Senior Advancement Officer

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    Full-Time
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    1 month ago
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    Customer Service

Term: 18 monthsAccountable to the Director of Advancement for the development and implementation of programs, activities and events for graduates of the Faculty of Mathematics and for corporate and individual fundraising on behalf of the Faculty of Mathematics and University of Waterloo.The incumbent will manage alumni programs and associated communications, and develop new initiatives and strategies in support of ” priorities within the Faculty and in support of central University Relations” objectives.Relationship-building programs including, but not limited to the following:Recruit and manage volunteers to support student, alumni and development initiativesSupport cultivation and stewardship strategies for alumni who should be targeted for specific development approaches and/or volunteer opportunitiesConduct external visits with alumni in order to build relationships with potential donors to the faculty. Promote alumni successes through facilitation of nominations of alumni for awardsCoordinate visits and/or provide support for special guests, donors, and dignitariesIdentification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major corporate and individual donors Collaborates with other Development Officers within Mathematics Advancement team and other faculties/ODM Creates fundraising materials suitable for presentation to prospective contributorsWorks with ODAA, Creative Services and Marketing and Strategic Communications as requiredDevelops proposals for projects tailored to the specific interests of corporations, foundations, individuals or associationsEstablishes and maintains relationships with the corporate sector (donations officers, senior officers etc.) including calls on companies, arranging site visits to campus, special events, announcements and information exchangesPlanning of alumni programs including, but not limited to the following:Develop strategic plans for programs, services and communications for graduates of the Faculty of Mathematics in conjunction with the Mathematics Advancement team and the central Advancement OfficeMonitor and update the Strategic Plan on an ongoing basis; report progress to the Director of Advancement and to central Advancement Office on a regular basisCreate new opportunities for alumni to remain connected through various initiatives – volunteer activities, mentoring programs, student recruitment, co -op work opportunities etc.Evaluate alumni events, services, and programsDevelop, monitor, and make recommendations for the faculty alumni budgetPublications and CommunicationsWorks with the Communications Officer and Coordinator of Publications and Liaison to assist in the implementation of an integrated communication and marketing plan for the Faculty using both print and electronic mediaDevelops strategies and targeted communications for grad class giving programs; ranges from editing/ proofreading and managing the documents to developing communication piecesCoordination and implementation of Events, including but not limited to the following:Providing strategic direction/delegation for certain events to the Alumni Program AssistantAttending events and acting as ambassador for the FacultyBachelor”s degree required. Education or training related to communication and communication strategies preferred3-5 years of progressive fundraising experience in securing major gifts and volunteer recruitment and management and experience with the full scope of development activities including discovery, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, recognition and stewardship at the major gift level. Successful track record of developing and implementing strategies for major gift solicitations with demonstrated success in personally securing and closing major giftsUnderstanding and appreciation of the key role of a university education and in particular Mathematics, and the crucial importance of attracting and retaining the very best talent available (students, faculty, staff)Understanding of the university environment including the integration of research and teachingKnowledge of giving vehicles and non-complex giftsProven competence in project management, multi-tasking, planning, analytical and organizational skillsExcellent communication, interpersonal, oral and writing skills including the expertise to create promotional materials and proposalsPolitical acumen and problem solving skills are requiredWillingness to travel and work extended hours as required (some weekends and evenings)Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently and effectively as part of a team with a broad mandate in a fast-paced, highly computerized and challenging environmentKnowledge and excellence in working with fundraising software is considered an assetDemonstrated relationship building skills, excellent time management and proven ability to meet competing deadlines in an organized mannerMust have strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skillsComputer literacy and working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Constituent Management SoftwareWillingness to travel and occasional evening and week-end work