The Bentway - Partnerships Coordinator

Date Posted: Jul 11, 2019
Start Date: Aug 12, 2019

Salary Range: Other
Additional Salary Information: 40K-50K
Province: Ontario
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: Health, Other (e.g. flex time, comp tickets, etc.)
Check Additional Info section for more Employee Benefits
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

The Bentway Conservancy
The Bentway, formerly known as Project: Under Gardiner, is a unique and innovative public space that will transform the vacant and forgotten area underneath Toronto’s Gardiner Expressway into a new gathering place for our city’s growing population. Stretching from Strachan Avenue to Spadina Avenue, this 1.75 km trail and series of public spaces will knit together seven neighbourhoods – Exhibition Place, Liberty Village, Niagara, Fort York Neighbourhood, Bathurst Quay, Wellington Place and CityPlace – and become a gateway to the waterfront, while providing access to important attractions and destinations – from the Molson Amphitheatre to the Rogers Centre and Harbourfront Centre. This dynamic new urban corridor will activate the community with a continuous multi-use trail providing access to year-round activities and events, including gardens, a skating rink, recreational amenities, public markets, public art, special exhibitions, festivals, theatre and musical performances and more.

Job Description

Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Location: 370 Queens Quay West, Unit 113
Start Date: August 12, 2019
Application Deadline: Until successfully filled

Position Summary: 
Reporting to the Manager of Partnerships, the Coordinator, Partnerships will help build a community of supporters for The Bentway Conservancy’s ongoing programming, operations, and continued expansion. The Coordinator supports philanthropy, sponsorship, government relations, and other aspects of development and fundraising on behalf of the Conservancy.


  • Research, identify, and create briefing notes on funding opportunities for consideration by management
  • Prepare grant applications, funding proposals, and pitch decks to solicit support from government, foundations, and corporate sponsors
  • Compile final reports on Bentway programs and initiatives for donors, sponsors, and supporters
  • Support the creation of a public-facing annual report, as well as monthly “impact stories” shared on Bentway channels
  • Track relationships, event attendance, and funding activity for a variety of supporters using a fundraising database
  • Support donor cultivation & stewardship activities, including creating invitations & guest lists, tracking RSVPs, and providing event support
  • Ensure proper recognition for sponsors and supporters on donor signage, promotional materials, website, social media, etc.
  • Liaise with corporate sponsors and their agencies to support the execution of sponsor activations
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Post-secondary education or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years work experience in individual giving, corporate sponsorship, and/or government relations, etc.
  • Experience working in a fundraising environment and knowledge of fundraising standards and practices (e.g. Donor Bill of Rights)
  • Very strong written communication skills, particularly in the area of grant writing and reporting
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to research, collect, analyze, and present data for to variety of stakeholders
  • Advance knowledge of standard office tools and applications including Email, MS Office Suite, phones, etc.
  • Experience working in the areas of arts & culture, environment, and/or city-building is considered an asset
  • Experience working with fundraising databases (e.g. Raiser’s Edge, Neon CRM, etc) is a strong asset
  • Knowledge of basic financial processes, including creating budgets, purchase orders, invoices, etc. is a strong asset

Additional Info:

The Bentway is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in all its work. We work proactively to be fair and equitable in practice and to build diversity into our teams, creative communities, programs and services.

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to The Bentway Conservancy in advance at

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Ongoing until position is successfully filled

Compensation negotiable based on experience

How to Apply:

Please respond with a cover letter outlining the qualifications and experience you would bring to the position, and a resume. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Applications will be received in confidence by mail or email only and should be forwarded to:

Human Resources, The Bentway Conservancy – Coordinator, Partnerships
370 Queens Quay W., Suite 113
Toronto ON M5V 3J3 (please note your name and the job title in the email subject line)

All email submissions will receive a message confirming receipt. No phone calls please. We thank all applicants, however only those being considered for an interview will be contacted directly.

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