Corporate & Community Partnerships Coordinator

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
The Mississauga Food Bank
  • Fundraising / Giving
  • Administrative / Clerical Support
  • Community Outreach
  • Event Coordination
Full Time
  • Ontario - Peel Region - Mississauga
Experienced (Non-manager)$42,000 - 47,0002019-07-082019-07-22

Corporate & Community Partnerships Coordinator

The Mississauga Food Bank’s (TMFB) vision is a Mississauga where no one goes hungry. We relieve hunger in Mississauga by providing and promoting access to healthy food for people in need.


Is this role for you?

  • Do you have a passion for third-party events and peer-to-peer fundraising? 
  • Do you love working with donors and thrive on overseeing details that make their fundraising events successful?

Job Purpose:

  • Achieve revenue and food-raising targets from 500+ workplace and community food drives and fundraising events, with a focus on funds
  • Identify event organizers that have the potential to increase their giving to greater levels and/or philanthropic or sponsorship support
  • Raise TMFB’s profile in the community as a “charity of choice” for community events 
  • Plan and coordinate TMFB events including the annual Supporter Appreciation Party and Holiday Open House



Food Drives and Fundraising Events (60%) 

  • As a part of the Corporate & Community Partnerships annual plan, identify and manage lists of potential and previous event organizers to solicit to organize food drives or fundraisers in support of TMFB
  • Build and execute a communications plan including face-to-face meetings, bulk and personal emails, and phone follow-ups with the purpose to cultivate and solicit previous and prospective workplace and community event organizers 
    • Work with the Marketing team to develop tools and collateral as needed
  • Coordinate food drive and fundraiser registration, logistics, and stewardship
    • Answer questions from organizers, ensuring they follow the correct process to register their food drive/fundraiser
    • Once registered, provide supplies to organizers, record details in our database, liaise with the warehouse team to book trucking, ensure the donation is received, and the thank you is issued
  • Provide support to ensure a positive donor experience, event success, and repeating/growing event in future years
    • Convert ‘food only’ donors to raise funds. 
    • Where only food is possible, increase healthy/most needed food items raised by communicating TMFB’s needs to organizers
  • Develop and execute a school strategy to engage students in fundraising
  • Identify local community events occurring across Mississauga and pitch TMFB as the charity of choice
    • Work with the marketing and volunteer departments to promote the events and provide volunteer support as needed
  • Build reports that accurately reflect activity and progress towards achieving goals


Donor Cultivation and Engagement (20%)

  • Identify food drive and fundraising event organizers who display interest in developing a deeper relationship with TMFB and have the potential for further philanthropic or sponsorship support
    • Connect them to the Corporate & Community Partnerships Manager for further cultivation and solicitation
  • Track all event organizers that qualify for volunteer shifts and work with the Volunteer Coordinator to register and schedule their shift; host groups as needed to build relationships while at TMFB
  • Speak and present on behalf of TMFB at community events and cheque presentations, inviting the Corporate and Community Partnerships Manager, Director of Development, or Executive Director to attend when appropriate 


Event Planning (10%)

  • Oversee TMFB’s events including the annual Supporter Appreciation Party and Holiday Open House. Work with the Development team to identify guest list and send invitations, and take the lead on all event logistics (food, decor, rentals, programme, etc.). Deploy staff as needed. 


Other (10%)

  • Participate and provide assistance in activities, initiatives, and special projects as requested

Education and Experience

  • 2+ years of professional fundraising experience. Experience supporting third-party events is preferred.
  • College diploma or university degree in a relevant field
  • Demonstrated experience with customer management systems (preferably Raiser’s Edge) or other moves-management systems
  • Demonstrated successful relationship-building experience

Skills, Competencies, and Qualities

  • Enthusiastic and collaborative team player with a positive attitude
  • Highly motivated and results-driven
  • Flexible and adaptable, with a focus on problem-solving and customer/donor service
  • Ability to work autonomously while being aware of the importance of accountability
  • Committed to high-performance standards and continuous improvement
  • Enjoys working in a dynamic, changing environment, leading multiple projects and tasks 
  • Incredibly organized, ability to manage multiple details at once
  • Impeccable interpersonal skills. Patient with a high volume of requests from donors and event organizers
  • Strong MS Office/Google Suite skills. (TMFB is a cloud-based and largely paperless environment)
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle



This position reports to the Corporate and Community Partnerships Manager and is a member of the Development team. Internally, this position works closely with the Warehouse team to support event logistics. Externally, this position works closely with event organizers.

Position Type:

Permanent, full-time position. Some evening and weekend work required, especially during the busy Thanksgiving/Holiday season. Lieu time can be accrued for evening/weekend hours worked. On-call by phone/email/text for event issues that may arise during off-hours. 


$42,000-$47,000 plus funding for professional development, paid mobile phone, comprehensive benefits plan, and matched group RRSP (after 3 months’ employment)


We have a professional workspace, up-to-date technology, and a lunchroom with all the tea or coffee you can drink! The staff team laughs a lot, pitches in during those “all-hands-on-deck” times, and enjoys celebrating at outings a couple of times a year. 

How to apply: 

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The position is permanent, full-time, and available as of September 1, 2019, but the search will remain open until the right candidate is found. No phone calls, please.

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