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Development Officer, Major Gifts - Carleton University

Posting

Development Officer, Major Gifts

Term Position 

Priority Comment

OPEN Competition: This position will be posted until November 17, 2021, however applications will be reviewed on a regular basis in preparation for interviews in late November. Ideally, we are looking for a candidate who will be available to start early January 2022.

Development Officer, Major Gifts

The Department of University Advancement is recruiting for a Development Officer position to support the Major Gifts fundraising portfolio reporting to the Director, Major Gifts. This critical role will join a dynamic and collaborative Advancement team as the campus implements a visionary institutional strategic plan, engages with committed alumni, donors and community stakeholders, builds on a new era of holistic integrated partnerships, and continues the momentum of the largest completed campaign in Ottawa’s history.

Carleton is a smart, caring and connected community that inspires and empowers individuals to become change leaders who drive impact in the world. Carleton’s faculty and staff provide a superior learning experience for our fine students who hail from every province and from over 100 countries around the world. Situated on a beautiful campus bordered by the Rideau River and Canal, Carleton is just minutes from the heart of our nation’s government and enjoys easy access to the many organizations, associations and businesses which thrive in Ottawa – a G-7 capital.

A key priority for Advancement at Carleton is to facilitate partnerships with purpose and position the University as playing a key role in addressing and making impact on complex social issues—a core theme for our upcoming fundraising campaign. A major task for the Development Officer, Major Gifts will lead outreach to key constituents, recent survey respondents and other stakeholders, engaging them in discovery interviews to test language and positioning for campaign planning. 

The ideal candidate will have:

a passion for higher education and the ability to effectively communicate how universities can do good and affect change

enthusiasm for meeting new people and fearlessly leading outreach

strong conversational, listening and interpersonal skills

experience in building relationships with prospects and loyal donors, aligning their interests with organizational priorities, and developing strategies to secure future gifts

demonstrated experience in project management, collecting information and synthesizing information 

effective writing and editing skills to design reports and summaries

a creative and intuitive mind for listening, translating and summarizing 

a collaborative approach in support of the department’s fundraising and community liaison mandate

competence, attention to detail, professionalism, tact and discretion in dealing with executive and senior leaders across campus as well as external audiences

As an ambassador for Carleton, this role will require:

initiative (to lead outreach, be persistent and navigate barriers) 

service-oriented mindset (to support stakeholder requests and effectively steward relationships across campus and externally)

creativity and adaptability (to propose and adopt new ways of doing, meet new challenges and define solutions)

NOTE: An essential part of this role is regularly attending faculty and university events online and/or in person, evenings and weekends. Regular travel within Ottawa and some travel outside Ottawa is required. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Responsible to undertake major gifts outreach and to manage relationships to raise funds to support university programs and services. 

Qualifications: 

The incumbent must possess the following qualifications: 

• Knowledge of individual, corporate and foundation fundraising principles, changing philanthropic climate and techniques, and all types of donations, charitable giving and fundraising instruments.

• Knowledge of communications, public relations, marketing and social media processes. 

• Knowledge of university’s strategic priorities and goals as well as policies and procedures. 

• Knowledge of faculty or department as well as the broader university academic units, departments and divisions. 

• Knowledge of office productivity software and databases, internet browsers and search engines, discipline-specific software, enterprise software and technology devices. 

• Knowledge of cultural competency and diversity in a business context. 

Education and Experience: 

The above is normally acquired through the completion of: 

• A Bachelor’s degree. 

• Minimum of four years of previous relevant experience. 

Compensation and Benefits:

The Development Officer, Major Gifts is a full-time TERM position. The full salary range has been posted, however the starting salary will typically be between the minimum and the mid-point of the full salary range ($65,704 - $75,560) and based on the successful candidate's qualifications, along with other compensation factors and considerations. The total compensation package includes competitive extended health and dental benefits, annual and sick leave, life insurance, and unique perks such as tuition benefits and access to the fitness facilities at Carleton. 

HR Note:

Equivalencies will be considered. Applicants are encouraged to provide information which may demonstrate equivalent qualifications. Please note that applicants may be required to complete an employment test as part of the selection process for this position. Those applicants that are selected for an interview will be requested to contact the Human Resource Advisor assigned to this competition as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made to accommodate your request in a timely manner. Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.

