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Posted On: 2019-11-15
Closing On: 2019-12-16
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Effective: TBD
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Description

Title:                          Manager of Development and Partnerships ( Permanent)                                             

Organization:           Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights                       

Reports To:              CEO, Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights                                     

SECURITY SCREENING LEVEL:  Reliability Status       


Located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the only museum in the world solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights. The Museum brings together stunning galleries and exhibitions, moving public and education programs, and unforgettable architecture to create an experience like no other.

Since opening in 2014, the Museum has welcomed over 1.5 million visitors in-person and millions more online. It has worked with over 140,000 participants from across Canada in our education programs. It has won over 50 awards for its programs, galleries, architecture, communications and design. And, it is featured on the new $10 bill, as a symbol of Canada’s commitment to human rights.

The Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the non-profit organization that attracts and sustains all forms of philanthropic contributions for the Museum from a broad range of supporters across Canada and around the world. To support the construction of the Museum, the Friends ran the most successful capital campaign in the history of national cultural institution in Canada, raising more than $150 million from private funding sources.

Together, the Friends and the Museum are building a national dialogue about the power and importance of human rights, helping people from all walks of life to connect with something much larger than themselves and acknowledge that they have a direct stake in building a better world.


Purpose of Position

Reporting to the CEO, Friends of Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Manager of Development and Partnerships is an integral team member who is responsible for  building and expanding private funding sources so that the Friends continue to build the financial sustainability and raise funds for key programs within the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The areas of fundraising expected include major gifts, planned giving and sponsorship, and other funding streams.


Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to and support the development of the FCMHR’s strategic fundraising plan, with a specific focus on building and stewarding the Winnipeg funding base.
  • Ensure that all fundraising activities are in alignment with legislative requirements and policies of the CMHR and the FCMHR.
  • Work in collaboration with CMHR and FCMHR staff as appropriate to further the success of the fundraising program.
  • Manage a pool of prospects and donors, which includes identifying, rating, developing strategies and implementing tailored action plans for cultivating and soliciting prospects for donations, sponsorship and other forms of partnership. 
  • Continually seeks new and appropriate contacts and partnerships with relevant individuals, divisions, partners, funders and agencies to cultivate, grow and sustain short and long-term funding.
  • Plan and participate in events relating to donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
  • Work independently and with other staff (FCMHR and CMHR) as required to develop appropriate communications materials and other tools to support fundraising initiatives.
  • Represent the FCMHR as required (and if required, the CMHR) at select meetings with various stakeholders, including donors, prospective donors and sponsors.
  • Prepare proposals and information packages for donor prospects and potential sponsors.
  • Prepare general correspondence including letters, memos, and e-mails and provide input to articles for FCMHR publications such as donor newsletters.
  • Maintain a schedule in relation to the overall fundraising critical path and donor relations timeline.
  • Track activity and monitor results of assigned activities and goals.
  • In consultation with management, develop personal annual goals, objectives and performance measures.
  • Other duties as required, to fulfil the goals of this position and the fundraising department.


Required Qualifications

  • An experienced entrepreneurial fundraiser who is energized by the opportunity to build.
  • A masterful organizer who can bring rigorous attention to detail on systems and processes to achieve outstanding results.
  • An effective team member, experienced in working collectively toward goals. 
  •  Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships.
  • A confident, creative professional who is focused on results and achieving budgets in a timely manner. 
  • Perseverance, energy and self-motivation.
  • Proficient in MS office suite.
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a car.
  • Professionally represent Friends of the CMHR at donor and fundraising events.
  • Previous fund raising experience (3 years+), with a proven track record of meeting and exceeding targets. Related experience will be considered.  


Desired Qualifications

  • Relevant university degree or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated major gift fundraising experience required and sponsorship solicitation an asset.
  • Excellent writing skills, ease in dealing with volunteers, staff and special events.
  • Experience with Raisers Edge or other database software.



  • Ability to work independently or collaboratively in a cross-functional and team oriented environment.
  • Self-starter; takes initiative.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills; the ability to coach and motivate others to results.
  • Integrity – focused on producing a high quality and credible outcome.
  • Superior interpersonal skills.
  • Discretion, tact, initiative and sound judgment.
  • Takes initiative: asserts influence over events to achieve goals; self-starting rather than accepting passively.
  • Reliable, responsible and punctual.
  • Strong commitment to institutional values and policies.


Working Conditions and Physical Demands

  • Work is performed in a standard office environment and at public/ donor events and meetings.
  • Job involves dealing with tight deadlines in a fast-paced and continually changing environments.
  • Some travel required within the Manitoba/Saskatchewan area and may occasionally have to travel to other areas. 
  • Regular evening work required. 

