Posted On: 2017-11-29
Closing On: 2017-12-08
Location: Toronto, ON
Employment Type: Contract

Job Description

A career at the Arthritis Society is more than just a job. It’s an opportunity to use your talents to make a difference in the lives of people affected by arthritis. In addition to making a positive impact, you will also be joining an organization that is committed to being a great place to work. Our people are essential to our success and we will empower you with the resources you need to be successful in your role. We also offer a positive, fun, corporate working environment. The Arthritis Society is proud to be accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program.


Fundraising & Corporate Sponsorship Manager


Ontario Division | Contract | Location: Toronto


The Opportunity:                                                                


Reporting to the Associate Director of Corporate Partnerships & Events, the Fundraising & Corporate Sponsorship Manager will lead the Toronto and Mississauga regions and, as a member of the Ontario development team, will be responsible for the growth and operations of all fundraising initiatives and signature events, such as the Walk to Fight Arthritis, along with third-party fundraising and awareness campaigns.


Key responsibilities will include:

  • Actively participating in the creation of goals and objectives for the province.

  • Growing fundraising initiatives related to our annual Walk to Fight Arthritis, specifically peer-to-peer fundraising working with team captains, top teams, and top fundraisers.

  • Grow fundraising initiatives related to our annual Walk to Fight Arthritis via increasing corporate sponsorship for the Mississauga Walk as well as the Toronto Walk.

  • Developing and executing long-term plans, whilst leveraging short-term opportunities and managing objectives.

  • Increasing participation of teams and individuals, as well as actively recruiting and managing volunteers to support the events and grow fundraising revenue.

  • Working in close partnership with the Toronto team to effectively promote and publicize events through a variety of channels.

  • Partnering with staff in the development and implementation of community-based business plans and budgets to ensure successful outcomes and the attainment of goals.

  • Creating pipelines for corporate sponsorship for the Walk to Fight Arthritis as well as other special events.


Required Skills & Experience:


Our ideal candidate will possess a university degree in the area of fundraising (peer to peer and corporate sponsorship) or marketing with at least five (5) years of progressive leadership experience in related areas gained from a not-for-profit, university or healthcare environment. He/she will have the ability to develop and execute long-term plans whilst leveraging short-term opportunities and managing objectives, and will be adept at identifying, developing and leading fundraising opportunities. A results-driven focus is essential for this role. Proven organization and project management skills are a must. Our ideal candidate will have a strong ability to engage, motivate and inspire volunteers of all levels and display superior interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) including excellent presentation skills. He/she is a collaborative team player, able to establish and maintain positive and authentic partnerships both internally and externally. Proficiency in a wide range of computer skills including Microsoft Office is essential, with Raiser’s Edge experience a strong advantage. 


Please note that this is a one-year contract of employment, with the successful candidate required to work full-time hours between Monday and Friday inclusive.


We are proud to be an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce, and welcome and encourage applications from qualified and talented candidates who embrace our core values. We focus on recruiting for both talent and alignment with our core values, and look for candidates who are interested in growth, learning and encourage new and smarter ways of working. If you are interested in, and qualified for, this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume to by December 8, 2017.


We thank all applicants for their expression of interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


You are encouraged to visit our official careers site at where you can view all our current job opportunities across Canada and learn more about why you should join our team!