Posted On: 2020-12-22
Closing On: 2021-01-22
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Management

Job Description

Full Time, Ontario

This is a management level position, directly responsible for the engagement, cultivation and solicitation of high-net-worth donors designated as CNIB Guide Dog prospects.

Reporting to the Campaign Director, CNIB Guide Dogs, the Manager, Major Giving position is responsible for management of individual and corporate portfolio; proactively identifying, cultivating, and securing major gifts to achieve CNIB Guide Dogs Campaign objectives and targets. Following established Moves Management protocols in a timely, strategic manner.

Your impact at CNIB

  • Maintain a portfolio of prospective and active donors, with a focus on growth in alignment with campaign and organizational priorities
  • Ensure consistency, quality, accuracy and timeliness of all communications to donors consistent with CNIB's brand
  • Collaborate with program staff to ensure CNIB meets donor obligations
  • Adhere to an integrated central moves management system practice
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in non-profit management and philanthropy

We want to hear from you if you have:

  • Must have previous Major Giving philanthropy knowledge and familiarity working moves management practice
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in major gifts specific fundraising
  • BA or equivalent in business, marketing, fundraising management
  • Proven track record in securing Major Gifts and working a Major Gift portfolio pipeline with minimal direction
  • Ability to create and implement focused operating plans to keep fundraising activities moving forward, prioritized, effective, and timely
  • Campaign fundraising leadership position an asset
  • Exceptional negotiating and selling skills, superior interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, demonstrated success in proposal and stewardship development
  • Comfort and proficiency with CRM, financials, and budgets
  • Personal or professional experience relating to blindness and sight loss is considered an asset
  • Personal or professional experience working with assistive technology and/or accessible environments is considered an asset

Apply now!

If this sounds like the role for you, send your application to us at, indicating the position title in the subject line. Be sure to include a resume, cover letter, and mention how you heard about this opportunity.

CNIB is committed to creating and fostering an inclusive culture and welcomes applications from diverse candidates, including but not limited to Indigenous peoples, women, candidates with disabilities, and candidates of colour. We strongly encourage applications from applicants with sight loss. Direct lived experience would be a definite asset. We're excited to review your application!

Please note: while we invite applications from all interested and qualified applicants, we are unable to follow-up with every applicant. Closing date: December 31, 2020

About us

Life is a beautiful, wonderful, complex thing. Life with sight loss should be no different. At CNIB, we're on a mission to change what it means to be blind, and we're not slowing down. We think big, take risks, embrace change, and ask questions. We're inviting you to be part of the conversation.

Our diversity is our strength – we take pride in our inclusive workplace and are committed to recruiting and selecting in a fair, transparent, and accessible way. CNIB welcomes applications from those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA) to join us in expanding our capacity for inclusion in the broadest sense. To this end, we strongly encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including but not limited to Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, people who are blind or partially sighted, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. We enthusiastically invite applications from applicants with sight loss. Direct lived experience is a definite asset. CNIB is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities and will work with applicants requesting accommodations at any stage of the hiring process.

Our team's health and wellness are a priority, which is why we offer comprehensive benefits, competitive compensation, and flexible work schedules developed to help you stay healthy.

At CNIB, we are relentlessly passionate about what we do. We are in our second century of smashing societal barriers and stigmas through innovative programs and powerful advocacy. We are a collaborative, empowered team that drives achievement and equality. If that sounds like your cup of tea, let's talk.