Employment Opportunity - Philanthropy & Donor Engagement Manager

The opportunity: 

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

Working from the Sudbury office, and reporting to the Executive Director, the Philanthropy and Donor Engagement Manager will develop and support strong external relationships with key organizations and individuals including donors, volunteers, labour organizations and community representatives.

The Philanthropy and Donor Engagement Manager is responsible for increasing resources through the development and delivery of fundraising activities including a robust annual giving campaign, stewarding of monthly, major gift and legacy donors, and developing new revenue opportunities while strengthening the bond between the donor and UWCNEO. 

Key Responsibilities will include: 

  • Cultivate relationships, solicit gifts, and provide excellent stewardship to donors
  • Develop and implement an annual giving campaign that will include special and third-party events, acquisition and renewal activities, bequests, and others. 
  • Engage donors through Everyday Hero, Leaders of the Way and Always United affinity groups 
  • Support the work of the Campaign Cabinet, empowering them to be active partners in fundraising activities 
  • Work closely with the Executive Director to identify and cultivate or steward top gift prospects and donors 
  • Document activities in CRM database 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 the annual Revenue Development Plan 


  • Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work well with staff, prospects, donors, and volunteers
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and to creatively solve problems
  • Ability to speak effectively and persuasively and to make presentations to individuals and organizations
  •  Ability to work independently. At the same time, ability to work effectively on teams with both internal and external partners and volunteers
  •  Understanding, appreciation, and knowledge of the prospect/donor cycle: identification, engagement, cultivation, involvement, solicitation, and stewardship
  • Understanding and commitment to the mission, vision, and programs of UWCNEO
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Able to work a flexible work schedule as required including the occasional evening or weekend 

Educational/Experience Requirements:

  • University or college degree or related experience in fundraising, sales, marketing, project management or communications 
  • Experience in face-to-face solicitations 
  • Strong computer skills and experience working with databases
  • Bilingualism (French/English) will be considered an asset
  • CFRE designation will be considered an asset
  • Valid driver’s license, regular access to a reliable vehicle and ability and willingness to travel

About UWCNEO: 

For almost four decades, United Way Centraide North East Ontario/Nord-est de l’Ontario has been a part of the social fabric that connects and mobilizes our community. Our strength is bringing people together and improving community conditions. Our efforts span the entire North East District of Ontario as we address complex issues, raise funds to invest in the most impactful programs, and advocate for our most vulnerable citizens.

What we offer: Competitive salary, excellent benefits plan, participation in CAAT Pension Plan, and vacation allowance. 

Location:  Sudbury Ontario

Application deadline: until filled

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

Although we thank each applicant for their interest, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.