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Kids Help Phone

Senior Development Officer, Corporate Partnerships

Posted On: October 2, 2022
Closing On: October 21, 2022

Location: Toronto
Effective: November 2022
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: senior
Salary Range: $66,473 - $75,265

Position Overview

Organization: Kids Help Phone

Title: Senior Development Officer, Corporate Partnerships

Position: Full Time Permanent

Reports to: Associate Vice President, Community Partnerships

Location: Toronto, ON

Is this you?

Are you motivated by the opportunity to significantly change the landscape for the wellness of young people across Canada?

Are you passionate about helping young people deal with the challenges of growing up in today’s complex, ever-changing world? Do you ask questions, listen and observe to identify potential opportunities?

You always see the potential and can envision and do, meaning you enjoy exploring what is possible and have strong experience and abilities to manage projects and details. You have a deep understanding of corporate Canada and recognize the need for their continued involvement of, and support toward philanthropy and in particular, youth mental health. You are a relationship builder, and you embrace challenges courageously.

You have a proven track record of closing gifts $500k+ and have been able to successfully manage integrated relationships of all shapes and sizes.

Kids Help Phone is on a transformational journey, one that will see us change the landscape of youth mental health in Canada. We can’t do it without a team who are willing to be game changers and help fuel that journey. We need team members that are passionate about making a real difference in young people’s lives. It will take courage. It will take resilience. Sound like a journey you want to be a part of?

The Position

The Senior Development Officer, Corporate Partnerships (SDO), solicits and secures major gifts within Corporate Canada at the $50,000 to $1 million+ level, contributing to the ambitious goals of Kids Help Phone that supports their current counselling services, innovation, and a range of projects to advance the mission of serving youth mental health in Canada.

The SDO is responsible for proactively managing a pipeline of up to 80+ prospective donors in all stages of the development cycle. Working closely with senior volunteers, and colleagues across the organization, the SDO develops and implements prospecting, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies that allow prospective partners to impact the cause of youth mental health with Kids Help Phone/ Jeunesse J’ecoute.

Primary Responsibilities

Fundraising Activities:

  • Develop an understanding of the scope and impact of Kids Help Phone’s depth and breadth of services, resources and partnerships
  • Develop and implement strategies that engage, cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of 80+ prospective corporate organizations and foundations
  • Build a pipeline through prospect identification of new prospects per year
  • Support the Chief Development Officer and AVP, Community Partnerships in the development and execution of major gifts for corporate organizations and foundations
  • Engage with and professionally support staff and volunteers in corporate major gift and sponsorship activities
  • Collaborate with the Advancement Operations & Donor Relations team to ensure operational excellence on prospect research, activity tracking, activity reports, donor proposals and reports

Stewardship Activities:

  • Work closely with donor relations team to determine the best strategies for effective acknowledgement, recognition and stewardship of donors
  • Work with donor services and donor relations to ensure that acknowledgements, tax receipts, invitations, and other correspondence are sent in a timely manner

Volunteer Management:

  • Work with senior management to identify and recruit volunteer leaders
  • Supervise, coordinate and effectively coordinate and engage volunteers in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors

Planning & Communication:

  • Assist in the preparation of an annual plan of measurable goals and strategies, to maximize corporate support (major gifts) to the organization
  • Maintain accurate, professional and current Raiser’s Edge records, actions, and reports
  • Prepare compelling and strategic materials including briefing notes, proposals, and stewardship reports

Advancement Team

  • Operate within the culture and core values of the organization
  • Work as a team player promoting a positive and professional work environment and conducting the role with integrity and respect
  • Cultivate strong professional relationships with counselling, knowledge translation and administrative staff teams
  • Act as an Ambassador throughout the community, positively representing the organization
  • Perform other duties as assigned in order to meet the overall goals and objectives of the organization
  • Maintain knowledge and expertise in relevant fields

You’ll already have the following:

  • A combination of relevant education and experience with more than six years of fundraising experience preferably in corporate development and preferably with a large, national, not-for-profit organization.
  • Demonstrated experience closing gifts of $500k+
  • People leadership/management experience an asset
  • Ability to make decisions in ambiguous situations, exercise good judgment based on information and analysis in a fast pace, dynamic and deadline driven environment in an organized and professional manner
  • Exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills with ability to cultivate effective professional networks and relationships with community individuals, groups and businesses
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, entrepreneurially, works proactively, and manages competing priorities in a complex environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a demonstrated ability to write effectively and persuasively (specifically need to know what goes into writing a good ‘ask’)
  • Strong computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office software applications and demonstrated knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or equivalent.
  • Committed to ongoing professional development, a CFRE designation is encouraged
  • Availability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as required.
  • Ability to work in French is an asset

What we’ll offer

  • An exciting opportunity to be part of a leading not-for-profit
  • Salary range starting between $66,473 – $75,265, depending on skills and experience
  • Ability to work hybrid, at the Toronto KHP office or virtually from an approved offsite workplace as appropriate

The Organization

Kids Help Phone is a Canadian and world leader, known for our expertise and continuous innovation as Canada’s only 24/7 professional counselling and information service for young people in both English and French. We have been pioneers in virtual care and e-health solutions for young people in Canada for almost 30 years.

Since 1989, we have offered kids, teens and young adults a critical lifeline of hope and support through our free, anonymous and confidential services, which research shows significantly improves youth mental health.

Young people reach out to Kids Help Phone’s professional counsellors and trained volunteers from every corner of the country via phone, Live Chat and texting, and benefit from our database of local youth-serving programs. Kids Help Phone’s website is a widely recognized model of youth-focused design; offering therapeutic tools, games, information, and counselling.

As an organization that speaks with young people every day, we work to share their perspectives and improve their well-being on a societal level. We are a leader in e-mental health solutions for young people in Canada. Kids Help Phone raises the majority of our revenue from individuals, foundations, corporations, and community fundraising; thanks to our generous donors, we can work to achieve our vision of a future where every young person in Canada will access the support they need in the way they need it most

And finally…

Are you are inspired by helping to meet the quickly evolving needs of young people in Canada today and are ready to contribute to a dynamic organization dedicated to improving their mental health and well-being?

History in the making!

Does this sound like a journey you want to be a part of?

Join us!

Kids Help Phone is committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. We welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who respect and reflect the diversity of service users.