Join Our Team – Relationship Manager (15 month contract)!

We are hiring a Relationship Manager (15 month contract).

United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin (UWGWD) is the largest investor in social services in
our community, second only to government. We know that the social issues facing our
community are challenging. We also know that the ways that people want to connect to make a
difference in their community are changing. That is why we are adapting our approach and
amplifying our shared impact. We will champion shared responsibility for social good, working
year-round to build relationships and participation, strengthen partnerships and enable shared
solutions to social issues.

Position Overview
Working under the direction of the Development Director, the Relationship Manager works to
power UWGWD’s role in a shared responsibility for social good. As part of the development
team, the Relationship Manager maximizes community impact by creating engaging giving
experiences for key workplace campaigns and volunteers. The Relationship Manager also helps
diversify revenue by implementing strategies developed in the annual operational plan.

About You

  • You are energized by the opportunity to connect donors with impactful giving
  • You are a true self-starter with a can-do attitude and are ready to move quickly to
    deepen engagement with our current donors and help diversify our revenue. You value
    tried and true fundraising methods but also aren’t afraid to innovate.
  • You have a passion for creating strategic partnerships and building and fostering longlasting donor relationships.
  • You have a personal and professional commitment to anti-oppression, anti-racism and
    accessibility and identify with United Way’s values.
  • The idea of being part of collective strategies on complex issues like poverty would
    make you excited to get out of bed each day. #BetterIsPossible

Why Join Our Team?
Here’s what some of our current staff have to say about working at United Way Guelph
Wellington Dufferin:
“It’s the feeling that everyone has your back and that everyone genuinely cares about one
another. It’s about how we are humble and respectful. It’s knowing all of this and knowing we
are making a difference in the communities we serve.”

“I love building and strengthening relationships with organizations and community members t
work together to ensure everyone in our community is able to receive the supports they need to
thrive. I love being able to share impact and take action on the most pressing issues in our

“I love working at United Way because I feel a great sense of purpose in the work we do. I also
love working with our team – they are some of the most passionate, hardworking and talented
people I know and I learn from them every day. Finally, I love that we genuinely care about each
other and foster an environment of inclusivity where everyone is valued for who they are.”

Role Responsibilities

  • Manages and supports workplace partners during the workplace campaign to sustain and grow revenue, including goal setting and campaign strategy, monitoring progress and adjusting plans as needed and completing a post campaign evaluation.
  • Engage with key volunteers and build strong, mutually beneficial relationships ensuring they have the knowledge and tools to be successful, and that they understand the impact of their support.
  • Provide input and execute fundraising strategy to maximize and diversify revenue by enhancing current, and implementing new, revenue streams including but not limited to Corporate Gifts and Sponsorship.
  • Conduct ongoing internal and external prospecting research to identify new opportunities to cultivate and expand partnerships and fundraising within the community – with a focus on Corporate Social Responsibility alignment and growing sponsorship.
  • Working with the Annual Giving Manager and Community Engagement Manager, enhance individualized and impactful donor communications to increase engagement on social issues and help donors understand the impact of their gift.
  • Deliver impactful communications during partnership calls and community presentations to help increase the understanding of the role of United Way as a leader for social good.
  • Support third party events and other United Way events.
  • Effectively use our CRM (currently Andar) to capture donor data, plan and monitor fundraising effectiveness.
  • Attend key community events and activities as a way to promote the UWGWD mission, vision and core values becoming a defined community ambassador for United Way.

How to apply
United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin hires based on merit, is strongly committed to equity
and diversity, and providing a welcoming and inclusive workplace. We especially welcome
applications from Indigenous persons, visible minority group members, women, persons with
disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others with the skills and
knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin will provide accommodation to applicants with
disabilities. If you require an accommodation(s) to participate in the application, interviewing, or
selection process, please contact

To apply please submit your cover letter demonstrating your excitement for this opportunity and
your resume through Charity Village. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis up until March 3, 2024. We look forward to
hearing from you!

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