Manager, Major Giving

This role contributes to our mission of creating pathways out of poverty by implementing strategies to solicit and steward a portfolio of community and workplace major gift donors.

Reporting to the Senior Director, Individual Giving, you will support all activities related to identifying, qualifying, and soliciting major gift donors and prospects. The role manages a portfolio of donors and prospects, applying best practices of engagement including: analyzing giving history, identifying donor linkage (ability, interests and preferences), forming cultivation strategies, crafting solicitation strategies and materials, soliciting and stewarding gifts, as well as conducting face-to-face visits with donors. The role also requires entering summaries of all donor interactions in our database.

Qualifications include experience soliciting and closing major gifts, visiting donors, and analyzing donor information. You have a proven ability to develop relationships and influence philanthropic and major giving decisions. You have effective written and verbal communication skills, can implement strategic plans, and can work with and analyze data.  You are proficient with MS Office and data management, and are personally aligned with our mission.  Experience working with senior volunteers is an asset. Your background includes a degree or diploma in a related area plus three years in a similar position. Equivalencies will be considered. A valid driver’s license and vehicle are required as travel is involved within Edmonton and surrounding area.  Must be available for occasional evening and weekend work.

Successful candidates will be aligned with our behavioural core competencies of Mission Engaged, Personal Accountability, Teamwork and Collaboration, Service to Stakeholders, Embracing Innovation and Change and Results Focused.  

We offer rewarding work, a positive workplace culture, and competitive compensation. This is a full time permanent position. This position will be open until a suitable candidate is found.

Please submit your cover letter and resume in confidence to: resumes@myunitedway.ca