Posted On: 2019-05-15
Closing On: 2019-06-03
Location: Toronto
Effective: July 2019
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Intermediate

Job Description

TITLE:  Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships

REPORTS TO: VP, Philanthropy

DETAILS: Full-time, salaried


START DATE:  July 2019



Reporting to the VP, Philanthropy, the Senior Manager will manage the acquisition, cultivation and stewardship of corporate and foundation relationships to accelerate the fundraising success of TPLF. The Senior Manager, Corporate Gifts, will invest their time in creating a pipeline of prospects whose interests are aligned with the fundraising priorities of the Toronto Public Library, cultivating and soliciting these prospects as well as stewarding current corporate and foundation donors to renewed and increased giving. This role is based at the Toronto Reference Library at Yonge & Bloor in downtown Toronto. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.



TPLF was established in 1997 as a charity to support the world's busiest urban public library system – Toronto Public Library. Funds raised by the Foundation support life-changing programs, services, spaces and collections at the Library’s 100 branches. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised over $86 million for TPL, thanks to the generosity of donors. To learn more about the Toronto Public Library Foundation, visit To learn more about the Toronto Public Library, visit



With support from the VP, Philanthropy and President:

  • Build prospect pipeline, cultivating relationships with corporate and foundation prospects and donors whose philanthropic and/or sponsorship interests align with the Toronto Public Library fundraising priorities
  • Bring creativity and collaboration to designing giving opportunities with the revenue, marketing, TPL team and corporate and foundation donors and partners
  • Co-create cultivation opportunities with the Marketing team
  • Work collaboratively with the revenue and marketing team and volunteers to advance the Foundation’s goals
  • Maintain a disciplined approach to solicitations and the management of donor relationships and the development cycle including but not limited to, developing briefs, case for support, proposals, meeting prep, follow up, database updates
  • Identify individuals who may be receptive to contributing to TPLF with a personal gift
  • Identify opportunities for the Foundation and fundraising efficiencies and innovation
  • Meet or exceed annual revenue target for portfolio
  • Update Raiser’s Edge to ensure relationship knowledge is part of organizational knowledge
  • Remain current on emerging trends in corporate fundraising and sponsorships
  • Conduct yourself as an ambassador of the Foundation among internal and external relationships



  • Internal:  Revenue team, marketing, stewardship, events, database and donor relations, Toronto Public Library team including executives through to the branch network
  • External:  Board members, volunteers, vendors


  • Post-secondary degree, CFRE preferred
  • Seven to 10-years experience in fundraising roles in a corporate or not for profit environment
  • Ability to develop strategic approaches to identify and develop corporate relationships
  • Strong verbal and written communication across multiple mediums
  • Successful leadership of volunteer management
  • Commitment to excellence and professional development
  • Enthusiastic self-starter who is able to multi-task, collaborate and be resourceful



  • Exceptional relationship and consensus building skills across a diverse audience
  • Strong communication skills across all mediums: print, email, social, in person
  • Excellent organizational skills, detail oriented
  • Impressive project management expertise that the team can rely on
  • Critical thinker who provides solutions working solo and with cross-functional teams
  • Sophisticated, savvy, energetic, bold, visionary, storyteller & team player
  • Comfortable with high-net wealth individuals
  • Team player and collaborative style, will roll up their sleeves to get the job done
  • Creativity, curiosity, sense of humor, high energy level, and an enthusiasm for meeting and working with a wide range of individuals
  • Passionate about the Library and its future



  • Please send resume to: (no phone calls please) by June 3, 2019
  • Please include: SR MANAGER – CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS_[YOUR NAME] in subject line
  • Only qualified candidates will be contacted


The Toronto Public Library Foundation invites applications from all qualified individuals. The Foundation is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Upon request, accommodation will be provided for persons with disabilities through all stages of the recruitment and selection process.