Current Career Opportunities

Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships

Do you love developing networks and engaging new people? Are you a creative thinker and have a passion for connecting? Are you an outgoing, enthusiastic person who genuinely enjoys communicating and a community-minded person who cares about others? If so – oh, the places we could go!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg has a new position to offer a motivated key player on our team as we execute our 2023-2028 strategic and operational priorities.

We seek a highly motivated and experienced Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships to join our team. In this newly created role, you will identify, develop, and manage strategic initiatives aligning with our organization’s goals and objectives, focusing on growing our social enterprise, the Big Smiles Collection Crew, and the Big Tow program. Overall, you will play a crucial role in increasing and diversifying sustainable revenue streams.

As a member of the Big Winnipeg team, you will be a member of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada’s nationwide federation, working with incredible people across Canada. So if you know how critical it is for youth to have strong, supportive, and safe relationships in life and place value on joy and community-building, we’re the place for your heart and your next big ideas.


Working closely with the Executive Director and building on established groundwork, you will develop and execute a comprehensive partnership and development strategy that supports our organization’s mission and objectives.

  • Grant research and proposal development
  • Work with contracted event planners for the orchestration of special events (experience with golf tournaments and other fundraising events would be an asset)
  • Government relations/advocacy
  • Identify and prioritize potential partnership and sponsorship opportunities with corporations, businesses, and other organizations
  • Manage the sponsorship recognition activities outline in our agreements
  • Manage the distribution of donated tickets to special events
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders at partner organizations
  • Negotiate and manage partnership agreements, ensuring that all parties understand and adhere to the terms of the agreement
  • Work collaboratively on marketing and communications to successfully implement critical initiatives.
  • Monitor and evaluate data analytics, and implement new metrics for evaluation and KPIs to ensure that objectives are being tracked and provide for data-driven plans
  • Regularly prepare and present reports
  • Public speaking, presentations
  • You will liaise with the media and acquire a sound network of ambassadors and affiliates
  • Manage a database for contacts and recordkeeping
  • At times, assist the Director of Service Delivery with volunteer recruitment


  • Passion for the organization’s mission and a commitment to positively impacting the community
  • A diploma or degree in business administration, marketing, communications, or a related field, or demonstrated equivalent experience
  • You can build rapport with ease
  • A funny bone
  • A strong social justice/EDI lens
  • Comfortable with cold-calling and a curious, persistent attitude
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in fund development, partnership development, and/or business management
  • A willingness to try new things, be open to coaching, and be a team player
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to quickly build and maintain relationships.
  • Experience with project management and budgeting
  • Experience in a non-profit or social impact organization is preferred
  • You must be tech-savvy and eager to keep pace with both the relationship and computer-driven aspects of the job
  • Knowledge of accounting & finance would be a tremendous asset
  • The ability to work independently with strong self-motivation skills is a must

Our team uses Office 365 products, and you must be comfortable using Microsoft Teams. Some knowledge of Canva and/or the Adobe Creative Suite would be ideal.

We are a hybrid work environment. You must have a strong, stable internet connection and can virtually hold meetings. For this position, the ability to be client-centered in scheduling appointments with both daytime/evening and some weekend availability is preferred. We offer a flexible work environment, remote work, and creative compensation packages. Applicants will be considered from outside of Winnipeg; however, access to a vehicle and the ability to travel is required.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Winnipeg is dedicated to building safe spaces for all people. We acknowledge the oppression and challenges marginalized groups face, and value lived experience. We are committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. You are encouraged to self-identify as a member of an equity-seeking group.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $60,000.00 per year


  • Casual dress
  • Health and Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • On-site parking
  • Paid time off
  • Work from home


  • Mix of day/evening/weekend hours is expected

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Winnipeg, MB R3B 1Z2

Education: Bachelors Degree (preferred)

Application deadline: 2023-04-21

How to Submit: Email cover letter and resume to