Publié le 19 Mai 2023
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  • Canada
  • Télé-Travail
  • Intermédiaire
  • Philanthropie
As a member of the Friends of the Parks development team, you will enter a permanent full-time role where you will play a leading role in our fundraising activities. You will ensure, oversee and manage key elements of the Friends of the Parks revenue stream, including corporate partnerships and foundations, and be responsible for ensuring that our core work as well as new projects are sustainable in the time. 

We are looking for someone with experience in grant writing, a talent for fundraising strategy and experience in managing large fundraising relationships.

Friends of Parks supports and mobilizes community park groups, community organizations, non-profit organizations, parks practitioners and donors to harness the power of parks to build strong communities, healthy environments and resilient cities. 

We are actively committed to recruiting, meaningfully engaging, and integrating the advice and contributions of Black, Indigenous, and people of color in ways that center intersectionality, Indigenous resilience, and anti-racism principles. We are committed to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in our workspaces and programs and encourage applications from people from racialized communities.

As a Development Manager , you will be responsible for:

  • Work in collaboration with the Friends of the Parks team to write grant applications, funding proposals and project reports;
  • Research partnership opportunities with corporations and foundations nationally and in target cities across Canada and contribute to the development of priorities, plans and strategies for long-term growth and the diversification of the sources of income of the Friends of the parks;
  • Make optimal use of Friends of the Parks CRM database and other internal systems to track and coordinate fundraising processes, revenue distribution, stewardship opportunities, and partnership development;
  • Develop and implement plans for finding potential donors, first contact initiatives and relationship building efforts with potential funding partners, including participation in meetings of presentation; 
  • Collaborate with the communications and marketing team to support the creation of visually captivating resources and proposal materials that meet the priorities and needs of potential funders;
  • Support a healthy team culture that promotes collaboration, accountability, support, continuous learning and efficient processes;
  • Oversees the development coordination and/or administrative team, student staff and volunteers;
  • Build relationships based on equity by practicing an equity-conscious approach;
  • Other related tasks
The skills and experience you possess for this position include:

  • 4 years of fund development experience, with expertise in writing grant applications, funding proposals and reports;
  • A good understanding of the fundraising community in Canada, with solid experience in revenue generation, large-scale grant writing, funding requests and donor reporting, including contributions of over 100 $000; 
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, including comfort in preparing and delivering compelling and impactful presentations and proposals to government funding agencies, corporate executives and philanthropic foundations;
  • Knowledge of account management systems, revenue forecasting, financial tracking/reporting, and customer relationship management (CRM) software;
  • Collaborative skills allowing you to work with the entire Friends of the Parks team;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and deliverables under tight deadlines;
  • Ability to grasp and communicate both team and organization specific needs and priorities;
  • Experience in supervising staff;
  • Bilingualism (French and English) is an important asset. Please indicate if you are bilingual in your application;
  • CFRE certification (Certified Fundraising Executive) is an asset.
  • Place of work: We encourage applications from all regions of Canada, with a preference for applications from Montreal, Toronto or Vancouver. This is a telecommuting position with occasional in-person requirements in Toronto, Montreal and/or Vancouver.

Initial compensation: $70,000 to $80,000. It will be possible to consider a prorated part-time position of 0.8 FTE (4 days per week). 

Application deadline: June 4, 2023

Starting date: July 4, 2023 (flexible)

The Friends of the Parks team is a great place to work:

  • We offer an excellent benefits package including health and dental benefits, generous annual leave, memberships in bike-sharing programs in select cities, annual salary adjustments for inflation, and a pension plan. 
  • We enjoy an exceptional work culture with bright and involved colleagues who aspire to learn and improve while having fun.
  • We work remotely with colleagues across the country and we have a strong collaborative culture that encourages a hybrid work environment, combining face-to-face and remote work.
  • We value flexibility and work-life balance for our team members and offer flexible working hours.  
  • We provide time and financial resources to support your training and education, as well as to provide opportunities for professional growth as part of the continued growth of Friends of the Parks.
  • We offer you the opportunity to make a difference and make a difference in communities across Canada.

Please email your resume and cover letter as one file to by June 4, 2023. We thank all applicants in advance and will contact only those selected for an interview. If you require accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information.

To ensure the safety of our staff and stakeholders, Friends of the Parks requires, as a condition of employment, that all persons employed be vaccinated against COVID-19.
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