Manager, Major Gifts


We are one of Canada’s Most Admired Cultures and here’s why: together, we have created a climate of trust and inclusivity – where diversity in people, ideas and approaches is not only respected, it’s encouraged. We are an inspiring team of intelligent disruptors who challenge each other to Defy Normal – to be bold, insightful, focused and innovative.


Organization: Plan International Canada

Reports to: Director, Major Gifts and Planned Giving

Location: Greater Toronto Area Preferred

Status: Full-time, Permanent

Contact level with Children: B

The Position

As part of the Philanthropy team, the Manager, Major Gifts is responsible for developing and engaging a portfolio of major gift philanthropists. The key focus will be on raising funds toward annual revenue goals through the successful cultivation, stewardship and solicitation of foundations, donors and prospects.

We are looking for a candidate who will foster a high-growth approach to philanthropy; someone comfortable leading solicitation with current donors and engaging new prospects and foundations. Our successful candidate will have experience working with and engaging with foundations and grant writing and securing current gifts as critical factors for success.

What does success look like?

  • Cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of a robust portfolio of individual donors and prospects who have the desire and capacity to give at gift levels of $10K+.
  • Implement creative cultivation and solicitation strategies that inspire donors, prospects and foundation to make multi-year commitments and/or stretch gifts.
  • Prepare proposals to secure funding for high priority projects
  • Design and implement solicitation strategies including the development of briefing materials, proposals and presentations for donor and foundation meetings
  • Provide donors with quality stewardship by communicating the impact of donations
  • Develop meaningful relationships with foundations to promote prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of new major donors.
  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate donor, prospect, foundation, advisor profiles and records of contact.
  • Acts as a liaison and resource for other teams at Plan International Canada and works collaboratively toward common goals.

As our ideal candidate you will have:

  • Demonstrated experience in fundraising or related experience, including experience drafting grant applications and securing grants from foundations. Bachelor’s degree in a related field an asset.
  • Superior networking and negotiation skills with the ability to interpret the concerns and interest of donors translating them into attractive investment opportunities.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills paired with the ability to inspire confidence and trust in donors, stakeholders and co-operation amongst colleagues.
  • Strong computer skills using Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and CRM systems.
  • Excellent organizational, research and project management skills with a high level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • A flexible and adaptable work style; open to collaboration with strong personalities and professionals; thrive in a fast-paced, evolving work culture.
  • A valid G driver’s license, use of a reliable vehicle and ability to travel nationally, as required (post COVID-19).
  • A passion for mission-driven work and personal values aligned with those of Plan International Canada’s values.

How to apply:

To express interest in this exciting opportunity at Plan International Canada, please apply with your resume and cover letter to by October 23, 2022.

Plan International Canada is a hybrid workplace. You will work from the office and from home.

Plan International Canada is an inclusive workplace and equal opportunity employer, committed to championing accessibility and diversity. We encourage individuals from underrepresented backgrounds and different industries to apply. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

Consistent with our Safeguarding Children and Young People Policy, the successful candidate must receive clearance by a police background check, including the vulnerable sector screen.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada for the duration of the work term. Proof of eligibility will be required.

Plan International Canada requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Applicants who receive an employment offer will be required to self-declare they are fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Plan International Canada has a duty to accommodate those who are unable to get vaccinated due to religious, medical or other protected grounds. For applicants who require an accommodation, please contact [email protected] to discuss further.

Plan International Canada sincerely thanks all applicants for their expressed interest in this opportunity however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Thank you for your interest in a career at Plan International Canada!

How to Apply:

To express interest in this exciting opportunity at Plan International Canada, please apply with your resume and cover letter to by October 23, 2022.


October 19, 2022


October 23, 2022


Full-time Permanent




Plan International