Posted On: 2019-04-15
Closing On: 2019-04-30
Location: Toronto
Effective: May, 2019
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Intermediate
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Job Description

About Pathways to Education Canada

Pathways to Education Pathways to Education is a national, charitable organization breaking the cycle of poverty through education. Its award-winning program is creating positive social change by supporting youth living in low-income communities to overcome barriers to education, graduate from high school, and build the foundation for a successful future. Through the collective power of partnerships, Pathways to Education’s innovative program is preparing youth for tomorrow.

What we offer:

  • An exciting opportunity to be part of a leading not-for-profit dedicated to excellence and impact
  • Opportunities for learning and professional development
  • Competitive base salary
  • Comprehensive health benefits package
  • RRSP program; and
  • Four weeks’ annual vacation

The Opportunity:  Development Officer, Corporate Philanthropy

Under the supervision of the Director, Corporate Philanthropy, the Development Officer, Corporate Philanthropy will contribute to Pathways to Education’s mid-level ($5,000 to $25,000) corporate revenue goals by both leading and assisting with research and identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of companies and corporate foundations across Canada. The position also supports the Director, Corporate Philanthropy with all facets involved with the development and maintenance of key corporate partnerships.    

The ideal candidate possesses an enthusiastic interest and affinity for corporate fundraising, analytical focus, excellent written and verbal communication skills, keen attention to detail, and the ability to work simultaneously on a variety of complex projects with tight deadlines. Integrity, a strong work ethic, positive outlook, and a sense of humour are definite assets.

What you’ll do:

  • Independently identify, cultivate, solicit and secure existing and new mid-level corporate partners with a strong focus on acquisition
  • Engage and inspire new prospective corporate donors, through timely interactions, including phone calls and meetings
  • Prepare and write compelling and effective proposals and grant submissions for corporations that align corporate giving interests with Pathways’ funding needs
  • Perform regular prospect identification and qualification to ensure continuous pipeline development
  • Secure new sponsors for Pathways’ Gala Grad Ball, and oversee the recognition and stewardship deliverables for all Grad Ball sponsors
  • Work with the Donor Experience Officer to ensure the ongoing delivery of all stewardship and recognition benefits

What you bring:

  • Experience with corporate account management, corporate appeals and/or other fundraising solicitations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of corporate giving and the Canadian not-for-profit sector
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills and demonstrated success at persuasive writing
  • Ability to think strategically, work independently, and manage competing priorities in a high-volume, and results oriented environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills, with the capacity to communicate at all levels with confidence
  • Excellent organization and exacting attention to detail
  • Acts as a positive influence throughout the organization, fostering a commitment to teamwork and building a climate of professionalism, openness and communication
  • Related post-secondary education or demonstrated equivalent experience
  • Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge an asset
  • Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends, some travel may be required

To confidentially explore this opportunity, please submit a detailed cover letter and resume with the subject line ‘Development Officer, Corporate Philanthropy to  by April 30, 2019.

Pathways Canada thanks all applicants for their interest. Due to volume, only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted. Pathways to Education Canada is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Please advise us of any accommodations needed to ensure fair and equitable access throughout the recruitment and selection process.