Corporate Partnerships Manager - Job Opportunity

Position: Corporate Partnerships Manager

Type: Three year contract

Reports to: Senior Manager, Philanthropy

Start Date: October 2021

Annual Contract: $65,000


Toronto Arts Foundation is dedicated to strengthening Toronto through responsive, strategic and innovative investments in the arts. Reporting to the Senior Manager, Philanthropy, the Corporate Partnerships Manager will also have a close working relationship with the Director & CEO and Deputy Director. The Corporate Partnerships Manager is responsible for creating and overseeing a strategic approach to fundraising including corporate sponsorship, donations, and in-kind resources and will take a lead role in securing support for the Foundation’s primary fundraising event, the Mayor’s Evening For the Arts.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develop and maintain corporate, media and foundation sponsorship programs, including applications, agreements, donor stewardship and reporting.
  • Create and report on yearly goals for the Mayor’s Arts Lunch (MAL), and Mayor’s Evening for the Arts (MEA) and general corporate sponsorship.
  • Develop and pitch sponsorship proposals for MAL, MEA and general initiatives.
  • Actively support the management and coordination of MAL and MEA, focusing on communication and stewardship of sponsors.
  • Steward relationships with all corporate sponsors, including event invitations, sponsorship acknowledgement fulfillment, updates, and reports.
  • Collect all funds and maintain accurate records for sponsors and donors. Work with Finance Manager and Deputy Director on financial reporting. 
  • Maintain database, receipts, acknowledgements, communications
  • Manage the Toronto Arts and Business Award including promoting the award, collecting nominations, convening and conducting the nominations assessment panel.
  • Assist periodically with other tasks or special projects as assigned by the management team.

Key qualifications:

  • A degree or certificate in arts fundraising or arts management is an asset
  • Strategic thinker able to consider policy objectives and impact when developing and implementing programs
  • Sound judgment, excellent analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledgeable about Toronto’s arts philanthropy and the city’s arts sector
  • Minimum of five years’ experience working in fundraising
  • Effective written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and consultative skills
  • Proficiency with fundraising CRM database
  • Proficiency with Windows-based software and ability to work collaboratively within a small office environment.
  • Flexibility regarding work hours – fundraising events will take place on evenings and weekends.

Other duties:

The Corporate Partnerships Manager understands the relationship between Toronto Arts Council and Toronto Arts Foundation and is able to communicate information on the respective roles of both organizations to the community.

To apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume in a single pdf attachment, to Susan Wright, Deputy Director,, subject line: Corporate Partnerships Manager by September 20, 2021.

Toronto Arts Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in its employment. We welcome applications from individuals who identify as belonging to our equity priority groups: Persons of Colour, Deaf Persons, Persons with Disabilities, Persons Living with Mental Illness, Indigenous, 2SLGBTQIAP. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in the selection process. Information received related to accommodation requests will be treated with confidentiality.