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AFP Saskatoon Chapter offers organizations the opportunity to publish job postings on our website. Postings are usually made public and shared with Chapter members, and remain on our website for a month after the posting date.

New: All Job Postings must now include the Salary Range for the job being posted. We have instituted this requirement:

  1. To be consistent with the AFP Global practice in this regard
  2. As a means to encouraging enhanced transparency
  3. We believe salary ranges set expectations from the beginning and ensure there is no surprise about salaries and maximizes time and interest of both employers and candidates.
  4. In addition, there is research which shows that jobs with salary ranges get 30% more attention.

  • $100 fee for AFP Saskatoon members
  • $150 fee for non-members

Invoices will be sent to the contact person provided, and payment is due upon receipt to AFP Saskatoon Chapter.

Please submit Full Job Description Details along with your organizations' detailed contact information to: Please also let us know if you are or anyone at your organization is a member of AFP Saskatoon Chapter.


Fund Development Officer - Haven Family Connections

Vice President Advancement - York University

Development Officer - Persephone Theatre

Fund Development Officer - Haven Family Connections

As a registered charity, Haven Family Connections has been providing community-based prevention services for at-risk families for 45 years. We are here to help families in Saskatoon and area thrive so that kids can be kids and parents can be successful.

Our programs support family resilience and aim to keep families together even when there is a crisis, parenting challenges or other barriers to success. We walk beside families on their journey and support them to build a stronger foundation for their kids.

Haven Kids’ House (formerly Saskatoon Crisis Nursery) is a ten bed, 24-hour emergency home for kids that has been operating in Saskatoon for 38 years. This program has always relied on the generous support of donors in the community to care for kids and support their family when there is a crisis.

Job Summary
We are seeking a creative and dynamic Fund Development Officer to plan, implement and grow our fundraising efforts, relationships, and meet the revenue goals of the organization. In this role, you will establish strategies to secure corporate sponsorships and donations, individual donations, planned giving and other sources of revenue including fundraising events and 3rd party events. On-going management and development of stewarding relationships is integral to the role to increase our sustainability and the reach of our new branding and messaging.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record in fund development, meeting fundraising targets, a love for prevention and harm reduction, effective writing and communication skills and strong community ties.

Haven Family Connections offers a competitive salary ($55,000 to $75,000) and benefits negotiable and dependent on the experience of the candidate. This is an out of scope position.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with the Executive Director and Board of Directors, develop and implement a strategic revenue generation plan as part of a comprehensive fund development strategy.
  • Create fundraising programs designed to diversify revenue streams and focused on immediate and long-term sustainable initiatives (including major gifts, mid-level gifts, monthly donors, and planned giving).
  • Lead, develop and implement all fundraising, marketing and community engagement activities;
  • Build and sustain relationships with donors, the community, grant funders and foundations.
  • Develop and implement a plan with strategies for foundation support and alternate forms of sustainable funding.
  • Provide timely reporting and ensure compliance as required by grant application documentation.
  • Cultivate and maintain a strong brand for the agency, including producing a case for support for donors to hear about our impact.
  • Create supplemental fundraising and marketing materials, utilizing the agency’s updated brand strategy.
  • Stewardship and recognition of existing donor relationships
  • Communicating with supporters through social media and newsletters;
  • Updating information in donor software.


  • A minimum of 3-5 years relevant experience in front-line fundraising role with a strong track record of significant success.
  • CFRE Designation would be considered a great asset.
  • College or University Diploma (equivalency of education and work experience will be considered).
Skills & Abilities
  • Demonstrated competence in verbal, written and computer-based communication styles.
  • Proven track record of cultivating and securing major gifts 
  • A working understanding of increasing gifts of securities
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and administrative skills
  • Awareness and understanding of utilizing social justice language versus the charity model of fundraising
  • Demonstrated ability to assume leadership, take initiative, and follow projects through to completion and meet deadlines
  • Experience with virtual fundraising is an asset
  • Strong technical skills, including using donor management software
  • Experience with grant application/writing is an asset.
  • Ability to contribute positively to your work environment.
  • Adhere to values and policies of Haven Family Connections.
Working Style
  • An emotionally mature, self-motivated professional individual with executive presence and strong work ethic.
  • High level of initiative and self-motivation.
  • Determined, action oriented, and committed to excellence.
  • Sound judgement and the ability to work collaboratively.
  • Self-awareness and self-management.
  • Flexible and adaptable.
Other Requirements:
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Clear Criminal Record Check and that is dated within 90 days of the start date.
Working Conditions
  • We are seeking a full-time candidate but are open to the possibility of a term contract position;
  • Position is generally a weekday business hour position, with some weekends and evenings as required.
  • The candidate will work in office during the onboarding phase, and will have the ability to work in office and remotely on an ongoing basis.
To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter to Dionne Miazdyck-Shield, Executive Director at

Only applications with a Cover Letter will be considered. Only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews. The posting will remain open until June 15, 2021 or until the position is filled.

