Manager of Development

Park People supports and mobilizes people to help them activate the power of parks to improve quality of life in cities across Canada. We support a Canadian network of park people by sharing knowledge, connections and funding that bolsters their awesome work in parks. We also mobilize Canadians by highlighting the insights, policies and practices that help city parks meet their full potential.

Join us and make awesome things happen in city parks.


In this role, you will lead Park People’s efforts to secure, steward and sustain key elements of the organization’s revenue stream, in particular corporate partnerships and philanthropy (major gifts).

As the Manager of Development your role would include working with corporate and major gift donors throughout the relationship process. 




Secured Account Management and Stewardship

Systems, Oversight and Longer-Term Planning


As a Manager of Development, the skills and experience you bring to the role include:


As a Manager of Development, you demonstrate personal and professional competencies including:

Tact and Diplomacy

Experience and understanding of high touch soliciting and making presentations

Representing the needs of donors and partners within the larger organization

A self-starter who enjoys working in a fast paced collaborative environment


Position Details:


Park People is a great place to work:

Opportunities to get involved in new areas and grow professionally and progressive career opportunities as Park People continues to grow.


If you would like to make a meaningful contribution to our city and communities while working with a dynamic, results-driven and expanding group that is at the forefront of an emerging urban park renaissance, this is an excellent opportunity and challenge for a connector and city builder with a high degree of diplomacy, sound judgment and personal drive for bringing positive change to our city. Please send your resume and cover letter in one electronic file in confidence by November 22 to

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.







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