Career Opportunities

Position: Development & Partnership Officer
Location: Montréal, Canada

About NewCities

NewCities is a global non-profit committed to shaping a better urban future. NewCities seeks the most progressive and innovative ideas to drive positive changes in cities large and small through events, research and urban innovation projects. NewCities creates a global dialogue and curates cutting-edge knowledge on the world’s most progressive urban issues to generate and scale ideas and solutions. The organization works with leaders from business, government, academia, civil society, the media and the arts.

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The Position

NewCities is looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic development professional to join its team in Montréal. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development & Partnership Officer will handle the Foundation’s development and fundraising effort.

The position will be based in the Foundation’s head office in Montréal.

This is a fantastic opportunity to help us shape the urban future, working in a stimulating multi-cultural environment.

Key tasks:

A. 70% of Officer’s time on new revenues: The Officer will develop a strategy with the right tools and contacts to attract new sources of funding from corporate, philanthropic, individual and public sources, to reach the Foundation’s growth objectives:

  • Refine the Foundation’s fundraising strategy, material and pitch
  • Identify and contact potential decision makers within prospect organizations
  • Prepare meetings and calls with these prospects including meeting pitch and material, carefully tailored to prospect companies’ strategies and needs
  • Take part in these meetings or calls and follow up as appropriate
  • Target and attend conferences in order to sign new members or partners and/or to solidify existing relationships
  • Keep carefully organized records and files with contacts for each prospect
  • Provide insight and research to explore new funding sources for either existing or new initiatives
  • Ensure to reach the Foundation’s new revenues objectives

B. 30% of the Officer’s time on current Members and Partners: The Officer will oversee relations with all existing NewCities members and partners to ensure that each of them feels they are getting value from their investments in the Foundation:

  • Maintain communications with all members and partners both as a group and personally in order to expand and deepen relationships
  • Seek the views and inputs of all members on NewCities activities, events and projects
  • Make sure that members and partners are involved in the Foundation’s publications and communications work

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in business management, public affairs, urban affairs, political science or a related field required.
  • 3-5 years of relevant fundraising and donor development experience working mainly with the international corporate sector. Experience in a nonprofit environment and international organizations is highly desired.
  • Excellent communication skills required in English and French, both verbally and in writing, with strong client service orientation
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain sound relationships with representatives from nonprofit and private sectors at the international level
  • Proven track record of hitting or exceeding performance targets for new partnership acquisition
  • Excellent research, analytical and writing skills
  • Dynamic, proactive, creative, flexible
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Please send a CV and a detailed cover letter or email by June 24, 2019 to with ‘Development and Partnership Officer’ in the subject line.