Posted On: 2020-03-05
Closing On: 2020-03-31
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: May 2020
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Management
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Job Description

We are looking for a fundraising leader who passionately believes in providing services and building community with and for marginalized communities living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Are you ready for a role where you provide overall strategic direction, vision and strategy to a talented and dedicated team? Do you want to feel like your work makes a difference on a daily basis? Are you interested in an agile environment where new ideas and creativity are encouraged and supported?

PWA (the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation) is a community-based non-profit that has been serving all people living with HIV since 1987. With the ongoing improvements in treatment options since the mid-1990s, the needs of people living with HIV have become increasingly complex, necessitating that PWA continues to provide needed services to people living with HIV across Toronto and the GTA. Through a robust program of practical supports, community access to critical medical services, active volunteer engagement, and health & therapeutic care, PWA provides critical services to 2,250 individuals annually.

Reporting to the Executive Director, and supervising the Manager Philanthropy & Sponsorship, Philanthropy Officer, Special Events Coordinator, as well as relevant contract staff, our new Associate Director, Development will:

Philanthropy Responsibilities:

  • Create and successfully execute a cohesive, innovative and strategic vision for all fundraising activities to support PWA’s operating and capital needs.
  • Promote and champion an organizational culture of philanthropy.
  • Contribute positively to organizational culture and reflect PWA’s values.
  • Actively engage with PWA staff and the community to truly understand the agency’s mission and vision and to gather stories for use in development communications.
  • Oversee all aspects of fundraising, including annual giving, major gifts, corporate sponsorship, foundation contributions, donor relations, planned giving and stewardship, ensuring the department has a robust gift pipeline that will reach annual revenue goals.
  • Lead corporate sponsorship outreach, and work with the Executive Director and agency staff to build relationships with new prospects and steward active corporate partners.
  • Own the corporate sponsorship program for PWA’s sustaining event, the Friends for Life Bike Rally, which raises in excess of $1 million annually and provide leadership support for all other aspects of the Friends for Life event.
  • Meet or exceed individual revenue goals and ensures team accountability towards overall agency fundraising goals.
  • Create accountabilities, transparency, metrics, targets and performance indicators for philanthropy events, programs and the department.
  • Serve as primary staff liaison with the Board’s Fundraising Committee.

Management Responsibilities:

  • Supervise, support and provide performance feedback to all department staff.
  • Develop, monitor and administer department budget, workplans and reports.
  • Ensure effective management, review and analysis of donor statistics and information.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years of leadership experience preferably as a direct supervisor with demonstrated expertise in strategic thinking and program planning.
  • Ability to be both strategic and tactical, providing oversight while also playing a hands-on role in philanthropy at the agency.
  • Exceptional track record developing and cultivating donors and relationships with community stakeholders, individuals, foundations and corporations.
  • Expertise with multi-channel marketing and communications programs including social marketing and e-philanthropy.
  • Understanding or a willingness to learn about the complexity of issues relating to HIV/AIDS.
  • Collaboration and an interest in our community including presence and participation in major events, making staff, donors, Board members and participants feel connected.
  • Background and experience working with Boards or other governance-based organizations.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration and interpersonal skills.
  • Sensitivity to issues of diversity and accessibility.
  • Post secondary degree in a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • AFP membership and CFRE designation are strong assets.

To Apply:

Please submit a resume and brief cover letter explaining your interest in this role and connection to our mission to by March 31, 2020.

PWA is an equal opportunity employer and we strongly encourage people living with HIV/AIDS to apply for this position.