Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
WE is a movement that brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world. Our vision is to shift the world from “me” to “we.” Our mission is to empower all people to change the world, locally and globally, achieving transformative outcomes for themselves and others.
WE seeks an Associate Manager to join the Partner Relations team. The Associate Manager serves to support the activities of the department in their ongoing information management and partner stewardship initiatives. As the primary point of contact for a small portfolio of corporate and major gift foundation partners and manages donor stewardship activities for their portfolio.
This individual must be passionate and committed to the core beliefs of the organization—the WE.org Philosophy.
The position is based out of WE’s office in Toronto (233 Carlton Street).
Reports to and takes direction from Program Management team and Director.
Serve as liaison for internal coordination amongst WE departments to integrate corporate, employee and adult engagement strategies alongside WE's calendar of programming (e.g. liaising with Creative and Communications team to ensure development of adult/employee-focused collateral for WE campaigns) and to ensure strong collaboration with ME to WE’s Corporate and Family Engagement teams.
Documentation and knowledge sharing of trends regarding major partners, including:
Generation of stakeholder analyses and partner briefing documents
Reporting on employee engagement activities
Represents WE and the organization’s priorities to their small portfolio of corporate and foundation partners and represents the partners’ needs and interests to other WE departments internally
Accountable for maintaining the health and success of their small portfolio of partners with a key focus on partner retention, growth and expansion and also escalation of any new opportunities or risks associated with their portfolio
Support the design and delivery of third party events hosted by major partners including serving as an ambassador of WE at these events, preparation of event reports and compilation of materials for external events
Responsible for ideation and execution of creative employee engagement activities to deepen partner pride and cement partner loyalty
Takes a leadership role on the reporting, project planning and tracking of all partnership deliverables and milestones
What you bring:
Postsecondary Degree in related field
Demonstrate sound knowledge of international development, youth empowerment and trends in corporate social responsibility, corporate philanthropy and cause marketing
Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills in all internal and external relations
Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple responsibilities within tight deadlines
Very keen eye for detail
Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to navigate difficult conversations with internal and external stakeholders
Demonstrated ability to work well both independently and within a team setting
Excellent comprehension and ease with the application of Microsoft Office programs, particularly PowerPoint, Word and Excel
Familiarity with creating new documents using Adobe InDesign
Familiarity with using a CRM system; experience using Salesforce is an asset
Outstanding work ethic and proven ability to take initiative and remain organized and solution driven
Positive attitude, high energy, flexible and enthusiastic
What makes us unique…
Social entrepreneurs Marc Kielburger and Craig Kielburger co-founded WE and WE Charity (formerly Free The Children) 20 years ago and have grown it into a family of organizations, including WE Day and ME to WE. WE Charity was among the first organizations in Canada to turn philanthropy on its head by creating a legally distinct social enterprise, ME to WE. Through the social enterprise, 50% of the profits support WE Charity, while the rest is reinvested in the social enterprise.
We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and welcomes all interested parties to apply. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. We sincerely thank all those who apply, however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.