Regular Full Time
Communications, Marketing and Public Relations
Faculty / Department:
Office of External Relations / Development Office
Main campus (downtown)
Support Staff (SSUO)
June 17, 2021
June 27, 2021
Hours per week:
Hiring salary range
The University of Ottawa—A crossroads of cultures and ideas
The University of Ottawa is home to over 50,000 students, faculty and staff, who live, work and study in both French and English. Our campus is a crossroads of cultures and ideas, where bold minds come together to inspire game-changing ideas. We are one of Canada’s top 10 research universities—our professors and researchers explore new approaches to today’s challenges. One of a handful of Canadian universities ranked among the top 200 in the world, we attract exceptional thinkers and welcome diverse perspectives from across the globe. Our employees come together around the shared purpose of constant improvement, personal development, service excellence, teamwork and a passion for learning with a desire to make uOttawa and the world a better place. Everyone's contributions are valued, we all play a part in making uOttawa a world-class institution. Most importantly, we make it possible for you to achieve your full potential. Because at uOttawa, you belong!
The Manager, Faculty Development plays an important role in building philanthropic relationships and managing a portfolio of donors and prospects for a dedicated university hub that serves multiple faculties/services. The incumbent is responsible for generating fundraising revenue, identifying potential sources of funding, developing and executing cultivation and solicitation strategies and driving the acquisition of Major Gifts in the $25,000 – $1 million range. Works closely with the members of the Development Leadership Team, to discuss prospective donor strategy and shared management of the university’s top potential and existing donors.
What you will bring:
Key Competencies at uOttawa:
- University degree
- Strong working knowledge of fundraising processes, best practices and current industry trends
- Minimum of five (5) years of professional fundraising experience preferably in an educational or non-profit environment
- Strong donor focus and understanding of how to effectively manage ongoing donor relationships
- Self-motivated, goal oriented, and strategic thinker
- Strong interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills
- Ability to manage tight deadlines and changing priorities on multiple projects
- Ability to use persuasion, negotiation and influencing skills to develop relationships with stakeholders
- Team player, excels at working collaboratively as well as independently
- Exceptional oral and written communication skills, including public speaking, and solid relationship management skills at all levels in an organization
- Tact, diplomacy and confidentiality required at all times
- Strong computer skills including above average competency on Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge is an asset.
- Familiarity with and experience in the use of social media
- Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends, and frequent travel.
- Valid driver’s license and passport required
- Bilingualism – French and English (spoken and written)
Here are the required competencies for all or our employees at uOttawa:
Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realise an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.
Client Service Orientation:
Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.
Teamwork and Cooperation:
Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.
The University of Ottawa embraces diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We are passionate about our people and committed to employment equity. We foster a culture of respect, teamwork and inclusion, where collaboration, innovation, and creativity fuel our quest for research and teaching excellence. While all qualified persons are invited to apply, we welcome applications from qualified Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, women and LGBTQIA2S+ persons. The University is committed to creating and maintaining an accessible, barrier-free work environment. The University is also committed to working with applicants with disabilities requesting accommodation during the recruitment, assessment and selection processes. Applicants with disabilities may contact firstname.lastname@example.org to communicate the accommodation need. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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