Job Posting 92819

Portfolio Lead, Workplace Fundraising
United Way of the Alberta Capital Region
Work From Home - Edmonton area
closes in 8 days (Thu, 30 Mar)
full time

About the role:

In this exciting role, you will support the development and execution of workplace campaign plans by ensuring plan alignment with account organizational objectives; and executing and monitoring progress of plans, acting as a key point of contact for workplace account stakeholders. You will also oversee and support campaign activities by coordinating or executing material drop off; conducting ‘Thank You’ and retention calls; picking up campaign contributions; and attending campaign events as required. Additionally, this role will supervise Sponsored Campaign Representatives including providing support and direction; meeting regularly to discuss progress and develop campaign strategies that will mitigate risk and leverage opportunities.

The Day to Day

  • Supports the development and execution of workplace account plans by ensuring plan alignment with Account organizational objectives; and executing and monitoring progress of plans on an on-going basis.
  • Acts as key point of contact and builds and maintains relationships with workplace account stakeholders including campaign committee volunteers, individual donors, and employees.
  • Uses fundraising metrics to develop new strategies, informs event planning, sets goals, develops projections, troubleshoots campaign issues, and adjusts existing campaign strategies as required.
  • Manages and supports campaign activities by coordinating or executing material drop off; conducting ‘Thank You’ and retention calls; picking up campaign contributions (pledge forms, cash, cheques); attending campaign events as required; and providing information, responding to inquiries, or redirecting inquiries as required.
  • Leads Centrally Coordinated Campaigns (CCC) by coordinating national calls with other UW chapters/Centraides to communicate national campaign objectives, plans, and progress and to develop an understanding of local needs and resources; tracking and reporting financial results; updating account databases; and ensuring account understanding of the CCC model and processes.
  • Oversees the completion of campaign closeout activities including debriefing constituent evaluations, collecting final donations, reporting, and celebrating campaign success, and recognizing and thanking key campaign volunteers through award nominations, written correspondence, certificates, and impact reports.

About you:

It’s important to us that you understand the importance of relationships and how it impacts all of our work. You are a skilled relationship builder with a track record of contributing to high performance teams to achieve success together. You have solid knowledge of account management and fundraising with experience developing and implementing fundraising strategies. You enjoy problem solving and are comfortable gathering, analyzing and interpreting and utilizing all kinds of information in decision making. You are known for demonstrating accountability and striving for operational excellence.

You have a knowledge of MS Office (we use cloud-based Office 365) and databases (we use a database called Andar) and are comfortable in a digitally focused environment. Your background includes a post-secondary degree or diploma in Business, Social Sciences, Humanities or related field plus a minimum of two (2) years to four (4) years of related experience. Equivalent combinations of education and lived experience will be considered.

You align with and can integrate our core values throughout all organizational and business practices and you consistently act with personal, professional integrity. You see yourself in our Values.

We value and operate with a commitment to:

  • Creating solutions.
  • Continuous learning.
  • Being courageous in our work.
  • Capturing our customers’ hearts and minds.
  • Being insights driven and utilizing real data.
  • Applying a lens of equity and inclusion to all that we do.

The successful candidate for this position will be someone who shares our passion for our mission of mobilizing collective action to create pathways out of poverty, is a difference maker in our community, and connect to a bigger purpose.

Why work with us?

We are people who love what we do and are passionate about our work. We offer rewarding work, a positive workplace culture, and a total rewards package. Our work environment is hybrid - with time spent both collaborating in the office as well as remotely.  

United Way looks at the big picture in order to deliver a coordinated network of services and programs to address a range of needs for children and families who are struggling. By bringing together partners and strategies, we work to ensure that no one in our community is left behind.

At United Way of the Alberta Capital Region, we value the contributions our employees make in supporting and advancing our purpose and values and have a workplace culture where actions are aligned and focused on achieving our envisioned future. We believe that a balanced Total Rewards Program helps foster a culture and workplace experience where our colleagues will flourish to the benefit of those served through our United Way. 

Fundamental to this is our commitment to pay equity and a living wage. As part of our Total Rewards Program, this position is also eligible for:

  • Half-day Fridays (January – August)
  • Flexible hours (Hybrid work environment)
  • Professional Coaching
  • LinkedIn Learning
  • Extended Health & Dental
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
    People Connect (virtual psychological support)
  • RRSP matching
  • 12 days of Personal Illness and Family Responsibility Leave 
  • 4 weeks vacation
  • The salary range for this role is $51,920- $71,390 *

*(Starting salary based on experience and budgetary considerations)

All Benefits are subject to applicable eligibility requirements.

United Way of the Alberta Capital Region 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.

We are proud to be recognized and certified as a Great Place to Work in Canada and to have once again made the 2022 list of Best Workplaces™ for Giving Back! 
To learn more about United Way of the Alberta Capital Region, please visit 

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