CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS OFFICER - THE MISSISSAUGA FOOD BANK (Mississauga, Ontario)
The Mississauga Food Bank’s (TMFB) vision is a Mississauga where no one goes hungry. We relieve hunger in Mississauga by providing and promoting access to healthy food for people in need.
PURPOSE OF THE ROLE
Execute a corporate giving program focused on corporate partnerships including sponsorships, employee giving programs, and food raising events to meet and exceed food- and fund-raising goals
Raise TMFB’s profile in the community as a “partner of choice”
Corporate Giving (65%)
Responsible for cultivating and stewarding relationships with corporations to generate revenue through philanthropic gifts, sponsorships, employee engagement, gifts-in-kind, as well as food drives.
Implement a corporate giving strategy and maintain a strong pipeline
Serve as the relationship manager
Build and execute a communications plan including face-to-face meetings, bulk and personal emails, and phone follow-ups with the purpose to cultivate and solicit previous and prospective workplace and community event organizers
As a part of the annual plan, identify and manage lists of potential and previous event organizers to solicit to organize fundraisers or food drives in support of TMFB
Provide support to ensure a positive donor experience, event success, and repeating/growing event in future years
Speak and present on behalf of TMFB at events and cheque presentations
Work in partnership with the Marketing team to develop tools and collateral as needed
Sponsorship Program (25%)
Acquire, grow, and renew sponsorship opportunities with corporate partners.
Lead the valuation and packaging of corporate sponsorships as well as prepare contracts and sponsorship agreements
Liaise with the Marketing and Communications department to ensure contract deliverables are met
Prepare fulfillment reports
Participate and provide assistance in activities, initiatives, and special projects as requested
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum 3 to 5 years of directly related experience in development, focused on sponsorship and corporate giving programs
College diploma or university degree in a relevant field
Demonstrated experience with customer management systems (preferably Raiser’s Edge) or other moves-management systems
Demonstrated successful relationship-building experience
SKILLS, COMPETENCIES, and QUALITIES
Passion. A passion for mission-driven work and personal values aligned with those of TMFB. Concern for and interest in issues of poverty, food security, and/or social justice
Communication. Speak, listen, and write in a clear, confident, respectful, thorough, and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques
Relationship Building. Internal and external networking and relationship building skills. Conscientious and high attention to detail, understanding attention to detail makes the difference between mediocre and excellent donor service. Patient with a high volume of requests from donors and event organizers
Planning/Organization/Project Management. Determine strategies to move projects forward, set goals and priorities, create/implement action plans/budgets, document, evaluate, and learn. Committed to performance standards and ongoing improvement
Proactivity/Enthusiasm/Persistence. Act without being told what to do. Passionate and excited about work. Can-do attitude. Tenacious and goes the distance to complete work. Ability to work autonomously while being aware of the importance of accountability. Results-focused.
Flexibility/Adaptability. Flexible, versatile, and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency. Adjust quickly to changing priorities and conditions. Cope effectively with complexity and change
Evidence-Based Decision Making/Problem-Solving skills. Draw insightful conclusions from information. Create plans that are informed by research, data, and experience. Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency, and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of TMFB.
Technical. Computer proficiency with strong skills in MS Office and/or Google Apps for business; familiarity with CRM software. TMFB is a cloud-based, paperless environment.
Hold a valid driver's license and have regular access to a vehicle
BEFORE YOU APPLY
Compensation – Starting salary of $65,000 - $75,000 plus funding for professional development, paid mobile phone, comprehensive benefits plan, and matched group RRSP (after 3 months’ employment)
Relationship – This position reports to the Director of Development and is a member of the Development team. Works closely with Marketing and Operations teams.
Position Type – Permanent, full-time position. Some evening and weekend work required, especially during the Thanksgiving/Holiday season. Lieu time can be accrued for evening/weekend hours worked.
Environment – We value the contributions of our staff, so we have a professional workspace, up-to-date technology, and a lunchroom with all the tea or coffee you can drink! The staff team laughs a lot, pitches in during those “all-hands-on-deck” times and celebrates at outings a couple times a year.
APPLICATION DEADLINE AND PROCESS
Individuals interested in being considered for this opportunity are invited to respond by October 29, 2021.
Cause Leadership Inc. is assisting The Mississauga Food Bank in this recruitment process.
To proceed with your online application, please click on "Apply”.
Please be sure to upload your cover letter and resume into the online application system. As well, there are preliminary questions included as part of the online application process. Please answer all the questions.
As part of its commitment to racial justice and reconciliation, The Mississauga Food Bank encourages applications from those who identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, and other under-represented communities. We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
We thank all those who apply but only those applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted.