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Covenant House Toronto

Development Manager, Individuals & Family Foundations

Posted On: July 9, 2024
Closing On: July 23, 2024

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Effective: ASAP
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: management
Salary Range: $85,000.00 - $95,000.00

Covenant House helps youth ignite their potential and reclaim their lives. As Canada’s largest agency serving youth who are homeless, trafficked or at risk, we offer the widest range of services to hundreds of young people every day. More than a place to stay, we provide life-changing care with unconditional love and respect. We meet youth’s immediate needs and then we work together to achieve their future goals. We offer 24/7 crisis shelter transitional housing options on-site and, in the community, health and well-being support, training and skill development, and ongoing care once youth move into the community.

For over 40 years, Covenant House has been dedicated to its mission of serving youth on the street and to protect and safeguard all youth with absolute respect and unconditional love. Since 1982, Covenant House has supported more than 100,000 young people.


In this role the candidate will report to the Director of Development.  You are a seasoned major gift professional who prefers building relationships with potential major gift donors to extend the organizations’ donor pool.  You have had success with cultivating and converting annual donors and prospects to major gift donors at the $25K+ level and have some experience with capital campaigns. You are not afraid of a challenge and excel at growing revenue and working across departments to identify opportunities that will maximize support for Covenant House Toronto programs. A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is preferred.


  • Works with the Director to develop long term objectives in keeping with the department’s strategic direction
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with prospective donors, with accountability for achieving fundraising targets and deadlines within established budgets
  • Manage and track donor interactions and moves
  • Successful in securing multi-year financials gifts
  • Develop personalized stewardship plans to keep donors informed, involved and secure future support
  • Delegates, supervises and manages performance of Associate Managers and Development Officers, students and/or volunteers assigned to them as necessary.

Skills & Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience in major gift fundraising or relationship-based sales experience
  • Experience and success working with 150+ prospects
  • University/college degree or equivalent in fundraising
  • Demonstrated success in achieving fundraising targets and deadlines within established budgets
  • Capital campaign experience is an asset
  • Proficient in MS Office and Raiser’s Edge knowledge and experience would be beneficial


  • Exceptional relationship building skills
  • Strong negotiation/persuasive skills
  • Strategic and analytical skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Effective and collaborative team player
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication
  • Highly motivated and able to work independently as well as part of a team

What we offer:

  • Meaningful work.
  • Competitive compensation
  • Full benefits package (Health, Dental, Vision, Personal Days, Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement and more)
  • Paid vacation time.
  • Employee perks

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At Covenant House Toronto we believe in a workplace culture of inclusion that is welcoming, respectful and safe for all staff. It is critical to Covenant House Toronto’s success to eliminate barriers and promote the inclusion of equity groups. Equity groups have been, and continue to be, underrepresented and marginalized in the workforce, leadership roles, and in some specific occupations. Equity groups include but may not be limited to Indigenous persons, racialized people, gender diverse people, 2SLGBTQIA+ people, and people with disabilities.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Covenant House Policies on Accommodation, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of Covenant House recruitment process.