Vice President Advancement - York University

York University is seeking an aspirational and inclusive leader to spearhead our advancement, development and alumni engagement strategies and programs, while building a leading advancement team across the University.

Reporting to the President and serving as a member of the University’s senior leadership team, the Vice-President will oversee and mentor a team of 80 staff.

Understanding that success will come from collaboration and teamwork, the Vice-President will empower and encourage the Advancement staff, volunteers, and colleagues across the University to work together in achieving revenue and engagement goals.

This position will be based at York University’s Keele Campus, at 4700 Keele Street in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The successful candidate should also expect to travel within North America and internationally (as it is determined safe to do so pending COVID-19 guidelines) in order to meet with alumni, partners and donors.


Possessing high expectations and even higher aspirations, the Vice-President, Advancement will create, implement, and serve a broad-based, integrated, long-term agenda to weave advancement into the fabric of York University. A committed and collaborative colleague, the new incumbent will partner with the President, Vice Presidents, Deans, and administrative leaders to develop mutually beneficial ideas and engagement strategies that lead to advancement success and the achievement of our strategic priorities as expressed in the University Academic Plan, 2020-25.

The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of the interrelation between alumni and development, beginning with the student recruitment and the student experience and continuing through the lives of our alumni. A champion of equity, diversity and inclusion, the Vice-President, Advancement will engage the Alumni Board, donors, campaign volunteers, and other stakeholders with authenticity and integrity.

Combining patience with tenacity, the Vice-President will maintain focus on and balance between both short- and long-term advancement goals. The new incumbent will prioritize activities and delegate accordingly to ensure that relationship building with alumni, donors, prospective donors, and key partners and volunteers remain a primary focus for this role.

A strategist with strong intellectual capacity, the Vice-President will possess creativity and exceptional critical thinking abilities. The ideal candidate will be highly organized and will be capable of equably dealing with the size, scope, and volume of this role. The successful candidate will also possess exceptional managerial and political acumen, ideally gained in a post-secondary or other complex environment. 

The successful candidate will champion advancement internally at York and will serve as a conduit between the senior university administration and the advancement leadership team. An inclusive, accessible, and supportive mentor, the Vice-President will openly share knowledge, experience, guidance and ideas.  The ideal candidate will be an energetic and empathetic ‘builder’ who will combine passion and wisdom to instill optimism and confidence in the team.

As a member of the senior executive team, the Vice-President, Advancement will provide crucial leadership to York University as we embrace an uncertain and dynamic post-COVID world.



  • Developing a strategic advancement plan, in consultation with Senior Administration, academic and administrative leaders, Board of Governors, and the York University Alumni Board, to improve relationships and increase financial support to further York University’s mission
  • Engaging and strategizing with the President and University Executive Committee, in active partnership to build and achieve York’s overall vision and goals
  • Designing, implementing and supporting effective decentralized advancement programs at the Faculty level, in partnership with the Deans and other faculty leaders, while maintaining centralized reporting and management
  • Collaborating with academic and administrative colleagues to identify and develop funding opportunities and priorities for each Faculty and for the University as a whole
  • Providing guidance, training, and support to academic and administrative colleagues who serve as partners in fundraising activities
  • Leading, inspiring, supporting, and directing a team of advancement professionals to deepen alumni and donor engagement and to attract new and increased financial support
  • Putting equity, diversity and inclusion at the heart of the Division of Advancement, both in the growth of the internal team and in our engagement with diverse communities within and beyond the University
  • Inspiring and collaborating with academic and administrative leaders, and with senior fundraising volunteers, to sustain existing donor relationships and identify and build new ones
  • Working closely with York University Alumni Board leaders and volunteers, and with the Alumni Relations staff team, to ensure an integrated approach to the ongoing engagement of our 330,000 alumni in the life of the University
  • Ensuring ongoing positive relationships with new and existing individual donors, corporations and foundations, through exceptional relationship stewardship
  • Serving as York University’s chief development officer, developing and maintaining strong relationships with a portfolio of prospective donors, with accountability for personal revenue and activity goals
  • In partnership with staff leaders, overseeing the overall prospect pipeline and the flow of prospects through qualification, assignment, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
  • Advocating for importance of data integrity and information management, and potential of technology to improve and augment advancement efforts
  • Continuing to ensure the rigour and quality of Advancement programs through monitoring appropriate accountability measurements for all aspects of development, alumni relations and advancement services
  • Serving as an ambassador and key spokesperson with donors, alumni, and other external stakeholders, in the Greater Toronto Area, throughout Canada, and internationally as appropriate
  • Partnering with the Communications & Public Affairs and Government & Community Relations teams to ensure consistent messaging and to optimize the use of communications vehicles to promote York’s key priorities and successes to key stakeholders
  • Maintaining networks with other professionals in the post-secondary sector and in the broader advancement community to maintain knowledge of competitive strategies and to benchmark York’s advancement practices and performance
  • Assuming overall accountability for the Advancement annual revenue and expense budgets
  • Ensuring compliance with legal and ethical standards, and University regulations and policies, as they pertain to development, alumni relations, and advancement services




