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Now Hiring a Philanthropy and Donor Relations Officer

United Way Centraide North East Ontario - Wednesday, 16 June 2021

United Way Centraide North East Ontario (UWCNEO) is currently seeking an experienced fundraiser to join our dynamic team of do-gooders. UWCNEO is poised for growth over the next three to five years. The Philanthropy & Donor Relations Officer will be bring an entrepreneurial spirit to the team and will have the opportunity to build a sophisticated donor engagement program.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Philanthropy and Donor Relations Officer will develop and support strong external relationships with key organizations and individuals including volunteers, donors, labour organizations, and community representatives.

The Philanthropy Officer will be responsible for increasing resources through the development and initiation of innovative plans to realize resource development objectives including developing and managing a robust annual giving campaign, strengthening the bond between the donor and UWCNEO by inviting renewal of gifts, increased gift size, laying the groundwork for fundraising activities such as major gifts, capital gifts, planned gifts and through grant writing and identification of new revenue streams.

Key duties:

  • Develop funding proposals to solicit foundations, corporations and individuals
  • Develop and implement an annual giving campaign which may include special events, direct mail, acquisition and renewal activities, and the establishment of Women’s United and Retiree United
  • Support the Executive Director in her strategically focused fundraising activities
  • Assisting in the development and delivery of Workplace Campaigns
  • Develop and maintain relationship management strategies for an assigned portfolio of donors
  • Identify and cultivate prospective donor relationships
  • Develop and ensure the maintenance of effective stewardship, recognition, and communications programs for all supporters
  • Database management, as it pertains to donors for the purposes of moves management, donations management, donor recognition, and acknowledgement programs
  • In coordination with other team members, construct, articulate, and implement an annual strategic development plan
  • Research and develop engagement plans for high-net-worth donors
  • Empower the Campaign Cabinet to be active partners in fundraising activities


  • University or college degree or related experience in sales, marketing, business development or corporate account management
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience with a proven track record of meeting or exceeding annual revenue targets
  • Demonstrated success in soliciting multi-year gifts of $10K+
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Demonstrated, tact, diplomacy, interpersonal and written skills to liaise with senior management, staff, volunteers and donors
  • Ability to work independently and in a dynamic team environment – developing partnerships with teams in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Strong organizational skills to determine work priorities and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced work environment
  • Out-of-the-box thinker; creative and able to bring fresh strategies and ideas to fruition
  • Ability to effectively and passionately communicate with a wide variety of audiences
  • Understanding and experience of best practices in operating and meeting the statutory and regulatory obligations of a charitable organization
  • Able to work a flexible work schedule with some evenings and weekends if required
  • Fluent bilingualism (French/English) an asset
  • CFRE an asset
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Valid driver’s license, regular access to a reliable vehicle and ability to travel

Application deadline: July 9, 2021

Email applications and cover letters to: m.hussak@uwcneo.com

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


For decades, UWCNEO has been committed to making our community a place where everyone has an opportunity to succeed. In addition to research and advocacy, we invest in the most effective local programs in the areas of poverty, community and kids.