JOB: Manager of Development (Corporate Partnerships)

Equal Voice is seeking an experienced leader to grow Equal Voice and help us fund our work electing more women to all levels of political office in Canada. With experience in corporate fundraising, business development, and relationship building, the Manager of Development is a key position on the small Equal Voice team. 

Who We Are:

Equal Voice ( is a national, bilingual, multi-partisan, not-for-profit organization dedicated to electing more women to all levels of political office in Canada.

The Position:

The Manager of Development will build upon Equal Voice’s strong networks, partnerships, and membership to generate revenue to support Equal Voice’s programs. The main focus of the position will be on developing and managing corporate partnerships, but the Manager of Development will also lead in enhancing member engagement and individual giving at Equal Voice.

The position is based in Equal Voice’s office in downtown Ottawa.  During the Covid-19 pandemic, all staff have the option to work from home.  After the pandemic, flexible working will be possible but the Manager of Development will be expected to be in the office regularly for internal and external meetings.  Therefore, this position is most suitable for candidates living in or close to Ottawa. This is a full-time role, but part-time work may be possible for the right candidate.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Executive Director, and working closely with the Director of Programs, the Manager of Communications, and the Fundraising Committee of the Board of Directors, the Manager of Development will play a central role in the organization.  Responsibilities will include:

  • Develop new and existing corporate partnerships for Equal Voice’s programs
  • Implement a prospect pipeline, including prospect research, tailored engagement, recognition, and stewardship
  • Ensure impeccable record-keeping and systems
  • Identify diverse new funding opportunities for Equal Voice beyond corporate philanthropy and collaborate with other staff in proposal development
  • Proactively and thoughtfully engage Equal Voice’s many friends and champions in our fundraising efforts
  • Lead the expansion of our online and monthly individual giving program, working with other team members in the implementation
  • Foster a culture of philanthropy within the organization
  • Manage staff and volunteers as required (initially, there will be one report)
  • Work occasional evenings and weekends, as required
  • Performing other related and sundry duties as assigned.


  • At least five years of diverse experience in fundraising, including considerable experience in a not-for-profit organization
  • A record of successfully developing and stewarding major corporate partnerships
  • Impeccable interpersonal communication skills in person, in writing, and virtually
  • Experience working with Nationbuilder databases and/or experience and aptitude with other databases and the ability and willingness to quickly learn Nationbuilder
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • A track record of handling sensitive and confidential information appropriately and with discretion
  • Strong insight into politics (for example through experience volunteering or working in politics at any level)
  • Commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and demonstrated experience working collaboratively with groups and/or individuals with diverse ideas, beliefs, and opinions
  • Capacity to interact with elected officials across the political spectrum and thrive in a multi-partisan environment
  • Clear commitment to EV’s mandate of working with all political parties to elect more women to all levels of government.
  • Bilingualism an asset

To Apply:  

Please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]. The deadline for submission is April 18th, but applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis as received.

Equal Voice is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment. We welcome and encourage applications from members of equity-seeking groups, including but not limited to, candidates who are racialized, indigenous, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

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