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The United Church of Canada

Acquisition and Stewardship Associate

Posted On: April 6, 2022
Closing On: April 19, 2022

Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: as soon as possible
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: intermediate
Salary Range: $51,823.75 to $69,097.03

The General Council Office of The United Church of Canada is seeking an individual to fill the role of Engagement and Stewardship Associate, on a full-time (35 hours/week) basis.

The General Council Office supports the mission and ministry of the communities of faith and regional councils.  It is the denominational expression of The United Church of Canada, working ecumenically and in global partnership. The United Church of Canada is committed to our intercultural context, living in right relations with the Indigenous Church, anti-racism and equity, and French Ministries.

Within this context, The Philanthropy Unit is responsible for raising gifts for Mission & Service, which is the main source of funding for the ongoing work of The United Church of Canada. The Unit also provides staff support for The United Church of Canada Foundation which is focused on raising funds for the long-term work of the church.

The Engagement and Stewardship Associate works closely with the Annual Giving Lead and supports community of faith engagement with Mission & Service and denominational giving. They are responsible for providing input into overall annual giving strategy developed by the Annual Giving Lead and for its implementation in the areas of engaging new donors and stewardship of existing donors. They develop and manage acquisition and stewardship programs and materials to identify and engage new donors and steward enduring donor relationships. They implement strategies and develop programs that identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward annual gifts from governors, members, adherents, communities of faith, and like-minded people. These include direct response, on-line giving, and emerging opportunities (e.g. those associated with social networking) through multiple branded programs.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, education, experience and ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Post-secondary education with a strong understanding of the non-profit sector together with a minimum of 3 years of experience in the fundraising or marketing communications field
  • Strong computer skills in the use of various software applications – Office 365, Dynamics, SharePoint, One Drive, Teams, Zoom, and other social media and online platforms
  • Experience with creating digital content and marketing, including social media
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, teaming skills
  • Solid research, writing, editing and proofreading skills with a keen eye for attention to detail and an awareness of communication vehicles, creating compelling fundraising material
  • Strong planning, administration and organization skills with the ability to prioritize and translate plans into action and use resources effectively and efficiently
  • Flexibility to switch easily from one task to another to effectively juggle multiple tasks at the same time as situations or priorities change in a fast-paced fundraising environment
  • Ability to analyze data to determine donor and prospect segmentation to ensure targeted messaging
  • Ability to work independently, taking initiative, and collaboratively in a flexible and collegial way
  • Insight-driven and committed to quality, accuracy, and consistency
  • Ability to work in French, and/or in other languages other than English would be considered an asset
  • Experience in a not-for-profit setting is desirable.

As part of our ongoing commitment to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, The United Church of Canada will provide assistance to employees who request accommodation throughout their employment with us, unless the position is deemed to be a bona fide occupational requirement and/or to the point of undue hardship considering issues of health, safety and cost.

This position works occasionally from the General Council Office located in Toronto, Ontario in an open area concept office under normal working conditions. They interact with lay staff, ministers, volunteers, executive officers. This position requires sitting and viewing a computer screen for long periods, keyboarding/using voice recognition software, intermittent physical activity including sitting, standing, and lifting (up to 20 lbs.) and being on the phone for long periods. Occasional overtime may be required.

Currently due to COVID-19 employees are working both from the office at times and remotely from their homes on secure devices, and are available by email and phone during regular hours Monday to Friday.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume before end of day April 19, 2022, quoting job number 22-28 to Human Resources, e-mail: