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Associate Director, Development

London, Ontario

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
5 - 10 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 4 Mar 2019

Expires on 4 Mar 2019

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Associate Director, Development

About United Way Elgin Middlesex

United Way’s mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action.

The most important thing United Way can do for our community is to use our reputation, relationships and expertise to bring together our community’s resources of people, time, talent, relationships, expertise, technology, money and more. By channelling our community’s power behind solid strategies we can achieve lasting changes in the social conditions of individuals, families and our community.

The Opportunity
Working with the Director of Development, this position will be involved in the creation, execution and evaluation of a strategic fundraising plan while leading a dynamic team of development officers. This position requires a results-driven leader, with a proven track record of securing significant gifts, who is highly focused on growing and strengthening United Way’s relationships with donors, organizations. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and grow a multi-million dollar portfolio
  • Manage and lead an established, cohesive team in alignment with United Way’s culture, while maintaining positive communication 
  • Create and execute short and long-term strategies for each organization to realize substantial revenue growth
  • Collaborate with United Way’s leaders and team members on initiatives, projects, and strategies
  • Lead and facilitate the Sponsored Employee Program, including its promotion, recruitment of candidates, training, coaching, and evaluating
  • Assist in the recruitment and training of Campaign volunteers 
  • Implement, monitor and evaluate activities related to annual workplace fundraising campaigns
  • Manage a portfolio of donor relationships; personally soliciting and closing gifts as well as cultivating and stewarding donors to maintain the donor’s involvement, interest and support
  • Work  with the Labour Programs and Services Coordinator to strengthen relationships and identify opportunities that will increase campaign revenue and engagement
  • Work with the data team to create and implement measurable systems for goal setting and the tracking and reporting of campaign revenue and donors 
  • Assist with the analysis of campaign and donor metrics to measure the effectiveness, ensure alignment with business plan goals, and provide recommendations to inform future planning
  • Acknowledge the importance of the contribution of others; share and celebrate success
  • Show passion for improving the delivery of services; committed to continuous improvement
  • Participate and help facilitate partnership planning sessions
  • Manage the administrative and office operations associated with the role 
  • Perform other duties as needed to ensure the safe and effective operations of the organization

Our Ideal Candidate Will Possess:

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in fundraising or related field
  • Post-secondary credentials in management, business or other relevant degree, or a comparable combination of education and experience
  • Proven track record of managing, leading and motivating teams and volunteers to achieve a common goal
  • Proven track record of soliciting, securing and stewarding significant gifts
  • Highly committed and focused on results and can effectively communicate goals and impact
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and donor database applications; adept social media user
  • Technologically agile, understands the importance technology plays in the organization’s success and is comfortable using existing, and learning new, platforms
  • Consistent experience at meeting/exceeding high-level fundraising performance metrics
  • Excellent communication, teamwork and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work respectfully and collaboratively with a variety of individuals
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage, foster and grow long-standing relationships
  • Thrives in high energy, busy environments while maintaining professionalism and sound judgement
  • Well organized approach to donor engagement, developing strong partnerships with volunteers
  • Strong project management and time management skills
  • Stays current on the trends influencing the success of the nonprofit sector 
  • Demonstrates initiative and flexibility
  • Ability to flex work schedule to attend meetings and special events, which occur before or after regular office hours
  • Demonstrated record of dependability and reliability 
  • Contributes to a positive, forward thinking work environment
  • Must be in possession of a valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle

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, Ontario  N6B 1S5 

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.