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Reporting to the Executive Director of Development & Partnerships, Faculty of Health Sciences, with accountability to the Dean of Health Sciences , the Senior Development Officer is responsible for identifying, evaluating, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a diverse portfolio of accounts and donor relationships.
- Identifies, evaluates, cultivates and canvasses appropriate prospective donors (including individuals, corporations and foundations) with a primary focus on securing major gifts above $25,000; many of these donors may be new prospects to Queen’s identified for the first time for this particular project, thereby requiring a great deal of creativity and time in cultivation.
- Nurtures and develops sustainable long-term relationships that will result in the highest level of philanthropic support for initiatives in the
- Faculty of Health Sciences including the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Rehabilitation Therapy.
- Motivates, organizes and gains commitment from a broad range of influential volunteers and university senior administrators who will assist in securing philanthropic commitments, especially those related to scholarships.
- Meets with the Executive Director on a regular basis to review progress against annual goals and prospect strategy development.
- Serves as the primary liaison between the Office of Advancement, donors, volunteers and other university project administrators to maximize private funding for top university priorities.
- Develops and maintains an in-depth knowledge of the Faculty/University’s activities, priorities and needs in both teaching and research. Applies this knowledge in matching the interests and needs of prospective donors with the strategic needs of the university.
- Develops strategies, executes the plan and negotiates as required to meet objectives. Develops a multi-year plan of goals with precise deadlines to maximize private funding for university priorities and to coincide with the goals of the university and the Department of Development to execute the plan of the assigned project.
- Proven skill in recruiting, supervising and motivating diverse volunteers to achieve shared priorities.
- Undergraduate university degree.
- Knowledge of the Canadian philanthropic environment and supporting legislation; understanding of philanthropic trends in the higher education sector.
- Professional fundraising certificate is an asset.
- Demonstrated success in the identification, evaluation, cultivation, stewardship and face-to-face solicitation of gifts.
- Minimum five years of relevant, successful experience in fundraising, preferably in a university setting.
- Experience in program analysis, tracking and reporting results.
- Demonstrated experience and understanding of the components of an effective fundraising operation including campaign fundraising, major and principal giving, annual giving and gift planning.
- Satisfactory Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check required.
- Valid G-Class driver’s license and passport with no travel restrictions considered an asset.
Company: Queens University
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Stratford, CA
Application Deadline: N/A