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Now hiring a Sponsorship & Events Lead

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We are currently seeking an energetic person with exceptional sales and planning skills to fill the role of Sponsorship and Events Lead within our team. As we work to ensure our organization is reflective of our community, we encourage all those interested to apply.

Job Summary:
The Sponsorship and Events Lead will work cross functionally, leading, executing,
and evaluating sponsorship strategies and organizational events that raise funds
to support United Way’s mission and work in the community. The individual will
ensure financial and participation targets are achieved, and develop initiatives
that will increase donor retention, and advocate for and engage new supporters
to United Way. Ultimately, this role is responsible for demonstrating to
prospective sponsors how partnering with United Way WRC will build brand
awareness and show corporate social responsibility.

Position type: full-time
Salary range: $45,000 – $60,000 (commensurate on experience)

Download position outline.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead efforts to secure sponsorship for all organizational events and
    initiatives, including prospecting, promoting United Way WRC to individuals
    and corporations, proposal customization, and post event follow up and
  • Implement sponsorship strategies to maximize revenue
  • Effectively steward individuals and corporations to secure funding
  • Ensure financial targets are met, and develop initiatives to increase donor
    retention and acquire new supporters
  • Work with team members, volunteers, donors, sponsors, and vendors to
    develop and execute, successful, meaningful events and experiences from
    concept to post event reconciliation
  • Manage the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all
    activities related to events
  • Develop and manage annual projections, expense budgets, and post
    reconciliation for events.
  • Work cross functionally to provide the information and support required to
    meet organizational objectives
  • Adherence to confidentiality and code of conduct policies is required
  • Other duties as needed

Job Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Skilled in project management
  • Demonstrated experience in resource development with a focus on securing sponsorship
  • Knowledge of key performance indicators and marketing techniques for event management
  • Computer savvy; proficient in MS Office
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation ability
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • A knack for problem-solving
  • Customer-service orientation
  • A team player with leadership skills
  • Post secondary education in public relations, marketing, hospitality management, fundraising or related field is preferred

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to
Application deadline: July 6, 2021

We thank all applicants but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.