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YWCA Toronto

Manager of Events, Corporate & Community Partnerships

Posted On: June 25, 2021
Closing On: July 31, 2021

Employment Type: fulltime
Level: management

Employment Type:              Full-Time, Permanent

Work Hours:                         35 hours per week (Per Management Hours of Work Policy)

Salary:                                   $67,439 – $78,942 annually; plus comprehensive benefits package

Location:                               Head Office – 87 Elm Street, Toronto

Application Deadline:         Monday, July 5, 2021



Are you an experienced fundraiser, committed to creating positive change for women, girls and gender diverse people? Do you thrive on combining your corporate fundraising skills with producing and managing events? If you have this unique combination of talents, we invite you to join our Philanthropy team as the Manager of Events, Corporate & Community partnerships.


YWCA Toronto strives to uphold anti-discrimination practices and anti-oppression principles to ensure that the rights of all individuals are respected and protected. We work to promote a climate that is welcoming of all women and individuals who identify as Trans, intersex, non-binary, agender, and/or Two-Spirit. We encourage applications from women and gender diverse people from all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities and sexual orientations.



YWCA Toronto is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls. Our programs promote equality, economic security and lives free from violence. We help women and girls flee violence, secure housing, find jobs, establish their voices, enhance skills and develop confidence. We offer a range of housing options, employment and training programs, community support programs, girls’ programs and family programs. We also engage in systemic advocacy.  


  • Develops revenue targets with the Director of Philanthropy and contributes to the development of the overall fundraising strategy;
  • In consultation with the Director of Philanthropy, responsible for designing, executing and evaluating all aspects of the Women Of Distinction (WOD) Awards event and the nominations process;
  • Creation of all event and event budgets and oversight to ensure all event related payments/ticket sales/registrations are correctly tracked and recorded in consultation with the Donor Services and Operations Officer within the established departmental procedures;
  • Supports and manages the WOD Planning and Selection Committees including implementing and initiating the WOD nomination process, recruiting committee members, organizing and attending meetings;
  • Develops and coordinates sponsorship plans, recognition, packages and communications;
  • Coordinates, supports and conducts, with the Director of Philanthropy, meetings with current and potential sponsors.  Actively participates in the negotiation of sponsorship agreements and provides ongoing stewardship and oversight to these key relationships;
  • Coordinates print design and production for all event related materials in collaboration with the Advocacy and Communications Department.Conducts a comprehensive post-event analysis and evaluation addressing the budget, sponsorship, volunteer involvement and relationships, promotion, media and sales as well as the strengths and weaknesses of the event;
  • Supervises, monitors and works with the Corporate & Community Partnerships Officer to strategically seek out and/or respond to appropriate opportunities within community and corporate sectors which will generate revenue and/or increase the profile of  YWCA Toronto and are in keeping with the mission and values of the Association;
  • Supervises, monitors and works with the Volunteer and Special Projects Coordinator to develop the volunteer program, including the Gift-In-Kind program to ensure it is meeting the needs of the organization and engaging a core group of volunteers in a long-term relationship with the organization.


  • Equivalent to in-depth knowledge of an academic or technical discipline normally acquired through courses leading to an undergraduate degree in a related field, plus seven to ten years of directly related experience. Work involves application of theoretical knowledge to job-related problems;
  • Experience in coordinating successful fundraising events, including marketing, media promotion and sponsorship. Exceptional volunteer management abilities are critical.  Superior organizational and administrative skills, and proven ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a high level of computer competency in word processing, spreadsheets and donor database software (Raiser’s Edge preferred); 
  • Knowledge of professional fundraising practices and ethical standards;
  • Experience working for a non-profit organization with an understanding of the issues facing women and girls;
  • At times it may be necessary to work in excess of 35 hours per week when major deadlines have to be met.  This may include evening and weekend work.

Note: Vacation may not be taken 3 weeks prior to or 1 week after events and scheduled Event activities.


Please submit your cover letter and résumé to Hiring Committee at

Please note: A vulnerable sector police reference check is required by the successful candidate prior to hiring. YWCA Toronto is a unionized workplace. Staff are represented by CUPE Local 2189. This position is not within the Bargaining Unit. Please indicate on your cover letter and email subject line if you are an internal candidate. For internal applicants, this position is not secondable.

YWCA Toronto promotes the principles of anti-oppression and adheres to the tenets of the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women and gender diverse people of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities and sexual orientations. 

YWCA Toronto provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted, please advise us if you require any accommodation. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

YWCA Toronto is a Scent-Sensitive Workplace.

Posting date: June 24, 2021