Posted On: 2019-02-01
Closing On: 2019-03-01
Location: Toronto
Effective: ASAP
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Intermediate

Job Description

Senior Development Officer, Corporate Partnerships

Permanent, full time





Reports to:

Director, Corporate Partnerships


January 2019


About the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada

The Children’s Aid Foundation is a national fundraising organization committed to improving the lives of vulnerable children in Canada. Our initiatives meet the immediate and urgent needs of at risk children and youth, and afford them a brighter future that, ultimately, strengthens our communities. With more than 300,000 children at risk of abuse and neglect in Canada, our support is critical in giving them hope, confidence and opportunity.

The Foundation has an ambitious agenda for growth and is currently completing a $60M Stand Up For Kids National Campaign for child welfare. Our staff members are a dynamic and highly committed team of professionals who are dedicated to delivering excellence and maximizing the social value of donations and volunteer contributions to child welfare in Canada.


Purpose of the Position

The SDO, Corporate Partnerships is responsible for fostering and soliciting new and existing multi-year gifts and sponsorships from corporate supporters in the achievement of the Foundation’s goals.  To be successful in this position, the candidate must be a senior energetic leader with a proven track record in soliciting major gifts and delivering results on an annual basis. The successful candidate will also be results oriented, possesses exceptional relationship management skills and is passionate about creating more resources for underserved children and youth. 



  • Personally manage a portfolio of corporate donors ($20k+) conducting cultivation visits, solicitation calls and stewardship activities
  • Working with the Management team, contribute to annual and campaign fundraising strategy and planning
  • Identify, cultivate and solicit new prospects to raise incremental revenue
  • Develop comprehensive and creative corporate partnerships that are tailored to each corporate partner, and incorporate workplace giving and volunteer opportunities
  • Identify and foster new cause-related marketing initiatives
  • Implement recognition and stewardship programs to maintain, and increase donor involvement, interest and support of the Foundation
  • Work with senior/Campaign volunteers and the Board of Directors to identify and research prospects, prepare strategies and conduct solicitation calls
  • Ensure effective donor management organizational  frameworks and processes are in place – call Notes, Call Briefs, Raisers Edge Actions, Correspondence, Stewardship Activities


  • Build and implement stewardship programs to nurture the donor’s involvement, interest and support of the Foundation
  • Assume major role in execution of Stand Up for Kids Night and Campaign activities

Raiser’s Edge:

  • Ensure donor files are maintained and updated accurately in a timely fashion
  • Ensure compliance with Raiser’s Edge operating policies and procedures
  • Ensure that department uses Raiser’s Edge system to its full potential to improve moves management

Other Initiatives:

  • Act as an Ambassador and attend events as required         

Competencies and Skills

  • Superior interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and results-oriented environment
  • Excellent organization, planning and administrative skills
  • Natural leader – creative, positive and solutions oriented and a strong team player who values collaboration
  • Evidence of leadership and initiative, tact, diplomacy, attention to detail and creativity
  • Good skills in Raiser’s Edge (data entry, data maintenance, and database administration skills)
  • Good skills in MS-Word, MS-Excel and MS-PowerPoint, email, calendar, and web browsers


  • Relevant post-secondary degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • A minimum of 7 years of charitable sector experience, with more than 2 years in a campaign or corporate fundraising role or a comparable corporate role.
  • A track record of achievement of meeting and exceeding targets from diverse audiences and activities
  • Experience with cause-related marketing or sponsorship programs an asset
  • Experience managing staff and volunteer teams
  • CFRE accreditation would be considered an asset

Hours of work

  • Regular office hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Occasional evenings and weekends during busy periods
  • Vacation restrictions during busy periods


To Apply:

If you would like to apply for this role, please send a cover letter and a current resume listing your qualifications and experience to by March 1 2019. Please quote “SDO2019” in the subject line of your e-mail.  Applicants will only be contacted if an interview is being requested.