Fundraising Manager

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies
  • Fundraising / Giving
  • Event Coordination
  • Government Relations
  • Management / Executive
Full Time
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - North York
Manager (Supervisor of Staff)N/A2019-02-072019-04-07

Fundraising Manger

About Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) is a human rights organization dedicated to Holocaust studies, advocacy and education. Our programs are designed to counter racism and antisemitism, to foster an appreciation for Canadian democratic values, and to help make the world a better place. For more information, visit  

The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and implementing strategies to cultivate relationships with existing and prospective donors through the planning and execution of fundraising events, programs and initiatives.


  • Oversees all aspects of the Fundraising Department.
  • Guides team development efforts towards successful project delivery.
  • Organizes specific fundraising events and corresponds with the Events manager to ensure consistency.
  • Identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards donors to meet annual fundraising goals.
  • Supports the development of a fundraising business plan, containing strategies related to individual donors and prospects including identification, qualification, cultivation and successful solicitation.
  • Develops and implements relationship management strategies and timelines.
  • Develops and maintains a thorough understanding of FSWC programs and uses this to create opportunities for donors.
  • Conducts face-to-face meetings/tours with donors throughout the year.
  • Coordinates speaking engagements to support and grow giving and awareness.
  • Researches suppliers, event concepts and cost proposals and executes fundraising events upon approval.
  • Responsible for grant writing.
  • Builds fundraising strategies and donor acquisition strategies around events and programs.
  • Develops and implements fundraising campaigns.
  • Leads, manages and provides direction to contractors and vendors. Collaborates with FSWC staff, and external contractors to ensure successful fundraising event operations.
  • Ensures that all fundraising programs and activities fall within ethical, fiscal and legal standards within FSWC’s policies.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:

  • An understanding of the Holocaust, Supremacy, Anti-Israel Sentiment and human rights activism.
  • Excellent leadership and management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (written & verbal) skills.
  • High attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously and multi-task.
  • Ability to interact effectively and courteously with all levels of staff and key stakeholders and manages internal/external inquiries/requests.


  • Post-Secondary degree in Business Administration or a related field.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ progressive experience in fundraising, prospecting, donor cultivation and relationship management.
  • Prior experience in a leadership position.
  • Experience in grant writing is an asset.

We thank everyone for their interest but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We are committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

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