Posted On: 2019-08-08
Closing On: 2019-08-25
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: ASAP
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Senior

Job Description

Kids Help Phone is on a transformational journey, one that will see us change the landscape of youth mental health in the coming years. We can’t do it alone. We need team members that are passionate about making a real difference in young people’s lives. It will take courage. It will take all of us. Sound like a journey you want to be a part of? Join us!


Location: Toronto – University Ave and Dundas St. W.

Position: Full time with applicable benefits



Since 1989, Kids Help Phone has been Canada’s only national 24/7 bilingual phone counselling, web counselling and referral service for children and youth, focused on mental health. We are pioneers in the field of virtual care. We exist to serve the 8.2 Million young people across Canada. Our values are rooted in being courageous, collaborative, innovative, resilient and trustworthy.



The Development Officer, Corporate Partnerships is responsible for developing deep partnerships with corporations across several revenue streams, which include philanthropic gifts, cause marketing, sponsorships, employee engagement and gift in kind. This advancement team member will be responsible for identifying, prospecting, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding a portfolio of 130-150 donors and growing the annual revenue of the portfolio based on team targets. They will also lead the coordination of the corporate activations in collaboration with internal team members.

Primary Deliverables

  • Be an active fundraiser and key relationship manager allocating a minimum of  50% of your time on donor-facing, external activities
  • Develop annual work plan to meet or exceed annual revenue targets, in collaboration with AVP and SDO, Corporate Partnerships
  • Build long-term donor relationships to meet or exceed annual revenue targets and implement and report on programs
  • Conduct 8 to 10 portfolio calls per week
  • Build pipeline through prospect identification of 35 or more new prospects per year
  • Be a team player by embracing and consistently demonstrating organizational values of respect, caring, integrity and partnership, supported by being authentic and accountable to yourself and your team.



  • Working in collaboration with AVP, Philanthropy & Partnerships, Senior Development Officer, Corporate Partnerships and other team members, the Development Officer manages a portfolio of national corporate partnerships ensuring that the business objectives of both Kids Help Phone and their corporate partners are achieved
  • Monitors market and networks to identify new corporate opportunities; identifies new corporate prospects, researches companies, cultivates relationships and develops proposals and presentations
  • Prepares donor proposals, correspondence, briefing notes, call reports, and other materials as required for portfolio activities
  • Works with the Donor Relations & Services teams on donor acknowledgement and stewardship to ensure that appropriate letters, tax receipts, invitations, and other correspondence are sent in a timely manner
  • Manages prospect pipeline and tracks performance and reports progress monthly
  • Develops and implements Kids Help Phone’s annual corporate partnership summit in Toronto and other cities, liaising with key individuals internally and externally, etc.
  • Works in conjunction with National Events Team to coordinate national sponsor details for the Walk so Kids Can Talk presented by BMO and other events
  • Proactively seeks and shares knowledge of corporate social responsibility and fundraising trends through networking and research
  • Ensures that Kids Help Phone’s sponsorship policy and corporate development standards are adhered to, and assists staff and volunteers with interpretation and rationale
  • Actively engages with volunteers in advancement activities.



  • Undergraduate or college degree in Business, Marketing or Fund Development
  • A minimum of 2 years fundraising or relevant experience demonstrating strong donor-centric fundraising and partnership skills
  • Demonstrated track record in corporate gift solicitation and managing project-based activities
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills including proposal writing and delivering presentations to potential or current donors
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects under deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, provide superior customer service, and apply sound judgment when dealing with donors and volunteers
  • Entrepreneurial, creative, strategic minded and energetic
  • Ability to identify business development opportunities
  • Understanding of sector trends in corporate social responsibility/community investment, cause marketing and sponsorship
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team
  • Demonstrated tact, diplomacy, and interpersonal skills to liaise with senior management, staff, corporate contacts and donors
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of products, Raiser’s Edge and electronic databases
  • Ability to align donor interests with approved funding priorities/case for support
  • Valid driver's license and access to a vehicle as travel may be required.



If you are inspired by helping to meet the quickly evolving needs of young people in Canada today and are ready to contribute to a dynamic organization dedicated to improving their mental health and well-being, please visit, open the posting and click the “Apply” button in the top right corner of the page. Please attach a single file with your resume and cover letter titled: lastname_firstname_development officer_corporate partnerships

This posting will close on Sunday, August 25, 2019.

For more information about Kids Help Phone, please visit our website at;

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Kids Help Phone is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. We welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who respect and reflect the diversity of service users