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National Manager, Corporate Partnerships & Philanthropy

Posted On: October 19, 2022
Closing On: December 3, 2022

Location: Toronto
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: management
Salary Range: $75,000 - $82,000

National Manager, Corporate Partnerships & Philanthropy


JDRF is the largest non-profit organization in the world that is exclusively focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D). At JDRF, we realize that a cure is not just a destination but a journey. Our goal is to progressively remove the impact of type 1 diabetes (T1D) from people’s lives and funding research into cures is our #1 priority. While we wait for cures, we also fund ground-breaking research that seeks to improve the lives of people with T1D.

In January 2021, JDRF Canada launched its $100M Campaign to Accelerate, a bold fundraising initiative that aims to transform our approach to T1D research, redesigning it for speed and maximizing our impact. It will move us beyond insulin and accelerate towards cures. This is an exciting time to join JDRF as the Campaign will rally volunteers from coast to coast to help us raise $100 million over the next five years to bring innovative and life-changing therapies to patients and families faster, and to ensure that Canadians living with T1D have greater access to lifesaving technology and mental health supports that help more people thrive.

We’re currently seeking a National Manager, Corporate Partnerships & Philanthropy to join our team and create transformational and mutually beneficial relationships between JDRF and a wide range of corporate partners.

In this position, you would have the opportunity to:

  • Manage a portfolio of 100+ corporate accounts and prospects to achieve ambitious personal and Corporate Partnerships team revenue goals, includes corporate philanthropy, corporate sponsorship, and regional initiatives.
  • Lead all aspects of the sales cycle for the above including initial contact with current accounts and prospects, developing cultivation, solicitation stewardship and fulfillment activities that advance each relationship to higher levels of support.
  • Support the National Director, Partnerships & Corporate Philanthropy in proactively seeking new prospect sources, qualifying all prospects that are presented to determine their relevancy and capacity, and developing personalized strategies for engagement with JDRF
  • Identify, develop and cultivate corporations, approaching potential partners with the intent to meet their business objectives and desires, representing all ways to support JDRF corporately (i.e. philanthropic gifts to research, sponsorship, employee engagement, event participation, cause-related marketing promotion).
  • Actively participate in the creation of annual and long-term development plans for the Partnerships & Corporate Philanthropy portfolio.
  • Identify prospects for national, regional and local opportunities and collaborates with immediate team members and regional colleagues to maximize corporate support across the country.
  • Continually replenish prospect funnel with like-minded corporate brands.
  • Develop compelling and customized proposals, presentations, activations and fulfillment reporting and financial reports for prospective partnerships.
  • Enter all donor and prospect activity in CRM database and creates and generates data for reports, ensuring all reports are current.
  • Execute timely cultivation and stewardship activities for donors and prospects in collaboration with colleagues.
  • Assist in the identification and management of high-value corporate relationships to raise major gifts revenue nationwide.
  • Provide guidance to other members of the Partnerships and Corporate Philanthropy team to promote best practices across all portfolios
  • Support senior volunteer relationships to advance Partnerships & Corporate Philanthropy portfolio.

Does this sound like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? If you have the following qualifications, we’d love to hear from you!

  • 3-5 years of proven experience in corporate fundraising or high relationship-based environment and university or college degree in Sales, Business Management, Fundraising or related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proven track record of securing national corporate gifts
  • Demonstrated progressive corporate development/sales experience
  • Experience working in a nonprofit environment is an asset
  • Bilingual in French and English is an asset
  • Past success implementing processes to build/cultivate donor relationships and growing stewardship processes
  • Ability to successfully guide and execute partnerships
  • Proven track record of sound strategic planning and ability to meet revenue targets
  • Knowledge and skill in developing relationships in a corporate environment
  • Self-motivated, goal-oriented, personable and service-oriented
  • Ability to work within tight timelines and prioritize in a fast-paced dynamic environment
  • Strong written and oral communication skills to successfully interact with external customers and staff within the organization, to the standard of an “Ambassador of JDRF”
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and participate collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to develop, maintain and actively leverage positive cooperative internal and external working relationships
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Database administration, and CRM Systems (ie: Raisers Edge, Salesforce, Clearview)
  • Flexibility to travel (10% – 25%) and to attend evening and weekend events
  • Valid Driver’s License is required; access to a personal vehicle is an asset.

Location Preference: Preferred location is Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Provinces – We are a remote-first organization so the incumbent in this role will work remotely from home. Any employees located in the Greater Toronto Area may have access to an office space in Toronto for hybrid-work options.




Mandatory vaccination policy: We require all JDRF employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The health, safety and well-being of our employees, volunteers, visitors, donors and event participants is our top priority. Throughout the pandemic, we have made adjustments to our health and safety guidelines, protocols and policies along the way based on the evolution of COVID-19 as well as public health guidelines, regional conditions and science-based evidence. Vaccinations, combined with other health measures remain the best way for everyone to help protect our staff, volunteers, donors and T1D community




Why choose JDRF?

At JDRF, we foster innovation and strive to think differently while working towards our mission in a collaborative, dynamic and positive work environment.  Each day, we live our core values of Respect, Understanding and Integrity; Perseverance; Collaboration; Risk Taking and Entrepreneurship; and Efficiency, Effectiveness and Accountability. We prioritize growing our talent from within and strive to provide development opportunities to our team. We also offer a competitive compensation package including (employer paid) group benefits, group RRSP matching program, paid annual vacation, professional development opportunities and flexible working arrangements.



Ready to apply? Please submit your application online today!




JDRF strives to foster a workplace that reflects the diversity of the community it serves and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. JDRF is also committed to developing an inclusive, barrier-free selection process and work environment. Please advise if you require any accommodation measures to ensure you will be interviewed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation requests will be treated with confidentiality.

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