Partnerships Manager- Ontario


TITLEPartnerships Manager – Ontario
CONDITIONSPermanent Position

Full time: 37.5 hours/ week

REGIONOntario (Toronto Office)
SALARY$50,000-$55,000 (negotiable)
BENEFITSCellphone allowance of $29.43 per pay period after 3 month probation
4% paid vacation / Plus additional holiday pay, in accordance with company policy / generous overtime compensation policySocial Benefits and Health Insurance available after 3 month probationFlexible work available (flexible hours, telecommuting)

Computer Provided

Membership to the Centre for Social Innovation


Reporting to the National Director of Partnerships, Strategy and Public Affairs (Head Office) and the Director of Operations and Programming for Ontario (Provincial Office), the Provincial Partnerships Manager for Ontario works closely with the other members of Provincial Operations team and the National Partnerships team. They are primarily responsible for maintaining the relationships and supporting portfolios for Provincial, Regional, and Municipal governments, the Foundational Grants affiliated with Ontario, as well as the Corporate Industry Sponsors for regional and program-specific purposes.

This position is great for a person who appreciates a strong organizational structure, is comfortable with communicating across multiple platforms, loves pitching and creating opportunities as a team, and craves working with a large network of like-minded people in the charitable sector. We don’t need a long list of experiences on your resume- we are happy to train the right person who is eager to learn strong fundraising skills, and enjoys pushing their talents to the next level.


Our Vision

For every child to achieve educational success by having the opportunity to discover, nuture and express their abilities, with the support of the school ecosystem and the community.

Our Mission

To lower school dropout rates by creating continuous ties between the school system and the community, in order to involve targeted youth in innovative and meaningful educational projects that contribute to their learning, their qualifications, and their social integration.



  • Collaborate with the Ontario and Québec teams to develop and maintain the provincial partnership development strategy, including budgetary projections, report writing, and updating the contact list Manage the Ontario portfolio of the funding agreements for the National Director, on the existing cloud-based platform Airtable Maintain existing and developing relationships within the affiliated provincial Ministries, including identifying and pursuing Ministry- related funding opportunities
  • Ensure sustainable regional funding options, including but not limited to municipal and community funding
  • Establish new funding targets with short, mid and long-term strategies and objectives
  • Collaborate with the regional program managers in Ontario to develop and sustain regional industry partnerships for financial and in-kind support for domain-specific or regional-specific contributions
  • In collaboration with the Manager-Volunteers and Mentors, be the point of contact for all provincial volunteer mentors (i.e. industry professionals who shepherd youth throughout the school year), including but not limited to recruiting new volunteers, connecting mentors to their coordinator, and addressing any needs or concerns that may arise
  • Consolidate written, data, and graphic content throughout the year to support the funding applications for the youth programs and highlight their successes for our online platforms and external partnership agreements
  • Draft, review, and submit applications for funding with support from the Ontario Management Team and the Partnerships team (head office)
  • Revise and maintain contractual agreements with partners when needed, including but not limited to ensuring that reporting deadlines and communication articles are honoured in a timely fashion
  • Revise and maintain Memorandums of Understanding with volunteer partners (mentors), including but not limited to ensuring that visibility clauses are honoured in a timely fashion
  • Represent Youth Fusion in partnership development contexts for Ontario to external parties when requested
  • Support management in Ontario and Québec in various tasks, including links with the Communications and Event Planning teams
  • Support the Communications team (head office) in effectively promoting the work that Youth Fusion does in Ontario, and in publicly acknowledging our partners when required
  • Provide direction to any dedicated grant research interns on staff for funding development
  • Develop year-end reports and promotional material for review and archival purposes
  • Support the operations team during key moments of the school calendar: coordinators training, end-of-year events, etc.
  • Translate partnership-related documents into French or English when requested 




  • Undergraduate or Graduate degree in Public Relations, Fundraising, Non-Profit Administration, Political Science, or related field



  • Strategic processing, strong time management, deadline driven, multitasker, and effective team player, comfortable with writing and self-editing, comfortable with public advocacy and negotiation



  • 1 year  in grant writing or fundraising, with a focus on partnership development and/or government liaison



  • Must be able to communicate in French and English (oral/written)



  • Microsoft Office (especially Excel and Word), understanding of Airtable or similar platform preferred



Please submit all applications to Only qualified candidates will be selected for interviews. Youth Fusion is an equal opportunity employer and we are happy to make any accommodations needed to ensure a comfortable interview process for all candidates. Candidates from Indigenous, racialized, 2SLGBTQ+, and other marginalized communities are encouraged to self-identify in their application.