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Canadian Red Cross

Manager, Corporate Partnerships

Posted On: February 27, 2023
Closing On: April 13, 2023

Location: Remote/Virtual ( Toronto, ON )
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: management
Salary Range: $70,691-$88,364 / year

The Canadian Red Cross (CRC) – one of the most inspirational not-for-profit organizations on this planet and an awardee on the Forbes list of Canada’s Best Employers 2022 – is seeking a Manager, Corporate Partnerships to join our team.

We are guided by our Fundamental Principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity, and universality. We help people and communities in Canada and around the world in times of need and support them in strengthening their resilience.

Starting with the hiring process, we are committed to having an accessible, diverse, inclusive, and barrier-free work environment where everyone can reach their full potential. We encourage all qualified persons who share our values and want to contribute to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace to apply.

The incumbent will work be reporting into the Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships, the incumbent will work as a member of the philanthropy team and support the implementation of an integrated corporate partnerships strategy that meets annual revenue requirements, within the Greater Toronto market. Moreover, the incumbent will manage existing partnerships and actively pursue new corporate partners for core Red Cross program support. In addition, the incumbent will support disaster appeal (international and domestic) fund development activities, as required. Further, the incumbent will play a role as part of the national team in a coordinated and cross-functional manner to support philanthropy and the channel needs and projects as required.

In this role, you will:                                                                                                      

  • Strategically and compellingly align corporate partner priorities with those of the Canadian Red Cross
  • Identify and qualify corporate supporters with capacity to give towards Canadian Red Cross programs
  • Establish and implement cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship “moves management” strategies to maximize donation and sponsorship revenue
  • Monitor key performance indicators for the channel, highlighting areas of growth and concern with suggested strategies
  • Conduct prospect research, identification, and qualification, as well as maintains current knowledge of development trends (sponsorship, licensing, cause marketing and gift in-kind)
  • Sale focussed approach to portfolio growth with focus on stewardship and account management – Hunter (70%) and Farmer (30%)
  • Prime in account management, evaluation, and implementation of strategic corporate partnerships
  • In coordination with Associate Director develop and deliver compelling custom proposals, reporting and stewardship tools to partners and key prospects.
  • Collaborate across channels on building and executing donor integrated strategies including joint solicitations
  • Support national fundraising campaigns and works cross functionally with other channels
  • Coordination with channel staff and internal marketing hubs for project management and delivery of donor facing assets and reporting tools
  • Develop, prepare, and present briefing materials for channel or Philanthropy leadership as required
  • Perform UNITY data entry, record maintenance, tracking and reporting needs as required

What we are looking for:

  • The minimum qualifications for this job are post-secondary education and seven years of relevant fundraising experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in sales, sponsorship, marketing, business development and fundraising or equivalent combination of education and experience .
  • CFRE or comparable designation or in progress an asset
  • High level of proficiency and experience with fundraising software, preferably Blackbaud and/or other CRM system
  • Proven productivity and collaboration computer skills including Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint, Teams) 
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across teams and experience working within a matrix / complex organization
  • Experience using CRM database
  • Proven track record of success in a quota-based sales or fund development environment – $1MM+
  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances in a fast-paced environment
  • Actively supports and adheres to the Values, Fundamental Principles, Mission, and Code of Conduct of the Canadian Red Cross and the RCRC Movement
  • Adheres to implemented strategies to support social justice and diversity, in accordance with Society policies and procedures.
  • Focuses on achieving goals and objectives, and also how they are achieved
  • Exceptional corporate partner servicing skill set and profound attention to detail/brand

Working conditions :

  • The majority of this work will be performed in a safe and clean environment.
  • Travel may be required for meetings and training purposes.
  • This position will require working non-traditional hours especially during times of disaster or appeal
  • Access to a vehicle is required
  • Eligibility to work in Canada: At this time, we welcome applications from candidates eligible to work in Canada. If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, we encourage you to carefully review your visa to find out whether you are eligible to work in the job you are considering applying for. Refer to our FAQ for more information.
  • If you are selected for this role, you will be required to complete a successful pre-employment screening process which includes a satisfactory Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC).
  • At this time, the CRC has temporarily suspended our Covid-19 vaccination policy and does not require but continues to strongly encourage full vaccination of all our personnel.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible – those who apply after the selection process has started may be held for a second review if needed OR reviewed for alternative roles. We appreciate the time and effort it takes to apply and thank you in advance.

If you require accommodation measures during any phase of the hiring process, please notify us as soon as possible. All information received in relation to accommodation requests will be kept confidential.