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Manager of Development

Contract Type: Full-time
(position funded through October 2023. Work is ongoing to secure funding
beyond that period.)

Start Date: November

Location: Remote
within Canada

Closing Date: October
17, 2022 at 5:00 pm EST

Hours of work: Flexible

$70,000 – $85,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications

Benefits: A
generous benefits package will be made available following the end of the
three-month probationary period, which includes health and dental benefits,
AD&D, Long-term disability and life insurance. Group and individual
professional development opportunities are also provided to staff.

Paid time off: Four
weeks (20 days) of paid vacation are provided and CCHR typically closes between
Christmas and New Year’s Day, providing a handful of additional paid days off
for staff to rest and recharge. Full-time staff are provided with 10 paid
personal emergency days annually.

Application Method: Cover
letter + resume as one PDF document. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to
complete an assignment and to participate in an interview. Please see
instructions below.

About Canadian Centre for Housing Rights
(formerly CERA)

is one of Canada’s oldest charities working to advance the right to housing in
Canada. Founded in 1987, CCHR has worked tirelessly for 35 years at the
intersection of human rights and housing. We are one of Canada’s leading NGOs
working in the area of social and economic rights. CCHR works to advance the
right to adequate housing by:

Serving clients to help
them stay housed
: We provide free
services to tenants facing eviction and human rights violations in their
housing, and we are experts in these fields. Each year we provide services to
over a thousand tenants and we are highly effective in ensuring that some of
the most vulnerable renters remain in their homes.

Providing education and
training about housing rights
: We provide public education and training on housing rights
and human rights in housing to diverse groups across Ontario, reaching
approximately 1,000 people annually. We work with community partners to train
individuals and communities about their housing rights and how to assert them,
and we engage with landlords to educate them about their obligations as housing

Advancing rights-based housing policy:
We advance rights-based housing policy through research, policy development,
advocacy and litigation across Canada. Notable achievements include setting a
legal precedent preventing landlords from discriminating against renters who
receive social assistance, launching a constitutional challenge against the
federal government for failing to take action against homelessness, and
coordinating the Right to Housing Toronto Network (R2HTO).

Working at CCHR

CCHR is a collaborative and cross-functional team of about 30
motivated professionals working across Canada, linked by our commitment to
advancing the right to housing. We are in the second year of our strategic
plan, which prioritizes organizational growth, working nationally, developing
innovative ways to engage communities and individuals to support their right to
housing and building new, dedicated teams in the areas of policy advocacy,
research and strategic litigation. CCHR’s four functional teams (Services and
Education; Policy Advocacy and Communications; Research; and, Strategic
Litigation) work collaboratively together to support each other’s work in
identifying and executing innovative ways to advance the right to housing.

CCHR’s office is located at the Centre for Social Innovation
(Spadina location), an exciting shared workspace that houses 250 non-profits
and social innovators across multiple locations in downtown Toronto. It is
accessible by transit and offers substantial opportunities to network with
like-minded people and participate in a mission-driven, innovative community
through various events. CCHR’s team works remotely, but our office has several
workstations which are available to staff who would like to work from the
office on a part-time or occasional basis.

the Role

We are seeking a creative, insights-driven, hands-on senior
development professional to join our growing team. In this role, your ability
to juggle multiple responsibilities under tight timelines is essential. If you
are a self-starter with demonstrated experience in grant writing, donor
stewardship and development, and developing and managing fundraising campaigns,
this could be the right role for you.

Working in close collaboration with the Communications Team, the
successful candidate will be a key player in the design, development and
execution of fundraising and development strategies and campaigns, and
developing grant and project proposals to support our work. The role requires
strategic thinking, cross-team collaboration, and exceptional written
communication skills.

Manager of Development, your responsibilities will include:

Leading CCHR’s
development efforts, including grant writing, donor development, and donor
stewardship for individual donors, major donors and corporate donors, and the
development and execution of fundraising campaigns.

Proactively identifying
funding opportunities from government, public and private foundations and other

Leading the development
and submission of project and grant proposals by working with management to
determine concept, gathering necessary information, drafting applications and
proposals, developing partnerships and securing supporting documentation.

Collaborating with
community partners as is necessary to co-create and co-develop projects and
funding applications as appropriate.

Maintaining funding
opportunity databases, calendars and workplans to manage the grant writing work
of the organization, as well as CCHR’s CRM.

Developing promotional
and fundraising materials to support solicitation of funds, including impact
reports, client testimonials and other donor engagement materials.

collaboratively with the communications team to develop and promote engaging
content, including e-communications campaigns, to further CCHR’s fundraising
and development efforts.

the execution of CCHR’s fundraising and communications strategy in consultation
with the communications team, program and project staff and management.

Supervising and
providing direction to staff, students and volunteers supporting CCHR’s
development efforts.

Performing other duties
as required to support the organization, Executive Director, Board of Directors
and Fundraising Committee.


Minimum of
5 years of experience in a development role in a non-profit or advocacy-related

post-secondary degree or diploma in a related area, preferably in fundraising
and development.

experience in grant writing, with experience developing complex grant proposals
for funding to support activities such as services, education and programming,
engagement, advocacy and research.

success in soliciting and securing funds from individual donors, major donors
and corporate donors, including developing and managing fundraising campaigns.

oral and written communications skills in English, with a demonstrated ability
to develop engaging and compelling written content, develop and manage
relationships with partners, donors and potential donors.

project management skills, with a demonstrated ability to manage multiple
complex projects simultaneously.

Ability to
work collaboratively in a cross-functional environment with a strong level of
comfort managing colleagues and management.

managing CRM software to maintain records of donors, increase engagement and
report on fundraising activities.

Experience supervising,
mentoring, and supporting students and volunteers.

Advanced proficiency in
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

of the right to housing, human rights and housing law, and the housing and
social services sector is an asset.

Working proficiency in
an additional language is an asset, particularly French.

and attributes

organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.

Ability to
multi-task, thrive in a fast-paced environment, and adapt quickly to

Ability to
work accurately under pressure with attention to detail and deadlines, and with
minimal supervision.

and entrepreneurial spirit to accommodate high levels of responsibility and
multiple and sometimes shifting priorities.

strategic thinking skills, political acumen, diplomacy, discretion, tact and
good judgement.

recognize and value the unique perspective that people with lived experience of
poverty and/or precarious housing bring in addition to the skills and
qualifications listed above.

apply for this job

should include a CV and cover letter in one PDF document and should be
submitted by email to  with the
subject line: Application – Manager of Development.

CCHR, we believe that a workforce that reflects the diversity of the
communities we serve strengthens our ability to achieve our mission. We
strongly encourage applicants of all genders, racial, ethnic and cultural
backgrounds, sexual orientations, abilities, and with a range of life
experiences to apply.

are committed to full compliance with the Human Rights Code, the Accessibility
For Ontarians With Disabilities Act, the Occupational Health and Safety
Act, and all other applicable legislation. We will provide accommodation
during the hiring process upon request and information received relating to
accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially. 


We thank all applicants for their interest.

Unfortunately, CCHR is not in a position to respond to
inquiries regarding the position.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be

To apply to this position, please contact the job poster via email