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Director, Donor and Partner Relations

Donor Relations Officer, Individual and Planned Giving

United Way Greater Victoria (UWGV) is recognized for its unwavering commitment to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. Driven by a unified objective for meaningful work in the community, employees are proud to work at the United Way. The UWGV envisions a local community where both individuals and neighborhoods thrive, where children can reach their full potential, and the most vulnerable are provided with the supports to realize a better future.

Director, Donor and Partner Relations 

UWGV is seeking a Director, Donor and Partner Relations (DDPR) who is responsible to lead and facilitate revenue development for our workplace campaign and its client/donor base. Focus will be on maximizing support to, and results from, our generous support base in the Greater Victoria region including business, labour, academic/education and the public sector (federal, provincial and municipal).

Position Overview

The Director will be responsible for leading the strategic and tactical plans for our workplace fundraising campaign. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the DDPR will collaborate with a range of stakeholders including management and focal points at accounts, along with workplace fundraising staff and volunteers to continue to make the UWGV the charity of choice in the Victoria community.

Manage and inspire a team including Donor Relations Officers, Labour Coordinator, Administrative Assistant and Campaign Associates.

Sample of Accountabilities:

• Leads over $2.7M in annual fundraising
• Lead the donor relations team who manage portfolios and customize plans by account
• Monitors the progress of annual goals to ensure success
• Integral in driving ongoing growth
• Recruitment, training and support for annual campaign associate program
• Works with seasoned volunteers to help facilitate donor connections, stewardship and engagement.
• Oversees the identification, solicitation and engagement of potential major donors through the workplace/community campaign
• Provides regular reporting (ie: weekly, monthly) of key activity and financial indicators
• Maintain awareness of best practices and innovation in fundraising and the evolving workplace
• Co- leads on new revenue generation including sponsorships
• Lead role at Campaign events including delivering presentations, “top-to-top” meetings and Recognition events
• Effective use of the CRM to deliver a donor-centric approach
• 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 in Business, Sales Management or Communications
• Proven leadership success preferably in an organization with revenues in excess of $5M/annum
• Minimum five years’ experience in challenging management/leadership roles
• Successful track record of leading a team of high performing account managers
• Progressive thinking as it relates to an evolving “workplace” and donor behaviour
• Experience supervising staff in a unionized environment considered an asset
• Success in a dynamic, multi stakeholder operating environment
• Effective presentations to a range of business or other stakeholder groups
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and database systems
• Exercises exceptional discretion and tact, with a high degree of accountability and unquestioned ethics

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

• Self-motivated and ambitious with the ability to create and achieve results
• A passionate leader
• An excellent communicator
• Analytically strong
• Strategic and a creative thinker and who works proactively, managing competing priorities
• Skilled in strong relationship building
• Valuing diversity and inclusion
• Focused on attention to detail
• Experienced in establishing and maintaining positive working relationships both internally and externally
• Passionate and empathetic toward community causes ( “a better society”)
• Bondable
• Available to work non-traditional hours to execute events and meet the needs of donors

Please submit your application in confidence to Janet Tudor, Director, Operations, janet.tudor@uwgv.ca by January 26, 2020.

We would like to thank you for your interest in this opportunity, however, only those considered to be suitably qualified will be contacted.


Donor Relations Officer, Individual and Planned Giving 

UWGV is seeking a Donor Relations Officer, Individual and Planned Giving (DRO) who is responsible to lead and facilitate revenue development with current and prospective donors.    Focus will be on individual giving donor development, by applying strategy and tactics to support current community needs along with legacy giving opportunities.

Position Overview

The Donor Relations Officer (DRO) will be responsible for managing a portfolio of existing and prospective donors and working in concert with Major Gifts and our donor base within the Workplaces. Planned Giving and potential work with allied professionals such as legal practitioners and financial planners offers opportunity for success in the role.

The DRO will work with team members to promote UWGV as the charity of choice in the Victoria community.

The DRO reports directly to the Director, Operations and works closely with other key members of the team in Donor Relations and Major Gifts.

Sample of Accountabilities:

  • Manage donor relationships through identification, solicitation and engagement
  • Cultivation and prospecting of new individual donors
  • Monitors the progress of annual and shorter term goals to ensure success
  • Integral in driving ongoing growth
  • Works with seasoned volunteers to help facilitate donor connections, stewardship and engagement
  • Collaborates with the workplace team in managing some individual donors
  • Provides regular reporting (ie: weekly, monthly) of key activity and financial indicators
  • Effective use of the CRM to deliver a donor-centric approach
  • 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:

  • Minimum five years’ experience in successful fundraising roles
  • Success with individual giving in the $1k to $10k range
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Business, Sales, Communications or related field
  • Proven success preferably in an organization with revenues in excess of $2M/annum
  • Ability to multi-task and manage priorities
  • Effective presentations to individuals and small groups
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and database systems
  • Exercises exceptional discretion and tact, with a high degree of accountability and unquestioned ethics

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

  • Self-motivated and ambitious with the ability to create and achieve results
  • Passionate about the donor experience
  • An excellent communicator
  • Analytically strong
  • Strategic and a creative thinker and who works proactively, managing competing priorities
  • Skilled in fundraising
  • Skilled in strong relationship building
  • Focused on attention to detail
  • Experienced in establishing and maintaining positive working relationships both internally and externally
  • Passionate and empathetic toward community causes ( “a better society”)
  • Bondable
  • Available at times to work non-traditional hours to meet the needs of donors

Please submit your application in confidence to Charlotte Brainwood, Executive Coordinator, charlotte.brainwood@uwgv.ca by January 31, 2020.

We would like to thank you for your interest in this opportunity, however; only those considered to be suitably qualified will be contacted.