The Development Manager (“Manager”) is an integral member of the Law Society’s team responsible for the administration of the Lawyers Feed the Hungry Programs (the “Programs”), operated under the Law Society Foundation (the “Foundation”). The Manager is expected to lead strategic fund growth as well as effective relationship development and management with a focus on the Toronto Program. The position acts as an ambassador of the Programs throughout the community, positively representing the Foundation and the Law Society of Ontario.
The Manager provides leadership and guidance to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, the Toronto Program’s Fundraising Committee (“Fundraising Committee”), its sub-committees and the lead volunteers of the various Programs with respect to fundraising best practices and Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) policies and guidelines for registered charities. The Manager contributes to the planning and implementation of Program fundraising activities to maximize individual, corporate and law firm donor support, cultivate existing donors to give at leadership levels, formulate strategies for raising over $750K per annum (inclusive of all fundraising streams) and solicit gifts with appropriate consultation and assistance of volunteer leaders and senior management. The Manager engages regularly with relevant Trustees, Fundraising Committee members, Law Society leadership, senior individuals at law firms, lawyers and other members of the broader community to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gift donors.
The Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of new fundraising initiatives as well as the ongoing management of existing revenue streams to drive the achievement of the Programs’ short and long term goals. The incumbent will also work closely with lead volunteers in coordinating administrative aspects of the Program’s execution including marketing and communications. The Manager supports the Fundraising Committee of the Foundation, and its sub-committees, in its fundraising and donor stewardship obligations.
Client / Customer Service Delivery
Relationship and Alliance Building
The requirement to maintain a high standard of commitment, ethics, respect, care in service delivery to clients (internal and/or external).
Communication and Interpersonal Skills
The requirement to structure and deliver effective verbal and written communication with clients, staff, licensees, the public, and others in a non-threatening and constructive way.
The requirement to share responsibility for the achievement of team goals and the associated behaviours required for individuals to contribute effectively in a team environment.
The requirement to demonstrate an attitude that consistently strives to improve a standard of excellence for one’s self and for the benefit of the organization, its licensees and stakeholders.
Problem Solving and Judgement
The requirement to identify and analyze problems, determine root causes, evaluate alternative solutions and take and/or recommend appropriate solutions.
Technical Competence / Professional Knowledge
The requirement to apply knowledge and skills to carry out the work and/or provide advice. This also includes the quality of advice given, as well as the requirement to make decisions in the best interests of the organization as a whole.
The requirement to work towards and embrace change in the workplace.
The requirement to behave with integrity, credibility and honesty when dealing with others, as well as the requirement to grow and develop employee capabilities.