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Job Summary

The Donor Relations Officer (DRO) brings a donor-centric approach to this exciting account management and fundraising role. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to develop and foster relations and results with donors, workplace volunteers, United Way long term volunteers and key community stakeholders are critical to success.

The DRO works independently with specific accounts but also as part of an integrated donor relations team. The DRO will be responsible for building and strengthening productive, trusting and respectful relationships with a wide array of stakeholders in order to maximize revenue generation in the community campaign. The incumbent must be highly skilled in public presentations as he/she is a very visible and public representative of UWGV. Must possess proven management and leadership skills, revenue generation, organizational image and operational effectiveness as this position significantly impacts external relationships at a senior level.

Skills and Abilities

  • Goal oriented
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Problem solver
  • Team player; collaborative
  • Leadership
  • Passionate about the donor experience
  • Ability to lead and facilitate meetings and training
  • Strong presentation and training skills
  • Analytical
  • Consistent attention to detail, accuracy and quality of work in a fast paced environment
  • Communicates effectively verbally and in writing

Formal Education/Other

  • Four year undergraduate degree or equivalent in a related area
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office suite of products including word and excel and CRM experience an asset
  • Valid BC driver’s license


  • A minimum three years’ experience in the area of relationship development, fundraising, sales and/or marketing is required
  • Team leadership experience an asset
  • Account/sales management successful track record

Apply to:  Janet Tudor, Director of Operations, Email: janet@uwgv.ca


Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

The Labour Coordinator (LC) is accountable for fostering a strong, positive partnership between the Greater Victoria labour movement and the United Way of Greater Victoria (UWGV) as well as with all workplace accounts in the Community Campaign where unions are represented.  This position is responsible for developing strategic plans and delivering operational implementation for labour initiatives related to strengthening partnerships, raising and growing revenue and furthering the work of UWGV. The successful candidate will also be responsible for supporting the DDPR and CEO in aspects of the government relations plan by identifying issues related to labour and labour leadership and developing position papers connected to the UWGV values and mandate.

The LC is an appointed member of the Victoria Labour Council (VLC) executive and provides monthly UWGV reports to its executive and delegates; the incumbent also sits on other committees as required and will consult with and keep the CEO informed on reporting and corresponding needs.  The LC will also identify opportunities for UWGV leadership to connect with VLC and other committees and organizations as relevant to UWGV.


Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to develop/document training and curriculum for volunteer groups
  • Friendly, outgoing with excellent listening and relationship management skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent team, leadership and volunteer supervisory skills
  • Passionate about the donor experience
  • Ability to lead and facilitate meetings and training
  • Strong presentation and training skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Consistent attention to detail, accuracy and quality of work in a fast paced environment
  • Communicates effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to deal with the public and committee members in a courteous, tactful, confidential manner
  • Values diversity and inclusion
  • Ability to multi-task, organize and prioritize  work in a high performing culture with an integrated approach in a timely manner
  • Flexible, receptive to change and capable of working independently and as part of a team

Formal Education

  • Diploma in business, marketing, fundraising, sales or, volunteer management, Personal commitment to continuous learning and skill development
  • Must have a valid BC driver’s license


  • Minimum 3 years’ experience within a municipal, provincial, community or non-profit organization. Vancouver Island experience is preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working within the labour movement locally
  • Must be a union member in good standing affiliated with the Canadian Labour Congress
  • Strong community support background.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs especially Excel databases, data entry and other office related software
  • Proven success in the area of Volunteer Management
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience is required

The United Way of Greater Victoria is a unionized workplace.  Salary and benefits for this position are payable in accordance with the CUPE collective agreement.

Work Hours

In accordance with Letter of Understanding #2 of the CUPE 50 Collective Agreement

Apply to

Janet Tudor, Director of Operations, email:  janet@uwgv.ca


The Major Gifts Specialist (MGS) will be responsible for leading a variety of activities to engage donors and grow fundraising revenue. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the MGS will collaborate with management and the workplace fundraising staff and volunteers to continue to make the UWGV the charity of choice in the Victoria community.

Sample of Accountabilities:

  • Identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards major gifts ($10K+) and planned gifts.
  • Develops personalized donor and comprehensive individual strategies and tactics for a portfolio of 150 – 200 supporters.
  • Sustains and grows the Major Gift area and meets specific fundraising targets.
  • Leads approximately $2M in annual fundraising
  • Integral in driving ongoing growth
  • Develops Major Gifts soliciting strategy
  • Monitors the progress of annual goals to ensure success.
  • Works with seasoned volunteers to help facilitate donor connections, stewardship and engagement.
  • Maintains database updates of donor communications as required.
  • Assists in annual development planning, events, supports integration and engagement of major gift donors within the overall donor experience.
  • Oversees the identification, solicitation and engagement of potential major donors through the workplace/community campaign and the community at large.
  • Provides monthly and quarterly reporting of key activity and financial indicators.
  • Develops and deploys donor recognition strategies.
  • Provides a high level of personal contact (face-to-face meetings, calls) with major giving donors, cultivating relationships and moving donors through all stages of the donor cycle.
  • Exercises exceptional discretion and tact, with a high degree of accountability and unquestioned ethics.
  • Must be able to take immediate actions that will both create momentum today and achieve long-term results into the future.
  • Must perform all duties and activities in accordance with the Vision, Mission and Values of UWGV and adhere to the organization’s policies and procedures at all times.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5+ years fundraising experience which includes proven cultivation and solicitation track record
  • Fundraising accreditation is strongly preferred
  • Ideal candidate will have an excellent track record in fund development, securing major gifts ($10K+) and facilitating multi-year gifts
  • Grant and proposal writing an asset
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Strong knowledge of and engagement in the community
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and database systems. Must have ability to use computers to manage data to analyze and generate reports

To ensure the success of both the MGS and the UWGV this role requires an individual who is:

  • Self-motivated and ambitious with the ability to create and achieve results
  • An excellent communicator
  • Analytically strong
  • Experienced in sound judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential matters
  • Strategic and a creative thinker and who works proactively, managing competing priorities
  • Skilled in strong relationship building
  • Focused on attention to detail
  • Experienced in establishing and maintaining positive working relationships both internally and externally
  • Competent to power through challenges
  • Passionate and empathetic toward community causes ( “a better society”)
  • Bondable
  • Able to work non-traditional hours to execute events and meet the needs of donors

There will be some travel involved therefore a valid BC driver’s license is required

Job Type: Full-time

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