Senior Manager: Donor Relations


Working with the Ottawa Humane Society, you will join a team of compassionate, driven people dedicated to making a difference for the animals.

At the OHS, investing in our people makes it possible for more to be done for animals in need and to prepare for the future.

You will enjoy extensive opportunities for professional development, a supportive, collaborative team, mentorship, flexibility that includes accruing lieu time, and competitive compensation.

And best of all you will go home each day knowing you are helping those who can’t help themselves.

The salary for manager: donor relations is between $92,430 and $102,050 per year and the position also receives generous sick leave, vacation, life insurance, long term disability, employer paid extended health and dental benefits and a registered pension plan.

The position is permanent full time with 75 hours biweekly.

Who is the senior manager: donor relations

The senior manager is a relationship builder, planner and thoroughly empathetic to what legacy giving and major gifts represent to donors.

The senior manager has an eye for detail, a mind for continuous improvement and a solid understanding of planning and fundraising best practices.

The senior manager is someone who is able to develop and maintain strong relationships and inspire others to connect with and support the OHS and its vital work.

The senior manager is someone who is connected with the community and is able to use their connections to establish and maintain relationships between the OHS and other organizations.

The senior manager is someone who has a strong hand for leadership and inspires others to work at their very best.

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Like what you see? We want you!

If this position interests you and you imagine the OHS being the next step in your career, email your resume and cover letter to the attention of the manager: human resources,

We know there is so much more to a person than a degree or years spent in an industry. Here are some things we’d love to hear about you. Tell us:

  • About your education and experience and how you will apply it in this role;
  • About your experience with legacy giving and/or major gifts and donor relationships;
  • About your experience managing people; and,
  • How you bring a project from start to finish.

At the OHS we’re big on safety. Safety for our staff, volunteers, clients and animals. To keep everyone safe, we require all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with exceptions for medical exemptions and accommodation under human rights legislation.

We are an equal opportunity employer and offer accommodation for applicants with disabilities. Please let us know if you require accommodation at any point during your application.