Posted On: 2019-11-13
Closing On: 2019-11-27
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Description


As Canada’s largest national health charity, we fund the most promising cancer research, champion cancer prevention efforts and deliver programs and services that benefit Canadians affected by cancer. Join us and you can work with passionate and committed individuals from coast to coast who are working towards a world where no Canadian fears cancer.

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The Manager, Fundraising Learning and Development, creates and implements training initiatives and CRM processes to support best in class community fundraising for staff and leadership volunteers across the province of Ontario.  The ideal candidate for this role is a great communicator with the ability convey ideas to varied audiences, enjoys helping people develop new skills and is a natural at building and managing relationships.  Exceptional fundraising, pubic speaking, leadership, and workshop facilitation skills are key elements to this role.



  • Acts as a coach to Fundraising Specialists and Managers across Ontario, enhancing skills and driving results
  • Perform macro and individual skill assessments, identify competency gaps and recommend training solutions
  • Design and deliver training programs and associated materials to increase the core competencies of community fundraisers and leadership volunteers. This includes delivering presentations, leading discussions, running workshops, role playing and coordinating practical training exercises
  • Evaluate training modules for effectiveness and translation of skills into employees work product
  • In concert with leadership, develops and implements processes to manage relationships, accurately record interactions, monitor progress and report on fundraising and stewardship tactics using CCS CRM systems
  • Provides regular analysis and reports to evaluate compliance and success of fundraising and stewardship tactics against a standard set of Key Performance Indicators
  • Leads program development in concert with the Senior Managers, Signature & Special Events Fundraising and Logistics to plan and execute the annual Volunteer Run Director Training conference and Relay For Life Training Summit
  • Works with signature events team members and cross-functional partners across the organization as part of a project-based model to collaboratively develop tools and resources needed to execute training initiatives
  • Works collaboratively and maintains a positive working environment with internal stakeholders
  • Stay abreast of new techniques in fundraising, coaching and training
  • Acclimate new hires to CCS fundraising techniques and CRM processes



  • University or college degree or equivalent experience in a related subject
  • 5+ years’ experience in not-for-profit fundraising, stewardship, special events
  • Demonstrated success in event fundraising, building and managing portfolio’s in excess of $1 million
  • Demonstrated success translating knowledge and training staff or leadership volunteers in fundraising
  • Proven experience in designing training programs in a non-profit setting
  • Strong project management skills and demonstrated ability to develop work plans and adhere to deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Superior presentation skills in multiple formats and with varied audience sizes
  • Proven ability to motivate individuals and groups of people to act
  • Self-motivated, with an ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Ability to interpret and translate data into actionable strategies and measure training program performance and effectiveness
  • A team player that values an environment of open communication and collaboration
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suites, including SharePoint
  • Knowledge of fundraising databases including Raisers Edge, Salesforce and Luminate Online is an asset
  • Experience in a multi-level organization and working with colleagues in remote offices is an asset
  • A flexible schedule which allows for periodic after-hours events and meetings
  • Ability to travel within Ontario to conduct meetings with stakeholders. A valid Ontario Driver’s License is required.
  • Access to a vehicle and knowledge of French is considered 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.



We thank all candidates for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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.


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