Full Time

Senior Manager, Young Leadership Philanthropy

UJA Federation of Greater Toronto 4600 Bathurst Street, Toronto ON

About UJA Federation of Greater Toronto

At UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, our vision is to lead the most vibrant Jewish community in North America - a community characterized by its diversity, unity, compassion, generosity and commitment to Jewish values. Together with our philanthropic, volunteer and professional leadership, we’re changing lives.

As one of North America’s leading Jewish non-profits, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto works to preserve and strengthen the quality of Jewish life in Greater Toronto, Canada, Israel and around the world. UJA advances this mission through fundraising, programs, and research focused on our strategic pillars: fighting poverty and improving well-being, growing Jewish education and identity, countering antisemitism and hate, and strengthening connections with Israel and Jewish communities worldwide.

Situated within UJA’s Integrated Development Department, UJA’s Community Campaign team engages donors throughout our diverse community to support UJA’s mission by investing in the Annual Campaign.

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Senior Director, Community Campaign we are seeking an experienced Senior Manager, Young Leadership Philanthropy will oversee all fundraising and fundraising strategy for the Young Leadership divisions situated within the Community Campaign Team.

The Senior Manager, Young Leadership Philanthropy, is an integral member of the Annual Campaign Team, building philanthropic relationships and managing a portfolio of donors, prospects, and volunteers. The Senior Manager will be responsible for generating fundraising revenue, cultivating new donors and managing stewardship initiatives. The successful candidate will focus on the strategic management and effective operation of Annual Campaign fundraising divisions, for the enhancement of immediate and long-term fundraising results.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Cultivate and manage a portfolio of donors under $10,000 with a focus on donors under 40 years old
  • Meet fundraising and engagement targets
  • Develop and implement a stewardship plan for donors under 40 and giving under $10,000
  • Accountable to achieve fundraising targets and to engage in face-to-face (or remote) meetings with prospects and donors
  • Identify and develop new volunteer leaders to take on fundraising roles
  • Proactively identify new prospects and volunteers; develop and execute cultivation strategies to engage these relationships
  • Create and implement overall fundraising strategies and events to work toward meeting your targets
  • Manage a team of lay volunteers and a committee
  • Develop an engagement plan for Young Leader donors and Ben Gurion Society donors
  • Manage, plan, and oversee multiple events to engage and fundraise
  • Manage, plan and execute a Young Leadership engagement plan for special campaign project such as the Walk with Israel.


  • Post-secondary degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 2+ years of fundraising experience
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, writing, and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising including managing and forging relationships with volunteers and donors
  • Strong customer service-oriented approach complemented by excellent organizational and time management abilities
  • Ability to assimilate a broad range of information and articulate with passion and integrity
  • Current knowledge of Toronto Jewish community and the International Jewish community
  • Self-starter - the successful candidate will be able to act without having to always be directed.
  • Diplomatic; great listener; and strategic thinker
  • Ability to make decisions independently
  • CFRE accreditation is considered an asset
  • Ability to work off-hours as required, including evenings or weekends
  • Familiarity with Salesforces, Microsoft Office Suite – most importantly Excel and Word
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to quickly build rapport with colleagues [and stakeholders, donors, lay leadership, community, etc.
  • Proactive with excellent organizational, prioritizing and time-management skills

* This is a full-time permanent position, Union Level H. UJA’s normal hours of work are 34 hours per week. As UJA currently operates on a hybrid basis, the successful candidate for this role is expected to work from the office on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please note that UJA’s offices are closed on all Jewish holy days (yom tov) and the Jewish Sabbath (Shabbat).

We look forward to connecting with you to understanding what you can bring to the UJA team and how we can support your career goals. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume quoting REF# SMYLP-CAM-671 to: recruitment@ujafed.org. Only those applicants invited for interview will be contacted.

Commitment to Inclusion and Accessibility:

UJA Federation supports a diverse candidate and employment experience. We are proud of our dynamic professional team, which reflects the diversity of the Jewish community and general community alike in Greater Toronto. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants from all communities. We encourage you to follow us to get regular updates on open roles. We are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible workplace and believe this is essential to ensure that every member of our team can thrive.

We adhere to barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.