Reporting to the Chief of Staff & VP Fund Development, the Director, Fund Development - Major Gifts will be based out of our Toronto office and be responsible for designing, implementing and overseeing major gifts campaigns to drive new revenue from individuals, foundations and governments. The Director will develop strategies to leverage existing relationships, but will focus on fostering, soliciting and stewarding new ones.
Develop, implement and deliver on a short- and long-term annual major gifts strategy to meet and exceed Tennis Canada’s targets. Major gifts are defined as ?$10,000 annually;
Develop and build a targeted and high-capacity prospect list aligned with Tennis Canada’s values, mission and goals;
Build and sustain a strong stewardship program to provide accountability to donors, enhance donor retention and upgrade donors towards higher levels of giving;
Prepare various proposals, correspondence, reports, etc. in support of the Major Gifts strategy.
Who you are
Minimum 6-8 years of progressive Fund Development experience with 5 years securing major gifts;
Positive, energetic, natural relationship builder with a strong network;
Absolutely passionate about tennis;
Exceptional written and spoken communication skills and proven presentation skills;
Strong team player;
Self-motivated, self-starter and result oriented;
Knowledgeable about CRA guidelines (charitable donations);
Bilingual (English and French) is a strong asset;
Experience in managing special events is a strong asset;
Experience in senior volunteer management is a strong asset.
The future is bright for tennis in Canada, and you will be right in the middle of it all at Tennis Canada! A national sport organization with a mission to lead the growth of tennis in Canada and a vision to become a world-leading tennis nation, Tennis Canada seeks to grow participation across Canada and develop champions on the international stage. Tennis Canada also owns and operates the Rogers C...up presented by National Bank tournaments in Toronto and Montreal, two of the best-run sporting events in the world which annually bring the globe’s best tennis players to Canada. In recent years, Canadian tennis has seen historic achievements, with players reaching Grand Slam finals and record high world rankings, and participation and interest on the rise. Join us as we look to build on this exciting momentum and produce even greater results. We are a team of innovators, who are passionate about our work and pursue excellence together every day.