Conditions of Employment

  • Security Screening Level: Reliability Status.
  • This position is open to Canadian Citizens or those who hold a permanent resident status only.


Interested applicants are asked to send a resume and cover letter to with “Manager of Development and Partnerships” in the subject line.


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

Persephone Theatre is looking for a talented and creative 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 manner 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 that will coordinate with our Marketing & Outreach department’s efforts in fulfilling our annual fundraising goals.

Join a team where you can be a leader, and where you can pursue the aspirations of an already substantial career, in a position where you will make a difference.

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.
  • Liaise and coordinate with our volunteer Fund Cabinet 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 & Outreach.
  • 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 the Artistic Director – 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 skillsDemonstrated 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 organization.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary will be $50-60K, commensurate with skills and experience. Company Benefit Plan available after 3 month probation period. Three weeks of vacation after first year.

Deadline for Applications:
Sunday October 20, 2019

Application Procedure:
Please send a letter of interest, resume, and references to:
Kristen Dion
General Manager

Persephone Theatre is an equal-opportunity employer and strongly supports and values diversity in the workplace. Applications from all qualified candidates are welcome.

Persephone gratefully acknowledges its location at River Landing in Saskatoon, on Treaty 6 land, traditional territory of the Cree and homeland of the Métis.

We thank all those who apply for the position. Please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Posted On: 2019-09-20
Closing On: 2019-11-14
Location: Toronto, ON
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Senior
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Job Description

The Opportunity

The Faculty of Arts and Science Office of Advancement is seeking a high-performing advancement professional to fill the role of Executive Director, Advancement. Possessing a significant track record of success in increasingly senior advancement leadership positions in large-scale, complex settings, the Executive Director, Advancement will bridge and leverage key relationships both within and outside of the University with the dual goals of securing outstanding fundraising revenues and alumni engagement in support of the highest academic and institutional priorities of the Faculty of Arts & Science and the University of Toronto.

The Executive Director, Advancement reports jointly to the Dean, Faculty of Arts & Science and to the Vice President, Advancement (or his/her designate). The Executive Director is a member of the Dean’s senior executive team and also a member of the Vice-President, Advancement’s University-wide Senior Advancement Leadership Team.

The Executive Director, Advancement is responsible for the development and execution of advancement plans and strategies to accomplish ambitious divisional fundraising and alumni engagement goals, as well as the related personal and team results, in close consultation with the Dean, Faculty of Arts & Science, and the Vice President, Advancement (or his/her designate). The Executive Director, Advancement is accountable for the development and fulfillment of the Faculty of Arts & Science’s advancement plans and strategies that support the Faculty of Arts & Science’s academic mission.

The Executive Director, Advancement, will provide exemplary leadership to a team of advancement professionals, in order to increase the impact and effectiveness of staff in advancing the Faculty of Arts & Science’s goals and to build the Faculty of Arts & Science’s capacity in major gifts, stewardship, annual leadership giving, and alumni engagement. By example and direction, the incumbent will significantly help create an organization and culture that values excellence, initiative, effectiveness and community and drives outstanding fundraising results.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have the proven experience, intellect, energy, and creativity to partner successfully with a fast-paced, innovative Dean who is actively engaged in Advancement success. With strong IQ and EQ abilities, the Executive Director will be an individual with highly developed interpersonal skills. With a focus on results, collaboration and collegiality she or he will enjoy connecting with people to persuasively convey the excitement and impact of the remarkable teaching and research done at U of T. The successful candidate will be an enterprising individual with strong internal drive, commitment to ambitious goals and a balance of enthusiasm and tenacity.

As an alumni and donor-centred team player, the successful candidate will appreciate the sum of the parts, and will take the broader University perspective in considering Faculty priorities and individual unit needs. The ideal candidate will bring broad experience in both fundraising and alumni engagement and will bring ideas about how the two areas intersect and can be leveraged to support the goals of the academic units.  Previous experience in academic advancement is preferred, including success in moving forward complex transformational gifts that significantly support the impact of the institution.

The Executive Director will collaboratively lead the development and communications of a clear strategic vision and mission for the Faculty of Arts & Science Advancement office and a strong plan to successfully implement all elements. Able to shift between thinking at the macro level and operating at the micro level, the ideal candidate will embrace the breadth and scale of the division, and the complexity that this therefore layers onto Advancement activities.

Strategic and thoughtful, the new incumbent will take the necessary time to review the landscape and understand the players before making thoughtful decisions about how to most effectively deploy various resources. The Executive Director will have a client-service mindset, and will constantly strive to find the right equilibrium between front-line fundraising, team leadership, and engagement with academic colleagues and units. The Executive Director will have a significant fundraising portfolio and will be accountable for delivering these results, in addition to balancing successful team leadership and internal engagement responsibilities.

