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Ontario Heritage Trust

Manager, Fundraising and Business Development

Posted On: February 15, 2022
Closing On: March 2, 2022

Location: Toronto, ON
Employment Type: temporary
Level: management
Salary Range: $69,425 - $100,036 Per Year

Are you interested in leading and supporting the development and implementation of strategies, plans and materials for securing donations from individuals, corporations and foundations? Do you want to oversee the ongoing implementation of the Ontario Heritage Trust fundraising initiatives and ensure effective donor recognition and stewardship? If so, then this opportunity is for you, as the Ontario Heritage Trust requires a dynamic, results-oriented leader in fundraising and business development.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

  • Solicit prospective donors, including researching donor criteria, and developing strategies and effective approaches/tactics.
  • Provide stewardship of successful donor/sponsor relationship through effective recognition and new opportunities for support.
  • Determine groups to be solicited and develop marketing packages and communications for senior management review and approval.
  • Manage and direct supporting documentation (e.g. constituent lists) and marketing materials.
  • Develop campaigns (e.g. Planned Giving campaign), including researching and strategizing approach, directing the creation, layout and design of brochures and supporting materials, and implementing the campaign.
  • Retain and supervise consultants, including developing terms of reference and contract.
  • Manage corporate events and participate in strategy sessions for events and activities (e.g. Heritage Week, Doors Open) to identify corporate sponsorships.
  • Manage the process for publishing Impact Reports, including researching and developing the content, developing layout and design, and collaborating in creating pamphlets and materials.

Location: Toronto

How do I qualify?

Business Knowledge:

  • You have knowledge of principles and techniques of fundraising, communication, promotion and project management.
  • You are able to ensure that the appropriate strategies, plans and initiatives are developed and implemented.
  • You can support achievement of established fundraising targets and promote Trust fundraising objectives.
  • You have knowledge of developments, techniques and emerging trends in fundraising, donor/sponsor recognition and stewardship to monitor the effectiveness of strategies, and maintain and grow the donor/sponsor base.

Technical Skills:

  • You are able to interpret and apply related legislation, legal and financial guidelines, policies, practices and precedents.
  • You can solicit and inform donors of income tax advantages from contributions.

Project Management and Leadership Skills:

  • You have effective project planning and supervising skills.
  • You are able to develop and implement strategies, plans and approaches.
  • You can supervise consultants and provide stewardship over the donor/sponsor relationship.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

  • You have demonstrated oral and written communication skills to develop and implement campaigns.
  • You are able to manage corporate events and the publishing process.
  • You can prepare reports, updates and briefing materials.
  • You are able to support the solicitation of donors.
  • You have effective presentation skills to present the objectives and merits of donor participation.
  • You have proven consultation, advisory and consensus-building skills to collaborate with a variety of committees and establish successful relationships with donors/sponsors.

Computer Skills:

  • You are proficient with computer software (e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, and database) and specific applications/systems (e.g., Raiser’s Edge) to maintain records and prepare reports, briefing notes and presentations.

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy ( and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint ( pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code ( Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Salary Range: $69,425 – $100,036 Per Year

Additional Information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 12 months, 10 Adelaide St E, Toronto, Toronto Region


  • The information that you provide for the purpose of this competition and the results from this competition may be used to fill other positions. These positions may be of various tenures, including short-term assignments. Your information and the results from this competition will be retained for the purpose of filling vacancies in accordance with the applicable collective agreement or policy provisions.
  • Effective October 1, 2021, the OPS COVID-19 Safe Workplace Directive requires all Ontario Public Service employees to provide proof they are fully vaccinated, meaning they are fully vaccinated as defined by the Ministry of Health (refer to: COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Status in Ontario) (, including 14 calendar days have passed since receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination will be deemed ‘not vaccinated’ under the Directive and will be required to attend a vaccine education program and undergo regular rapid antigen testing. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program but must undergo regular rapid antigen testing.

Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 176104, by Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.