HOURS: Full time


We are seeking an Associate Vice President, Philanthropy (Central Canada) to join Weizmann Canada’s (About Us) high performing team. You will ideally be based in Toronto with direct reports in the Toronto office. You are a proven and powerful fundraiser with a demonstrated track record of success securing major and transformative gifts and developing and implementing successful fundraising strategies to meet financial and expectancy targets in support of the Weizmann Institute of Science.



  • Is a curious, lifelong learner with the ability to understand and get excited about science that benefits humanity
  • Is a self-starter who takes pride in exceptional quality of work, achieving goals, and having a reputation as a strong performer
  • Brings previous experience successfully building donor and volunteer relationships
  • Is goal-orientated and motivated to achieve targets
  • Has a track record in identifying prospects, developing relationships, and closing major or transformative gifts
  • Brings a business mindset and a disciplined approach to planning, goal setting, and performance
  • Is optimistic and comfortable with stretch goals, while able to forecast revenues and manage expectations in an effective manner



  • University degree (minimum undergraduate) and/or CFRE
  • Significant experience in a fundraising role with a proven track record of success with major and transformative gifts
  • Demonstrated skill in developing and implementing successful strategies for the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of donors
  • Proven ability to engage, support and provide leadership to volunteers
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of Toronto’s philanthropic community and previous experience working with high-net worth donors
  • Ability to work both independently without close oversight, and as a team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside Weizmann Canada
  • Knowledge of and experience with legacy gifts solicitation and administration is expected in this role, as well as an understanding of Canadian gift planning laws, strategies, and tools
  • Committed to a high level of professionalism while adhering to best practices in the not for profit/philanthropic sector
  • Experience in budget development and people management
  • A valid passport is required
  • Advanced level of proficiency in MS Office and working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge


  • Proactively identify new leads and prospective donors for Weizmann Canada, mainly in the Toronto area but also elsewhere in Canada
  • Personally solicit gifts at the 6 and 7 figure level, as well as cultivate and steward donors to maintain involvement, interest and support
  • Further develop the strategy, goals, and operational plans to further develop and grow our legacy and gift planning programs
  • Support the growth and success of direct reports and colleagues through effective coaching and management
  • Support the National Executive Director & CEO in the strategy, cultivation and stewardship of leadership donors (7 and 8 figure donations)
  • Undertake stewardship with major gift and leadership donors in the Toronto area, personally delivering impact reports and supporting other stewardship efforts
  • Partner with the Directors of Communications and Donor & Volunteer Relations on the planning, coordination, and delivery of engagement activities
  • Provide strategic oversight and input into donor events and tactical support where required
  • Provide industry knowledge, monitor trends, and implement best practices as appropriate

Leadership & Team Management

  • Serve as a member of Weizmann Canada’s leadership team, along with the National Executive Director & CEO, Associate Vice President (Eastern and Western Canada) and the Vice President
  • Provide leadership to direct reports, including setting goals and expectations, coaching, supporting high level performance, and recognizing success
  • Promote a culture that is donor-centric, where requests are responded to with a high degree of urgency, professionalism and accuracy
  • Provide external industry knowledge, monitor trends in the philanthropic environment and implement best practices as appropriate
  • Schedule flexibility is required as the Associate Vice President, Philanthropy (Central Canada) will be expected to be available for some evening meetings and events, as well as to travel occasionally



  • Busy, service- and results-oriented, collaborative, and supportive environment
  • Shared commitment and support of the overall goals of the organization


Weizmann Canada is committed to providing an excellent work environment for team members to be their best self. We offer a highly competitive compensation package, commensurate with experience including a robust benefits plan.


Candidates are asked to please submit both a resume and letter of interest to hr@weizmann.ca.
Candidate submissions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position will remain open until filled.