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Teach For Canada

Development Manager



Company Information

Our approach

Overall, Canadian education is a success story. But high overall quality masks deep inequality. On First Nations reserves, 3 in 5 students do not complete high school. Small communities often face challenges recruiting and retaining teachers. And, too often, new teachers arrive in northern First Nations without the preparation and support they need to succeed—and stay—in the classroom.

Teach For Canada has joined northern First Nations in the movement to make education more equitable. We are a non-profit organization that recruits, prepares, and supports outstanding certified teachers.

Our culture

We dream big. Teach For Canada believes that committed, passionate teachers with strong leadership characteristics can ignite positive change. Our small, tightly-knit team works long but inspired and flexible hours. Our workplace culture is entrepreneurial and collaborative. We value lived experience and new ideas.

If you prefer working alone, dislike ambiguity, and adhere to a very predictable schedule, then Teach For Canada probably isn’t right for you. But if you’re looking for a fun, fast-paced, innovative, energizing, and rewarding work environment that will foster ongoing learning and growth, then we want to hear from you.

Job Description

Teach For Canada is looking for a dynamic, hard-working, team-oriented changemaker to support our fundraising and donor stewardship efforts.

The basics

Job term: Full-time, permanent

Start date: June 2017 (negotiable)

Location: Toronto, Ontario with occasional travel

Closing date: Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Application method: Cover letter and resume at


Your impact

The Development Manager will report to the Director of Development and will support our fundraising and donor stewardship efforts. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Manage and grow our corporate and individual donor portfolios, including strategic planning, engaging with potential donors, proposal writing, designing and implementing seasonal giving campaigns, and managing related administrative tasks
  • Prepare impactful written materials for our donor stewardship program including quarterly program updates, gift acknowledgement, and donor stories
  • Design, manage, and  implement an annual fundraising event for 100+ donors including securing speakers, entertainment, guests, venues, volunteers and materials and producing detailed event-related project management plans
  • Support the Development department’s 20-person volunteer network including managing communication, creating an outreach toolkit, and evaluating engagement
  • Assist in other elements of fundraising as needed including additional proposal writing, relationship building, and prospect research
  • Support the Development department’s weekly, quarterly, and annual planning and review processes to improve fundraising, stewardship, and data management

Your fit

  • You are a builder. Identifying fundraising leads for corporations, individuals, and others excites you. You are able and excited to track leads and cultivate relationships.
  • You are tenacious. You grab hold of an idea and refuse to let it go until you’ve succeeded. You get things done.
  • You communicate clearly and professionally. You write well and speak authentically. You speak with confidence.
  • You are a relationshipbuilder. You build relationships with ease, you engage others around you, and you are a natural storyteller.
  • You see the bigger picture. You have a deep appreciation and respect for the history, culture, and autonomy of Indigenous communities in Canada.
  • You have moral imagination. You have the humility to see the world as it is, and the audacity to imagine the world as it could be.

Application process

Please upload a resume and cover letter, including initial thoughts on how to approach your role, at by Wednesday, April 26th, 2017.

Teach For Canada is an equal opportunity employer. As an organization that works with Indigenous communities, we value Indigenous perspectives in the workplace and encourage Indigenous candidates to apply.

Contact Information

Teach For Canada
Cecelia DeKorne
Director of Team and Operations
(647) 886-0640
Posting Date: 12-Apr-2017Business Development/Client Relations Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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