Manager, Business Development 

As part of our energetic Resource Development team, you would be reporting to our fun and collaborative Vice President, Development and Donor Relations. You will make a difference by managing the development, implementation, measurement and reporting of business development strategies across multiple departments. You will provide leadership to external volunteer teams and internal teams to support and grow new, undeveloped, or underdeveloped business opportunities. This will involve identifying, researching, approaching and acquiring supporters, including corporate accounts, sponsors and investment partners. Basically, this is about building meaningful relationships with people.

About you:

It’s important to us that you will have previous sales/marketing experience, and research and project management skills. You have a knowledge of business development strategies in acquiring and developing new business, and a proven ability to build relationships including influencing, educating and guiding conversations and decisions. You have strong presentation skills, can work with and analyze numbers and are able to lead people and senior volunteers. You are really good with MS Office (we use Office 365) and have CRM systems experience (we use a database called Andar). You will have fantastic writing and speaking skills being that this position involves so much communicating. Your background includes a degree or diploma in a related area plus five years in a similar position. If you have other equivalent experience, we will also consider that. Knowledge of community investment and corporate social responsibility is an asset. A valid driver’s license and vehicle are required as travel is involved within Edmonton and surrounding area. With the type of work this is, ideally you’d have flexibility to work some evenings and weekends depending on the events and meetings that are going on.

Our “unicorn” will be someone who shares our passion for our mission of mobilizing collective action to create pathways out of poverty, really wants to make a difference in our community, and connect to a bigger purpose. You thrive on your connections with people and care about building authentic relationships. You love a good challenge, have an entrepreneurial spirit and some creativity, and you connect with who we are at your core. You are outgoing, have energy and drive to help us create an exceptional experience for our donors. So, you’d be out of the office a lot doing those things!

Also, you would get to work with all kinds of talented business leaders from our community to help achieve our mission!

Want to know a little more about us?

We are people who love what we do, are passionate about our work, and we like to have fun at the same time! We offer rewarding work, a positive and fun workplace culture, and a total rewards package. This is a full time permanent position and we will keep it open until we find our person.

United Way of the Alberta Capital Region works with the largest network of partners in the region, bringing community members together to create pathways out of poverty. With a focus on lasting solutions, local impact and measurable results, we can move closer to the vision of a poverty-free community.

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We can’t wait to learn more about you!

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those being considered will be contacted.

Diversity & Inclusion at United Way

United Way is committed to creating an inclusive workplace that reflects our diverse community that we serve. We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and those who may need accommodation to apply to join our team. By incorporating a variety of experiences and perspectives, we create opportunities for innovative solutions and maximize the impact of our work.