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Director, Business Development

Position Type: Full Time                            Location: Guelph

Application Deadline: February 10, 2017

Working under the direction of the Executive Director, the Director-Business Development has the lead role in developing new resources to support the work of United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin.  As a member of the senior management team, the Director, Business Development will share in the responsibility of operationalizing the goals and activities consistent with the organization’s mission to “meet and exceed current and emerging social needs in order to improve lives and build community.”

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute a plan to increase the number of businesses supporting United Way through workplace campaigns and sponsorship opportunities
  • Develop and execute a plan to increase the number of major gifts and leadership donors
  • Increase the profile of the United Way within the business communities of Guelph, Wellington and Dufferin

Skills and Competencies

  • Advanced experience in fund development and the ability to engage potential donors who want to support our community
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Excellent relationship building skills and ability to work with high level business executives and community leaders
  • Strategic and innovative thinker, able to think both creatively and analytically
  • Strong project management and organizational skills; ability to develop high and realistic goals and adjust and evaluate as required
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent judgement and diplomacy skills
  • Self-starter and results oriented
  • Ability to represent United Way at community events and create opportunities for community partnerships
  • Willingness and ability to perform occasional evening and weekend duties


  • Compensation Type: Salary & Benefits (paid vacation, comprehensive benefits package)
  • Amount: $53,000-$70,000

To Apply

Send your resume and cover letter stating salary expectations to:

Ken Dardano

Executive Director

United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin

85 Westmount Road, Guelph, ON, N1H 5J2

Email: info@unitedwayguelph.com


United Way thanks all applicants for their interest in this position. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. United Way is an equal opportunity employer.

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