Development Manager – PROSPER CANADA

Prosper Canada is seeking a full-time Development Manager to drive our major gifts fundraising program, targeting foundations, financial sector firms in Canada and government grants. In June 2020, we launched a time limited fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $5 million from foundations and financial sector partners over two years. By March 2022, we had raised over $9M in multi-year funding.  Based on this success, we have made this a permanent program and are seeking an entrepreneurial, results driven fundraiser to take this program to the next level.

The successful candidate will lead day-to-day management of the program, under the supervision of the Vice-President, Strategy and Impact and working directly with our other Manager, Development who will be focused on our individual giving program, the CEO, other staff across the organization and a cadre of high-level volunteers. Salary Range:  $70,000 – $80,000

Posted on: October 7, 2022

Closing on: November 21, 2022

Location:  60 St. Clair Ave E., Toronto, Ontario

Effective:  ASAP

Employment Type:  Full Time

Level:  Beginner

Salary Range:  $70,000 – $80,000


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Who we are

Founded in 1986, Prosper Canada is a national charity dedicated to expanding economic opportunity for Canadians living in poverty through program and policy innovation.

As Canada’s leading champion of financial empowerment, we work with government, business, and community partners to develop and promote financial policies, programs and resources that transform lives and foster the prosperity of all Canadians.

Prosper Canada does not deliver services directly to people living on low incomes. Instead, we work with public, private and community sector partners to ensure quality financial empowerment (FE) supports (including effective policy and regulation) are available to all people living on a low income across Canada.

At Prosper Canada, we value being collaborative, human centred, and forward thinking. We recognize, accept, and celebrate our differences. We see power in diversity, equity, and inclusion, and believe we can help everyone thrive by being our boldest true selves. Diversity is at the core of what we do and who we support to build financial health. Our financial empowerment efforts focus on equity-seeking groups, including those living on low incomes, Indigenous Peoples, members of racialized communities, and people living with disabilities.

We strive to create a culture where all feel valued, respected, and a true sense of belonging. We seek to bring diverse perspectives that represent the lived experience, needs and challenges of equity-seeking groups. Join us in supporting and empowering everyone in Canada to prosper.

Position overview

The ideal candidate is a trained fundraiser with 3+ years’ experience and a successful track record in raising funds from corporations, foundations and government. You have strong funder management skills. You are highly proficient in the use of relevant fundraising approaches, software and tools, and experienced at successfully project managing a significant pipeline.  You enjoy and excel at developing compelling pitches and proposals and have superior writing and powerpoint skills. Highly collaborative and adaptable, you are adept at working with organizational leaders, Board members, high-level volunteers, and other teams to move plans forward and achieve results.  You are highly motivated by the opportunity to help foster greater inclusion and opportunity for people with low incomes and want to be part of an organization with a bold aspirational vision, the ability to form deep and lasting partnerships with funders, and a track record of transformative impact.

This position has a strong project management and administrative dimension. The successful candidate will work closely with our Executive team and Board members and will help shape Prosper Canada’s broader fundraising strategies, systems, and processes.


The salary range for this position is $70,000- $80,000. Upon successful completion of a 3-month probation period, the successful candidate will also participate in a full suite of employee benefits including: group medical and dental benefits, an Employee Assistance Program, an employer RRSP contribution and membership in the Common Good retirement savings plan, paid personal and sick days, 20 paid vacation days, paid time off when we close the office from Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day, and professional development opportunities.

Summary of Responsibilities

Experience and competencies

If you don’t meet all our requirements (below), but believe your skill set and experience is applicable or transferable we would love to hear from you!

Please apply if you meet most of these requirements:

Prosper Canada also values/welcomes:

We encourage candidates to tell us about themselves in their cover letters and to highlight how their lived experiences help them understand the needs and challenges faced by equity-seeking groups. We are committed to making accommodations for all candidates and staff with temporary or permanent disabilities.

Application Details

Application due: Open until filled

Travel required: Minimal

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Currently, our staff are working from home with limited access to our office (up to 2 days per week, subject to appropriate health and safety measures) until pandemic conditions allow us to fully reopen the office. We value in-person connection but expect many staff will want to blend in-office and remote work going forward. We look forward to discussing hybrid options with potential candidates.

How to apply:  Email your resume and a cover letter to with subject line: Manager, Development application.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Interviews with candidates will be conducted virtually.  If you require any accommodations to have a successful interview, please let us know.