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Kids Help Phone

Senior Development Manager, Corporate Philanthropy & Partnerships

Posted On: December 12, 2023
Closing On: January 5, 2024

Location: Toronto, Ontario Hybrid
Effective: Mid January, 2024
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: beginner
Salary Range: $92,000 Annually

Job Title: Senior Development Manager, Corporate Philanthropy & Partnerships
Department: Philanthropy
Reports To: Executive Director, Philanthropy
Salary: $92,000 CAD annually
Job Type:  Full-Time, Permanent, Hybrid,  5 days per week,
Location:  Ontario
Posting Close Date 5 January 2024
Hi there,We’re so glad you found us.It is an exciting time at Kids Help Phone. We are on a transformational journey, one that will reshape the landscape of youth mental health in Canada.

In March of this year, we launched Feel Out Loud, a historic, national movement anchored by a fundraising campaign with a goal of raising $300 million to reach young people in every corner of Canada by 2024 by expanding access to e-mental health services.

We’re adding to our innovative team who will help fuel this mission. If the thought of making a positive impact on the mental health of young people in Canada inspires you, this could be for you.

First, here’s a bit about our story:  Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only free, 24/7 service offering professional counselling, information, referrals, and texting support for young people in both English and French. We provide life-changing support to youth millions of times each year (over 4.1 million in 2022 alone).We began in 1989 as a unique telephone counselling service, and for 34 years, we’ve evolved our response and innovated our offerings and technology to stay relevant to youth, recognizing the complexity of issues they face.

 Today, Kids Help Phone has become more essential than ever before. So has our goal of transforming to meet the needs of young people in Canada. As a part of our strategic objective of maximizing access, we’re committed now more than ever to reaching more people in every corner of Canada.

Do you want to join our journey and make a meaningful impact?

Unlock your potential. Carve out a career as unique as yourself. Grow with us.

The Opportunity

In direct partnership with the Executive Director, Philanthropy and Chief Development Officer, the Senior Development Manager, Corporate Philanthropy & Partnerships will design, execute and oversee a sophisticated corporate gifts pipeline with targeted strategies aimed to maximize engagement and philanthropic support with gifts in the 7-figure and 8-figure range.

The Senior Development Manager will serve as a key advisor to senior executive and leadership volunteers (including the Campaign Cabinet and members of the Board of Directors), providing high-level expertise, strategic direction, and facilitation in the development and implementation of top-level corporate fundraising strategies.

This includes facilitating strategies, monitoring, and coordinating initiatives, and ensuring that next steps are completed in a timely manner with the goal of furthering Kids Help Phone’s development goals. The President & CEO, SVP & Chief Development Officer, SVP National Partnerships & Government Relations and the ED, Philanthropy will be key partners working collaboratively and strategically with this role.

What You’ll Contribute:

As a primary, strategic partner of the CDO and ED, Philanthropy and in partnership with the department of Advancement, the Senior Development Manager will:

  • Collaborate to design, implement, and manage the corporate major giving portfolio, with strategies aimed to grow a pipeline of 7-and-8-figure corporate major gift prospects through identification, evaluation, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
  • Help develop and lead a sophisticated corporate philanthropy and partnerships program, designed to obtain transformational and maximum long-term financial support. Program elements include in-person visits, data-mining, proposal development, working with volunteer solicitors, and other means of inspiring major, multi-year pledges and partnership.
  • Manages the forecasting and database records for corporate major giving.
  • Stay abreast of philanthropic developments, industry trends and emerging opportunities.
  • Serves as a trusted advisor and liaison to donors, the CEO, senior executive, leadership volunteers (including Campaign Cabinet and Board members), and others, to coordinate strategies and help secure major commitments.
  • Works closely with the Prospect Research team to identify potential corporate prospects.
  • Collaborates with Donor Relations to establish timely and appropriate stewardship plans, ensuring gifts are handled and recognized according to sound Advancement practices.
  • Works with Advancement colleagues on internal communications, briefing notes, research profiles, funding proposals, gift agreements, stewardship reports, and accountability reports. Ensures all necessary constituents are involved in key efforts focused on specific prospects.
  • Develops and maintains an in-depth knowledge of Funding Priorities and applies this knowledge in matching the interests and needs of prospects.
  • Ensures all contact reports are recorded in a timely fashion in the database.
  • Promotes a culture of inclusion, with a commitment to the equity, diversity, accessibility, and inclusion initiatives designed to foster an inclusive, supportive, and welcoming work environment for individuals with diverse backgrounds and identities.


What You’ll Need:

  • Minimum 5 years of progressive experience engaging with donors and managing fundraising programs, with a focus on principal and major gifts
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire and raise donor sights, articulate aspirational goals and institutional priorities, and effectively present philanthropic and partnership opportunities to corporate leadership.
  • Poise and gravitas to act on behalf of KHP as an inspiring ambassador for the cause.
  • Strong record of involvement in seven-figure+ gifts.
  • Outstanding prospect management and tracking skills including proven success identifying, evaluating, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors at the major level.
  • Proven success developing and implementing strategic plans and meeting objectives.
  • Experience working as part of a large and complex organization considered an asset.
  • Demonstrated success working with CEOs, senior executives and leadership volunteers to achieve shared goals.
  • Strategic planning, budgeting and financial management skills to oversee and forecast the corporate major giving portfolio in relation to established Funding Priorities.
  • A university degree is required. Consideration will be given to an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Holds or is working towards the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation or equivalent will be considered an asset.
  • This position may require travel within Canada. A valid driver’s license and passport is required.

Don’t meet every single qualification and requirement? Studies have shown that women and racialized people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Kids Help Phone we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles that our organization is recruiting for.


Why Kids Help Phone?

  • Meaningful opportunities to make an impact
  • Modern, collaborative space and an environment where you are valued and appreciated
  • Employee Wellness programs
  • Extensive medical, dental and optical coverage
  • Work/life balance and flexibility
  • We take great pride in our first-class team and culture. Open-door approach at all levels
  • Rapidly growing organization with a focus on continuous innovation
  • Real-time coaching and feedback, growth opportunities, and a supportive and collaborative team

To learn more about Feel Out Loud: the largest youth mental health movement in Canadian history: 

  • What I Wouldn’t Do (North Star Calling), a star-studded anthem and video created by over 50 Canadian artists who united across the country to form the musical collective Artists for Feel Out Loud, with the sole purpose of amplifying the conversation around mental health and empowering young people to feel out loud.

Join us!

Visit our careers page and apply now!

 For more information about Kids Help Phone, please visit our website:

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The Small Print:

Applications will close at 23:59, on the job posting close date listed above.

Submissions received after this time may not be considered

Kids Help Phone is an equal opportunity employer, values diversity of people and communities, and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our organization. We welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Indigenous persons, and persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who respect and reflect the diversity of service users.

Kids Help Phone is committed to providing barrier-free environment and accommodation in accordance with the Accessibility of Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise Human Resources person if your require accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process.

No recruitment agencies please



  • Accidental Death Insurance
  • Hybrid Work Model
  • Life Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • Flexitime
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health Care
  • Dental Care
  • Vision Care
  • RRSP Matching
  • Emergency Travel Assistance