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Manager, Philanthropy & Campaign Lead (CNIB Lake Joe)

Posted On: January 11, 2023
Closing On: February 1, 2023

Location: Toronto
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: management
Salary Range: $70,000 - $90,000

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Manager, Philanthropy & Campaign Lead (CNIB Lake Joe) 

Full-time, Mactier/GTA ON (flexible work arrangement) 

Are you ready to grow in a dynamic, innovative national organization serving and supporting people with sight loss? Are you looking to have an impact, be inspired, and inspire others? Do you love spending time on picturesque lakes in Muskoka while building authentic major gift donor relationships?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, the Manager, Philanthropy & Campaign Lead is the role for you! 

CNIB is currently searching for a Manager, Philanthropy & Campaign Lead (CNIB Lake Joe)! Reporting to the Director, Philanthropy you will maintain and grow a robust major gifts portfolio, lead the Lake Joe campaign strategy, and be responsible for managing key stakeholder groups. 

Your impact at CNIB 

You will work closely with all members of the philanthropy team, ensuring that quality deliverables are provided to clients in a timely manner; that commercial business targets are developed and achieved; and you will act as a key player in CNIB’s Second Century Fundraising Campaign and future campaigns specific to CNIB Lake Joe. 

General Responsibilities: 


  • Maintain a portfolio of corporate and individual major gift donors and personally conduct cultivation visits, solicitation calls and stewardship activities.  
  • Represent the organization as a spokesperson at various community functions. 
  • Develop a wide scope of strategic donor-facing written materials in collaboration with program staff and leadership. 
  • Create a portfolio specific revenue plan and track progress towards action and revenue targets. 
  • Ensure that objectives, projects, and critical paths for all fundraising programs are being met and aligned with approved philanthropy policies and procedures. 
  • Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in non-profit management, programming, and philanthropy. 

Donor Stewardship   

  • Implement an exemplary donor-centric stewardship program, delivering ongoing custom communication materials that demonstrate impact and accountability. 
  • Develop and implement standardized stewardship activities for the campaign and work with the philanthropy team and divisional communications teams across the country.  
  • Ensure that all donor-facing activity, including gift agreements, proposals, reports, and key supporting documentation, are documented and included in the moves management system. 

CNIB Lake Joe Campaign 

  • Develop and execute a robust philanthropic program, including developing strategies and tactics to ensure sustainable, long-term engagement of donors. 
  • Provide campaign updates for CNIB stakeholders. 
  • Develop and maintain CNIB Lake Joe campaign reports providing timely and accurate updates to our major donors. 
  • Oversee CNIB Lake Joe Vision Team strategy, onboarding, planning, and stewardship. 

CNIB Lake Joe Signature Event 

  • Secure vendors and third-party event management support where necessary.  
  • Identify, manage, and steward major event sponsors. 
  • Manage all event financials and reports, budgets, and post-event analysis and reporting for senior leadership and external stakeholders. 
  • Acquisition of new donors and event attendees. 
  • Create compelling local and national promotional event communications. This includes developing and working with the Marketing/Communications team for published articles, press releases, and social media timelines. 

Who you are. 

  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and CRM computer applications including Raiser’s Edge or other CRM systems.  
  • Superior relationship building skills, including the ability to relate effectively with internal and external stakeholders at all levels. 
  • Exceptional writing and presentation skills, and the ability to effectively communicate to a diverse constituency. 
  • Familiarity with comprehensive fundraising functions and regulations 
  • Strong management skills, with the ability to mentor, coach and supervise development professionals. 
  • A results-oriented focus, a driven attitude and an entrepreneurial approach to fundraising and problem solving. 
  • Experience in managing event finances and portfolio reporting to evaluate ROI, forecasting, manage expenses, and analyze data to identify areas for improvement. 

We want to hear from you if you have: 

  • University degree or College diploma in marketing and communications, business administration, or related field. 
  • 5 years related experience in major gifts for a not-for-profit fundraising organization. 
  • Combination of relevant education and experience will be considered.  
  • Experience working with and leveraging leadership volunteers. 
  • Experience coordinating events. 
  • A proven track record of closing six-figure gifts and moves management. 
  • Willingness to work flexible hours. 
  • Willingness to travel. 
  • Willingness to be a passionate advocate for CNIB and those we serve. 

Apply now!  

If this sounds like the role for you, send your application to us at indicating the position title in the subject line. Be sure to include a resume, cover letter, and mention how you heard about this opportunity.  
CNIB is committed to creating and fostering an inclusive culture and welcomes applications from diverse candidates, including but not limited to the Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) community, persons with disabilities, people who are blind or partially sighted, and those who identify as women, gender diverse, and/or 2SLGBTQ+. We strongly encourage applications from applicants with sight loss. Direct lived experience would be a definite asset. If at any stage you require accommodation, please let us know and we will work with you to support your accessibility needs. We’re excited to review your application! 
Please note: while we invite applications from all interested and qualified applicants, we are unable to follow-up with every applicant.  

Closing date: February 1, 2023 

About us 

Life is a beautiful, complex and a wonderful thing. Life for people who are blind should be no different. To deliver on this vision and help us change what it is to be blind today, CNIB (the Canadian National Institute for the Blind) is inviting applications for spirited, determined leaders to join our team. 

For 100 years, CNIB has been the leading national organization serving and supporting people with sight loss and, as we enter our next century of service, we want to take our work to the next level and smash societal barriers and stigmas associated to sight loss.  

CNIB nationally employs hundreds of professionals delivering vision loss rehabilitation services and life enhancement programs to Canadians who are blind or partially sighted. These dedicated individuals are supported by thousands of skilled volunteers working in all regions of the country.  

If you are a dynamic leader who wants to play a critical role at a transformational moment in CNIB’s history and help us change what it is to be blind, we want to hear from you.  

We offer flexible work schedules, competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and opportunities to make an impact. Be a part of a collaborative and enthusiastic group of people whose shared vision is to change what it is to be blind.  

CNIB strives to establish and maintain an inclusive workplace and believes that the diversity of our workforce is an invaluable asset. CNIB is committed to following recruitment and selection practices based on merit, transparency, accessibility and inclusion ensuring that all candidates are given a fair opportunity for employment with CNIB. 

To help ensure that this commitment is met, CNIB is committed to working with all candidates that require an accommodation. If you require an accommodation, please let us know what accommodation you require and CNIB will work with you to meet your needs at every stage of the recruitment and selection process. 

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