Posted On: 2018-06-29
Closing On: 2018-07-14
Location: Toronto
Effective: August 2018
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Intermediate
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Job Description

A Career Opportunity

At UNICEF, we work tirelessly to ensure children survive, wherever children’s lives are at risk. As part of the UN, we are active in more countries and have saved more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization.

By embarking on an ambitious campaign, we will reach every child, even those in the most remote and hard-to-reach places with the essentials that every child and every family needs to survive.  Because no child is too far.

Consider joining us as our:

Officer, Acquisition & Partnership Management (Permanent; Full-time; based in Toronto)

This role is responsible for managing the relationship with UNICEF Canada’s key acquisition agencies.  Working with the Deputy Director Acquisition, this role will help coordinate, execute and monitor high quality campaigns, activities and logistics aimed at both growing and retaining the supporter base for the Monthly Giving program and contributing towards the vital work UNICEF delivers on behalf of children around the world.


The responsibilities of the position will include:

Acquisition & Partner Relations (45%)

Daily management of the key partnerships associated with UNICEF Canada’s acquisition channels and partners for programs such as Tele-Fundraising, Face to Face, and others:

  • Manage and organize multiple acquisition programs.

  • Develop and/or implement program changes for new or reoccurring programs / strategies while co-ordinatingand compiling feedback from internal and external stakeholders.

  • Co-ordinate and apply business/financial analysis to meet and exceed revenue and profitability targets.

  • Assist in managing positive and productive relationships with key partners (weekly calls, reporting, quarterly meetings, training).

  • Ensure partner activities further fundraising or brand awareness objectives.


Marketing & Operational Co-ordination (30%)

  • Execute all day-to-day creative development with agencies and internal stakeholders.

  • Assess and share opportunities to improve acquisition process and reduce costs.

  • Support agencies with campaign development through co-ordination of content for scripting, FAQ compilation & preparation and fielding internal stakeholder questions.

  • Manage acquisition funnel and marketing collateral required for both traditional and digital fundraising.

  • Collaborate with internal groups for integration of fundraising activities and contribute towards flawless execution of revenue generating strategies.

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of annual operating plans, collaborating with senior /program managers on annual budgets and program review.


Data Analysis & Budget (20%)

  • Update budget reports; track and monitor monthly giving acquisition program performance.

  • Liaise between partners and internal teams to troubleshoot and problem solve any data issues as they arise to ensure campaigns run smoothly and results are accurate.

  • Reconcile weekly reporting from Face to Face and Telemarketing vendors for expense, sales volume, regional splits and cost of acquisition.

  • Present appeal results and test findings to team on monthly basis and at strategic meetings.

  • Assist in developing testing opportunities and results analysis with compilation of post mortems.


Administration (5%)

  • Ensure all activities are budget approved and within annual operating plan or joint strategic plan.

  • Track and develop analytics using Raiser’s Edge.

  • Ensure all documentation regarding expenses, legal agreements/ contracts & donor documentation are up to date and accurate.

  • Manage and track all invoices for the Acquisition budget.

  • Present weekly status updates on key areas of the program.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • A post-secondary degree or college diploma in business or marketing.

  • A minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in a marketing or project coordinator role

  • Proven experience working with stakeholders at all levels.

  • Business / financial acumen – including budgeting and campaign analysis experience.

  • Experience leading training activities and project meetings.

  • Strong organization and program management skills with high attention to detail.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Database proficiency, Raiser’s Edge knowledge & experience (an asset).

  • Microsoft Office proficiency (Excel, PowerPoint, and Word).


For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter to by July 14, 2018.  Please attach your cover letter (including salary expectations) and resume as one document and reference “Officer, Acquisition & Partnership Management” clearly in the subject heading.

UNICEF Canada sincerely thanks all applicants for their expressed interest in this opportunity, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Consistent with our Child Protection Policy, the successful candidate must receive clearance by a police background check, including the vulnerable sector screen.

UNICEF Canada is an inclusive workplace and is committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the requirements for the position.