TFS Foundation is seeking a creative, strategic and experienced fundraiser to join their team as the new Senior Director, Philanthropy. The Senior Director will join at an exciting time mid-way through their Thriving Futures campaign.

Reporting to the Foundation President, the Senior Director will bring proven experience cultivating and soliciting major gifts and will manage the fundraising strategy and volunteer committees. Strong relationship building skills are essential for the Senior Director, who will be adept at building trusting and authentic relationships with a variety of audiences.

As a collaborative and supportive partner, the Senior Director will work with school leadership and staff, parents, alumni, volunteers and Board Members to advance the fundraising goals of TFS using a highly personalized approach. With a passion and interest to personally solicit major gifts, the Senior Director will continue to build the pipeline and maintain a high level of interaction with donors and prospective donors. Campaign experience will be an asset with donor recognition and stewardship activities for the campaign increasing at this phase.  Salary Range:  $135,000 – $150,000

Posted On:  May 23, 2024

Closing On:  June 24, 2024

Location:  Toronto, Ontario

Employment Type:  Full Time

Level:  Senior

Salary Range:  $135,000 – $150,000


Leading a small team, the Senior Director will be an experienced coach and mentor and will bring an understanding of direct marketing to support their direct reports as they develop and grow in their roles.

Although fluency in French would be considered an asset, it is not a requirement for this position. At TFS Foundation, staff are working full-time in the office, with some flexibility to work from home on a project basis from time to time.


TFS was born out of a bold vision: the belief that French and English bilingual education in Canada would give students a true understanding of the linguistic and cultural depth of their own country, as well as open up their path to the world.

As the pioneer of French immersion in Canada, TFS provides a bilingual education that is unparalleled. We want our students to exude academic ambition, benefit from an all-round development as individuals and citizens, and view the world from an international perspective. Bilingual and coed since 1962, TFS teaches the curricula of France and Ontario through the framework established by the IB programs, offering an experience that is rich in challenge, diversity and opportunity.

TFS has grown to become Canada’s International School, as we know it today, and one of the largest independent schools in the country, that continues to offer an exceptional education to over 1,500 students at its Toronto and Mississauga campuses and in this way helps to shape young learners into engaged bilingual citizens who are empowered to make an impact on the world.


The TFS community develops multilingual critical thinkers who celebrate difference, transcend borders and strive for the betterment of humankind and the planet.


Our students are empowered to make a positive impact on the world.


Integrity, Discernment, Respect, Engagement


Individuals who reflect, citizens who act.



The TFS Foundation team leads the outreach to engage TFS families, alumni and friends to provide the financial resources needed to advance the school’s mission. Their raison d’être is to strengthen school pride and connections with the school through giving, volunteer activities and event participation.

This outreach includes leading the school’s fundraising program encompassing annual giving, major and special gifts, donor recognition, stewardship, and special events.

The team works collaboratively with our partners – our parents, through the TFS Foundation Board of Directors, the Investment and Finance Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee, as well as our alumni, through the Alumni Association Executive – to engage our community, helping to nurture a culture of philanthropy and volunteering, which is critical to the school’s well-being.



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KCI Search + Talent has been retained to conduct this search on behalf of Toronto French School (TFS) for more information about this opportunity, please contact Jill Anderson, Senior Consultant, KCI Search + Talent by email at

All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence. Interested candidates should send resume and letter of interest to the email address listed above by June 24, 2024.

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TFS welcomes applications from Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and all others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

If you require accommodation, please notify the Search Consultant in advance and they will work with you to meet your needs. TFS is committed to providing accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection process.

The salary range for this position is $135,000 – $150,000 and includes a competitive benefits package.