Date Posted: 04/26/2021
Req ID: 3697
Faculty/Division: UofT Mississauga
Department: UTM: Ofc of Advancement
Campus: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)
The university’s second largest division, U of T Mississauga has 17 academic departments and offers 156 programs in 92 areas of study. Home to approximately 15,000 students and over 1,000 faculty and staff, the campus houses the Mississauga Academy of Medicine, Centre for Medicinal Chemistry and Institute for Management & Innovation. With its distinctive interdisciplinary programs such as forensic sciences and biomedical communications, U of T Mississauga offers a broad array of continuing education programs and professional masters programs. Established in 1967, the campus features award-winning architecture, robust community partnerships and a dynamic student environment set amongst 225 acres along theCredit River in Mississauga.
The Senior Development Officer (SDO) is part of a team, working under the general direction of the Director of Development, who is tasked with the responsibility to identify and cultivate donors deemed to be at the major gift level at the University of Toronto. The incumbent is responsible for developing tailored programs to identify and cultivate individuals, corporations, foundations and associations capable of making gifts at this level. The incumbent will be responsible for making solicitation calls. The incumbent will also ensure proper stewardship takes place following a gift to maintain the donor's involvement, interest and support. The SDO will direct the work of volunteers in defined activities. The active involvement of department chairs and institute directors, faculty members, senior volunteers and members of the university community is essential to the overall success of such a program. Note: Occasional overtime on evenings and weekends.
Your responsibilities will include:
Assessing needs and contributing to the development and implementation of plans for prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and recognition of major gifts, generally $25,000 and above
Meeting face-to-face with current and potential donors to discuss giving interests and opportunities
Identifying, evaluating and recommending the necessary steps to bring the prospect closer to making a major financial commitment to the University
Developing tailored fundraising initiatives that support strategic initiatives
Cultivating and soliciting current and prospective major gift donors through tailored stewardship programs
Conducting advanced research and analysis from a variety of sources to provide detailed background data on donors
Writing donor-facing materials such as funding proposals, acknowledgements and recognition communications; drafting briefing notes, solicitation plans and call reports to track donor interaction
Handling sensitive and/or confidential information
Bachelor's Degree or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
Minimum five years experience in a staff fundraising role with proven track record of success in managing a substantial pool of major gift donors and prospective donors.
Demonstrated experience in the identification, cultivation, solicitation of donors and prospective donors at the $25,000+ level
Proven ability to manage and motivate high net worth prospective donors, alumni and friends (i.e., volunteers)
Exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Evidence of strong initiative, tact, diplomacy, judgement and decision making in complex environments with competing priorities
Strong organizational and analytical skills; strong attention to detail
Ability to work in a fast-paced and results-oriented environment.
Strong team player who values collaboration
To be successful in this role you will be:
Closing Date: 05/13/2021, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 15 - $84,316 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $107,826. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Communication/Media/Public Relations