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Arthritis Society Canada

Senior Manager, Persuasive Development Communications

Posted On: January 19, 2023
Closing On: February 19, 2023

Location: Toronto
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: senior
Salary Range: 75,802-102,000

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The Opportunity:

The Senior Manager, Persuasive Development Communications is accountable for providing persuasive communications and storytelling across Arthritis Society Canada channels nationwide and creating impact statements, key messaging and overseeing our signature event communications and campaigns.

Led by the Director, Stakeholder Engagement, and working alongside the Senior Manager, Strategic Development Communications, the Senior Manager will support Revenue Development team members with the tools they require to build relationships, show impact and secure donations, manage a progressive suite of major gift proposals and impact reports, as well as develop a repertoire of persuasive writing assets including stories of donors, patients, researchers and advocates that show impact of donations and connect donors to the cause.

Required Skills & Experience:

• Five (5) years of progressive development communications and persuasive writing skills gained from a similar fundraising environment, journalism and/or working with fundraising teams to develop the tools they require to build relationships and drive revenue.
• Post-secondary education in fundraising, business, communications or a related field, with a strong command of fundraising writing and language.
• Driven, energetic, self-motivated, results-oriented professional, with a passion for writing and philanthropy.
• Demonstrated ability to deliver outstanding service to donors of an organization.
• Ability to use discretion, judgment, and tact when trouble shooting and in handling highly sensitive, confidential information.
• Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with local and nationwide colleagues and stakeholders, both in-person and remotely.
• Exceptional written, editing, oral and presentation skills. Bilingual (English and French) language skills an asset.
• Meticulous attention to detail while working under pressure to meet deadlines.
• Excellent analytic skills, project management skills and experience with a fundraising CRM.
• Superior technology skills, Microsoft Office experience required, strong donor database experience an asset.

What We Do:

Arthritis Society Canada is on a mission to fight the fire of arthritis with the fire of research, innovation, advocacy and information and support. That’s because arthritis robs six million Canadians of their mobility, mental and physical well-being, and in some cases, their livelihood. It is Canada’s most common chronic condition, and there is no cure.

Why Join Us:

A career at Arthritis Society Canada is more than just a job. It’s an opportunity to use your talents to push back against the devastation of arthritis. Fighting the fire of arthritis gives meaning to our work, incites collective action and drives us to excellence in all we do. Our bold and ambitious strategic plan, Accelerating Impact, is propelling our work to create transformational change. We are a diverse, innovative, agile and performance-driven culture. Our people are essential to our efforts and we will empower you to be successful in your role. Arthritis Society Canada is honoured to be a 2022 Canada’s Most Admired™ Corporate Cultures winner, and proud to be accredited under Imagine Canada’s Standards Program.

Some highlights of what we offer:
• Performance Rewards: Pay for performance incentive program.
• Health & Wellness: Extended healthcare benefits (including dental, vision, prescription drugs & disability coverage), choice of healthcare spending account and/or healthy living account, virtual healthcare & discounted fitness membership.
• Time-Away Programs: Vacation (at least 3 weeks), personal days, holiday closure & summer hours.
• Retirement Planning: DCPP whereby you contribute 4% of earnings & we match this with 5%.

In furtherance of its mission and strategic priorities, Arthritis Society Canada commits to promoting inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA) through its information and support, advocacy, programming, internal policies, and governance structures. In selecting individuals and furthering the goals of our IDEA work, Arthritis Society Canada will aim to ensure that our people reflect the knowledge, experience, skills and diversity (including but not limited to diversity of gender, race, and geographical location) of the communities we live in and serve.

If you are interested in, and qualified for, this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume to by February 19, 2023. We thank all applicants for their expression of interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Arthritis Society Canada is creating an organization that is an exceptional place to work and volunteer. You are encouraged to visit our official careers site at where you can view all our current job opportunities across Canada, and learn more about why you should join our team to help extinguish arthritis for good!

COVID-19 Vaccinations: A requirement of employment at Arthritis Society Canada is to be and remain fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including receiving such booster vaccinations as are recommended by provincial or federal health authorities from time-to-time). As such, successful candidates must provide satisfactory proof to Arthritis Society Canada that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Arthritis Society Canada will consider, on a case-by-case basis, requests for medical or other exemptions from this requirement based on protected grounds under applicable human rights legislation. Where an exemption is granted, an employee may be required to undergo testing for COVID-19 and demonstrate a negative result at regular intervals to be determined by Arthritis Society Canada, and at the cost of the individual (subject to applicable law). At Arthritis Society Canada’s discretion, this vaccination requirement may be extended to apply to such other vaccinations as are required or recommended by provincial or federal health authorities to maintain a safe and healthy workplace and community, including by preventing infectious disease transmission.