The ideal candidate will be an inclusive listener who believes in seeking input and alignment. Diplomatic and pragmatic, the successful candidate will understand the importance of authenticity and candour in developing trusting relationships, hearing feedback, and offering guidance. Transparent and open, the Executive Director will maintain ongoing, proactive communication within and beyond the Faculty.

The new incumbent will be a strong lateral thinker who can see strategic connections between ideas, needs, opportunities, and activities. Valuing input from others, both in the Faculty and beyond, the successful candidate will proactively seek out collaborations with Advancement colleagues and other partners across the University. Patient and attentive, the Executive Director will ably guide others through complicated, nuanced situations and conversations, both internally and with donors.

The Executive Director will be an exceptional planner with strong business acumen who is able to flexibly direct the priorities and focus of the team. Consistent in behaviour and decision-making, the successful candidate will model the importance of inspiration, discipline, collaboration, and follow-through in day to day activities.

An experienced and effective delegator who provides clear direction and expectations, the ideal candidate will empower individuals to take ownership of their roles and their professional growth.  Present both physically and mentally, the Executive Director will connect regularly with the team to provide motivation, encouragement, and a sense of team cohesion. A supportive mentor who brings exceptional emotional intelligence, the successful candidate will be a confident and adept manager who is comfortable leading directors who in turn manage others.


Key responsibilities

Leads Faculty of Arts & Science’s advancement functions, ensuring the alignment of the Faculty of Arts & Science’s development and alumni activities with its academic and institutional priorities and with University-wide advancement initiatives – this includes respecting, abiding by and implementing Provostial and Governing Council guidelines, policies and best practices.
In close collaboration with the Dean, senior academic and administrative leadership of the Faculty of Arts & Science, and senior advancement leadership within the DUA, develops and implements strategies, initiatives, campaigns, and annual business plans that successfully integrate development and alumni engagement activities, deliver increasingly impressive fundraising results that meet and exceed set goals and ultimately advance the Faculty of Arts & Science’s overall academic mission.
Develops multi-year campaign strategies supporting the Dean’s priorities. Campaign strategies will frame the Faculty of Arts & Science’s unique strengths and opportunities, align closely with University-wide campaign structures and practices, integrate alumni and development strategies, drive fundraising and alumni engagement results that meet and exceed set goals, and rally the Faculty of Arts & Science’s community around a compelling vision for the Faculty’s longer-term aspirations and goals. Multi-year campaign strategies serve as the platform for the fundraising and alumni engagement goals detailed in annual business plans (referenced above/below).
Directs the Faculty of Arts & Science’s advancement staff, implementing measures to develop and maintain a strong team environment and a goal-oriented and evaluative approach to all advancement activities.
Oversees the development, implementation and management of the departmental budget and ensures that all HR and appointment practices comply with University policies and guidelines.
Provides input and advice to the Dean, the Faculty of Arts & Science’s Administrative leadership and Chairs with respect to advancement implications of campus projects, initiatives and priorities.
Advances community building and outreach activity as an executive committee representative of the campus by attending events, speaking engagements, and advancing the Dean’s community objectives, while always employing excellent judgment in balancing these demands with critical frontline fundraising focused activities.
Contributes to the University-wide Senior Advancement Leadership Team, and works closely with the AVP Divisional Relations and other members of the DUA’s leadership team as a member of the University’s senior advancement community.
Represents the Faculty of Arts & Science in important fora and works to ensure that University-wide initiatives appropriately recognize the distinctive nature of the Faculty of Arts & Science’s identity and requirements.
Initiates or participates in other projects to cultivate liaison or promote community outreach and generate goodwill toward the Faculty of Arts & Science and the University as a whole.
Represents the Faculty of Arts & Science on various University committees and boards involved in advancement activities.