To apply click on the link below: 

https://carleton.ca/hr/career-opportunities/staff/ 

Application Deadline : 2021-11-17
Institution : Carleton University
Description :

Posting

Development Officer, Major Gifts

Term Position 

Priority Comment

OPEN Competition: This position will be posted until November 17, 2021, however applications will be reviewed on a regular basis in preparation for interviews in late November. Ideally, we are looking for a candidate who will be available to start early January 2022.

Development Officer, Major Gifts

The Department of University Advancement is recruiting for a Development Officer position to support the Major Gifts fundraising portfolio reporting to the Director, Major Gifts. This critical role will join a dynamic and collaborative Advancement team as the campus implements a visionary institutional strategic plan, engages with committed alumni, donors and community stakeholders, builds on a new era of holistic integrated partnerships, and continues the momentum of the largest completed campaign in Ottawa’s history.

Carleton is a smart, caring and connected community that inspires and empowers individuals to become change leaders who drive impact in the world. Carleton’s faculty and staff provide a superior learning experience for our fine students who hail from every province and from over 100 countries around the world. Situated on a beautiful campus bordered by the Rideau River and Canal, Carleton is just minutes from the heart of our nation’s government and enjoys easy access to the many organizations, associations and businesses which thrive in Ottawa – a G-7 capital.

A key priority for Advancement at Carleton is to facilitate partnerships with purpose and position the University as playing a key role in addressing and making impact on complex social issues—a core theme for our upcoming fundraising campaign. A major task for the Development Officer, Major Gifts will lead outreach to key constituents, recent survey respondents and other stakeholders, engaging them in discovery interviews to test language and positioning for campaign planning. 

The ideal candidate will have:

a passion for higher education and the ability to effectively communicate how universities can do good and affect change

enthusiasm for meeting new people and fearlessly leading outreach

strong conversational, listening and interpersonal skills

experience in building relationships with prospects and loyal donors, aligning their interests with organizational priorities, and developing strategies to secure future gifts

demonstrated experience in project management, collecting information and synthesizing information 

effective writing and editing skills to design reports and summaries

a creative and intuitive mind for listening, translating and summarizing 

a collaborative approach in support of the department’s fundraising and community liaison mandate

competence, attention to detail, professionalism, tact and discretion in dealing with executive and senior leaders across campus as well as external audiences

As an ambassador for Carleton, this role will require:

initiative (to lead outreach, be persistent and navigate barriers) 

service-oriented mindset (to support stakeholder requests and effectively steward relationships across campus and externally)

creativity and adaptability (to propose and adopt new ways of doing, meet new challenges and define solutions)

NOTE: An essential part of this role is regularly attending faculty and university events online and/or in person, evenings and weekends. Regular travel within Ottawa and some travel outside Ottawa is required. 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Responsible to undertake major gifts outreach and to manage relationships to raise funds to support university programs and services. 

Qualifications: 

The incumbent must possess the following qualifications: 

• Knowledge of individual, corporate and foundation fundraising principles, changing philanthropic climate and techniques, and all types of donations, charitable giving and fundraising instruments.

• Knowledge of communications, public relations, marketing and social media processes. 

• Knowledge of university’s strategic priorities and goals as well as policies and procedures. 

• Knowledge of faculty or department as well as the broader university academic units, departments and divisions. 

• Knowledge of office productivity software and databases, internet browsers and search engines, discipline-specific software, enterprise software and technology devices. 

• Knowledge of cultural competency and diversity in a business context. 

Education and Experience: 

The above is normally acquired through the completion of: 

• A Bachelor’s degree. 

• Minimum of four years of previous relevant experience. 

Compensation and Benefits:

The Development Officer, Major Gifts is a full-time TERM position. The full salary range has been posted, however the starting salary will typically be between the minimum and the mid-point of the full salary range ($65,704 - $75,560) and based on the successful candidate's qualifications, along with other compensation factors and considerations. The total compensation package includes competitive extended health and dental benefits, annual and sick leave, life insurance, and unique perks such as tuition benefits and access to the fitness facilities at Carleton. 

HR Note:

Equivalencies will be considered. Applicants are encouraged to provide information which may demonstrate equivalent qualifications. Please note that applicants may be required to complete an employment test as part of the selection process for this position. Those applicants that are selected for an interview will be requested to contact the Human Resource Advisor assigned to this competition as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made to accommodate your request in a timely manner. Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.

To apply click on the link below: 

https://carleton.ca/hr/career-opportunities/staff/