Grant & Fund Development Manager

Pride Toronto

*Grant & Fund Development Manager*

Full-time, Permanent

$60,000 – $72,000


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*Who are we?*

Pride Toronto is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to support our communities in the pursuit of our unequivocal rights to be known, be heard, be understood, be accepted, be respected, and to celebrate the beauty of who we are. Uniting and empowering people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions, the annual Pride Toronto Festival has become a major Canadian Arts and Cultural Event and the largest Pride celebration in North America. Pride Toronto showcases Toronto on the world stage with diversity, inclusion and vibrant creativity.

*Why Join Pride Toronto?*

Pride Toronto continues a legacy that is deeply intertwined with the rich, progressive history of Toronto’s queer community. From a small gathering of dedicated activists fighting for their right to love and be seen, to the vibrant celebration it knows today, Pride Toronto has been a long time in the making. You will be part of the ever growing team to bring Pride to Toronto, in every beautiful form that Pride takes!

In addition, Pride Toronto offers:

– Be part of a high performing team where Pride is their passion and continuing to benefit the Pride Movement in Toronto
– The ability to maintain work-life balance with the flexibility to take mid-day appointments and flex-hours
– Participate in hard-skill development workshops as well as lunch and learns
– Access to leadership and growth opportunities as the company grows
– Access to Pride Toronto’s Group Health Benefits Plan and RRSP/TFSA Program

*What will you be doing as the Grant & Fund Development Manager?*

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Grants & Fund Development Manager oversees and leads the development and implementation of the annual grants and fund development program. They are responsible for the identification, application submission and reporting of all project grants in accordance with Pride Toronto’s grant management processes and contractual requirements.

*Other responsibilities include: *

Grant Development (30%):

– Leads the grant development process of all funding programs: research, communications, protocols, inquiries, application, review, approval/decline, granting agreements, monitoring and reporting according to the established granting priorities and guidelines.
– Identifying new grants and funding opportunities
– Executes on and implements funding decisions; establish metrics and review progress of initiatives and funded programs.
– Develops processes to improve Pride Toronto’s grant management systems, records and overall granting administration.
– Manages the participation of key stakeholders, including but not limited to staff, Board of Directors and Members in the grant review process
– Communicate with foundations, if needed, to confirm an organization is applicable to apply for funding
– Identify all requirements of grant to ensure all necessary attachments are submitted on time

Grant Project Management and Reporting (30%):

– Responsible for the monitoring, completion and timely submission of accurate financial reports for all grants in their portfolio, including budget allocations, deferred and match funding revenue tracking in liaison with staff.
– Closely monitors project budget spending and cost allocations.
– Manages cost-share allocations in accordance with cost-share projections and allowable expenses.
– Supports the development of new donor project budgets as required.
– Tracks existing and pipeline of all restricted funding
– Leads the development of grants summaries and grants reports

Collaboration and Partnership Management (20%):

– Conducts regular communications with grantees, community stakeholders and beneficiaries and coordinates their continued engagement with Pride Toronto.
– Guides and encourages grant partners to initiate and strengthen cross-sector partnerships and collaboration with other experts in their field.
– Cultivates and maintains a network of grant partners, experts and institutions of relevance to advance the vision and mission of Pride Toronto.
– Builds and maintains strong relationships with stakeholders Pride Toronto, in order to better understand their goals and deliverables in order to collaborate on the execution of various initiatives.
– Assist with festival delivery and ensure any assigned tasks are completed in a timely manner

Fund Development (20%):

– In collaboration with the Director of Development and the Executive Director set funding priorities.
– Develop a phased, multi-year strategy and implement an individual giving program through direct mail, online donations, monthly giving,third-party, and individual major gifts.
– Support the Community Engagement manager with all fundraising aspect related to Charity of Choice
– Lead donation campaign during festival month.
– Develop and implement a corporate giving program.
– Conduct research on individual and corporate funding prospects.
– Develop and implement a donor recognition and cultivation program.
– Manage and foster a relationship with your portfolio of donors and implement a moves management process with key donors.
– Develop all communication materials as required in collaboration with Communications – appeal letters, donor correspondence, case for support, etc.

*What are we looking for?*

Qualifications and skills required of the role.

– Exceptional strategic thinking abilities and experience in successfully overseeing complex projects
– 3+ years of grant writing experience
– Strong organizational skills including the ability to simultaneously manage multiple priorities
– Ability to analyze financial data, with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and strong attention to detail
– Proven ability to work independently as well as in a group setting
– Proficient with MS Office Word and Excel
– Excellent knowledge of fundraising information sources.
– Demonstrated administrative background
– Demonstrated experience in obtaining grants from non-profits, charities, and other philanthropic organizations
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
– Experience with non-profit organizations fundraising a plus
– Not required, but good to have: G-class drivers license

*Our Application and Hiring Process: *

Please click the “Apply” button on this page to submit your application unless you have any access needs restricting you to apply online. Late Submissions will not be accepted. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be notified. Successful applicants may go through a series of interviews with the Hiring Committee for this role. The Hiring Committee may require an additional interview or information to select a final candidate. References for the successful candidates will be checked before a formal offer is made. All interviewees will be notified on whether or not they have been selected.

August 30, 2022: Applications Close

September 6, 2022 – September 13, 2022: Interview Period

September 16, 2022: Offer Made

September 23, 2022: Acceptance of Offer Due

October 7, 2022: Anticipated Start Date

Deadline to Apply: Tuesday, August 30th, at 12pm EST

Pride Toronto is committed to the principles of equity and encourages applicants from racialized people, Indigenous people, disabled people, queer and trans people, and women. If you require any form of accessibility throughout this application, please let us know by emailing [email protected]

For up to date information, please visit and follow @PrideToronto on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

We look forward to hearing from you! Stay Proud, Stay Safe.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $60,000.00-$72,000.00 per year

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