Posted On: 2018-07-04
Closing On: 2018-07-13
Location: Toronto
Effective: ASAP
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Intermediate
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Job Description

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is the nation’s leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962 NCC and its supporters have protected 2.8 million acres (more than 1.1 million hectares) of ecologically significant land across Canada. NCC takes a collaborative, science-based approach to achieve conservation success for the sake of nature and Canadians. With a national office in Toronto and seven regional offices across the country, NCC delivers results you can walk on.


Purpose and General Description

Taking care of our environment has never been more important than it is today. The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is looking for a Coordinator, Corporate Partnerships to join a team committed to protecting our most important natural areas and the plants and animals they sustain.

Working closely with the Senior Development Officer, Corporate Partnerships, the Coordinator, Corporate Partnerships is the primary relationship manager for all of NCC’s national sponsors and, as such, plays a key role in sponsor satisfaction and retention. The successful candidate will work with NCC staff at all levels of the organization to implement national marketing partner activations, compose timely reports and stewardship communications, and solicit new corporate sponsors.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in relationship management, corporate fundraising, proposal and report writing, donor/funder communications, and outreach.


Duties and Responsibilities

Corporate partnership implementation & stewardship

  • Coordinate partnership deliverables for all National corporate partnerships, including logo placement on NCC materials, media releases, social media posts, special articles, employee engagement activities, annual donor reports, and special marketing activations
  • Lead cross-functional teams, such as marketing, communications, conservation engagement, and events, to ensure fulfillment of the initiatives and benefits that have been promised to National sponsors
  • Ensure partnership deliverables and activations remain on budget and that funds are allocated properly
  • Maintain relationships with corporate partners by responding to technical and general inquiries from corporate partners in a timely manner and escalating inquires to the Senior Development Officer, Corporate Partnerships, as needed
  • Write & coordinate reports to National corporate partners and donors


Corporate partnership cultivation & fundraising

  • Build and manage a personal portfolio of prospects through identification and qualification of prospects
  • Identify and research corporate funding opportunities and make recommendations to the Senior Development Officer, Corporate Partnerships
  • Field and respond to external calls and email inquiries regarding corporate partnerships
  • Develop relationships with key prospects by delivering superior customer service
  • Gather information from national and regional staff to develop and write compelling partnership proposals, for review by Senior Development Officer, Corporate Partnerships
  • Prepare presentation materials, such as pitch decks, for meetings with corporate prospects and partners
  • Support Senior Development Officer, Corporate Partnerships in overseeing corporate partnerships policies & procedures, and developing tools & resources for organization-wide use
  • Primary resource at National Office for questions, support, guidance and training related to corporate partnerships at NCC


Data management & general administrative support

  • Record and track all solicitations, gift and partnership deliverables, submission and reporting deadlines, and moves management activities in Raisers' Edge for National corporate partners
  • Generate sponsor and fundraising reports using Raisers Edge's querying, exporting and reporting functions
  • Enter National corporate prospects in the Prospect Clearance System
  • Track submission deadlines and requirements for corporate partnerships proposals and reports
  • Set meetings, attend meetings, and prepare agendas and materials


Required Skills and Attributes

  • Post-secondary education required (fundraising, business administration, marketing or communications related fields are preferred)
  • At least 3 years of experience in a fundraising role, preferably in corporate partnerships
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills
  • Demonstrated success in a development and/or relationship management role
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities from different sources with excellent problem solving capabilities
  • Strong project management skills with a demonstrated ability to prepare and manage timelines, goals and expectations wisely
  • High degree of professionalism and discretion with confidential information
  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and Raisers' Edge (or other fundraising software)


To Apply

NCC is an equal opportunity employer.  If you are interested in joining our team, please forward your resume and cover letter and salary expectations indicating “Coordinator, Corporate Partnerships” in the subject line to the Nature Conservancy of Canada via e-mail:

Deadline to apply is Friday, July 13th.

We thank everyone who applies for their interest in the Nature Conservancy of Canada; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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At the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) we strive to promote diversity in the workplace and encourage applications from all qualified individuals.

NCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, we will provide accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources staff of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require.