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Manager, Event Sponsorship & Fundraising, Job Offer in Toronto, Ontario

Job description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create sponsorship goals and oversee the solicitation of funds to meet these goals
  • Secure corporate sponsorship for signature events, special events, and community events
  • Identify new donors and organize initiatives to secure sponsorship
  • Engage in continuous research to identify new and potential sponsors
  • Develop and maintain sponsor prospect list for all events, ensuring accurate and up-to-date information
  • Ensure all sponsors receive appropriate recognition for their sponsorship
  • Develop and build upon existing relationships with groups, companies, and individuals who are existing sponsors or lapsed sponsors
  • Develop sponsorship strategies and draft proposals and presentations for new/prospective sponsors
  • Implement corporate sponsorship activations at events
  • Prepare thank-you letters and co-ordinate tax receipts with the Events team and accounting department
  • Maintain timely, consistent and accurate coding of sponsor records
  • Coordinate and attend all fundraising events (includes occasional evenings and weekends)
  • Communicate with Director of Development regularly regarding work status, challenges, successes and work in progress
  • Provide support, as needed, to the Director of Development
  • Work as a team player promoting a positive and professional work environment and conduct role with integrity and respect.
  • Act as an Ambassador throughout the community, positively representing Villa Charities
  • Perform other duties as assigned in order to meet the overall goals and objectives of the Foundation
  • Operate within the culture and core values of the organization

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years' experience in a sponsorship or sales role
  • Ability and willingness to bring personal or existing sponsor contacts to the role
  • Excellent writing skills, including proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Ability to write engaging sponsorship proposals
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player and to facilitate and mobilize support
  • Superior time management skills. Ability to prioritize tasks with minimal supervision
  • High level of sound and independent judgment, reasoning, and discretion
  • Professional, responsive, and positive work attitude
  • Resourcefulness and flexibility
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • A passion for Italian culture and affinity to the Italian Canadian community
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in business and/or sales, considered to be an asset
  • Post graduate studies in fundraising and volunteer management, considered to be an asset
  • Not-for-profit organizational experience considered to be an asset
  • Proficiency and experience with Raiser’s Edge, considered to be an asset
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