Posted On: 2019-04-12
Closing On: 2019-04-25
Location: Toronto, ON
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Management

Job Description


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Under the direction of the Director of Development, Community Initiatives, the Manager, Annual Giving will lead the community Annual Giving team in the assigned Community area and achieve established fundraising objectives and growth initiatives. 


  • Reporting to the Director of Development, Community Initiatives, accountable for providing leadership to, and management of, the community Annual Giving team.
  •  Overseeing a portfolio of events and activities and associated staff, with particular emphasis on: Managing and executing the community operation plan; developing budgeted revenue and expense targets; identifying areas for revenue development growth; and reporting on progress.
  • The Manager, Annual Giving is also an active fundraising practitioner who identifies potential donors for Major, Planned and Corporate Giving colleagues, and has responsibility for raising funds. This position ensures that mission integration and volunteer engagement occur within the revenue development campaigns.
  • Accountable for achieving community fundraising revenue targets and directly contributes to raising funds through active involvement and participation in existing, and newly identified, events and activities.
  • Actively responds to, and takes initiatives on, fundraising opportunities with donors, continuing to ensure they are moved forward in the process and maintained through stewarding the relationships.
  • Identifies opportunities for cross-promotion between Community Programs and Revenue Development activities including working collaboratively with Mission Delivery and Major/Planned/Corporate Giving peers.
  • Responsible for the effective implementation and execution of annual giving strategies delivered in accordance with Division and National standards.
  • Works with the Director of Development, Community Initiatives, Sr. Managers, Annual Giving, to develop revenue and expense targets in conjunction with operational plans and administer and monitor the approved budget plans accordingly.
  • Works to measure, track and analyze indicators of progress; proactively addresses issues, recommends solutions as required, and escalates any issues to the Director of Development, Community Initiatives that could hinder achieving annual budget.
  •  Ensures fundraising coaching plans are in place for each event as required with clear KPI monitoring to proactively determine any challenges that may arise and cause revenue targets to be at risk.
  • Maintains the integrity of the Community Revenue Development database (Raiser’s Edge) by complying with and ensuring that community revenue development staff are compliant with, policies and procedures for data collection and entry systems.
  • Represents the Community in Division or National meetings and teleconferences, as required.
  •  Provides accurate community information and data required for reporting, monitoring and evaluation purposes.
  •  Ensures the timely implementation of policies and procedures.


  • Specialized knowledge related to annual giving fundraising strategies including peer-to-peer fundraising, integrated fundraising campaigns, independent fundraising.
  • Knowledge and understanding of annual giving’s role as an acquisition and feeder program within a comprehensive fundraising program.
  • Ability to develop and manage budgets; interpret and execute strategic/operational plans and memorandums of understanding with clear comprehension of defined and flexible elements.
  •  Excellent interpersonal skills, including teambuilding, presentation and facilitation skills and the ability to coach, mentor and inspire others.
  •  Ability to work simultaneously on a variety of complex projects with tight deadlines.
  • Proven ability to set and accomplish goals and objectives, establish priorities with minimal direction, and influence people.
  • Proven excellent customer service and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to develop, cultivate and steward community partnerships and relationships, and leverage those relationships as appropriate.
  • Demonstrated ability in using database software to create queries, exports and mailings.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.
  • Valid BC Drivers license and ability to travel throughout the community.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to engage in productive conflict towards the goal of improving existing methodologies or processes and handles it in a manner that preserves relationships.
  • Ability to exercise tact and judgement in dealing with sensitive, complex and confidential issues.
  • University degree or equivalent professional designation preferred.
  • Five years’ successful fundraising experience, preferably in the non-profit sector.
  • Three to five years’ experience in conducting Special Events, preferably at a supervisory level.
  •  Experience working within a matrix organizational structure.
  •  Experience in community-based non-profit organizations
  • Experience using Raiser Edge and Salesforce.
  • Certification from a recognized fundraising program an asset.
  • Sales and account management training/experience an asset. 


CCS offers meaningful opportunities to make an impact in the fight against cancer. We are committed to fostering a culture that is inspiring, supportive and exemplifies our core values: CARING COURAGE INTEGRITY PROGRESSIVE.

In return for your skills and dedication, we offer an attractive compensation package that encompasses a competitive salary, excellent benefits and the opportunity to have a rewarding employment experience where your contributions can make a true difference every day. 


Qualified candidates are invited to submit their resume, cover letter and salary expectations by April 25 2019 to

The Canadian Cancer Society is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. CCS will make available reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities upon request.

 We thank all candidates for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please note that in keeping with the mandate of the Canadian Cancer Society to model and promote healthy lifestyles, employees are not permitted to smoke in or about Society premises or while carrying out CCS business.