Manager of Annual Giving
YWCA Toronto is dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls. Our programs promote equality, economic security and lives free from violence. We help women and girls flee violence, secure housing, find jobs, establish their voices, enhance skills and develop confidence. We offer a range of housing options, employment and training programs, community support programs, girls’ programs and family programs. We also engage in systemic advocacy.
Reporting to the Director of Philanthropy, the Manager of Annual Giving is responsible for the strategic planning, development, implementation and evaluation of philanthropic Annual Giving to YWCA Toronto. Responsible for generating revenue in the areas of annual giving, utilizing stewardship opportunities, online and offline direct response and social media platforms. This is a management position which contributes to the overall development and achievements of the Association, and participates as a member of the Management Team.
You will have: Advanced knowledge of fundraising, communications and marketing normally acquired through completion of an undergraduate degree in a related field. The work involves the mastery of concepts and theories in the fundraising and marketing field, with seven to ten years of directly related experience. A CFRE designation is preferred; a commitment to philanthropy and advanced knowledge and proven track record in development with experience in managing Annual Giving Programs (or components), such as direct mail, digital and other fundraising campaigns; knowledge of professional fundraising theory and practice, and donation administration and management; creative ability in developing mission-related fundraising ideas, superior writing and editing ability; experience developing and managing budgets, stewardship plans, timelines and contracts; proven track record of meeting and exceeding revenue targets; ability to manage multiple priorities and meet timelines. Advanced ability to research and analyse complex concepts and plan strategically; superior organizational and administrative skills; ability to lead, mentor and coach staff; previous management experience in a unionized environment is an asset; knowledge of Canada Revenue Agency donation receipting, United Way Partnership expectations; fluency with fundraising management software - knowledge of Raiser’s Edge is a definite asset; superior knowledge of current computer applications including word processing, spreadsheet and database management software, and Outlook; internet skills are a must; excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; ability to develop relationships quickly and exercise participatory leadership; proven ability to work with people from various cultures and backgrounds; sound judgement and diplomacy; a thorough knowledge and appreciation of delivering services to women and girls, and of access and equity issues.