Development Officer

Date Posted: Nov 26, 2019
Application Deadline: Dec 20, 2019
Start Date: Jan 06, 2020

Salary From: 50K To 55K
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: North York
Employee Benefits: Health
Organization's Field/Discipline: Business
Job's focus: Creative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

The Learning Partnership
The Learning Partnership (TLP) is a Canadian charity with a 25-year track record leading dynamic collaboration between business and education and government. Our goal is to prepare students in the Canadian public-school system to learn and to thrive in a diverse, connected and rapidly changing world.
 
As the world enters the fourth industrial revolution, it is anticipated that the class of 2030 who are currently in elementary school will graduate into a market where 65 to 80% of jobs do not exist today.  Against this backdrop TLP is undergoing an exciting transformation to support public school students to learn how to be critical thinkers and collaborative problem solvers, able to communicate across cultures to tackle complex global and local issues with creativity and resiliency. TLP also supports the growing demands for senior educational leaders to employ new and innovative approaches to learning.
 
The central focus of TLP’s programming is on entrepreneurial thinking and innovation as well as deepening social-emotional learning across all of our programming. Our systematic approach through experiential learning embedded into class curriculum from kindergarten through Grade 12 differentiates us, however it is the students and teachers we work with every day who inspire and motivate us.
 
 

Job Description

About The Learning Partnership
The Learning Partnership (TLP) is a Canadian charity with a 25-year track record leading dynamic collaboration between business and education and government. Our goal is to prepare students in the Canadian public-school system to learn and to thrive in a diverse, connected and rapidly changing world.
 
As the world enters the fourth industrial revolution, it is anticipated that the class of 2030 who are currently in elementary school will graduate into a market where 65 to 80% of jobs do not exist today.  Against this backdrop TLP is undergoing an exciting transformation to support public school students to learn how to be critical thinkers and collaborative problem solvers, able to communicate across cultures to tackle complex global and local issues with creativity and resiliency. TLP also supports the growing demands for senior educational leaders to employ new and innovative approaches to learning.
 
The central focus of TLP’s programming is on entrepreneurial thinking and innovation as well as deepening social-emotional learning across all of our programming. Our systematic approach through experiential learning embedded into class curriculum from kindergarten through Grade 12 differentiates us, however it is the students and teachers we work with every day who inspire and motivate us.

www.thelearningpartnership.ca

JOB SUMMARY
The Learning Partnerships (TLP) is in an exciting moment of transformation and growth on our journey to create a Canada where creative thinking and opportunity are made possible for every student. Our dynamic and collaborative Development team is seeking an energetic, creative and resourceful individual to join our department as we cultivate connections to ensure sufficient resources to meet TLP’s current and future needs. The Development Officer will be a key player in contributing to TLP’s efforts to inspire and equip students to solve real-world challenges and prepare them for an ever-changing future.
 
Reporting to the National Director of Development, the Development Officer will play a critical role in designing, writing and submitting applications and reports to private sector funders. They will work across departments to manage and collaboratively execute fulfillment and stewardship obligations and practices. This individual will proactively model a “donor centered” ethos, helping to advance a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization in order to maximize fund development opportunities.
 
This position is ideal for a stellar writer and compelling storyteller who is extremely detail-oriented, collaborative and passionate about advancing TLP’s mission. The portfolio includes, but is not limited to: proposal & report writing, development administrative support and fundraising-related communications (including composing campaigns, occasional social media and blog entries).

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES
 
Cultivation & Stewardship - Corporate & Foundations (70%) 
  • Support and work closely with the Development Team to manage funding applications, maintain qualified prospect pipeline and implement reporting calendars
  • Research & support funder cultivation, with an emphasis on proposal and report writing for corporate and foundation partners
  • Compose content including targeted solicitation packages, customized proposals, stakeholder materials, and presentations
  • Contribute to donor recognition and appreciation initiatives as well as ensuring fulsome – and customized – stewardship of existing and potential supporters
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure fulfilled deliverables for funders
  • Provide support on special projects as required 
Development Communications (15%)
  • Contribute to communications projects that promote revenue-generation (e-blasts, blog entries, social media posts, etc.) to showcase news and events for varied audiences including current and prospective stakeholders
  • Coordinate centralized Development resource bank including program testimonials, templates and photography
  • Project manage the execution of special fundraising campaigns (as they arise) 
Administration, Operations and Database Management (15%) 
  • Support the Development team’s donor accountability and reporting schedule including coordinating agreements and contracts
  • Keep up-to-date database records through disciplined and rigorous use of Raiser’s Edge
  • Organize and archive Development files 
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES 
  • Works well independently while being a true team player. Sees collaboration as fundamental to a positive and productive working environment
  • Has a “can-do” attitude. Uses innovation and resourceful strategies rooted in evidence to achieve ambitious results
  • Highly adaptable and able to effectively manage quickly shifting priorities
  • Well-organized, attentive to detail and very accountable
  • Shares a philosophy of taking oneself lightly while taking work seriously



 

Requirements:

JOB REQUIRMENTS (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Qualifications) 
  • Outstanding written communication skills with ability to adapt for varied audiences
  • High attention to detail with the ability to synthesize large amounts of information and to communicate that data persuasively in writing
  • Sets and meets deadlines, contributes high quality work and strives to exceed personal and collective goals
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills required to prioritize competing tasks
  • Exhibits integrity, discretion and understands the need for confidentiality as it relates to fundraising
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), internet research, and Raiser’s Edge or other CRM tools
  • University degree or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 3 years of professional experience in a fundraising or writing role considered an asset


Additional Info:

WORKING CONDITIONS 
  • Normal office environment.
  • 40 hours of work per week.
  • Being flexible to work evenings during busy times or during TLP events.


How to Apply:

HOW TO APPLY
We look forward to reviewing your candidacy and invite you to apply online here with a cover letter (maximum 1-page/500 words, clearly articulating how your skills, values and experience make you the best candidate for this role) and resume in Word or PDF format. We encourage you to apply by December 10th.Good luck!
 

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