Advancement Campaign Gift Officer
Vancouver Island University
Nanaimo, BC
Employment Group
Position Number
Advancement and Alumni Relations
Nanaimo campus
Appointment Type
Temporary Full-time
35 hours per week
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Appointment End Date
Posting Restrictions
May end early or be extended. Subject to CUPE Joint Job Evaluation
Applicant Documents
CV/Resume, Cover Letter, Qualifications , Referees/ References
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Duties: Reporting to the Advancement Manager, Major Gifts & Legacies, the Advancement Campaign Gift Officer is responsible for generating fundraising revenue in accordance with the campaign plan, including:

developing and managing relationships with a portfolio of campaign donors in the $5,000 - $25,000 range, including identifying and qualifying new potential donors, and creating / executing a cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategy for each donor
achieving fundraising targets for donors as determined by the campaign plan
representing VIU as the primary stewardship contact for campaign donors in the $5,000 - $25,000 range, including responding to all inquiries with a high degree of professionalism, tact and diplomacy
maintaining accurate records, including timely data entry of details concerning donor interactions and other fundraising activities in the Raiser's Edge database, in accordance with standard data entry rules
preparing proposals, letters and other communications to assist in all phases of the fundraising process
participating in ongoing reviews and meetings, including preparing / presenting reports and evaluations as needed to measure and communicate progress and assist with ongoing planning
working with other members of the Advancement & Alumni Relations team to further the goals of the department, including contributing to ongoing process improvement
maintaining awareness of current trends and best practises in higher education fundraising, and participating in ongoing professional development
maintaining a high standard of ethics, integrity and commitment to the goals of the Advancement & Alumni Relations Office in accordance with its mission, vision and values, and as articulated in the Donor Bill of Rights
Required Qualifications: University degree at Bachelors' level from an appropriately accredited institution. Minimum three years' experience with a proven track record of successful relationship-based fundraising and donor stewardship in a professional not-for-profit setting. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Strong ability to take initiative, find creative solutions and take independent action. Excellent organization and project management skills, including attention to detail and analytical ability. Excellent written and verbal skills, including exceptional diplomacy, tact and judgement in both internal and external communications. Experience with managing confidential information and with quality control processes.

Microsoft Office at advanced level, including merges. Financial and relational data base experience (preferably in an advanced education or fundraising environment), and proficiency with IT systems.

Preferred Qualifications: University degree at Masters level and five years of related experience. Direct experience with "Raisers Edge" (Fundraising Software for non-profits). Direct experience in advanced education. Familiarity with VIU.

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.