Development Officer – Waterloo

  • Company:
    University of Waterloo
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    4 hours ago
  • Category:
    Health Care

Accountable to the Director, Arts Advancement, and working in collaboration with the Arts Advancement team, the Development Officer will be responsible for corporate, foundation and individual fundraising of gifts for the Faulty of Arts. Primary responsibilities, carried out as a member of the Advancement team, will include, identification, evaluation, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of corporate, foundation and individual donors for the Faculty of Arts and interdisciplinary projects.Portfolio & Prospect ManagementDevelops and maintains a good working knowledge of the Faculty and the University of Waterloo’s activities, priorities and needs in both teaching and researchMaintain a thorough working knowledge of the Faculty of Arts fundraising priorities and the University of Waterloo’s priority projects and progressUsing this knowledge, and in consultation with the Director, coordinates and implements fundraising strategies for corporate, foundation and individual prospects, including discovery, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospectsActively seeks out new prospects for the Faculty and coordinates prospect identification and research activitiesCoordinates special campaigns and projects as assignedMaintain knowledge of giving vehicles and non-complex gifts, refers planned givingCommunication & CoordinationCreates fundraising materials suitable for presentation to prospective contributors, and in consultation with the Director of AdvancementDevelops proposals for projects tailored to the specific interests of corporations, foundations, individuals in consultation with appropriate faculty and Director of AdvancementMaintains/updates the database by ensuring that meeting notes are recorded and significant moves are tracked in the systemProvides functional direction to administrative staff involved in these activities, where applicableRelationship ManagementEstablishes and maintains relationships with individual, foundation and corporate prospects and donors including arranging and participating in in-person visits, arranging visits to campus, special events, announcements, information exchangesRecruits, trains and manages volunteer teams as assignedSupports the work of the Senior Alumni Advancement Officer in coordinating communications and building relationships with students, young alumni and graduatesUniversity Degree or equivalent education and experienceUSG 9: 1-3 years of progressive major gift fundraising experienceUSG 10: 3-5 years of progressive major gift fundraising experienceExperience with the full scope of development activity, including discovery, cultivation, solicitation, recognition and stewardship is requiredExperience fundraising in a university environment is considered an assetKnowledge 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 requiredDemonstrated relationship building skillsThe ability to work in a highly complex and demanding environmentGoal oriented, self-motivated with a demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently and effectively as part of a team and with a broad mandate in a fast-paced, highly computerized and challenging environmentWillingness to travel and work extended hours as required (some evenings and weekends)Knowledge and experience in working with fundraising software is considered an assetComputer literacy and working knowledge of Microsoft OfficeCFRE or fundraising certificate an asset but not requiredOccassional travel within Canada and possible travel to international locations may be requestedSome evening/weekend work required