World Vision Canada

This executive search is conducted by Nelson/Kraft & Associates on behalf of World Vision Canada


The Vice President, Philanthropy and Partnerships will generate value and raise funds for World Vision’s international programs through leadership of all philanthropic engagement and relationships with high-net-worth individuals, corporations, foundations, and legacy givers as well as develop meaningful partnerships with Canadian churches.

This is a Hybrid (in-office/remote) position; Reporting to the Mississauga, Ontario office.


Team Leadership

Provide leadership, inspiration, and direction to the Philanthropy and Partnerships team. Coach and mentor direct reports so they can grow and serve as capable and confident contributors. Create an environment of respect, accountability, motivation, and productivity. Ensure ownership and clarity of goals, encourage and foster collaboration and innovation within and between units, and across the organization.

Sustainable Revenue Growth

Grow the revenue stream through effective stewardship of existing donors by strengthening development strategies and by implementing aggressive plans to prospect for and engage new donors through innovative fundraising approaches. Develop and execute clear short-term and long-range plans for development with a focus on income diversification.

Campaign Performance

Lead, equip, and empower teams to continue the build and successfully launch of our large-scale capital campaign. This includes building all infrastructure components, capabilities, team talent, processes, tools, and collaborating with various functional areas to ensure we raise the most fuel for the mission.

Donor Relationships

Manage a personal portfolio of key donors and prospects. Identify and plan for each key donor relationship by creating a unique approach to meet individual needs and expectations. Engage in personal connection and close on requests for any donor relationship in support of the team.

Volunteer Relationships

Work in partnership with the President and CEO to assist recruitment, orientation and ongoing support of Campaign volunteers and Campaign Cabinet. Implement best-practices and directly lead strategies for volunteer-led initiatives.

Strategic Planning

Work with the Chief Operating Officer and colleagues to create an achievable high-level vision and overall direction for the team. Develop corresponding mid and long-term plans and communicate with and inspire the team on the strategy and alignment.

External Relations

Represent World Vision Canada within the World Vision Partnership to share, collaborate and solve challenges, including through matrix connections with global philanthropy initiatives. Seek opportunities to leverage best practices from the global partnership, to move quickly and maximize efficiency and effectiveness.

Church and Christian Partnerships

Empower the team to grow our partnership with Canadian churches, Christian faith leaders and pastors, and Canadian Christians in effort to pursue and support our organizational mission.

Location: Mississauga, ON

Application Deadline: June 30, 2022

Start Date: July 2022

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