Major Gifts OfficerApply
Department: Medicine/Advancement and Community Engagement
Status: Term, two years with the possibility of extension or becoming permanent.
Competition No.: 13378-M
Salary Information: The salary range is $59,517 to $92,996 per annum (Specialist/Professional, Phase 2). The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Primary Purpose: To significantly increase and diversify revenue to support the College of Medicine and institutional goals by obtaining philanthropic support from donors and prospects (including individuals, corporations, foundations) who have the capacity to make defined major gifts. The incumbent will plan, develop, solicit, and manage a portfolio of donors and prospective donors who have this financial capacity with the goal of maximizing and diversifying financial support for the College of Medicine and institutional priorities and goals.
Nature of Work: The Major Gifts Officer (MGO) reports jointly to the Dean, College of Medicine and the Associate Director of Development, Major Gifts & College Campaigns (ADD-MGCC) in Advancement and Community Engagement (ACE) and is located in the College of Medicine to garner an in-depth understanding of college priorities, programs and initiatives and its stakeholders and to build relationships within the college that support major gift programs and initiatives. The incumbent will work collaboratively with development professionals, college leadership, faculty and administration and key stakeholders to meet strategic goals and to ensure seamless workplace efficiencies and stakeholder service. Establishing and maintaining positive, collaborative relationships with a cross-section of faculty, staff, alumni, prospects/donors, volunteers, campus advancement professionals and other stakeholders is critical to meeting stated objectives. The MGO will also provide a development perspective to inform the work of communications and alumni relations specialists to ensure communications and alumni programming support the development mandate. The work requires a proactive approach in a complex, dynamic and fast-paced environment and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse audience by a variety of methods and communication mediums. Accuracy and attention to detail is essential to ensure information provided to others is correct. The MGO must be knowledgeable about university fundraising policies and procedures and Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) guidelines and Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) ethical principles and standards to ensure discretionary decisions are in alignment. Travel as well as evening and weekend work is required. Consequence of error is significant to the reputation and profile of the College of Medicine and the university.
- Actively manage a portfolio of current and prospective major donors with a focus on those who have the ability to make major gifts to support college and institutional goals;
- In consultation with the ADD-MGCC and Dean, develop, implement, and manage an annual and multi-year fundraising plan that supports college priorities, programs and initiatives;
- Strengthen long-term relationships with the college’s major gift donors by ensuring they are recognized in ways that are meaningful to them and that are in alignment with institutional recognition guidelines;
- Work collaboratively with College advancement colleagues and appropriate members of the ACE team relative to all aspects of college and university managed mandates to ensure alignment of advancement activity with college and university policies and guidelines.
Education: A relevant undergraduate degree and appropriate training and experience in a related field. CFRE designation would be considered an asset.
Experience: Three to five years of directly related experience with a demonstrated progression in level of responsibility. Knowledge of the University of Saskatchewan and an understanding of strategic planning, fundraising, sales, financial services, events management or alumni relations will be an asset.
Skills: Demonstrated integrity, professional maturity, discretion, judgment, and decisiveness to inspire confidence among internal and external stakeholders; goal oriented and results driven with proven ability to take initiative; ability to work independently and collaboratively; strong customer ethic, interpersonal relationship-building skills; strong customer ethic with the capacity to build consensus and maintain positive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders; demonstrated analytical and organizational skills, including the effective planning and management of multiple projects; ability to problem-solve, think and act strategically and creatively; excellent communication skills, both written and oral including public speaking; proficiency in computer applications.
To view the full position profile, please visit: http://www.usask.ca/vpadvancement/employment_opportunities/index.php
This position is in scope of the Administrative and Supervisory Personnel Association.
Applications will accepted until filled.
Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Kent Hartshorn at 306-966-2221.
Be sure to apply online as emailed applications will not be accepted.
The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.