Posted On: 2019-11-15
Closing On: 2019-12-16
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Effective: TBD
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Description

Title:                          Manager of Development and Partnerships ( Permanent)                                             

Organization:           Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights                       

Reports To:              CEO, Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights                                     

SECURITY SCREENING LEVEL:  Reliability Status       


Located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the only museum in the world solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights. The Museum brings together stunning galleries and exhibitions, moving public and education programs, and unforgettable architecture to create an experience like no other.

Since opening in 2014, the Museum has welcomed over 1.5 million visitors in-person and millions more online. It has worked with over 140,000 participants from across Canada in our education programs. It has won over 50 awards for its programs, galleries, architecture, communications and design. And, it is featured on the new $10 bill, as a symbol of Canada’s commitment to human rights.

The Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the non-profit organization that attracts and sustains all forms of philanthropic contributions for the Museum from a broad range of supporters across Canada and around the world. To support the construction of the Museum, the Friends ran the most successful capital campaign in the history of national cultural institution in Canada, raising more than $150 million from private funding sources.

Together, the Friends and the Museum are building a national dialogue about the power and importance of human rights, helping people from all walks of life to connect with something much larger than themselves and acknowledge that they have a direct stake in building a better world.


Purpose of Position

Reporting to the CEO, Friends of Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Manager of Development and Partnerships is an integral team member who is responsible for  building and expanding private funding sources so that the Friends continue to build the financial sustainability and raise funds for key programs within the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.  The areas of fundraising expected include major gifts, planned giving and sponsorship, and other funding streams.


Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to and support the development of the FCMHR’s strategic fundraising plan, with a specific focus on building and stewarding the Winnipeg funding base.
  • Ensure that all fundraising activities are in alignment with legislative requirements and policies of the CMHR and the FCMHR.
  • Work in collaboration with CMHR and FCMHR staff as appropriate to further the success of the fundraising program.
  • Manage a pool of prospects and donors, which includes identifying, rating, developing strategies and implementing tailored action plans for cultivating and soliciting prospects for donations, sponsorship and other forms of partnership. 
  • Continually seeks new and appropriate contacts and partnerships with relevant individuals, divisions, partners, funders and agencies to cultivate, grow and sustain short and long-term funding.
  • Plan and participate in events relating to donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
  • Work independently and with other staff (FCMHR and CMHR) as required to develop appropriate communications materials and other tools to support fundraising initiatives.
  • Represent the FCMHR as required (and if required, the CMHR) at select meetings with various stakeholders, including donors, prospective donors and sponsors.
  • Prepare proposals and information packages for donor prospects and potential sponsors.
  • Prepare general correspondence including letters, memos, and e-mails and provide input to articles for FCMHR publications such as donor newsletters.
  • Maintain a schedule in relation to the overall fundraising critical path and donor relations timeline.
  • Track activity and monitor results of assigned activities and goals.
  • In consultation with management, develop personal annual goals, objectives and performance measures.
  • Other duties as required, to fulfil the goals of this position and the fundraising department.


Required Qualifications

  • An experienced entrepreneurial fundraiser who is energized by the opportunity to build.
  • A masterful organizer who can bring rigorous attention to detail on systems and processes to achieve outstanding results.
  • An effective team member, experienced in working collectively toward goals. 
  •  Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships.
  • A confident, creative professional who is focused on results and achieving budgets in a timely manner. 
  • Perseverance, energy and self-motivation.
  • Proficient in MS office suite.
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a car.
  • Professionally represent Friends of the CMHR at donor and fundraising events.
  • Previous fund raising experience (3 years+), with a proven track record of meeting and exceeding targets.  Related experience will be considered.  


Desired Qualifications

  • Relevant university degree or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated major gift fundraising experience required and sponsorship solicitation an asset.
  • Excellent writing skills, ease in dealing with volunteers, staff and special events.
  • Experience with Raisers Edge or other database software.



  • Ability to work independently or collaboratively in a cross-functional and team oriented environment.
  • Self-starter; takes initiative.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills; the ability to coach and motivate others to results.
  • Integrity – focused on producing a high quality and credible outcome.
  • Superior interpersonal skills.
  • Discretion, tact, initiative and sound judgment.
  • Takes initiative: asserts influence over events to achieve goals; self-starting rather than accepting passively.
  • Reliable, responsible and punctual.
  • Strong commitment to institutional values and policies.


Working Conditions and Physical Demands

  • Work is performed in a standard office environment and at public/ donor events and meetings.
  • Job involves dealing with tight deadlines in a fast-paced and continually changing environments.
  • Some travel required within the Manitoba/Saskatchewan area and may occasionally have to travel  to other areas. 
  • Regular evening work required. 

Conditions of Employment

  • Security Screening Level: Reliability Status.
  • This position is open to Canadian Citizens or .those who hold a permanent resident status only.


Interested applicants are asked to send a resume and cover letter to with “Manager of Development and Partnerships” in the subject line.