JOB POSTING: Development Manager

The Toronto Environmental Alliance is seeking a Development Manager. This is a full-time, permanent position. The Development Manager reports to TEA’s Executive Director.

Who We Are:

For over 30 years, TEA has campaigned locally to find solutions to Toronto's urban environmental problems. As a not-for-profit organization, we advocate on behalf of all Torontonians for a green, healthy and equitable city. TEA is recognized Canada-wide for our municipal work on climate change, waste reduction, and other issues we believe are critical to the health and well-being of Toronto residents.

The Position:

TEA is looking for a full-time (4-5 days per week) Development Manager who is passionate about environmental issues. We offer flexible work arrangements, including a hybrid work environment, and the opportunity to be part of a fun, dynamic and collaborative team. The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced environment, and is excited about the opportunity to make meaningful change in our communities and city. We offer a competitive salary, health benefits, and generous vacation provisions.

The Development Manager will lead the development and execution of a sustainable, diversified annual fundraising program, including stewardship strategies that meaningfully recognize our donors. Reporting to the Executive Director, the successful candidate will work with a dedicated team and leverage a significant base of passionate supporters who share our commitment to building a greener city for all.


  • Develop and execute an integrated fundraising strategy including direct response (telemarketing, e-fundraising and direct mail), major gifts, and foundations
  • Build a stewardship strategy to acknowledge and engage TEA’s supporters
  • Develop annual fundraising targets and provide routine monitoring and reporting on progress to senior management
  • Prepare and present fundraising research, analysis and reports on specific areas of the fundraising strategy
  • Develop strategies to retain and grow TEA’s base of monthly supporters through acquisition, conversion and stewardship
  • Build strong relationships with individual TEA donors through responsive communications and regular stewardship touchpoints
  • Contribute to the development of donor communications materials, including the annual report, sponsorship decks, direct mail and email solicitations
  • Collaborate with team members on the development of strategies to build and measure supporter and donor engagement through TEA’s platforms
  • Work with other team members to ensure proper management of donor records, ensuring high standards of accuracy and safeguarding of data
  • Lead the coordination of TEA’s annual fundraising event, the Greener City Celebration
  • Ensure all fundraising efforts reflect TEA’s commitment to equity and environmental justice, and adhere to relevant legislative and ethical requirements in the administration, processing, and management of donations
  • Manage external contractors as required
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Passion for TEA’s mission to build a greener, more equitable city
  • Relevant experience with a minimum of 3-5 years raising funds in the non-profit sector; experience fundraising for environmental organizations is an asset
  • Experience with a range of fundraising revenue streams, including monthly giving, digital appeals, grants and major donors
  • Experience building and executing donor stewardship strategies
  • Experience with fundraising databases; Nationbuilder experience is an asset
  • Strong writing skills and ability to develop compelling and inspiring cases for support
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of various fundraising strategies 
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, with strong project management skills; events coordination experience is an asset
  • Highly collaborative and able to work across all levels of the organization
  • Foundation proposal writing experience a strong asset
  • Post-secondary education or a suitable combination of experience and education
  • Understanding of regulations governing fundraising and communications activities for not-for-profit organizations in Canada

Terms of Employment:

This is a full-time, permanent position. Compensation is $62,000 per year with annual increases. TEA offers health benefits and generous vacation provisions. TEA will consider hiring this position for a four-day work week with a prorated salary, if preferred by the successful applicant. The Development Manager may occasionally be required to work evenings and weekends.

Currently, hybrid arrangements are in place and staff are required to attend the office one day per week. The position-holder is required to reside within the Greater Toronto Area.

Application Procedure:

The closing date for applications is Monday, November 13, 2023, at 11:59pm. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume by email to [email protected] with the subject line Development Manager. Kindly submit your cover letter and resume as one document in pdf format, with the file named as follows: First Name_Last Name_Development_Manager. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis and early applications are encouraged.

TEA is committed to employment equity and encourages members of equity-owed groups to apply. Indigenous people, racialized people, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTQ2S, and women, are encouraged to apply for this position and self-identify. The first round of interviews will be conducted over Zoom. TEA is committed to providing accommodation for applicants at any stage of the recruitment process upon request by emailing [email protected] or by specifying required accommodations in your cover letter.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.