CPA Ontario

Toronto, Ontario

Partnerships Manager

Competitive salary
Toronto, Ontario
Full Time

CPA Ontario is currently in search of a Partnerships Manager who will manage our portfolio of corporate and community partnerships and subsequent activities, ensuring they deliver impact and value for our stakeholders, while supporting the advancement of key topics critical to our profession. As a key member of the broader Communications & Sustainability team, you will also play an important role in other projects that support the business unit’s strategic priorities, from thought leadership to stakeholder engagement activities and events. 

In this role, you will work cross-functionally with multiple business units including Marketing, Communications, EDI, Public Policy, and Member & Student Experience. Being a relationship builder, collaborator, and communicator will drive you to connect the needs of a diverse set of internal and external stakeholders to support partnership goals and strengthen CPA Ontario’s reputation and brand.  

What You’ll Be Doing:
  • Managing and nurturing relationships with corporate and community partners by developing, negotiating, and tailoring multifaceted corporate sponsorship programs to align with CPA Ontario’s purpose and strategy.
  • Maximizing the impact of our partnerships through strategically considering brand positioning, public relations, corporate reputation, earned media, government relations, and employee engagement.
  • Driving the execution of partnerships based on strategic priorities by developing key sponsorship deliverables such as speaker remarks, social media assets, pre-event briefs, communications, and partnership impact reports.
  • Working with internal business units and stakeholders to monitor emerging trends and topics to bring forward new concepts, ideas, and approaches to strengthen CPA Ontario’s partnerships strategy.
  • Supporting various cross-functional initiatives and projects under the Communications & Sustainability portfolio including Research & Thought Leadership activities, Member events, and ESG initiatives.
Who You Are:
  • A post-secondary graduate with a degree or diploma in business, marketing, communications, or related field with 5 or more years of partnerships and program management experience, preferably with large organizations, professional associations, or consulting firms.
  • Experienced in developing and executing stakeholder programs and strategically linking programs to business needs to deliver greater impact on business and societal issues.
  • A strong personable relationship builder and communicator with excellent customer service skills and experience consulting with senior executives and working cross functionally.
  • Digitally fluent in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, SharePoint, and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Experience working with marketers, graphic designers, content creators, event planners, creative agencies, etc.
  • A strong negotiator with prior experience working with legal teams on contract development.
  • An analytical individual with an ability to manage budgets, measure effectiveness, and deliver recommendations using data and analysis.
What We Offer: 
  • A fast-paced environment. Collaboration, innovation, and passionate professionals are at our core. We relentlessly pursue what’s next to unlock the full potential of you and us together. 
  • Flexible work environments. As part of our Hybrid work culture, we provide flexible, remote work options to support you in your career, in addition to in-office teamwork and collaboration.
  • Diversity and inclusion. We recognize the value in our differences and prioritize inclusivity to bring together the best talent to protect the public, advance the profession and enable CPAs to lead business and society forward. 
  • Ongoing learning and career growth. We want your career to skyrocket. We support unlimited career advancement and professional development opportunities with learning investments to promote your future growth. Thrive with us. 
  • Focus on your well-being. With industry leading benefits and wellness programs, including a healthy lifestyle allowance, mental health resources and more, we’re committed to your well-being.
Who We Are:  

We protect the public. We advance the profession. We enable CPAs to lead business and society forward. We ensure that our 100,000 members and 21,000 students meet the highest standards of integrity and expertise. We help them stay ahead of global market trends and abreast of regulatory change. CPAs represent a globally recognized, premium designation. Our Chartered Professional Accountants are valued by organizations in all industries for their financial expertise, strategic thinking, management skills and leadership. We believe that success happens when both business and society benefit. For information on the profession visit:

We Appreciate Your Interest In CPA Ontario And This Position: 

At CPA Ontario, we are committed to building high-performance teams. Our selection process is thorough, and all candidate applications are reviewed. Should your qualifications and experience meet the requirements of this role, a member of our recruitment team will contact you. We encourage you to set up CPA Ontario job alerts for positions that align to your experience and career goals. 

CPA Ontario is an inclusive employer. Accommodation is available under the Ontario Human Rights Code. If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please email with “Accommodation Required” in the subject line to provide your contact information. A member of the Recruitment team will contact you within 48 hours.

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