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Nature Conservancy of Canada

Senior Development Officer – Corporate Partnerships

Posted On: May 19, 2022
Closing On: May 30, 2022

Location: Flexible across Canada
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: management
Salary Range: CA$78,925.00 To 98,580.00 Annually

Salary Range: CA$78,925.00 To 98,580.00 Annually

Location: Toronto Preferred/but to remote in Canada
Position details: Full-Time, Permanent

Taking care of our environment has never been more important. When nature thrives, people thrive. NCC is the nation’s leading not-for-profit, private land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain.

We plan to double our impact by 2030.

As Senior Development Officer of Corporate Partnerships, the successful candidate will demonstrate passion for the cause, and a drive for excellence in relationship and account management. This role is key to delivering on key elements of NCC’s strategic plan. You will work collaboratively with colleagues right across the country, including some of the smartest minds in conservation science to generate revenue in support of NCC’s mission.

Since 1962 NCC and its supporters have protected 15 million hectares of ecologically significant land across Canada. NCC takes a collaborative, science-based approach to achieve conservation success for the sake of nature and Canadians. With a national office in Toronto and seven regional offices across the country, NCC delivers results you can walk on.
Position Summary

As the Senior Development Officer, Corporate Partnerships, you will have demonstrated expertise in understanding the needs of prospective partners and working to deliver measurable impact.

Managed by the Director, Corporate Development, you will be part of a team working with fundraising, marketing, and conservation experts to build out a sustainable corporate revenue stream in line with organization targets. You will work strategically to build cross functional account teams to cultivate, solicit and steward current and prospective accounts with high-value and significant ROI potential. You will oversee a Development Coordinator, including hiring, work planning and review. This position will also work with key volunteers.


Strategy and Planning
– Supports Director in accomplishing goals of NCC Strategic Plan as set-out in the Corporate Strategy with the ultimate goal of meeting increasing revenue targets and implementing partnership programs that help build awareness of NCC impact and activies;
– Support the annual and rolling three-year planning process, defining fundraising objectives, products and workplans for corporate philanthropy.
– Stays abreast of sector developments to improve program performance

Fundraising and Relationship Management
– Acts as moves manager for corporate donors and partners and ensures robust stewardship strategies are in place with assigned actions;
– Develops solicitation materials, proposals, agreements and stewardship reports;
– Develops account strategies for corporate partners, aiming to increase investment deepen impact and deliver unrivalled partner value;
– Work collaboratively to translate organizational priorities to significant opportunities for corporate support;
– Maintain a strong network of corporate contacts;
– Maintain high standards of program delivery and high rates of partner satisfaction;
– Ensure tight integration with prospect analyst team
– Meticulous about using the organization’s CRM, Raisers’ Edge,
– Keep up to date on corporate trends within the sector and evaluate how these trends affect NCC’s fundraising capabilities;
– Other duties as assigned by the Director, Corporate Development.

– Collaborate with NCC fundraisers, conservation teams and subject matter experts across Canada in the design and delivery of integrated opportunities for corporate investment in support of NCC’s mission and objectives.

Position Requirements
– Post secondary educations with a focus in business, sales, marketing, fundraising or other related discipline;
– Minimum of five years of fundraising experience, preferably in corporate partnerships, corporate fundraising, major gifts, or equivalent experience.

Skills and Abilities
– Understanding and commitment to the vision and mission of the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
– Track record of working well within a team structure, including the enthusiasm to both lead and assist in fund raising endeavours;
– Demonstrated ability in strategic planning, leading others and managing projects;
– Exceptional donor/client communications skills;
– Strong project management skills;
– Excellent writing skills, including a demonstrated ability to generate accurately researched and persuasive proposals, business correspondence and donor acknowledgements;
– Experience with brand partnerships;
– Self-motivated, with superior time management skills and ability to work to meet deadlines;
– Proficiency with MS Office Suite, Raiser’s Edge and a demonstrated ability to learn new software applications
– Ability to read, write and communicate in French is an asset.

Hiring Process

We are eager to fill this role and will be reviewing applications as they are submitted. We anticipate the process to include a 30-minute phone interview followed by a 1-hour panel interview.

How to Apply

NCC is an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your cover letter and resume through our Career Centre ( by May 30, 2022 at 11:59 pm EST.

NCC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We value and incorporate diverse traditions, heritage, knowledge and experiences in our mission and in our workplaces. We celebrate the full participation of people from all walks of life as we work towards common goals. We strive for a conservation movement in which equity, diversity and inclusion are the norm. This is our continuous commitment: to promote healthy people, healthy communities and a healthy planet for everyone.

Please note that in-person office attendance, carpooling with co-workers to NCC properties or events, and in-person attendance at any indoor events are currently restricted to staff who are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Accordingly, if you are required to participate in any of these activities as part of your job the expectation is that you must be fully vaccinated. Fully vaccinated means you have received two doses of the Pfizer, Astra Zeneca or Moderna vaccine or combination of, and have received the second dose at least two weeks prior to your start date or you have received one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two weeks prior to your start date.