The United Church of Canada is seeking a highly organized team player who thrives in supporting the achievement of common goals to fill the role of Annual Giving Lead on a full-time (35 hours/week) basis.

The Annual Giving Lead works closely with the Executive Officer, and other Unit Staff to inspire and invite gifts for the denominational Mission & Service work and is responsible for providing strategy, direction, and management to growing of the denomination’s annual giving programs. The Annual Giving Lead supports fundraising and stewardship efforts to grow philanthropic engagement from both communities of faith and individuals.  Salary Range:  $71,636 – $95,515 

Posted On:  October 26, 2022

Closing On:  November 3, 2022

Location:  Flexible

Effective:  ASAP

Employment Type:  Full Time

Level:  Senior

Salary Range:  $71,636 – $95,515


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The Philanthropy Unit is responsible for raising the wider church’s annual gifts for Mission & Service, which is the main source of funding for the ongoing program work of The United Church of Canada. It oversees a direct giving program and a planned and major gift program and promotes the Pre-Authorized Remittance (PAR) program. The unit also includes the church’s stewardship development ministries and revenue generation support of congregations and supports the Foundation of The United Church of Canada.

They develop and implement Annual Giving strategies and 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 main areas of focus are:

  1. Strategy Development:
  2. Direct Response for Individuals
  3. Support for Community of Faith Giving



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.

Working Conditions

The United Church of Canada has adopted a hybrid workplace model and thus providing flexibility for this position. This position needs to be available from time to time to work 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. Manual dexterity required to use laptop computer and peripherals. 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.


Salary will be based on skills and experience, within the category 8 salary range of $71,636 to $95,515. Pension and group benefit plans coverage and annual vacation round out this compensation package.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume, quoting job number 22-75 to Human Resources.