The gold standard of brands, United Way of Greater Victoria (UWGV) is one of the best known and most highly regarded not for profits in the city. It works with community leaders in all sectors to raise $5M annually and ensure that those dollars are best meeting the many needs in the community. United Way identifies and resolves pressing community issues, as well as makes measurable changes in local communities, through partnerships with a myriad of government agencies, businesses, organized labour groups, community development corporations, voluntary associations, and others.
As the world of philanthropy continues to change, the need for creative risk taking and innovation increases. United Way, locally and nationally, recognizes this and is open to new ideas and new ways. Capitalizing on demographic and donor shifts, moving more towards major gifts, and bringing a creative perspective to move the organization forward are all core elements of this role. Reporting to a committed volunteer Board, the Executive Director will lead the organization through a dynamic time in the United Way’s history, while enhancing the organization’s profile, capacity, and resources.
The Executive Director will provide strategic and operational leadership to all aspects of the United Way of Greater Victoria. Overseeing a full-time team of 23, the organization leverages the time and talent of over a thousand volunteers in the community who help raise money through annual campaigns and individual major gifts.
This role is ideally suited to a strategic and transformative senior leader, with a passion for community, either with a background in not for profit leadership or in an executive role in another sector with demonstrated commitment to the community.
UWGV is committed to creating a caring and compassionate work environment—one in which employees make a difference and are respected and valued members of the team. The office, located in downtown Victoria, provides easy access to parks, restaurants, and a dynamic arts and cultural scene. This is a rare opportunity to have a meaningful impact and be part of a high profile organization recognized for its outstanding community work.
To explore this exciting opportunity further, please submit your resume below.