Posted On: 2021-02-16
Closing On: 2021-03-02
Location: Toronto
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Management
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Job Description

Arthritis comes in many forms. It can lead to significant, often irreparable, damage to a person’s joints, skin, organs and other areas of the body. Pain, fatigue, loss of function, disability, and even death can result. There is no cure. One in five Canadians is diagnosed with arthritis; for many adults and some children, it is a life-long condition. The Arthritis Society is working hard to change that by raising awareness, supporting people with arthritis, advocating for public policies as a critical patient voice, and funding vital research.


A career at the Arthritis Society is more than just a job. It’s an opportunity to use your talents to make a difference in the lives of people affected by arthritis. Our new strategic plan, Accelerating Impact, conveys a vision for growth as we work to meet the needs of increasing numbers of people (six million Canadians of all ages) impacted by this devastating disease. In addition to work that has a positive impact, you will be joining an organization that embraces innovation and is committed to being a great place to work. We are an energizing corporate culture, constantly learning, rigorously measuring our work, and building on our achievements to reach more people nationwide. Our people are essential to this success and we will empower you to be successful in your role. The Arthritis Society is honoured to be a 2019 Canada’s Most Admired™ Corporate Cultures winner, and proud to be accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program.


Manager, Corporate & Sponsorship Giving


National | Location: Toronto


The Opportunity:

Reporting to the Director, Corporate Partnerships, and working closely with the nationwide revenue development team, the Manager, Corporate & Sponsorship Giving is responsible for growing revenues nationwide by developing robust corporate partnerships that will support the Arthritis Society’s fundraising and mission-related activities. The focus of this role will be to bring in event sponsorship and corporate annual gifts, by building and managing upwards of 150 sponsorship and corporate prospects, and tasked with raising in excess of $750,000 per year. 


The Manager, Corporate & Sponsorship Giving will play a key role in achieving revenue growth by:

  • Driving corporate revenues by sourcing, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and closing fundraising opportunities, while stewarding current partners to renew and grow revenues from partnerships.
  • Soliciting event sponsorship and corporate annual gifts.
  • Building presentations and proposals, leading solicitation meetings with assigned corporate accounts and conducting stewardship on impacts achieved through the partnerships.
  • Actively seeking opportunities to build partnerships that maximize revenue while also securing additional supports from partners that provide value to partners while advancing Arthritis Society objectives. These additional forms of support may include, but not be limited to, in-kind, volunteer and promotional support.
  • Playing a key role in achieving revenue targets for the national corporate development team by working with divisional revenue development staff to build impactful national partnerships.
  • Developing and executing on annual plans for achieving revenue targets.
  • Demonstrate excellence in managing key accounts under the direction of the Director, Corporate Partnerships, ensuring that the business objectives of both the Arthritis Society and the corporate partners are achieved and interactions are recorded accordingly; identifying and pursuing opportunities for growth and expansion within existing relationships; and working collaboratively and strategically with Arthritis Society staff across Canada to support activation of partnerships in communities across Canada.
  • Continuously researching market data/information and seizing potential opportunities.

Required Skills & Experience:

The successful candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in a related field, with a minimum of five (5) years of progressive experience in a fast-paced environment. A deep understanding of the corporate partnerships landscape is a must. The successful candidate will possess the ability to develop and execute long-term plans based on a strong business acumen and deep comprehension of industry trends, while prioritizing objectives in order to leverage short-term opportunities. A high degree of skill in strategic business development is essential, specifically the ability to build strong and authentic partnerships with new corporations, while growing the value of existing corporate partnerships. The successful candidate is a proven self-starter with deep sales experience who is passionately driven to exceed targets and go that extra mile. Superior interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral), including excellent presentation skills, are a key requirement for this role. French language skills are an asset. Experience developing proposals, reports and other related communications are mandatory. Advanced proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of products is a must, with donor/client database experience preferred.


We are proud to be an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce, and welcome and encourage applications from qualified and talented candidates who embrace our core values. We focus on recruiting candidates who are interested in growth, learning and encourage new and smarter ways of working.


If you are interested in, and qualified for, this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter and to by March 2, 2021. We thank all applicants for their expression of interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


You are encouraged to visit our official careers site at where you can view all our current job opportunities across Canada and learn more about why you should join our team!