The Development Manager, Indigenous Program’s principal accountabilities will be to manage a portfolio of primarily government and institutional prospects and donors in support of Indigenous Programs. They will also have responsibilities for proposal development, grant writing and donor stewardship reports for both corporate and individual prospects and donors.


Organization: Right To Play International

Department/Division: Canadian National Office (CNO)

Work location: Toronto, Canada

Authorized to work in: Canada (Ability to work legally without requiring sponsorship)

Target Hiring/ Target Hiring Range: $74,000 to $78,000 CAD per annum

Closing Date: June 7, 2021


Right To Play is a global organisation that protects, educates and empowers children to rise above adversity using play. By harnessing play, one of the most powerful and fundamental forces in a child’s life, we helped 2.3 million children last year to stay in school and out of work, to prevent life-threatening diseases like HIV and malaria and to stay safe from exploitation and abuse. We are the only global development organization focused exclusively on using play to transform the lives of children and youth impacted by poverty, war, disease and inequality.

Established in 2000, Right To Play is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and has operations in 22 countries across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

With a shared passion for our mission, our Culture Code guides how we act and interact based on five core pillars:

  • Accept Everyone – Be intentional about inclusion
  • Make Things Happen – Seek opportunities to lead and innovate
  • Display Courage – Act with integrity
  • Demonstrate Care – Look after yourself and one another
  • Be Playful – Have fun at work

Please visit our website to learn more about who we are and what we do, and watch this video to find out about the five pillars of our Culture Code.


Reporting to the National Director of the Canadian National Office, the Development Manager, Indigenous Program’s principal accountabilities will be to manage a portfolio of primarily government and institutional prospects and donors in support of Indigenous Programs. The Development Manager will also have responsibilities for proposal development, grant writing and donor stewardship reports for both corporate and individual prospects and donors.

The incumbent will also work closely with the Executive Director, Indigenous Programs – Canada in the development of new funding relationships with government and institutional partners.


Job Responsibility #1: Lead for Government and Institutional Funding Relationships (55% of Time):

  • Leads the development of the domestic government fundraising strategy and key government relationships with the support and guidance of the National Director, Program Directors & Executive Director, Indigenous Programs.
  • Leads the grant management cycle for government funding (prospecting to reporting), engaging identified team members for technical input and final approvals in accordance with RTP grant management standards.
  • Ensures community voice and priorities are represented in submitted proposals.
  • Manages donor stewardship for all domestic government stakeholders, including appropriate program and other team members as identified.
  • Responsible and accountable for developing and maintaining key government partnership opportunities.
  • Supports the development of fee-for-service and other revenue source innovations.
  • Supports the development of implementing Indigenous governance partnerships.
  • Supports community partners in their own fundraising or grant writing, including co-development of proposals that would support partnerships.

Job Responsibility #2: Proposal, Grant Writing and Stewardship Report Development for Indigenous Program Fundraising (30% of Time):  

  • Acts as the lead writer for the Indigenous Programs portfolio, writing, submitting and managing grant proposals.
  • Develops custom pitch decks to communicate organizational priorities with potential government and institutional partners.
  • Collaborates with the Indigenous Programs team to identify programmatic priorities to communicate with potential government prospects and donors.
  • Furnishes prospective funders with supporting documents.
  • Maintains proficient knowledge of the organization’s history and programs.

Job Responsibility #3: Administration (10% of Time):

  • Manages and records all fundraising activity in the CRM software in accordance with reporting and performance measurement policy.
  • Establishes and adheres to process, systems and policies for cultivating and stewarding assigned constituents.
  • Keeps the CNO team up-to-date on major trends that may affect Canada’s relationship with government and institutional donor portfolio.
  • Recommends changes in marketing materials, strategies, etc., by evaluating results and competitive developments.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

Job Responsibility #4: Other Tasks as Assigned (5% of Time):



  • University degree in a related field.


  • 5 years in a non-profit fundraising role with an established track record of securing gifts and exceeding fundraising targets.
  • Experience in developing new funding relationships with government partners.
  • Experience in writing of fundraising proposals and stewardship reports.


  • Excellent communication and presentation skills; excellent writing skills.
  • Demonstrated emotional intelligence, with ability to build collaborative relationships at all levels.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a team player.
  • Highly motivated and able to adapt quickly in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to manage multiple responsibilities and meet a range of deadlines on time.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated business acumen and strategic thinking.
  • Creativity in developing partnership strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to persevere and problem solve.
  • Flexible and able to travel to key fundraising markets, as required.


  • Knowledge of Indigenous people’s realities in Canada.
  • Committed to working in an organization that is committed to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
  • Solid understanding of fundraising software such as MS CRM or Raiser’s Edge.
  • High level of proficiency with MS Office Suite.


  • Fluency in oral and written English.


  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Certification
  • Project management experience
  • Experience fundraising for children and youth programs
  • Fluency in French


You are highly driven, collaborative, and results-oriented with outstanding writing skills.  You are an exceptional communicator with excellent networking skills. You are passionate about working with children and youth and you are thrilled at the opportunity to make an impact in the Indigenous communities across Canada.


The opportunity to work with a passionate, innovative and collaborative team where you have the ability to make things happen. You will gain experience working for a Great Place to Work® Canada Certified and globally recognized organization with a healthy culture premised on our Culture Code (accept everyone, make things happen, display courage, demonstrate care and be playful). In addition, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package including Group RRSP Plan, gym membership, flexible work policy (e.g. work from home and flex hours) and summer/winter hours. 

Target Start Date:           July 2021

Contract Duration:         Permanent/Full Time

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Shortlisting of applications will begin immediately and interviews may be held before the closing date.

Right To Play provides equal employment opportunities to employees regardless of their gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. We offer a family-friendly environment that allows for flexible work arrangements in order to support staff diversity and ensure a healthy work-life balance.

We are a child-centered organization. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory police record check as a condition of employment.

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May 25, 2021




Full-time Permanent