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Development Officer

Toledo, OH

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Not applicable
Full time
3 - 5 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree
$51,000 to $60,000 per year

Published on 23 Jun 2018

Expires on 23 Jun 2018

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Development Officer

United Way of Greater Toledo fights for the education, financial stability and health of every person in Lucas, Wood and Ottawa County. Mobilizing over 10,000 volunteers, engaging 300+ corporate partners and grossing over $10 million a year – we pride ourselves of being an entity that convenes the community to create real, sustainable change in Northwest Ohio.


This role is accountable for achieving fundraising goals within a portfolio of corporate campaign accounts, individual donors of all levels, including major gifts, and other fundraising sources utilizing year-round strategies designed to build and maintain superior relationships, cultivate donors and engage volunteers in the work of United Way of Greater Toledo in order to meet and exceed measureable revenue goals.


  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors and prospects through visits and other forms of direct personal contact in accordance with performance targets.
  • Inspire and mobilize individual and corporate donors to give, advocate and volunteer by discovering their interests
  • Utilize knowledge gathered from donor meetings to develop and implement year-round strategies to engage donors.
  • Execute on short- and long-range strategic fund-raising goals and objectives.
  • Work with appropriate staff to create and implement a prospect research and prospect management strategy. (Moves Management)
  • Partners with Engagement staff to recommend and implement programs, including recognition, to engage, cultivate and steward workplace donors.
  • Partner with Community Impact staff in understanding programs, developing funding linkages and opportunities for segment donors.
  • Work with other departments to ensure cross-functional collaboration and information sharing.
  • Recruit, engage, and manage volunteers and provide them with leadership and direction in support of the cultivation and solicitation of individual donors and prospects.
  • Maintain ANDAR Database as a tool to help build relationships by keeping accurate and up to date account records.
  • Utilize Andar to support data-informed decision-making about workplace accounts, analyze donor information for trends, gaps, and opportunities for revenue growth and develop work plans which maximize potential for giving.
  • Develop annual and multi-year measurement tools for assessment of current efforts and opportunities for progress and advancement.


  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree with at least four (4) years experience in fund raising, sales or relationship building. CFRE is preferred.
  • Experience working with volunteers.
  • Or, a comparable combination of education and work experience.


  • Works appropriately and enthusiastically with others and responds appropriately.
  • Knowledge of business and social community.
  • Proven ability to work with people and build relationships.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated numerical aptitude.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare reports, present data in an understandable form.
  • Ability to work independently, self motivated.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule outside of standard office hours.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with high attention to detail, being a team-player and a positive attitude are necessary.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills including public speaking and writing.
  • Strong ability to analyze data.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to learn and become proficient in use of relevant software.
  • Must be able to maintain confidential and sensitive information

CORE COMPETENCIES (Refer Core Competencies for Professional Staff for behavior indicators):


All United Way employees recognize that the organization’s top priority is to create real social change that improves lives and changes community conditions. This drives their performance and motivations.


All United Way employees are responsible for cultivating and managing relationships, fostering an atmosphere of trust, while taking a collaborative approach to addressing issues.  


All United Way employees are accountable for achieving individual performance goals in support of organizational goals.


All United Way employees are stewards of the brand and understand their role in protecting the reputation of the organization.

Continuous Learning

All United Way employees demonstrate a desire to acquire knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform effectively.

Critical Thinking

All United Way employees have the ability to think critically and to solve problems using basic research, analysis and interpretation.

Professional Behavior

All United Way employees conduct themselves in a professional manor and follow organizational guidelines and standards.