  • Preference for senior level experience in a Vice President Advancement role but no less than five years of experience working as an Associate Vice President, Executive Director, or senior advancement leadership equivalent, within complex organizations
  • Proven team leadership and human resource management experience including the organization, motivation, and direction of a large team of staff, colleagues, and volunteers who work collaboratively to achieve shared objectives
  • A personal commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, and a demonstrated track record of supporting and promoting inclusion and belonging in the workplace.
  • Proven ability to develop relationships of trust and respect with Deans, Chairs, and academics
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively build and manage senior volunteer relationships that serve to enhance and advance the interests of the University and its mission
  • Respects and values the experience, ideas and perspective of others and strives to make connections that are mutually beneficial to the University
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as exceptional listening skills
  • The ability to work in both English and French is considered an asset but is not a requirement for this role
  • Strong emotional intelligence, maturity, diplomacy, and judgement
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret information, and to make data-driven decisions


  • At least 15 years of experience working in Advancement, preferably including some level of previous experience working within the post-secondary education sector in an Advancement role
  • At least 10 years of experience specifically engaged in Major Gift philanthropy
  • Established track-record in the development and implementation of advancement strategy, including campaign and program planning, financial management and analysis, and accountability and performance management
  • Extensive leadership in developing and managing multi-channel, institution-wide, centralized/de-centralized fundraising and engagement programs
  • Experience translating strategic priorities into tactical advancement activities and successes
  • Deep and proven success in managing a portfolio of major and principal gifts prospects through identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
  • Demonstrated ability to uncover and understand the interests of prospective donors and align these against the strategic needs of the University and its various units
  • Highly motivated and results-oriented individual who models the achievement of activity goals (quantitative and qualitative) to surpass individual and team targets
  • Clear understanding of and strict adherence to ethical fundraising standards, and communication of these standards and expectations for adherence to staff and volunteers engaged in fundraising
  • Commitment to learning and to student success, and engagement of students and student leaders in Advancement activities

Education & Credentials

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required for this position, and an advanced degree is preferred. Consideration may be given to an equivalent combination of education and experience, if the majority of other competencies are met
  • Possess or be eligible for the Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) credential; candidates will be required to complete certification within 12 months of commencing the position
  • A valid driver’s license and passport, and an ability to travel locally, nationally, and internationally (once pandemic restrictions are lifted). Such travel is a requirement of the role



KCI Search + Talent has been retained to conduct this Advancement leadership search on behalf of York University. For more information, please contact Tara George, Partner/ Lead, KCI Search + Talent via email at

All inquiries and submissions will be held in strict confidence. We would ask interested candidates to please send their resume and letter of interest to the email address above no later than August 19, 2021.


To view the full Executive Brief, please visit:

The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities (racialized), Indigenous Peoples and persons of any gender identity and sexual orientation. York University is committed to a positive, supportive and inclusive environment.

York University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by York University regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if you require accommodation.

This position is open to all Canadian citizens, permanent residents and those legally able to work in Canada. Other individuals may be considered, per Canadian immigration laws. Candidates should please include their status when inquiring about or applying for this position.

Please note that the salary for this position is $250,000 to $270,000 per annum, with a target earnable performance bonus of 10-15% (max 20%). A comprehensive suite of benefits is also provided, including participation in York’s pension plan.

