Development Officer

University of Victoria - Victoria, BC (30+ days ago)

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Join the growing Alumni & Development team at The University of Victoria as we hire a Development Officer for the Faculty of Law to help implement a five-year plan to grow our fundraising program from an average of $15 million per year to $25 million.

We are currently exploring new, exciting directions in Alumni & Development at UVic and have an immediate opening for an experienced Development Officer, with a preferred knowledge of the Faculty of Law,to support this important faculty..

UVic has been chosen as one of BC’s top employers and one of Canada’s best diversity employers. Together we are more than 5,000 dedicated faculty, librarians and staff supporting the University of Victoria’s diverse academic programs, world-class research and commitment to civic engagement.

Alumni & Development is the division of the university responsible for creating strong relationships and building philanthropic commitment between the University of Victoria and its alumni and friends, promoting the UVic Edge, which is a combination of dynamic learning, vital impact and an extraordinary academic environment that can’t be found anywhere else.

The salary range for this position is:
Recruitment range: $65,451 - $73,664 starting salary determined by the PEA Collective Agreement.

Performance range: starting salary to max of $85,556 is available through annual performance increase.

Job Summary
Alumni and Development foster lifelong relationships between the university and its external community by developing programs, services and initiatives that increase personal involvement in, and philanthropic commitment to, the university’s academic mission and priorities. This is achieved through the strategic integration of alumni and development activities so that each unit can capitalize on opportunities that arise through the relationship management process.

Jointly reporting to the hiring Director of Fund Development, and to the Dean, Assistant Dean, Unit Head or Manager of an assigned portfolio, and adhering to national standards of ethical fundraising, the Development Officer (DO) develops and manages their assigned faculty/unit(s) portfolio by establishing and delivering an effective development and fundraising plan. The DO identifies, qualifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards major and principal gifts, sponsorship and planned giving opportunities through cold calls, one-on-one meetings, and developing meaningful connections with staff, faculty, volunteers, donors and prospects. Depending on the portfolio, the DO aims to raise a minimum of between $500k to in excess of $1 million annually through major and principal gifts, in support of approved priorities, first within their assigned faculty/unit(s) and, secondly, among faculties, projects or programs across the University. The Director coaches and manages the performance, adjusting the metrics to the size and maturity of the pipeline, as well as the length of time of the Development Officer’s assignment to a faculty or unit.

Job Requirements
The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of related experience, including, but not limited to sales, allied professionals, client relations, sponsorship procurement, co-operative education, journalist, public relations and Association management.

An equivalent combination of training, education and/or experience may be considered.

Knowledge requirements include:
Understanding and knowledge of the donors impacted by faculty/units’ work/discipline of the assigned portfolio

Competency requirements include:
Ability to work and communicate effectively orally and in writing, with tact and diplomacy, with a variety of internal and external contacts
Effectively administer, organize, plan and manage time
Use sound judgment in the wording and the inclusion of pertinent and sensitive information
Maintain confidential information
Ability to adhere to national standards of ethical fundraising, best practice, policies and related guidelines
Curious by nature with ability to engage constituents on a broad range of subjects
Ability to build strong connections and maintain productive working relationships with all stakeholders across diverse and relevant networks
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
Proven track record of achieving project goals on time and producing high-quality deliverables
Ability to work effectively with a diverse population and with all levels of university personnel
Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills

Assets or Preferences:
Work experience gained in an academic environment and/or a background from a Faculty/Unit assignment and/or direct Major Gift fundraising experience.
UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity.

Read our full equity statement here:

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact Belinda Fontes, HR Programs and Project Manager, at Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

Additional Information
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