Partnerships Manager

WE - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Company Overview

WE is a movement that brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world. Our vision is to shift the world from "me" to "we." Our mission is to empower all people to change the world, locally and globally, achieving transformative outcomes for themselves and others.

WE- Making good, doable.

Job Summary

WE is looking for a dynamic and committed Partnership Manager to join our Partner Relations Team, one of four subdivisions of WE's Development Department. The Partnership Manager serves as the primary point of contact for a portfolio of corporate and major gift foundation partners and manages donor stewardship activities for their portfolio. The Partnership Manager will work under the leadership of the Director of Partner Relations. The Partner Relations team is responsible for growing and maintaining the organization's position as the charity of choice amongst 100 per cent of its partners. The candidate should have a minimum of 3 to 5 years of progressive donor stewardship experience and/or a strong customer service, project management background and sales experience.

This individual must be passionate and committed to the core beliefs of the organization—the Philosophy. The position is based out of WE's office in Toronto.

Responsibilities and Duties

Reports to and takes direction from the Director of Partner Relations
Guides relationship management and donor stewardship of corporate partners
Manage sponsorship fulfillment of major corporate partnerships for a series of large scale events
Information management and project management relating to complex multi-year partnership commitments
Represents WE and the organization's priorities to their portfolio corporate and foundation partners and represents the partners' needs and interests to other WE departments internally
Accountable for maintaining the health and success of their portfolio of partners with a key focus on partner retention, growth and expansion and also escalation of any new opportunities or risks associated with their portfolio
Execute on strategies that drive long-term corporate and major gift foundation engagement
Support the design and delivery of third party events hosted by major partners including serving as an ambassador of WE at these events, preparation of event reports and compilation of materials for external events
Responsible for ideation and execution of creative employee engagement activities to deepen partner pride and cement partner loyalty
Takes a leadership role on the reporting, project planning and tracking of all partnership deliverables and milestones

Qualifications and Skills

Postsecondary Degree in related field (business, marketing, communications, project management etc.)
Demonstrate sound knowledge of trends in corporate social responsibility, corporate philanthropy and cause marketing, youth empowerment and international development
Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills in all internal and external relations
Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple responsibilities within tight deadlines
Very keen eye for detail
Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to navigate difficult conversations with internal and external stakeholders
Demonstrated ability to work well both independently and within a team setting
Excellent comprehension and ease with the application of Microsoft Office programs, particularly PowerPoint, Word and Excel
Familiarity with creating new documents using Adobe InDesign
Familiarity with using a CRM system; experience using Salesforce is an asset
Outstanding work ethic and proven ability to take initiative and remain organized and solution driven
Positive attitude, high energy, flexible and enthusiastic
Background in sponsorship fulfillment is consider an asset

What makes us unique…

Social entrepreneurs Marc Kielburger and Craig Kielburger co-founded WE and WE Charity (formerly Free The Children) 20 years ago and have grown it into a family of organizations, including WE Day and ME to WE. WE Charity was among the first organizations in Canada to turn philanthropy on its head by creating a legally distinct
social enterprise, ME to WE. Through the social enterprise, 50% of the profits support WE Charity, while the rest is reinvested in the social enterprise.

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WE values diversity in its workforce and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Applicants requiring a disability-related accommodation at any stage of WE’s recruitment process should contact the People Operations and Culture Department by email at As required by applicable legislation, WE will consult with applicants requesting such an accommodation to ensure that WE’s recruitment process takes into account their accessibility needs, including in relation to the materials or processes to be used by WE.