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Development Manager (Contract)

Posted On: February 21, 2024
Closing On: March 8, 2024

Location: Toronto, Canada
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: management
Salary Range: $63,500 to $77,500

A Career Opportunity

UNICEF is the world’s farthest-reaching humanitarian organization for children. Across 190 countries and territories, and in the world’s toughest places, we workday in and day out to help children survive. To defend their rights. To keep them protected, healthy and educated. To give them a fair chance to fulfil their potential. Our work for every child relies entirely on voluntary support, including donations from generous Canadians.

Development Manager (Contract)

(12-month contract starting April 2024; Hybrid Flexible; Full-time; based in Toronto)

The Development Manager (Major Gifts) works with the Development team to identify, support, and cultivate donor relationships to meet the fiscal revenue goals in a manner consistent with UNICEF Canada’s mission and vision. With a focus on recruiting, stewarding, and renewing individual donors for continued growth of the major gift’s portfolio, this role manages and is responsible for donor relationships associated with more than $1million dollars in donor commitments annually.

In particular, the Development Manager is instrumental in the ongoing recruitment, solicitation, and engagement of members of UNICEF Canada’s women’s giving circle (Women UNlimited) and is responsible for building strong relationships between UNICEF and this committed group of individuals. In addition, they will manage the stewardship activities of this group including ongoing communications, engagement and stewardship journey, and information sessions.

The Development Manager will work closely with other key development areas within UNICEF Canada and the Strategic Engagement Team, such as Development Operations, Events, Corporate Partnerships, Community Engagement, Office of the CEO and Board, etc. to migrate and increase prospective donors to all UNICEF Canada campaigns and initiatives.

The responsibilities of the position will include (but are not limited to):

Revenue Generation (50%)

  • Through recruitment, cultivation, and stewardship, manage the portfolio of women’s giving circle donors through their multi-year commitments, ensuring a continued and secure financial commitment to UNICEF.
  • Prospect, cultivate and solicit additional major donors as identified; provide stewardship to existing relationships with a focus on donors giving $10,000 to $100,000 annually.
  • Support the Development pipeline through prospecting and engage in a moves management process to meet forecasting activities annually and long-term planning needs.
  • Support revenue growth through strategic fundraising during campaigns, leveraging key dates and anniversaries, and maximizing fundraising opportunities during emergencies.
  • Support organization-wide events looking for opportunities to increase fundraising revenues; actively attend events or activities to build on networking opportunities for prospecting and cultivation.
  • Collaborate with other fundraising channels to execute strategies for revenue generation focused on fundraising team’s priorities.

Stewardship and Retention (40%)

  • Support the Director, Major Gifts in prospecting/cultivation /stewardship events & activities for UNICEF Canada’s Women UNlimited and other priority fundraising campaigns as identified.
  • Establish and execute an annual stewardship plan for all assigned major donors that establishes UNICEF as a leader in offering innovative and unique engagement journeys.
  • Work with all other departments to ensure all major donor partnerships and relationships are understood, prioritized, aligned, and leveraged throughout the organization.
  • Support the development of appropriate marketing and engagement tools for donor relationship

Planning, Operations & Administration (10%)

  • Support the execution of relevant sections of the multi-year Joint Strategic Plan (JSP) and the Annual Operating Plan (AOP) for the team and ensure integration across the organization.
  • Support the development and execution of organizational priority campaigns and
  • Maintain an up-to-date and deep knowledge of UNICEF’s work, thought leadership, and projects for discussion and engagement with donors and prospects.
  • Ensure that the Raiser’s Edge database and donor and team SharePoint files are kept updated with accurate information on major donors and prospects for weekly reporting.
  • Undertake travel, attend and support UNICEF fundraising events (sometimes during the evenings and weekends), as required.

What we Offer:

  • A university degree or college diploma in a related
  • Five (5) plus years of relevant work experience in fundraising, sales, or account management in either the public, non-profit or private sector.
  • Exceptional relationship management
  • Able to travel domestically and
  • Experience tracking relationships and running reports with Raiser’s Edge database
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills, including public
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office).
  • A valid driver’s license with a vehicle, or access to
  • The ability to communicate effectively in a collaborative
  • The ability to be strategic, detail-oriented, resourceful, and cost efficient to drive new initiatives or enhance existing programming.
  • English/French bilingualism (an asset).

Salary range: $63,500 to $77,500 per year.

For consideration, please submit your resume and cover letter to by February 27, 2024. Please attach your cover letter (including salary expectations) and resume as one document and reference “Development Manager” 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 a 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.