Position: Donor Relations Officer – Individual and Planned Giving
Union: CUPE Local 50
Salary: $62,393/yr – $64,295/yr
Close Date: April 20th, 2023

The philanthropy team at United Way Southern Vancouver Island (UWSVI) is growing, and we have an
amazing opportunity for someone early in their fundraising career to become a Donor Relations Officer
– Individual and Planned Giving. You will be supported and mentored by the Director of Development
as you learn and grow in this key fundraising and relationship management position.

Your excellent communication skills, empathy, and passion for supporting your community will be fully
utilized as you build and strengthen productive, trusting, and respectful relationships with a wide array
of donors and stakeholders. Your work as part of the Donor Relations team will maximize revenue
generation each year, and your previous experience delivering engaging presentations will be highly
beneficial. You will also be working closely with a dedicated team of volunteers, so prior experience
working collaboratively and respectfully with volunteers will be an asset.

The UWSVI culture is about caring—for one another, the community, and the results they achieve
together. Are you ready to do your best work as part of the United Way team? In this role, you will
contribute towards making your community better, while growing professionally in the process. This is a
wonderful opportunity to join their team and really make a difference!

What makes United Way of Southern Vancouver Island a great employer?

  • Highly collaborative, supportive, and fun team environment
  • Opportunity to improve lives in our community
  • Competitive compensation of $ $62,393 – $64,295
  • A flexible hybrid role with ability to work from home up to 3 days per week
  • Extended Health Care Group Insurance, including medical and dental benefits
  • A RRSP Matching program matching up to 5% of your salary
  • Generous paid leave policy with 3 weeks of vacation, floating days, primary care days, and sick leave
  • Professional development opportunities

What will make you successful?

  • Post-secondary degree in Business Administration, Communications, or Public Relations, or an equivalent combination of training and experience, ideally in a non-profit environment
  • Experience in relationship development, fundraising, sales, or marketing is required, and experience with  dentifying, cultivating, and securing donations and legacy gifts from individuals in the $1k to $10K range is considered a strong asset
  • High proficiency with Microsoft computer applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and strong CRM database management experience
  • BC Driver’s License required

The experience listed above is required to be successful in this role, however, please be sure to review
the full Job Description at Job Description as there is additional experience that would be very beneficial and would elevate your application!

These Skills and Abilities will help you thrive:

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills (engaging, approachable, a listener) and strong presentation and
    training skills
  • A passion for creating a high-quality donor/customer experience, and results driven with the
    ability to maintain and exceed targets

About United Way Southern Vancouver Island:

United Way Southern Vancouver Island is a leading community non-profit working to transform lives
across the Greater Victoria region. For 85 years, United Way has been at the forefront of challenges
impacting the Southern Vancouver Island community. We work collaboratively to respond to both longterm social issues and emerging needs.

UWSVI is an equal opportunity employer and values the diversity of the people it hires and serves.
Diversity at UWSVI means creating a workplace in which individual differences are recognized,
appreciated, respected, and responded to. We actively encourage applications from members of groups
experiencing barriers to equity. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

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