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Development Officer, Leadership Annual Giving

 

University of Alberta

 

VER Development & Alumni Rel.

 

Competition No. – A113148933

 

Closing Date – Dec 14, 2022

 

This position is a part of the Association of the Academic Staff of the University of Alberta (AASUA).

 

In accordance with the Administrative and Professional Officer Agreement, this full time continuing position offers a comprehensive benefits package found at Faculty & Staff Benefits and annual salary range of $62,719 – $104,527.

 

Location – Enterprise Square. This role is hybrid with a mix on remote and in-person.

 

Department summary

 

The Leadership Annual Giving Office of the University of Alberta is the building block for future major gift and planned gift donor pools at our institution. The Leadership Annual Giving Office allows the university to pool support from multiple donors to meet the current and pressing needs of students and researchers in the faculties and the university as a whole.

 

Position summary

 

Reporting to the Manager of Leadership Annual Giving, the Development Officer’s primary responsibility is to qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors who have the capacity to make annual gifts of $1,000-$50,000, and to identify those who have the capacity to make a major or planned gift. There are approximately 3,000 donors in this range in any given year.

 

The Development Officer participates in designing and implementing successful strategies for leadership annual gift solicitations. In addition, the Development Officer serves to provide support to advancement colleagues, faculties, other university officers, and senior administrators involved in major gift cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities.

 

For hundreds of alumni and friends, the Development Officer, Leadership Annual Giving is the face and name of the University of Alberta. The Development Officer views each and every contact with a prospect or donor as an opportunity to build strong support for the university.

 

Duties

 

• Manages an active portfolio of 100+ prospects; personally visits 125 donors or prospective donors annually

 

• Designs and implements cultivation and solicitation strategies with a focus on qualification, retention, renewal and upgrades

 

• Plans and researches to determine the interests and potential capacity of donors and prospective donors

 

• Works collaboratively with colleagues to develop a pipeline of prospective major and planned gift donors to support the donor continuum

 

• Assists stewardship of donors, attend events and host donors as appropriate

 

• Ensures the integrity of information in the Advance database relevant to assigned prospects

 

• Assists faculties in the proactive planning and implementation of best practice development initiatives

 

• Ensures a coordinated implementation of Leadership Annual Giving fundraising programs, policies and strategies with all members of the Development office

 

Minimum Qualifications

 

• Undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution

 

• At least 5 years of professional work experience

 

• Self-motivated, proactive, energetic, creative, and goal oriented

 

• Proven ability to work autonomously and to handle multiple accounts simultaneously

 

• Superior communications skills

 

• Demonstrated ability to work within a fast paced business setting

 

• Insightful, responsive, creative and engaging

 

• A sincere appreciation for people and how they are each uniquely motivated

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

• At least 3 years of fundraising or transferable experience, preferably in a post-secondary environment

 

• Proven ability to cultivate and solicit individual gifts or provide high quality customer service on a face-to-face basis

 

• Strong understanding of the value and culture of philanthropy

 

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

 

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The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

 

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