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Manager, Philanthropy & Campaign Lead (CNIB Lake Joe)

Posted On: October 26, 2022
Closing On: November 30, 2022

Location: Toronto
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: beginner
Salary Range: $70,000 - $80,000

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Manager, Philanthropy & Campaign Lead (CNIB Lake Joe)

Full-time, Greater Toronto Area, ON (flexible)

CNIB invites you to build a career as unique as you! We are currently searching for a Manager, Philanthropy & Campaign Lead (CNIB Lake Joe)! Reporting to the Director, Philanthropy the Manager, Philanthropy & Campaign Lead (CNIB Lake Joe) will maintain and grow a robust major gifts portfolio using best practices in Moves Management, lead the Lake Joe campaign strategy and be responsible for managing key stakeholder groups including the Lake Joe Vision Team, Lake Joe Signature Event Committee and Lions clubs supporting the camp.

The Manager, Philanthropy & Campaign Lead (CNIB Lake Joe) is responsible for their own fundraising portfolio, implementing the approved strategic plan and donor centrist stewardship initiative that supports CNIB’s philanthropic objectives. The position plays a key role in CNIB’s Second Century Fundraising Campaign and future campaigns specific to CNIB Lake Joe.

This position will collaborate with all members of the philanthropy team.

Your impact at CNIB

This position ensures that quality deliverables are provided to its clients on time. The position also ensures that commercial business targets are met and grown over time.

General Responsibilities:


  • Maintain a portfolio of corporate and individual major gift donors and personally conduct cultivation visits, solicitation calls and stewardship activities.
  • Develop 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 that approved philanthropy processes/policies/procedures are being followed.
  • 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.
  • 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 to ensure consistency among various stewardship materials, providing proof reading services as required.
  • Ensure that all donor-facing activity including gift agreements, proposals, reports and key supporting documentation are documented and included in the moves management system.
  • Use strong communication skills and a highly collaborative work style, speak, and write with authority and conviction about CNIB programs.

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’s senior leadership, CNIB Lake Joe Board of Directors, Lions, and other stakeholders supporting the camp.
  • Assist with other CNIB campaign strategy and planning where applicable (i.e., CNIB Guide Dogs)
  • 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. This includes contract negotiation and working with finance to ensure all invoices are managed accordingly.
  • 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..
  • Manage all stages of the event planning, execution, and analysis. This includes stewarding a group of high-level volunteers and donors.

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 people at all levels both internal and external to CNIB.
  • 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.
  • Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills..
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting deadlines and determining priorities.
  • Experience in managing event finances and portfolio reporting to evaluate ROI, forecasting, manage expenses, and analyze data to identify areas for improvement.
  • Strong communication and people skills; able to interact with a wide variety of individuals including CEOs, local authorities, high-level donors, and volunteers.

We want to hear from you if you have:

  • University degree or College diploma in marketing and communications/business administration or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years related experience in major gifts at a not-for-profit fundraising organization.
  • Demonstrated experience writing donor facing materials.
  • Experience working with and leveraging leadership volunteers.
  • Experience coordinating events.
  • A seasoned major gifts solicitor with 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: November 30, 2022

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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