Career Opportunity

Individual Giving Officer (Permanent)

Position Summary and Responsibilities:

London office | Required to travel within Elgin and Middlesex Counties

Work Hours:
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Schedule is flexible to reflect meetings outside of regular business hours.

Application Deadline:
Friday, July 28, 12:00 p.m.

About United Way Elgin Middlesex
United Way’s mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. The most important thing United Way can do for our community is to use our reputation, relationships and expertise to bring together our community’s resources of people, time, talent, relationships, expertise, technology, money and more. By channeling our community’s power behind solid strategies, we can achieve lasting changes in the social conditions of individuals, families and our community.

The Opportunity
The Individual Giving Officer is primarily responsible for developing, executing and managing United Way’s Leadership Giving plan and Major Gift migration strategy. This member of the team identifies and stewards relationships with constituents, including donors, volunteers, and community members throughout Elgin and Middlesex Counties, as well as in London and St. Thomas.

Compensation Structure

Based on the salary band for this role, external candidates can expect to be offered a starting salary in the range of $58,000 – $63,000 ($32 – $35 per hour). When determining the wage, we consider the market, candidate experience, as well as internal equity.

Additionally, United Way also offers:

    • Three weeks paid vacation time to start
    • Flexible working arrangements to encourage work-life balance
    • Paid winter shut-down between Christmas and New Years
    • Registered Retirement Savings Plan with employer match
    • Paid sick/personal days
    • Summer office hours
    • Extended health benefits
    • Employee Assistance Program

Our Ideal Candidate Will Possess

  • Post-secondary credentials in business, communications or non-profit management; or equivalent combination of education and work experience (sales, fundraising, high-level client support)
  • Minimum 3 years fundraising experience, specifically major gifts and planned giving
  • Successful gift solicitation of $2,500+
  • Ability to manage relationships with donors and community partners
  • Very high attention to detail and initiative
  • Strong ethical and donor-centred fundraising acumen
  • Comfortable working with a dynamic and diverse team
  • Excellent organization, time, and project management skills
  • Success in coaching and training people in the area of fundraising
  • Experience coordinating volunteers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office; proficient using CRM databases, e.g., Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce, and virtual meeting platforms; adept social media user
  • Must be able work a flexible schedule to attend meetings and special events outside of regular business hours
  • Requires possession of a valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a motor vehicle with a minimum of $1,000,000 insurance coverage



Primary Responsibilities

  • the Director, develop and implement a specific fundraising plan that incorporates leadership gifts, affinity campaigns and Major Gift migration strategies
  • Manage a portfolio of donors ranging from 100-150 individuals from communities throughout United Way’s
  • Identify and manage a portfolio of 30-50 prospective
  • Manage the overall solicitation process including drafting proposals, preparing volunteers for donor meetings and making the ask for support
  • Work with the Director and Community Impact team to develop marketing materials (proposals, stewardship reports, content for newsletters)
  • Identify, recruit and train volunteers in cultivation and solicitation activities
  • Integrate the individual giving program as part of the overall department workplan, goals and targets.
  • Set and meet individual fundraising goals
  • Develop an understanding of community needs and be able to effectively communicate these to donors and volunteers.
  • Assist with the identification, design and implementation of new fundraising opportunities
  • Work with team members to ensure that leadership-level fundraising is coordinated within their own initiatives
  • Involve regional influencers and volunteers to ensure the program’s success
  • Ensure that donors of leadership levels are provided with appropriate recognition and stewardship
  • Coordinate solicitation, cultivation and recognition events
  • Complete administrative tasks associated with the role,
  • Be willing to contribute to the organization’s Reconciliation and Equity plan by actively participating in learning opportunities and implementing anti-oppressive, and anti- racist learnings into action, internally and externally
  • Adhere to Oath of Confidentiality and Code of Conduct
  • Perform other duties as needed to ensure the safe and effective operations of the organization

Application Deadline:
Friday, July 28, 12:00 p.m.

To apply:
Please email your cover letter and resume to

Lisa Simmons, Executive Assistant and Human Resources Officer

United Way will consider non-traditional work knowledge needed for this position.

United Way is committed to diversity and encourages applications from people who are Indigenous, racialized, 2SLGBTQ+, women, persons with disabilities, and other overlooked and underestimated groups.

United Way requires new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at all times during employment, unless legitimately unable to do so due to their own disability or religious reasons (“Exempt Worker”). The successful applicant will be offered employment conditional upon providing satisfactory proof to United Way Elgin Middlesex that they are fully vaccinated before the Start Date or, alternatively, that they are an Exempt Worker.

As an equal opportunity employer, United Way is committed to accessibility and to protecting the human rights of its employees. In support of this aim, United Way Elgin Middlesex has an accommodation process in place to provide. accommodations to employees with disabilities or when otherwise required under human rights laws.

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We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.