Posted On: 2020-06-11
Closing On: 2020-08-03
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: Fall 2020
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Management
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Job Description

When a child is diagnosed with a serious illness, the entire family is affected. Families literally can be torn apart as their daily routines are disrupted. Chai Lifeline Canada steps in, offering whatever is needed. Counseling for each member of the family, volunteers who bring an extra measure of adult attention and stability to children’s lives, tutoring for children who must miss school for extended periods of time, family retreats, special sibling programs, information, peer and professional support, and two extraordinary summer camp programs for seriously ill children help families retain a sense of normalcy and hope while fighting even the most dire pediatric diseases. All programs are free of charge.

Reporting to the National Strategic Director and the Executive Director, The Director of Development oversees the development events, initiatives and committees that help drive revenue growth for Chai Toronto. Furthermore, alongside the National Strategic Director, he/she is accountable for the creation and implementation of Toronto’s Development Plan and ensuring the achievement of annual fundraising goals.

Personal Attributes and Skills

  • Proven track record in fundraising and development.
  • Excellent team building and interpersonal skills.
  • Tenured in community engagement and relationship building.
  • Flexible and communicative.
  • Confident public speaker with strong facilitative skills.
  • Independent self-starter capable of managing and prioritizing multiple time-sensitive priorities.


 With a primary focus on new donor engagement and expanding the organization’s donor base, the Director will work closely with the National Strategic Director and ED to broaden our funding base.

  • Lead all fundraising, public/community relations, and alumni activities related to the advancement strategy.
  • Lead, manage and actively engage in stewardship of partners, sponsors and donors creating positive and enduring relationships.
  • Build and oversee solid prospect management to identify new opportunities for funding and partnerships.
  • Make use of personal network as well as connect with new donors to identify new opportunities for charitable funding and partnerships.
  • In collaboration with the National Strategic Director, manage and oversee all cultivation/solicitation and donor/sponsor/ partner relations’ strategies and activities.
  • Build community relations and serve as a community liaison when necessary.
  • Foster the growth of best practices in gift processing, data management and donor communications, following CRA guidelines for gift acceptance, accounting, acknowledgment and donor management.
  • Lead Chai Lifeline Toronto’s young professional council.



  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in fundraising and development role in a
  • Sound knowledge and proven experience with all aspects of fundraising with a minimum of 4-5 years of professional experience in philanthropy/fundraising, or related industry.
  • Superior skills in working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders and building strong relationships.
  • Experienced working with C-suite executives and high net-worth individuals.

INterested candidates please email your Cover Letter and Resume to Adina Singer:


Chai Lifeline is an equal opportunity employer

To learn more about Chai Lifeline (Canada) please visit our website