Posted On: 2019-01-10
Closing On: 2019-02-08
Location: Toronto
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Management
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Job Description

Right To Play is a global organization that protects, educates and empowers children to rise above adversity using play. By harnessing play, one of the most powerful and fundamental forces in a child’s life, we help 1.9 million children each week to stay in school and out of work, to prevent life-threatening diseases like HIV and malaria and to stay safe from exploitation and abuse. We are the only global development organization focused exclusively on using play to transform the lives of children and youth impacted by poverty, war, disease and inequality. Established in 2000, Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has operations in 22 countries across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

Reporting to the Global Vice President, Philanthropy, indirectly to the Chair, Canada Board of Directors, leading and building a vibrant board, and working closely with the CEO, the Chief Philanthropy Officer, Canada will be a key member of the Right To Play global fundraising group. The Chief Philanthropy Officer, Canada will oversee a team of 5 direct and 10 indirect reports and will be responsible for implementing a highly successful and innovative Canadian fundraising strategy growing revenue through major donors, corporate partnerships, institutional fundraising, and mass market channels while building business development strategies to secure new major funding sources. 

As the ideal candidate, you bring proven and successful experience as a fundraiser with strong people, marketing, and financial management skills. Strong preference will be given to candidates with Canadian non-profit fundraising experience. You bring a high level of sophistication and diplomacy, a collaborative mindset, and a passion for the work of Right To Play. You have experience working with boards, foundations, governments and high net worth donors. You have a track record of impactful leadership and delivering results in past roles. You have a bias towards action, a positive and energetic disposition and are a natural relationship builder and team player. You are a skilled communicator and networker who is at ease speaking with a range of audiences from donors and heads of state, to celebrities and athletes, and to children and youth. You are results-driven, organized, highly motivated and able to manage multiple priorities with conflicting timelines.


Applications should be submitted in confidence to Jane Griffith or Kristen Manning To apply online, please visit


Right To Play is an equal opportunity employer.  In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and Right To Play throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.