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Director, Strategic Solutions

Employer: Blakely Inc. 
Position: Director, Strategic Solutions 
Terms of Employment: Full-time / Contract 
Location: Aurora, Ontario  
Employment Address: 
Hybrid work arrangement: Office located at 240 Industrial Pkwy S Unit 2, Aurora, ON L4G 3V6 and permitted to work from home office within the Greater Toronto Area  
Hours of Work: 40 hours/week  
Language: English 
Benefits: Eligible for discretionary bonuses and/or salary increases in accordance with company policy. 
Salary: $100,000 – $130,000 CAD per annum 
Contact: Please send resumes to [] and include “Director, Strategic Solutions” in the email subject line. 

We are a diverse and smart team who value transparency, collaboration, hard work, and curiosity. We value people above all else and we demonstrate that in our team, in our work, and within the amazing relationships we nurture every day with our clients.  

As a workplace which strives to create a culture based on inclusivity and teamwork, we believe that our culture is our biggest competitive advantage. We provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, religion, color, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, neurodiversity or disability, visible or invisible. 

We need YOU – a smart and entrepreneurial Director of Strategic Solutions, who wants to make a difference in the world – to join our Strategic Solutions Team. 


  • Conducting research, planning, and assisting with our Strategic Solutions product offerings;  
  • Advising and assisting on multi-channel fundraising strategies for the company’s top tier clients;  
  • Conducting assessments of current strategies and consulting on improvements and development of new donor segmentation strategies locally and internationally;  
  • Consulting on development of fundraising propositions, journey mapping, and Affinity Surveys for donors, along with analysis and interpretation of results;  
  • Helping to promote the company’s brand internationally;  
  • Participating and traveling to team and client meetings within Canada and internationally.  
  • Leading workshops and sessions with clients and prospective clients. 
  • Participating in development of proposals for Strategic Solutions and the agency. 
  • Overseeing and supervising the Strategic Solutions team. 


  • University degree is required 
  • 7-10 years working in fundraising and direct response, or comparable experience with a strong understanding of data and metrics, and a demonstrated ability to apply them to propose improvements and drive program strategy  
  • Solid team player with a strong client service focus 
  • Proven experience developing and delivering workshops, webinars and presentations for the sector 
  • Strong time-management, organization and leadership skills 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment 
  • Excellent and proactive verbal and written communication skills 
  • Clear editing and strong proofing skills 
  • Progressive senior leadership experience within a non-profit or an agency that services the non-profit sector. 
  • Experience leading a team and projects, motivating and mentoring team members to hit goals and execute work for clients, as well as providing feedback 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and thrive under pressure 
  • Strong computer software ability in MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Teams and Adobe Acrobat 
  • Positive outlook and works collaboratively, striving to meet agency goals 
  • Not a requirement, but we consider past agency experience working directly with clients  

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