Website United Way Southern Vancouver Island

Opportunity to contribute towards making your community better, while growing professionally in the process.

On behalf of our client United Way Southern Vancouver Island (UWSVI), we are searching for a dynamic and results driven Director of Donor and Partner Relationships (DDPR) to join their senior leadership team in Victoria, BC. Reporting to the Executive Director, the DDPR will play a key role in setting the long-term direction of the organization, and steward and integrate work across business units to ensure the confidence of donors and partners. The DDPR is responsible for the annual community workplace campaign operations including leading the Campaign Associate program, recruitment and engagement of the Campaign Cabinet, driving donor stewardship, and overseeing events and other fundraising activities. A key deliverable for the DDPR is the generation of other revenue sources, primarily through sponsorships and community partnerships.

Do you enjoy leading a diverse team within a culture that is inclusive, supportive, and oriented to high performance and innovation? Do you have a track record of success, consistently surpassing expectations with similar organizations, ideally in a non-profit environment?

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

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

  • Highly collaborative team environment
  • Opportunity to improve lives in our community
  • Competitive compensation
  • Extended Health Care Group Insurance, including medical and dental benefits for you and your family (80% employer paid)
  • Retirement Savings Plan
  • Flexible hybrid role with the ability to work both remotely and in our office environment

What will make you successful?

  • Post-secondary degree in Business or a related field or a combination of education and experience, ideally in a non-profit environment
  • Minimum 5 years of leadership experience in a dynamic, multi stakeholder environment
  • CFRE designation or other relevant certification preferred
  • Demonstrated success leading, mentoring, and coaching a team, union experience considered an asset
  • Strong track record of maximizing revenue, building relationships with donors, and securing gifts.

The experience listed above is required to be successful in this role, however, please be sure to review the full 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 with the ability to establish effective working relationships with a broad cross-section of team members, community members, and volunteers in a culturally sensitive and respectful manner
  • Ability to create a culture of innovation, creativity and drive change where required
  • Effectively supports teams through change and applies effective change management strategies
  • Solid analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills with the ability to identify trends, establish benchmarks, and provide credible analysis and business recommendations
  • Results driven with the ability to maintain and exceed targets
  • Passion for creating a high-quality donor/customer experience
  • Commitment to promoting the values of diversity and inclusion, and the ability to put those values into action

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 long-term 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.

How To Apply:

After reviewing the full Job Description qualified applicants are encouraged to apply in confidence to TallSky Consulting with a resume and covering letter that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of this position.

We thank all applicants who apply; however, after initial acknowledgment, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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