Winnipeg Resource Development Manager

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Raising the Roof is looking for a dynamic self-starter to lead Raising the Roof’s first satellite office Winnipeg, connecting with local donors and partners and helping scale up our successful, life-changing Reside program.

About Raising the Roof

For 25 years, Raising the Roof has provided national leadership on long-term solutions to homelessness through partnership and collaboration with diverse stakeholders, investment in local communities, and public education. In 1997, Raising the Roof launched its first major fundraising campaign to help people experiencing homelessness and introduced the now iconic Raising the Roof Toque. That first year’s campaign raised $72,000 and since then over $8 million has been raised for over 200 homelessness prevention programs across Canada. Over the years, Raising the Roof has initiated several high impact public education campaigns and research projects which are informing national policy today. Two key findings from this research were the need for employment opportunities for people at risk of homelessness and the need for affordable housing with supports. In 2018, Raising the Roof launched the Reside program, based on a successful model from the UK. Through the innovative, collaborative, holistic Reside program we are able to provide a long-term solution to prevent and end homelessness in Canada. In 2016, there were 1.34 million empty and temporarily occupied homes in Canada. At the same time, 235,000 Canadians experience homelessness each year. Through Reside, Raising the Roof acquires vacant or under-utilized properties and renovates them into affordable housing for individuals who are currently experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness. In completing the renovations, Raising the Roof works with non-profit contractors who create paid training and employment opportunities for people who face barriers to employment in the trades. On past Reside projects, 85% of trainees have obtained unionized apprenticeships and other full time employment in the trades upon completion of the program. Following the renovations, Raising the Roof partners with local non-profit or co-operative housing providers, who manage the properties and provide wrap-around supports to residents. Through the Reside program, we prevent and end homelessness through both the creation of affordable housing with supports and employment for marginalized people.


Raising the Roof is seeking a full-time development professional to engage with new and existing donors and other partners in the Winnipeg area. This role reports to the Director of Development who works remotely in Ontario. The best fit for this position is an enthusiastic self starter who is well connected in the Winnipeg community and can initiate relationships and lead events and site tours for donors and partners of Raising the Roof’s affordable housing and employment opportunities with supports in the Winnipeg area. This is a great leadership role which will continue to expand and grow as we grow our Western Canada satellite teams.

Note: Raising the Roof is a national organization, with most staff working in the Toronto area. This role can be remote or in office at the Social Enterprise Centre 765 Main Street, Winnipeg, MB, R2W 3N5. This role is the first of Raising the Roof’s new Winnipeg satellite office. The role will involve working remotely with the Toronto based team on a daily basis, from Winnipeg.


While serving this national organization from the Winnipeg satellite office, specific
responsibilities will include:

● Work with the Director of Development to develop and implement strategies to grow revenue across individual giving, events, and foundations;
● Directly responsible for the engagement, solicitation and continual stewardship of all donors with a focus on local Winnipeg supporters;
● Manage donor engagement which includes oversight of digital and written collateral, organization of annual fundraising campaigns and often includes collaboration with the marketing and audience services departments;
● Maintain moves management through tracking of donor portfolios for the Executive Director, Director of Development, Marketing Manager and in some cases the board of directors, who are cultivating and soliciting major national donors;
● Lead strategy and implementation of annual donor events for cultivation and stewardship
● Execute all corporate events that occur due to corporate sponsorship or donation of any kind;
● Write foundation applications, develop impact reports and manage prospect lists in conjunction with the Director of Development

● Manage department budget, working with Director of Development
● Deliver accurate reporting, working closely with the finance department
● Oversight of donor records and donor database, including enforcing policies on data entry and gift acknowledgment;
● Identify and solicit corporate sponsors;

● Willingness and ability to travel to meetings and active job sites locally within Winnipeg either via public transportation or vehicle;
● Assist in on-site project management for construction projects, as needed

● 5+ years fundraising experience
● Knowledge of the Winnipeg area and connections within the community
● Experience managing events
● Experience planning and executing annual and capital campaigns
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills
● Excellent people skills, personable and professional
● Excellent computer skills; knowledge of donor database systems an asset
● Able to work on a remote team
● Experience in housing development or construction management an asset
● Familiarity with CRA regulations related to giving
● Located in Winnipeg, Manitoba

The above list is not exclusive or exhaustive and the successful candidate will be required to undertake such duties as may reasonably be expected within the scope of the role. All members of staff are required to be professional, co-operative and flexible
in line with the needs of the Company.
Raising the Roof is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates and encourage Indigenous peoples, visible minorities and people with disabilities to apply. A request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.

Salary: $55,000 to $65,000 per year, includes benefits package


Please send your resume and cover letter by Wednesday, May 11 to

$55,000 to $65,000 per year, includes benefits package
11 May 2022
Raising the Roof
Winnipeg  Manitoba