The University of Regina's University Advancement and Communications department is committed to the University Strategic Plan and supporting the key priority areas outlined in the University's Strategic Plan: Student Success, Research Impact and Commitment to our Communities as well as the overarching areas of emphasis of Indigenization and Sustainability. The Development unit of University Advancement and Communications is currently seeking two outstanding relationship builders to assume the roles of Development Officers with a focus on securing major gifts for the University's fundraising priorities as outlined in the institutional Case for Support.
Reporting to senior management within the Development unit and working closely with a team of development professionals, the successful applicant will:
- Present opportunities to donors and prospective donors that align their philanthropic objectives with the University's priorities for support; - Oversee, be accountable for, possess in-depth experience and demonstrated fundraising success with a major gift portfolio; - Attend visits to donors and prospective donors with University Team members including Deans, Associate Deans and Directors; - Develop relationships and work in consort with internal stakeholders including subject matter experts, to learn and understand cogent and compelling arguments for support.
Specific Responsibilities: - Work with University Faculty and staff members to help identify prospects with strong links to the University and capacity to support the institution; - Manage a major gift portfolio of prospects and donors to secure and continue donor support; - Develop and implement strategies to ensure long term relationships with donors; - Present opportunities to prospective corporate sponsors that align community investment goals with those of University key branded events; - Match the philanthropic objectives of donors and the institutional priorities; - Ensure all project and donor information collected is captured and used appropriately in the best interests of the donor and the institution; - Adhere to the policies, processes and procedures established by the University and the University Advancement and Communications Department specifically regarding gift acceptance, naming and recognition.
Position Requirements: - Undergraduate degree or Certified Fund Raising Executive Designation (CFRE), with 3 - 5 years of direct fundraising experience which includes: managing a portfolio of donors; developing and maintaining stakeholder relationships; and developing and managing donor communications; - Equivalent education and major gift experience may be considered; - Ability to maintain confidentiality and have experience in tracking confidential records and financial information; - Must have experience in creating budgets and budget maintenance; - Must have proposal writing experience; - Previous experience working with and coordinating volunteers is required; - Experience in interpreting and applying policies and procedures; - Proficiency in Microsoft Office software: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook-GroupWise; - Direct experience working in complex database systems such as Banner and/or Raiser's Edge; - Demonstrated understanding of fundraising methodology and/or relationship management and client cycles; - Demonstrated success with a major gift portfolio; - Excellent verbal and written communication skills; - Must have the ability to accurately create, compose and edit a variety of written and electronic documents; - Must be able to build outstanding relationships with donors including alumni and present a professional, passionate and inspiring perspective of the University of Regina; - Be creative, resourceful, innovative and exhibit the ability to exercise leadership and function in a team-oriented environment; - Demonstrate flexibility and the ability to negotiate realistic time frames for the completion of tasks and projects; - Recognize problems quickly and effectively facilitate solutions; - Ability to work under pressure to meet conflicting deadlines and take initiative; - Be able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, and travel within and outside the province and country when required.
Additional Salary Information: Employee Group URFA APT
3 year term
Internal Number: 20190835
About University of Regina
The University of Regina—with campuses located in Regina and Saskatoon on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 territories, the ancestral lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakoda, and Lakota nations and the homeland of the Métis—is a comprehensive, mid-sized university that traces its roots back to the creation of Regina College, a small residential high school established by the Methodist church in 1911. The College grew in size and significance becoming a campus of the University of Saskatchewan and, ultimately, an independent degree granting university – the University of Regina – in 1974.In 2018, the University experienced 10 consecutive years of enrollment growth. Our student body in Fall 2018 was 15,568 full-time and part-time students – a record number, registered in our 10 faculties, 25 academic departments and schools, 18 research centres and institutes, and three federated colleges (Campion College, First Nations University of Canada, and Luther College). Our Colleges bring excellence and diversity to the educational experience we offer.In 2017, the University of Regina was ranked in the Top 200 Best Young Universities in the world by Times Higher Education, building on our establis...hed reputation for excellence and innovative programs that lead to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees.Tuition remains below the national average and the University ranks second nationally among comprehensive universities in the level of student financial support – scholarships, awards, and bursaries – available as a percentage of tuition.In Regina, our main campus and historic College Avenue campus are located on 239 acres and provide an attractive study and work environment for our students, faculty and staff. Both Regina campuses are located in Wascana Centre, one of the largest urban parks in North America.The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University's employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.