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CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind)

Philanthropy Officer, Corporate & Foundation Giving

Posted On: January 29, 2024
Closing On: February 16, 2024

Location: GTA Preferred (Hybrid)
Effective: March 2024
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: intermediate
Salary Range: 70,000-75,000

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Philanthropy Officer, Corporate & Foundation Giving

Full Time, Permanent

Toronto, ON

Reports to: Director, Philanthropy (Corporate & Foundation Partnerships)

Direct Reports: No

Join us in our mission to change what it is to be blind in Canada.

Founded in 1918, CNIB is one of Canada’s oldest charities. We believe our new strategic plan, The Way Forward, will once again revolutionize the way we serve and support our community from coast to coast. Working with us means that you’ll be part of an ambitious, diverse team that’s committed to changing what it is to be blind today.

We’re looking for a mission-driven Philanthropy Officer, Corporate & Foundation Giving who is passionate about creating more accessible, inclusive, and equitable communities across Canada where people with low vision have unlimited opportunities and can experience life free from barriers and discrimination.

Your Impact at CNIB

  • Increase the number of national corporate donors through outreach activities and identify new foundations to CNIB.
  • Manage relationships with corporate donors and new foundations by building relationships through personal visits and employee engagement events as well as planned, regular communication and engagement.
  • Working with the Director, Philanthropy and the Marketing and Communications Team to develop and deliver corporate giving communications and impact reports.
  • Collaborating with Annual Giving to build mid-level giving pipeline to increase the total number of corporate donors.
  • Develop recognition programs to show honour to and appreciation for the generosity and support from corporate and new foundation donors.
  • Maintain donor databases, including detailed records of all donor interactions.
  • Manage the writing, design, and production of stewardship materials, such as thank-you letters, emails and prospectuses, and donor impact reports.
  • Find and track relevant grant opportunities from new foundations and corporations and write effective proposals and applications.

Who you are:

Education and Certifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in fundraising, nonprofit management, or a related field.
  • Driver’s license is an asset, but not required.
Experience and Qualifications
  • Relevant fundraising experience at the $5K-$100K gift levels.
  • Relevant experience in major gift fundraising, including successful solicitation of substantial donations.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain strong relationships with major gift donors and prospects.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation and reporting skills.
  • Executes ideas and meets deadlines with excellent organizational & project management abilities, attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Knowledge of fundraising software and databases, including Salesforce.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of CNIB.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Adheres to applicable privacy laws as well as AFP, CAGP and CNIB standards of discretion and confidentiality.
  • Exceptional organizational and administrative skills with a focus on efficiency.
  • Proficiency in French an asset, but not required.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours.
  • Personal or professional experience relating to blindness and sight loss is considered an asset.
  • Personal or professional experience working with assistive technology and/or accessible environments is considered an asset.


We offer industry leading comprehensive and competitive Total Rewards packages and a wide range of perks, including:

  • Flexible and hybrid working arrangements and schedules.
  • Opportunities for professional development and growth, including internal inclusion, diversity equity and accessibility (IDEA) initiatives.
  • Competitive paid time off inclusive of annual vacation entitlement, additional paid holidays, wellness days, and personal days.
  • Group insurance benefits include dental, health and vision care.
  • Employer-sponsored pension plan.
  • Years of service awards and year-round rewards as part of our employee recognition program.
  • Enticing internal employee referral program.

Be Part of Our Mission

If this sounds like the role for you, send your application to, indicating the position title in the subject line. Be sure to include a resume, cover letter, and mention how you heard about this opportunity.

Closing date: February 16, 2024

Please note that while we invite applications from all interested and qualified applicants, we are unable to follow-up with every applicant.

Working Together for Change

Our diversity is our strength – we take pride in our inclusive workplace. We are committed to recruiting and selecting candidates through fair, transparent, and accessible practices. We strongly encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including but not limited to Indigenous peoples, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, people who are blind, partially sighted, or Deafblind, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

CNIB is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities and will work with applicants requesting accommodations at any stage of the hiring process.

Learn more about our mission here.