Manager, Development & Public Engagement - The Mosaic Institute

Dec 11, 2020
Toronto, Ontario

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Job Position: Manager, Development & Public Engagement

  • Position Type: Full-time, Fixed-term
  • Contract Duration: 8 months, with possibility of extension
  • Position Start Date: 11 January 2021
  • Position End Date: 30 September 2021
  • Compensation: $60,000/year plus benefits, including 2 weeks of paid vacation (pro-rated)
  • Application Deadline: 11 December 2020

About the Mosaic Institute

The Mosaic Institute is a think-and-do tank which brings together people, communities, and nations to advance pluralism and reduce conflict. We operate through people-to-people engagement to create common ground by building mutual empathy and understanding. We believe that Canada's diversity is not a problem to be solved, but rather the solution to many of Canada's and the world's conflicts.

  • We host dialogues defined by respect.
  • We conduct research that is thoughtful and rigorous.
  • We create spaces for young people to learn, collaborate, and speak.
  •  e showcase how people-to-people engagement can be a source for valuable solutions to social challenges at home and abroad.

About the Role

The Mosaic Institute is seeking a qualified and highly motivated candidate to join our team as Manager, Development & Public Engagement.

This is a fixed-term, full-time position for eight (8) months with an anticipated start in January 2021. The position will be remote, but occasional travel to the Toronto office may be required. This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer, with a dotted line to the Vice President, Operations. 

The purpose of the Manager, Development & Public Engagement is to develop relationships with donors and prospects and represent the work of The Mosaic Institute. Among the responsibilities of the incumbent will be the coordination of the Mosaic Institute’s Peace Patron Award, our signature annual fundraising and public engagement event. The Peace Patron Award honours Canadians who have made a significant contribution to breaking barriers and building community, in alignment with Mosaic’s mission to advance pluralism and reduce conflict. Past Peace Patrons have included General John de Chastelain, Edward Burtynsky, His Worship Naheed Nenshi; Senator Murray Sinclair, Louise Arbour, and Senator Hugh Segal. 


Coordinate the Peace Patron Award, including affiliated activities and communications

  • Manage Peace Patron Award activities including, but not limited to donor lists, gift tracking, fundraising strategies, and event production (in person and/or virtual);
  • Work with the CEO to identify, vet, cultivate, and secure individual donors and prospects, including Committee members, foundations and corporations;
  • Liaise with Committee and sub-committees: schedule meetings (in person or virtual) create agendas, prepare background materials, lead meetings, take minutes and conduct follow-up to meetings; and 
  • Manage communications with and create content for the Mosaic Institute stakeholders including circulating event invitations, programmatic updates, and other relevant outreach.

Help produce fundraising, outreach, and cultivation events, including virtual fundraising events and public engagement initiatives

  • Steward existing donors by developing and delivering programs and services to increase and sustain their commitment to the work of the Mosaic Institute;
  • Work in partnership with the full Mosaic Institute team to advance all initiatives and projects; and
  • Perform other duties as required. 


The incumbent must be authorized to work in Canada.


  • Proof of a completed university degree or college program, or equivalent experience required.


  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in fundraising/development; preferably in the not-for-profit or charitable sector;
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience coordinating in person and virtual events, preferably large-scale events;
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience leading and executing marketing/development campaigns.

Related Skills and Knowledge


  • Strong interpersonal skills required to work collaboratively within the Mosaic Institute, as well as with stakeholders in government, the private sector, higher education, and foundations;
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing pluralism and reducing conflict, as well as the capacity to quickly master and represent the mission and programs of the Mosaic Institute;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Ability to work with people and proprietary information with sensitivity, confidentiality and diplomacy;
  • Creativity, initiative, follow-through and excellent organizational skills;
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and the discipline to work independently, but also the ability to function as a member of a team;
  • Ability to multi-task effectively, including good planning and the ability to work under pressure.


  • Experience with Blackbaud software (eTapestry), social media channels, CRM tools (Constant Contact) and online conference platforms (Zoom);
  • Experience in leading the development and execution of both fundraising and marketing strategies, with demonstrated success in targeting diverse communities.


  • $60,000/year plus benefits, including 2 weeks of paid vacation (pro-rated);
  • Group health insurance (if eligible);
  • At the discretion of senior management, the Manager, development & Public Engagement may also receive a performance-based bonus.

(NB: The successful applicant must successfully complete a 1-month probationary period before being entitled to receive any employment-related benefits.)

Application Process

Please submit a resume and cover letter, clearly indicating how your skill set and interests align with the responsibilities of this position. Your resume and cover letter should be in PDF or Word format, and the file should be named as follows: FIRST NAME_LAST NAME_COVER LETTER or FIRST NAME_LAST NAME_RESUME.

Applications can be sent to, ATTN: Akaash Maharaj, CEO

Applications will be accepted until 5pm (EST) on 11 December 2020

Please reference “Manager, Development & Public Engagement” in the Subject line. While we appreciate all expressions of interest for this position, we are unable to respond to any telephone or email inquiries concerning the position. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you in advance for your understanding.

Employment Equity

The Mosaic Institute is committed to fostering an environment that promotes diversity, pluralism and inclusion. We encourage all qualified individuals who identify as women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, racialized persons/visible minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity (LGBTT2SQ* persons) to apply.

If you require any reasonable accommodations during the application process, please contact

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