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Manager, Community Fundraising, Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division

Sudbury, Ontario
Deadline January 30, 2011

Job Purpose

  • Provides strategic direction to the regions’ fundraising team; identifies, plans and implements enhanced community fundraising initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities

Support/enhance effective community fundraising for the regions:

  • Enhance the existing core fundraising elements and programs to maximize presence in the communities within the North East and North West Regions.
  • Develop, grow and manage relationships with the media to build an enhanced presence around community fundraising.
  • Identify revenue replacement strategies and new sources of revenue with the regional team, and take responsibility for aspects related to transitioning, managing communications and ensuring continued engagement of volunteers through the transition process.

Support the fundraising team that will sustain the implementation of all community fundraising initiatives:

  • Coach staff to enable them to provide professional support and guidance to volunteers and donors.
  • Assist the local offices to establish annual fundraising goals and objectives; monitor progress across the regions, and keep staff informed of internal/external activities and trends that will impact their work.

Provide leadership in acquiring, building and managing relationships with community fundraising partners:

  • Increase the stewardship capacity amongst the regions’ fundraising team.
  • Respond to issues, concerns and questions, identifying and implementing opportunities for recognition.  Work with unit staff to identify key accounts leading to opportunities for growing their support.  Coach staff in providing effective servicing of these partnerships.
  • Work collaboratively with offices across the regions to identify and secure new and enhanced relationships, and to leverage opportunities with partners that go beyond the boundaries of the regions.

Undertake and oversee the collection and analysis of data related to community fundraising performance:

  • Develop metrics related to fundraising performance and gather required data that will enable enhanced analyses.  Determine when the Society needs to be in particular revenue streams and when it is time to transition out, based on relevant data.
  • Other projects/duties as assigned

Health and Safety Responsibilities

  • Comply with the provisions of The Occupational Health & Safety Act and its regulations
  • Review and comply with the Society’s Health and Safety Policy


  • Related post-secondary education and/or equivalent combination of education and related experience in a multi-level non-profit organization
  • CFRE designation considered an asset
  • 5-7 years experience with community fundraising initiatives; including experience with the donor cycle, how to research and qualify prospects, cultivating relationships and negotiating partnerships
  • Knowledge of the local donor giving landscape, both in terms of the main types of sectors/players as well as key trends that will affect our ability to secure support
  • Proficient research, analytical, problem solving and evaluation skills; with the proven ability to take a fresh, creative approach to assessing potential enhancements to programs as well as identifying avenues for new opportunities
  • Business planning skills to translate ideas into concrete project/work plans
  • Strong communication, presentation and team building skills; ability to champion change in fundraising and persuade others to support this change; to communicate with varied audiences, including formal presentations that are informative and engaging; and the ability to build the relationships that are necessary to success
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • A Criminal Records Check is required
  • Knowledge of Canadian Cancer Society policies and procedures would be an asset
  • Non-smoker

In return for your contributions, we offer an attractive compensation package, which encompasses a starting salary in the low 50K range, excellent benefits and the chance to work in a supportive and progressive environment. Qualified non-smokers are invited to send their resume and cover letter, quoting job OHPE-#104 by January 30, 2011.

Human Resources Department
Canadian Cancer Society (Ontario Division)
55 St Clair Avenue West
Toronto ON M4V 2Y7
Fax: (416) 488-1210

We thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

The Canadian Cancer Society provides equal opportunity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified persons.