Toronto Arts Foundation: Community Investment Manager

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Toronto Arts Foundation:Community Investment Manager

Reports to Associate Director


Toronto Arts Foundation is a charitable organization that provides the opportunity for individuals, private and public foundations, corporations, and government agencies to invest in and strengthen the arts in Toronto. Our vision, Creative City: Block by Block, is a commitment to connect every Toronto neighbourhood to the transformative social and economic benefits of the arts.


The Community Investment Manager works with the Director and CEO, the Director of Operations and the Associate Director on the creation and implementation of the development program for the Toronto Arts Foundation.

The Community Investment Manager will liaise with the Chair of the Board of Directors and the Chair of the Community Investment Committee.


  • Minimum of three years, post University, professional development experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills and ability to participate in public speaking events.
  • Superb written communication, research, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to develop and manage budgets and prepare financial reports.
  • Computer literacy, with experience with fundraising databases required.
  • High level of interest in working with people. The successful candidate will be self-motivated and enjoy working in a team environment.


Fund Raising – Assist in the creation and implementation of a comprehensive development program including corporate sponsorship, annual campaigns and all other individual giving campaigns. Establish short and long-range goals for funding sources.

  • Manage Toronto Arts Foundation Sponsorship program, which includes identifying and securing annual and multi-year Sponsors and engaging them in ongoing activation opportunities.
  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential corporate & foundation sponsors, and individual donors.
  • Assist with research, writing, producing and disseminating donor requests for individual and foundation campaigns.
  • Taking responsibility for tracking and completing sponsorship and donation fulfilment
  • Work with program staff to develop proposals to support programs.

Database and Records Management – Maintain database (currently Raisers Edge) and paper records. Maintain security and quality controls. Generate queries, reports, exports and any other collection data as needed.

Financial Reporting – Interface with Senior Management and Finance to fulfill information requests and maintain reporting accuracy.

Development & Public Relations – Develop and implement comprehensive marketing and public relations strategy. Manage media partnerships. Track outcomes of ad campaigns. Supervise most development and public affairs matters, particularly the creation of various communications such as the annual report, donor brochures, PowerPoint presentations. Produce fundraising content for website.

Organizational Management - Supervise Foundation Interns as appropriate, signing off on learning objectives, creating work plans and completing reports.

Event Management - Manage event logistics for the Mayor’s Ball for the Arts, Mayors’ Arts Lunch, Finalist Reception and donor events.

Professional Development - Dedicate on-going attention to personal professional development through trade organization networks.


REQUIRED SKILLS: Proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint is essential. Knowledge of Raiser's Edge, database software, social media, electronic communications, and publishing software is an asset.

EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: This is a full-time, permanent position to begin in May.

How to Apply:

Please apply by forwarding a cover letter and resume in a single PDF attachment via email by April 30 to: Jennifer Green, Associate Director,

Toronto Arts Council/Toronto Arts Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in its employment.