Development Officer

  • United Way Elgin Middlesex
  • 409 King St., London, ON, Canada
  • Jul 09, 2019

Job Description

We mobilize the power of our community to create lasting change.

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The Opportunity
The Development Officer – Annual Giving is responsible for the solicitation individual corporate gifts and the successful development and implementation of fundraising and relationship management plans. This position works with volunteers and donors, manages Sponsored Employees, and stewards relationships with community stakeholders including organizations and community members.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manage the overall solicitation process for donors, including managing cultivation and engagement opportunities, and soliciting funding from corporations, organizations and individuals within an assigned portfolio
  • Develop and implement specific fundraising plans related to workplace campaigns in support of annual giving
  • Communicate United Way’s mission, goals, needs in the community, and programs and services outcomes to donor and volunteers
  • Work to understand the corporate responsibility of corporate partners in order to strengthen relationships, increase engagement and grow fundraising opportunities and potential
  • Implement and evaluate year round relationship management strategies with donors, volunteers and partner organizations, including communication and recognition plans
  • Work with the Associate Director, Development to identify and recruit volunteers and assist in training/supporting volunteers in cultivation and solicitation activities
  • Model and encourage a strong culture of philanthropy amongst all volunteers
  • Manage, support, evaluate and provide ongoing training to Sponsored Employees in their roles
  • Work with Community Impact colleagues to deliver high-quality impact and volunteer experiences for donors, prospective donors and organizations
  • Work with colleagues on the development team to identify and implement new fundraising opportunities to increase revenue
  • Maintain and enter data in the database in a timely manner to allow for accurate reporting and records
  • Travel to local community events and meetings
  • Perform other duties as needed to ensure the safe and effective operations of the organization
Our Ideal Candidate Will Possess:
  • Post-secondary credentials in business, communications or other relevant program
  • Minimum of two years directly related experience required
  • A strong ethical and donor-centred fundraising acumen; must be able to handle highly confidential and sensitive materials and issues with the utmost discretion
  • Demonstrated success in coaching and training people
  • Experience in sales and/or customer service an asset
  • Experience in volunteer management
  • Superior and professional interpersonal skills, and person-to-person relationship building skills
  • Excellent presentation skills, and verbal and written communication abilities
  • Excellent organizational skills; ability to prioritize multiple and changing demands
  • Advanced level of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and database management; technologically agile; adept social media user
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with an above average level of initiative
  • Community-minded approach that is progressive, innovative, dedicated and effective
  • Ability to flex work schedule to attend meetings and special events, which at times occur before or after regular office hours
  • Requires possession of a valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle with a minimum of $1,000,000 insurance coverage
Candidates are encouraged to submit their cover letter and resume to Lisa Simmons, Executive Assistant and Human Resources Officer:

United Way Elgin Middlesex
409 King St, London, ON  N6B 1S5

Deadline: Thursday, July 25, 2019

Thank you for your interest in joining United Way’s team; please note that only those being considered for interviews will be contacted.

United Way Elgin Middlesex is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all interested individuals. United Way offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in our recruitment processes. If you are contacted regarding a job opportunity, please advise if you require accommodation.