Development Officer - Persephone Theatre

POSITION: Development Officer
STATUS: Full-time, Permanent, some weekends and evenings required
REPORTING: reports to the General Manager

Persephone Theatre, a leading cultural institution in the City of Saskatoon is looking for a talented and creative fund
development professional with a passion for the arts and a track record of securing funds by fulfilling the interests and
passions of donors. Their pursuit in this is aided by a personal charisma and an ease at telling the stories of Persephone
in a creative manger that ignites people’s desire to get involved. The candidate must have demonstrated proficiency in
building relationships that creates trust, leading to increased revenue generation. This position will coordinate with our
Marketing and Communications department’s efforts in fulfilling our annual fundraising goals.
Persephone sits amidst an increasingly vibrant city centre and attracts a loyal and diverse audience looking for the very
best in theatre experiences. From its busy mainstage, studio stage and rehearsal halls; to its theatre school and youth
programming; and the many events held in its venue, Persephone Theatre has established itself as a cultural hub.
Persephone Theatre is undergoing a period of profound reflection and reinvention. We are actively attending to our
core company values and ensuring our artistic programming, play development, and leadership models better serve,
support and centre the stories and creative needs of all Saskatchewan artists

Persephone Theatre is looking for an individual who can strategically and personally enact these responsibilities:
Working collaboratively with the Board, General Manager, and Director of Marketing:
 Assist in creating, implementing, and monitoring for success, fundraising and stewardship plans and their
corollary materials (e.g., stewardship reports, thank you letters, correspondence, and naming opportunity
descriptions, etc.) to secure and keep, major gift donors.
 Secure a targeted amount of gifts & sponsorships identified in the fundraising plan.
 Coordinate face to face solicitations.
 Ensure recognition and stewardship obligations outlined in gift agreements are included in customized
stewardship plans and tracked through our Theatre Manager software. Coordinate annual fund statements to
donors and sponsors.
 Strategize, lead and coordinate (in association with the Director of Marketing) all gift announcements and
events for donors.
 Assist in creating and implementing our donor recognition program, including giving societies and guidelines for
annual giving, mid-level, major and planned giving donors.
 In consultation with the General Manger, liaise and coordinate with our Board of Directors in the pursuit of
donation and sponsorship prospects.
 Optimize and update our Theatre Manager database, in coordination with our Box Office Manager, as a tool for
documenting, implementing and executing cultivation and stewardship plans.
 Manage our donor naming approvals through the approved Board processes, and inventory the naming
opportunities along with the coordination and updating of donor signage, plaquing or website recognition.
 Manage our sponsorship recognition, in concert with the Director of Marketing.
 Willingness to increase personal development in fundraising industry best practices in donor and sponsorship
relations for all programs and make recommendations for implementation.
 Other projects as mutually agreed are required.

The Development Officer is primarily accountable to the General Manager – in consultation with Artistic Leadership – in
managing the fund development goals and achievements of the organization in concert with the theatre’s
Organizational Statements (Mandate, Mission, Vision, Values & Strategic Priorities), ensuring the theatre remains a
resilient and sustainable organization. This entails working with the staff team and Board leadership and leading the
implementation of a strategic Fund Development plan for financial goals and, once approved by management,
communicate the strategies and tactics to staff and the board, ensuring all are knowledgeable.
Qualifications and skills:
 Minimum 1-3 years of progressive experience in a fundraising or donor relations capacity;
 Personable with strong customer service skills
 Demonstrated ability to draft materials such as solicitation letters, impact reports, etc.;
 Excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
 Knowledge of fundraising/database software (Theatre Manager specifically would be an asset);
 Strategic thinker with a collaborative bent;
 Experience with relationship management;
 Passion for theatre;
 Good research skills;
 Great sense of humour;
Key competencies include:
 Personal Accountability – a self-motivated sense of purpose and direction that supports reliability and
accountability for personal and professional actions.
 Customer Focus – the commitment to patron, donor, supporter and prospect satisfaction.
 Planning, Organizing, and Managing Time and Priorities – the ability to ascertain top priorities, forecast while
anticipating outcomes and risks, and establishing appropriate courses of action.
 Professional deportment – the position may require the candidate to become one of the public “faces” of the

Salary and Benefits:
Salary will be $50-55K, commensurate with skills and experience. Company Benefit Plan available after 3 month
probation period. Three weeks of vacation after first year.
Deadline for Applications: July 25, 2021
Please send a letter of interest and resume to:
Kristen Dion
General Manager