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Wildlife Conservation Society Canada (WCS Canada)

Fundraising Communications Manager

Posted On: November 30, 2023
Closing On: January 5, 2024

Location: Toronto - Hybrid
Effective: Mid January
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: management
Salary Range: $70,000 to $80,000

Join the Adventure of a Lifetime!

Do you dream of inspiring others to fall in love with the breathtaking landscapes and iconic wildlife of Canada? Are you passionate about making a significant impact on nature conservation through storytelling and building meaningful connections? If so, WCS Canada has the perfect opportunity for you!

We’re on the lookout for a Fundraising Communications Manager to play a central role in expanding our conservation efforts by nurturing relationships with donors and creating compelling narratives that captivate audiences.

This role isn’t just about fundraising—it’s about weaving together powerful stories that highlight the beauty and importance of Canada’s natural wonders. From crafting impactful donor reports to developing engaging digital fundraising content, your creativity and storytelling prowess will be at the heart of inspiring support for our cause.

Here’s what you’ll be diving into:

  • Collaborating with our passionate team to craft targeted strategies that secure partnerships and support from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
  • Being the creative force behind our fundraising communication materials, ensuring they resonate deeply with our diverse audience.
  • Driving engagement through compelling fundraising emails and harnessing the power of analytics to maximize our impact.
  • Working closely with our conservation scientists to create proposals and reports that tell the compelling story of our conservation work.

Plus, you’ll get to:

  • Be a pivotal part of our close-knit fundraising team, where your ideas and creativity will help carry out our five-year fundraising strategy.
  • Create and manage impactful reports that showcase the incredible progress we’re making in conservation efforts across Canada.
  • Collaborate with the Communications Team on exciting engagement and fundraising campaigns that amplify our fundraising initiatives through social media and beyond.

We’re looking for someone with:

  • A degree in fundraising, communication, marketing or a similar field of study or work experience equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in crafting high-quality communications for fundraising purposes.
  • Exceptional writing skills and the ability to inspire and motivate action through compelling storytelling.
  • Stellar interpersonal skills and a knack for building strong relationships.
  • Project management wizardry with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with graphic design, Adobe Suite, and email marketing platforms is a strong asset.
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge fundraising database a strong asset.

As part of our commitment to your growth and development, you’ll have opportunities to expand your skill set, including working with graphic design tools and email marketing platforms.

And, as a bonus, you’ll have the chance to experience the beauty of Canada’s wildlife and landscapes, providing you with endless inspiration for your storytelling adventures!

At WCS Canada, we’re not just about conservation; we’re about creating a workplace where everyone feels valued, included, and empowered to make a difference. You will join a team of incredibly talented and passionate people committed to creating a world where wildlife thrive in healthy lands and waters, valued by all communities that benefit from the beauty and integrity of life on Earth. Here are some other benefits of working here:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health and Dental benefits, Life Insurance, Health Spending Account (HSA)
  • Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days and Self-care Days
  • Parental Leave
  • Weekly Wellness Sessions
  • Training and Professional Development Opportunities
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Change Team
  • Mentorship Program

Ready to embark on this exciting journey with us? Show us your passion for storytelling and commitment to conservation by submitting your CV and a cover letter explaining why you’re the perfect fit for this role.

Join us in our mission to save wildlife and wild places across Canada. Apply now and be part of something truly extraordinary!

For questions regarding the position, please contact Forough Shafiei at

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Okechukwu Ezibe at

Office Safety Plan Compliance

WCS Canada is committed to providing and maintaining a safe environment for our employees, contractors, and partners. As part of this unwavering commitment to safety, it is a condition of employment that all WCS Canada employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a COVID-19 vaccine series approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization.

About WCS Canada

WCS Canada ( was established as a Canadian conservation organization in July 2004. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity, and equal opportunity. Our mission is to save wildlife and wild places by improving our understanding of and seeking solutions to critical problems that threaten key species and large wild ecosystems throughout Canada. We implement and support comprehensive field studies that gather information on wildlife needs and then seek to resolve key conservation problems by working with a broad array of actors. WCS Canada has a track record of our science being recognized as relevant, credible and legitimate by researchers, NGOs and agencies. WCS Canada is independently registered and managed, while retaining a strong collaborative working relationship with sister Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) programs in more than 60 countries.

Diversity and inclusion are core WCS Canada values. We value the diversity of the people we employ and work with and we strive to provide an inclusive and equitable workplace in which we recognize the unique characteristics, skills and experiences of all employees. We are committed to engaging our employees in our diversity, equity and inclusion work and together we aim to create a workplace where all staff feel they belong and can grow.


WCS Canada’s programs occur on the homelands of Indigenous Peoples whose relationships various governments are described in historic (numbered) Treaties, modern land claim agreements, and negotiations around unceded lands. We recognize and support the international ecological and social commitments and responsibilities to Indigenous Peoples that Canada has signed, including the Convention on Biological Diversity, Convention on the Trade in Endangered Species, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Our commitment to engagement with Indigenous Peoples ranges from notification of research to the provision of scientific advice, to co-creation of research. We respect Indigenous knowledge systems and include this knowledge in our research and conservation programs where possible. We engage in land use planning and impact assessment processes that affect Indigenous Peoples, seeking ways to advance conservation as well as opportunities to sustain the livelihoods and cultures of Indigenous communities. We seek to motivate positive conservation outcomes by supporting effective governance and decision-making processes by Indigenous communities, particularly by supporting Indigenous and Community Conserved Areas.