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Manager, Prospect Research

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Job Summary

Reporting to Director, Resource Development the Manager, Prospect Research will cover a broad range of duties. The successful incumbent will lead, develop and execute the UW’s research and donor management processes, systems and duties related to individuals, corporations and foundations.  The applicant should be comfortable interpreting and synthesizing large volumes of data into easily comprehensible formats; and creating related narrative reports, tables, and charts.

Working as part of an integrated resource development team and in conjunction with the Finance and Information Technology department, develop prospect and donor management systems and processes related to our CRM platform and build the research and data collection capacity of the organization.

Qualifications

Knowledge, Education and Experience

The ideal candidate will have a degree in library science, business or related field plus a minimum of three years of work experience in development research. Experience working with information resources and publications is required, including fundraising databases and other on-line services.

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong organization, prioritization, and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • High degree of initiative and proven research skills.
  • Proficiency in locating and synthesizing material from multiple sources.
  • Ability to interpret, analyze and summarize biographical, business and financial data.
  • This position requires the ability to make sound judgment, demonstrate the ability and fortitude to identify unknown sources.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of local business environment and corporate management structures.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle deadlines and changing priorities and multitask.
  • Strong team player.
  • Negotiate timelines and workflows for resource development staff holding prospect portfolios.
  • Strong knowledge of prospect research protocols, techniques and information systems.
  • Ability to meet expectations of varied workdays, to attend meetings/ special events which occur outside/ beyond regular office hours.

Full job description

Please apply to: Janet@uwgv.ca

Application deadline: until position is filled

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Resource Development Officer – 2 positions

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

Job Summary:

The Resource Development Officer position’s are key fundraising and relationship management positions. The incumbent will have strong organizational skills and will understand how to build, maintain and influence key relationships with donors, workplace volunteers, United Way long term volunteers and key community stakeholders.

Work involves utilizing specialized skills in either workplace campaign or individual giving fundraising and volunteer management with strong knowledge of the operating and/or business environment. Develops, implements and manages accounts and donor cultivation plans and guides, coaches and influences volunteers and donor groups with effective fundraising strategies. May also provides team leadership and supervision of volunteers. Maintains and produces electronic and paper files, reports and analysis.

Qualifications

Knowledge, Education and Experience

The ideal candidate will have a degree in related area plus a minimum of three years experience in a similar position and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in the area of relationship development, leadership giving, moves management, fundraising, sales and/or marketing is required. Experience with individual giving and direct mail an asset. Experience working with volunteers is preferred.

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent relationship management and problem solving skills
  • Proven track record of identifying, cultivating and securing gifts
  • Excellent team, leadership and volunteer supervisory skills
  • Ability to lead and facilitate meetings and training
  • Strong presentation and training skills
  • Strong numeric and analytical skills
  • Consistent attention to detail, accuracy and quality of work
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a hectic work environment
  • Strong database management ability and proficiency in Microsoft office
  • This position requires a valid drivers license

Work Hours:

In accordance with article 16.1 of the CUPE 50 Collective Agreement

Full job description

Apply to:

Janet Tudor, Director of Operations Janet@uwgv.ca

Application deadline: until position is filled