Posted On: 2020-11-13
Closing On: 2020-11-27
Location: Toronto, ON
Employment Type: Temporary
Level: Senior
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Job Description

Senior Development Associate

The Opportunity:

Are you looking for a challenging opportunity in developing new and existing funding partnerships, achieving revenue goals and ensuring optimum stewardship? Do you possess knowledge of, and experience with, partnership sales, marketing, fundraising and grants? Do you have excellent communication skills to build lasting relationships and partnerships? If so, consider this opportunity to work as a Senior Development Associate at the Ontario Science Centre.

Guided by our mission to inspire passion for the human adventure of discovery, the Science Centre:

  • engages visitors in lifelong learning
  • is a vital link in the education and innovation ecosystems
  • is a convener of public dialogue about science, technology and society

The Science Centre welcomes 900,000 visitors each year, and offers interactive experiences and insights into science and technology that help visitors of all ages understand, and contribute to, the world around us.

The Ontario Science Centre, part of the Ontario Public Service, offers:

  • a progressive work environment that promotes a work/life balance
  • flexible learning and development opportunities, including online training and mentorship programs
  • opportunities for career advancement and specialization through a wide range of career fields within both the Ontario Science Centre and the Ontario Public Service
  • a dedicated approach to creating an inclusive and accessible work environment for all employees
  • optional enrolment in a defined benefit pension plan and group benefits coverage

Note: This position will involve working remotely while the Science Centre continues to adapt its operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will play a leadership role in initiating, developing and nurturing relationships with corporate, government and other partners in order to secure support for the Science Centre's priorities and programs through mutually beneficial relationships. You will provide leadership for the Centre's efforts to identify and develop strategic opportunities and prospects, and to secure and steward sponsorships, grants, funding partnerships and corporate donations. The role requires a self-starter with a strategic orientation, strong partnership development, sales and stewardship experience and superior written and oral communication abilities.

How do I qualify?

Knowledge and Experience with Partnership Sales, Marketing, Fundraising and Grants

  • Knowledge of sales and marketing principles, and best practices.
  • Proven success in identifying and developing partnerships, and securing and stewarding grants and support at the $100k+ level.
  • Knowledge of sector fundraising techniques, trends and strategies to secure partners and deliver optimal outcome of projects/programs.
  • Knowledge of federal and provincial grant programs and processes, including experience with grant applications and strategic proposals to meet supporter needs.
  • Knowledge of general contract administration and sales agreement structure and requirements.
  • Ability to prepare resource forecasts and revenue projections.

Communication, Collaboration and Relationship Management Skills

  • Excellent written skills and outstanding attention to detail related to strategic proposals, applications, sales and reporting documents; and powerful and compelling engagement, cultivation and stewardship communications.
  • Excellent oral communication, presentation, negotiation and relationship management abilities to engage, manage, and successfully work with partners and supporters.
  • Collaboration and consultation skills to collaborate with internal and external partners to identify needs and opportunities.

Strategic Planning and Project Management Abilities

  • Strategic planning abilities to identify and develop support opportunities within the Centre; identify funding prospects; and strategically design and position projects and benefits to meet both Science Centre and supporter/partner needs and objectives.
  • Project management skills to manage solicitation projects, including research, proposal development, budgeting, application/proposal strategy and writing, supporter engagement, and project reporting and evaluation in co-ordination with other departments.

Salary Range: $1,428.95 - $1,748.47 per week

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary (up to 6 months, with possible extension), Toronto, Toronto Region

Interested applicants must apply online, by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 27, 2020, by visiting and entering Job ID 156946 in the Job ID search field. We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code.