University Advancement (UA) promotes McGill to its global community and to the public, engaging alumni, volunteers and friends of the University, and building on McGill’s record of fundraising success in support of University priorities. By joining UA, you can be part of a dynamic, exciting and growing team of professionals that is making an extraordinary impact on the world by advancing the philanthropic and engagement ambitions of McGill University. To find out more about career opportunities with UA, please visit us at https://www.mcgill.ca/advancement/ua-careers
Under the direction of the Director Development, Faculty of Arts, the Advancement Officer performs a wide range of activities to meaningfully engage alumni, prospects, donors and other members of the McGill community in the Faculty of Arts in order to maximize philanthropic support for the Faculty and University.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Work closely with alumni networks and key stakeholders to identify, develop, implement and evaluate appropriate engagement and donor recognition programs, events and activities.
Analyze the faculty’s pipeline to determine appropriate engagement strategies to move the Faculty’s priority prospects through the giving stages.
Work with colleagues to enhance awareness of philanthropy especially among student and young alumni populations, contributing to the growth of the prospect pipeline.
Identify, recruit, train and manage network of Faculty-based volunteers to assist with alumni engagement and fundraising activities.
Lead the planning of events, such as Homecoming and philanthropy-themed events, that support the Dean and the Faculty’s strategic advancement objectives.
Review all new gift agreements and develop appropriate stewardship and recognition strategies.
Manage and oversee the donor acknowledgement program, ensuring timely and appropriate acknowledgements and regular refresh of content, in collaboration with the Central Donor Relations team.
Manage and analyze customized stewardship planning activities for the Faculty’s top donors; implement customized stewardship activities to deepen donor engagement and strengthen relationships.
Audit Faculty engagement opportunities including events, workshops and related activities; ensure donors are invited to participate in appropriate activities given their philanthropic giving and personal interests.
Participate in data capture initiatives and ensure data updates on all prospect and volunteer activity. Utilize the Stewardship Profile to plan, track, and document stewardship tasks and occurrences, consistent with University-wide standards. Conduct an annual assessment of donor support of Faculty programs.
Serve as the Faculty’s alumni relations and stewardship designate for appropriate departmental, Faculty and University-wide committees. Act as project manager and key liaison between the Faculty, Central and other key stakeholders.
Participate in the development and implementation of new initiatives that support UA’s strategic direction by keeping abreast of new developments and trends in the field of alumni relations and stewardship.
Education and Experience:
Three (3) years' related experience
Other Qualifying Skills and Abilities:
Must be results driven, a self-starter, and highly motivated with a leadership and interpersonal style that fosters constructive and productive relationships with diverse constituencies. Demonstrated ability to work autonomously and as part of a team in a complex, changing, deadline-oriented environment. Experience in program development, marketing and project management. Ability to analyze and read data, determining and acting on trends. Previous experience in a nonprofit environment is an asset. Must be client focused, with excellent organizational, attention to detail, problem solving, planning, and priority setting skills. Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects within tightly prescribed timetables and shifting priorities. Demonstrated ability in a PC environment, proficient using MS Office (Excel, Word, Power Point), client-server database software and sound knowledge of social media tools. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Strong French spoken, written an asset.
How to Apply:
Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to University Advancement at staffing.dev [at] mcgill.ca.
The deadline to apply for this position is January 23, 2020 at 5:00 PM.
- Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*
We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, University Advancement will only contact applicants selected for an interview.
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(Grade 04) $51,600 - $64,500 (midpoint) - $83,900
One (1) year (Leave replacement)
Friday, January 10, 2020