Relationship & Development Officer

Job Advertisement: Relationship & Development Officer
Permanent Full-Time Position
Application Deadline: Hybrid (Required in-office two days per week)

United Way Halifax is a for-impact organization that brings donors, volunteers, and partners
together to create lasting social change. We believe everyone matters and deserves to belong,
be safe, and live a life of their choosing. To help, United Way Halifax alleviates and reduces
local poverty by funding, partnering, convening, and advocating for solutions. United Way
Halifax is part of a federated movement of 70 United Ways across the country.

The staff at United Way Halifax takes pride in bringing together people who have a range of
experience, talents, and backgrounds. Our staff share a passion for the place we call home and
bring many different skills and strengths to the work we do. Guided by our values of respect,
trust, collaboration, adaptability, compassion, and equity, we provide a supportive and flexible
work environment filled with opportunity, support, balance, and laughter.

Reporting to the Director, Development & Engagement, the Relationship & Development Officer
will develop, grow, and strengthen individual donor and corporate relationships. This individual
will serve as primary coordinator for several fundraising campaigns at Halifax workplaces and
support overall development and fundraising efforts at United Way Halifax. In this role, you will:

Lead and manage corporate and public sector fundraising campaigns and build strong,
mutually beneficial relationships with key partners, campaigns, and individuals, and
provide exceptional support to ensure campaign success.

Create and action annual plans to secure year-round support and engagement with
United Way Halifax.

Work cross-departmentally with United Way Halifax colleagues to provide appropriate
support and value to partners, donors, and volunteers.

Maintain accurate and detailed records to track campaign success and business
activity, and complete regular local, regional, and national reporting.

Plan and host regular volunteer training sessions virtually and in-person for executive
campaign coordinators and other campaign volunteers.

Our ideal candidate is self-directed, diligent, efficient, and an effective and creative problem solver. They bring energy and strong relationship building skills to this role to achieve
fundraising results and generate impact in our community. They embrace change and are
excited to learn, grow, and make a difference every day.

Ideal experience, skills and competencies include at least two to three years of progressive
fundraising, business development, professional sales, or relationship-focused work experience
along with a keen attention to detail and extensive experience working with Microsoft Office

United Way Halifax is committed to a comprehensive compensation package including salary,
pension contribution, health and dental benefits, generous vacation time, professional
development and training, flexible work hours and location, and parking/transit pass. The salary
range for this position starts at $52,000 per year.

If you have questions about the role or compensation package, please contact Lucy Lanni
at or 902-461-3064.

If this sounds like you, let us know by sharing your resume and cover letter outlining why you
could be the right fit for United Way Halifax and this role. Submit your application to by August 28, 2023 (9:00AM AST).

United Way Halifax deeply values equity and is committed to ensuring our staff community
reflects the diversity of the wider community. We welcome applications from African Nova
Scotian people, Indigenous peoples, racialized people, women, persons with disabilities,
persons of varied sexual and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to
productively engage with diverse communities. United Way Halifax seeks to maintain its
commitment to inclusion and equity and recognizes that increasing the diversity of our staff
supports this objective.

During the recruitment process, applicants have the right to request an accommodation.
Applicants invited to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) and
who require accommodation should discuss their needs in advance of the assessment.


Working with us

Our staff are a diverse, committed team, dedicated to their community and to our values of trust, respect, compassion, adaptability, collaboration, and equity. We’re dedicated to providing an inclusive and supportive workplace, opportunities for professional development and growth, and meaningful work that makes a difference in our community. Like a family, we celebrate each other’s milestones and pitch in to help one another when all hands are needed.

If you share our values and are looking for a career where you can help changes lives every day, join us! We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including those in need of accommodations.