

POSITION STATUS:                      Permanent, Full-Time (35 hours per week)

The Canadian Hearing Society (“CHS”), is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing high-quality services and products to the Deaf and hard of hearing communities in Canada. CHS is seeking an exceptional Director of Fundraising to lead strategy, execution, planning and donor engagement.   



Do you love to write? Do you enjoy managing projects? Are you a skilled fundraiser? If you answered yes to all of these questions, this may be the perfect role for you.

The Manager of Fundraising is responsible for developing, managing and implementing successful revenue generation and donor engagement programs, including foundation giving and mid-level giving. The role includes stewardship of existing supporters and proactively identifying and building new relationships with trusts and foundations. S/he will serve as National lead and resource to support regional fundraising activities, including grant requests and major gift proposals.   


  • Design and deploy fundraising plans/campaigns to ensure realization of CHS’s fundraising goals
  • Research and identify grant-making organizations and major donors aligned with CHS funding needs, including corporations, foundations, service clubs, sponsorships, government project funding and high net-worth individuals
  • Conduct the full range of activities required to research, write, submit, and manage grant proposals to corporations, foundations, government, service clubs and individuals, including budget development and management
  • Advise regional offices on local fundraising opportunities
  • Manage the delivery of the President’s annual golf tournament, including planning, participation & volunteer recruitment, promotion, copywriting, speech writing, day-of logistics.
  • Acquire and maintain a sound knowledge and understanding of CHS, and use that knowledge and understanding to write compelling grant proposals for corporations, foundations and major donors
  • Prepare annual budget including qualitative and quantitative objectives
  • Provide detailed business plan for each program
  • Monitor monthly financial statements against budget and recommend strategies for bottom line recovery when shortfalls occur
  • Liaise with fundraising staff to ensure prompt processing of all receivables, payables, acknowledgement correspondence
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 3-5 years fundraising and grant writing experience in non-profit health sector
  • Proven experience and success with fundraising events, grant and major donor proposal writing and raising  funds
  • Superior writing and research skills, with proven results
  • Clear understanding of and strict adherence to ethical fundraising standards
  • Excellent networking, presentation and interpersonal skills, including ability to encourage and motivate donors
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  •   Excellent strategic thinking and tactical planning skills
  • Strong project management skills, with proven ability to manage timelines, people and budgets
  • Strong work ethic, results-oriented, team player, committed to supporting the not-for-profit sector
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and fluency in Raiser’s Edge an asset
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to working in a culturally diverse environment
  • Regular travel; valid driver’s license with access to a car required
  • Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) or willingness to learn; French and LSQ are assets
  • Some evenings and weekends required


CHS offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience

Note:  All offers of employment are conditional upon a clear Criminal Reference Check (Vulnerable Sector) and verification of education and professional credentials.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), CHS will provide accommodation, accessible formats and communication supports for the interview upon request.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and résumé as MS Word and PDF attachments by 11 August, 2017.



                                                 Subject Line:  #2017-056                                                 

Please email your resume as an MS Word attachment or paste the resume into the body of the email. Remember to put the competition number in the subject line.

Thank you for your application.



Trusted since 1940, CHS is the largest non-profit provider of services, products, and information that remove barriers to communication, advance hearing health, and promote equity for people who are Deaf and hard of hearing. CHS is redefining and transforming itself for the future by utilizing its core competencies to find new ways to deliver innovative, value-added solutions and services that allow CHS to grow profitably. 

Unique in North America, CHS offers a complete roster of essential services;

  • Hearing Healthcare Services – hearing tests, hearing aid sales, support for people living with hearing loss.
  • Education Programs – sign language instruction, literacy training, information and public awareness.
  • Employment Consulting – assistance with job search, employment support, employment resources.
  • Counselling Services – outreach and counselling to older adults, general and mental health counselling, addiction and court diversion services, outreach to children, youth and families.
  • Accessibility Services – ASL and LSQ interpreting, Communication Access Real-time Translation “CART”, communication devices, workplace accessibility consulting, conference accessibility coordination, video conferencing.

The largest agency of its kind in Canada, CHS employs approximately 350 people who deliver over 17 programs through a network of 25 offices across Ontario. All services are provided by professionals experienced in meeting client needs in an accessible, confidential environment. CHS’ national advocacy initiatives and partnerships further the organization’s goal of removing communication barriers and promoting equity for its consumers. 

For more information on CHS, as well as its programs and services, please visit