(647) 723-6930 Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00 116 Industry St, Unit 208, Toronto, ON

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JOB POSTING: Resource Development & Fundraising Manager

We are seeking a Resource Development and Fundraising Manager who can lead the organization’s fundraising strategy and implementation efforts, in collaboration with the Executive Director. The Resource Development and Fundraising Manager will lead all fundraising activities related to our pre-apprenticeship training program, our alumni support program, our case management work, and our social enterprise.

Organization Profile

Our Mission 

Building Up provides individuals with barriers to employment with holistic training and supports that create access to upward wealth mobility and long-term careers in the construction industry.

Our Unique Approach 

  • Personal relationships our team build: Building Up is a mission-driven community of coworkers that prioritize our participants’ professional growth through building personal relationships, 1:1 coaching, mentorship and long term wrap-around support
  • Holistic Long Term Support: We continuously build out an ecosystem of resources to better support the transition from trainee to tradesperson. This includes
    •  In-class foundational hard and soft skill building at our Training Centre
    • Real life employment and on the job experience through our Social Enterprise
    • Long term personalized support, and targeted career coaching through our Case Management and Alumni Program
  • Social Enterprise: We operate as a self-sustaining contractor that takes on work specifically to provide training and employment opportunities and to support the transition from in class learning to real-world construction careers. This model allows us to:
    • Offer no end date to our support for any individual
    • Maintain a reciprocal long term working relationship with our participants
    • Offer paid training to individuals that require a steady income while pursuing professional development

We are Building Up – Toronto’s leading construction-based social enterprise. We are a registered pre-apprenticeship program and non-profit construction company that uses renovations as an opportunity to train and employ individuals with barriers to employment. We are a collaborative management staff of 40 and we support 120+ trainees on an annual basis, of whom, 85% go on to full-time careers in the trades. Our goal is to level the playing field and transition people from trainees to tradespeople.

Job Profile

We are seeking a Resource Development and Fundraising Manager who can lead the organization’s fundraising strategy and implementation  efforts, in collaboration with the Executive Director. The Resource Development and Fundraising Manager will lead all fundraising activities related to our pre-apprenticeship training program, our alumni support program, our case management work, and our social enterprise. The successful applicant will steward existing funding relationships while building new ones that support our growth and impact. They will also lead grant writing and reporting, event development and support with the organization’s communication efforts.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Fundraising 

  • Collaborate with the Executive Director to create a fundraising plan for Building Up, identifying opportunities for major gifts, corporate donations, grant solicitations, government funding, sponsorships and in-kind donations
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and the COO on the development of the organization’s budget and track fundraising revenue and impact over time
  • Identify prospective donors, sponsors and financial supporters for the various programs and budget lines of the organization
  • Prepare and submit grant applications and develop customized proposals
  • Oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising events
  • Build strong partnerships with donors, including through implementing a donor recognition and stewardship program
  • Oversee the administration of a donor mailing list and database
  • Track, manage and process all donations in coordination with the Executive Director
  • Complete funder reports, showcasing organizational impact
  • Engage volunteers for special fund development projects
  • Coordinate in-kind donations

Marketing & Communications

  • Develop a communication plan to promote the organization’s work to its donors and maximize public awareness of the fundraising activities of the organization
  • Collaborate with the marketing manager to coordinate the design, printing and distribution of marketing and communication materials for development efforts
  • Build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization
  • Coordinate with the marketing manager to develop graphics and presentations as needed for reporting, grant applications, or otherwise

Necessary Experience

  • 5+ years experience in fundraising and resource development
  • 5+ years experience in communications and/or marketing
  • Completion of a post-secondary degree in a related field or education and experience equivalent
  • Demonstrated success in the not-for-profit sector in major gift fundraising from individuals, corporations, foundations and other stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal and public relations skills and the ability to cultivate relationships with and communicate effectively with all donors, volunteers and other stakeholders
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Strong written communications skills, and experience in grant writing and grant reporting
  • Strong graphic design skills a plus
  • Proficiency with electronic communication tools and applications, including Google Drive
  • Understanding of workforce development sector and construction training landscape in Toronto a significant asset

Personal Characteristics

  • Builds Relationships: Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization
  • Communicates Effectively: Speaks, listens and writes in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques
  • Behaves Ethically: Understands ethical behaviour and business practices and ensures own behaviour is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization
  • Team Player: Works cooperatively and effectively with others towards goals and resolving problems

Working Conditions

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, with occasional evenings and weekends during special events
  • Salary: $60,000 – 75,000 /year, commensurate with skills and experience
  • Benefits: Work from home opportunities, health care benefits, casual dress, on-site parking, vacation & paid time off, flexible working hours, company events & social hours, disability insurance, onsite childcare
  • Location: Building Up is located at the Learning Enrichment Foundation, at 116 Industry St, Unit 208, Toronto, ON

How To Apply

Please apply through the Charity Village platform by July 31st, 2022. Please note that we will not accept applications that do not include a cover letter