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Autism Speaks Canada seeks Senior Manager, Philanthropy

About Autism Speaks Canada:  

Autism Speaks Canada is a national Canadian charity dedicated to enhancing lives today and promoting solutions for tomorrow, across the spectrum and throughout the life span. Please visit to learn more.   

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Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: 

We are proud of our diverse first-person and lived experience representation at all levels of our organization. We value inclusivity and diversity as well as respect each individual’s personal decision to self-identify or disclose their autism diagnosis. There are autistic individuals on our board of directors, among employees, advisory committee members and volunteers.  We value inclusivity and diversity in our workforce and are committed to actively seeking engagement from autistic Canadians and those with lived experience at all levels of the organization.  

Seeking New Senior Manager, Philanthropy: 

Reports To:     National Director of Development, Executive Director

PURPOSE:       The purpose of this position is to identify and cultivate corporate and individual philanthropy opportunities to ensure revenue and growth for Autism Speaks Canada. The Senior Manager is a key point of contact for philanthropic prospects and will be responsible for representing Autism Speaks Canada’s mission priorities to a diverse and growing account portfolio. A successful candidate must be exceptional at developing relationships while successfully representing a variety of opportunities such as campaigns, major gifts, corporate partnership, and events. This position is annually responsible for achieving revenue targets in the +$500,000 range.


  • Meet / exceed specific annual revenue goals aligned with strategic organizational priorities.
  • Establish mechanisms to monitor results against plans, regularly communicate status of plans, and initiate corrective actions when needed.
  • Demonstrate expertise in prospecting and selling by building an individual and corporate account portfolio.
  • Conduct research and analysis to determine giving interests and solicitation mechanisms for individual and corporate relationships.
  • Within an account management process, track and manage a portfolio using ASC’s internal database.
  • Deliver an exemplary donor-centric stewardship program, delivering ongoing communications materials that demonstrate impact and accountability.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of diverse ways to give, ASC mission and programs, and synergies with prospects to foster sustainable individual and corporate relationships.
  • Maintain an up to date working knowledge of significant developments and trends in fundraising and philanthropy.
  • Demonstrate strong collaborative communications with cross-functional teams and leadership volunteers.
  • Other duties as required.


Key Internal Relationships: National Director of Development; National Walk and Community Events Department; Programming Department; Operations Department; Marketing & Communications Department.

Key External Relationships: National Fundraising Committee; key individuals; key volunteers who work for corporate partners.


Education:  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience


  • Minimum 5 years individual and/or corporate fundraising experience
  • Minimum 3 years volunteer development experience

Specialized Skills and Knowledge:

  • Comfortable working in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment
  • Superb interpersonal skills; exceptional active listening, intuition and observation skills; and the ability to build strong relationships
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills – ability to inspire, motivate, and communicate the ASC mission
  • Flexibility to travel as needed, including weekends and evenings

Personal Characteristics:

  • Resourceful, results-oriented with a positive, “can do” attitude
  • Initiative, flexibility, goal oriented, strong work ethic
  • Works well in a culture in which individuals are open to helping their colleagues where needed
  • Works well independently and with a team
  • Mature, personable, self-aware, positive


  • Results Driven
  • Stakeholder Focus
  • Taking Initiative
  • Building Collaborative Relationships
  • Emotional Intelligence

Interested applicants can send in their resumes to: 

Lena Trubnikova at [email protected]