Partnering with and supported by the DUA leadership, prepares an annual business plan driven by the multi-year campaign strategies.  Annual business plans outline the Faculty of Arts & Science’s detailed advancement and alumni engagement goals, priorities and objectives. Establishes fundraising priorities and goals in conjunction with various stakeholders both within the faculty and within the DUA and ensures that goals are achieved.
Working in close collaboration with the DUA Prospect Management office, oversees the management of the Faculty of Arts & Science major gift prospects, ensuring gift officers have strong prospect portfolios and supports that enable them to meet University-wide major gift performance standards, and ensuring major gift prospects enjoy tailored cultivation and stewardship strategies that are designed to enhance their interest and involvement in the Faculty of Arts & Science and the wider University; maximizing their satisfaction and giving over time.
Defines ambitious goals and desired outcomes for the incumbent’s own major gift prospect portfolio; identifies, cultivates and solicits prospective donors, and effectively stewards all donors.
Oversees the design and implementation of an overall donor relations program that complements other University initiatives while focusing on stewardship of all donors to the Faculty of Arts & Science.
Ensures the coordination of the recognition of donors at all levels pursuant to University guidelines for stewardship.
Recruits strategic volunteer leadership and manages volunteer committees established to support the Faculty of Arts & Science’s advancement activities, to help broaden the base of meaningfully engaged prospects and donors and to help create and project an environment of meaningful engagement with, as well as warmth and appreciation for, the Faculty of Arts & Science’s donor community.
Ensures that the Faculty of Arts & Science’s fundraising priorities, funding proposals, gift agreements, and gift announcement strategies are developed to the University’s standards in close collaboration with senior DUA leaders and in compliance with all relevant Provostial and Governing Council policies for approval, so that they protect academic integrity, embody/exemplify best practice, manage reputational issues, support equity across the University, and achieve optimal results.
In service to the Dean’s stated fundraising priorities, establishes the infrastructure to support the needs and aspirations of the Faculty of Arts & Science’s academic units within the Faculty of Arts & Science’s overall advancement strategy and annual plan. Advises Chairs and Directors on strategic plans and policies relating to advancement and ensures the development and implementation of appropriate, effective and coordinated programs at the departmental level. Works proactively to strategically engage and leverage the Faculty of Arts & Science departmental leadership and staff in support of the Faculty of Arts & Science’s Advancement mission.
Works with senior academic leaders and their faculty to advance prospects and steward donors.
Oversees the gift planning activity for the faculty, ensuring that the program is fully functional.
Maintains communications with key stakeholders (departments, alumni, students) on development strategies, activities and achievements.

Alumni Relations

Oversees the development and implementation of the Faculty of Arts & Science’s alumni relations activities, ensuring consistency with the Faculty of Arts & Science’s advancement strategic goals and objectives and with University-wide standards and best practices for alumni engagement and programming and ensuring integration with desired development outcomes.
Working in close collaboration with the AVP Alumni Relations and her senior team, enables the development of plans and strategies in support of both acquiring and deepening alumni engagement. Actively collaborates with DUA Alumni Relations’ team on the alignment, evolution, and continuous improvement of alumni engagement strategies and seeks to lever these efforts to support philanthropic goals.
Facilitates and ensures close collaboration of the Faculty of Arts & Science advancement staff (notably alumni relations team members) with DUA alumni staff on University-wide alumni programs through a functional dotted line reporting relationship to DUA’s AVP Alumni Relations.
Selectively builds relationships with high profile and/or highly motivated alumni and in consultation with DUA determines the best way for larger scale alumni engagement and follow up. Ensures the development of effective volunteer identification and recruitment programs to develop resources for various Faculty of Arts & Science needs.
Works with the AVP Alumni Relations and AVP Divisional Relations in the development of annual business plans and strategies that communicate ambitious, clear, measurable goals for alumni engagement, and ensures that the Faculty of Arts & Science’s engagement data is recorded in University-wide systems.

Advancement Communications

Partners with FAS Advancement Communications to support the development and implementation of the Faculty of Arts & Science’s advancement communications strategies and alignment of all messaging with the Faculty of Arts & Science’s overall communications priorities.
Works closely with the DUA’s advancement communications and marketing unit to develop persuasive advancement communications materials that project a compelling vision for the Faculty of Arts & Science’s unique strengths and opportunities.

Operations and Finance

Develops, implements and manages the overall Faculty of Arts & Science advancement budget.
Develops plans for use of budgetary resources in collaboration with the Dean, Faculty of Arts & Science and the Vice President, Advancement.
Tracks financial performance including revenue/experience and budget controls.

Human Resources Management

The Executive Director gives guidance and direction to staff on an ongoing basis to ensure fair and equitable treatment.
Oversees staff and provides direction to managers responsible for areas including annual giving, major gifts, stewardship, alumni relations and special events.
Provides FAS Advancement Communications Director with input on communications and media staff performance.
Has full managerial authority over the staff in the work unit/department (see Organizational Chart; page 13).
Working in close collaboration with the Dean, the Faculty of Arts & Science Chief Administrative Officer and Director Administrative Human Resources and AVP Divisional Relations, plans strategically for and defines the organizational structure for the advancement unit, including the development of its organizational structure, organizational change, hiring, layoff, demotions, creating and eliminating positions, defining classifications and the qualifications for positions.
Provides direction to staff on the kinds of equipment used, the methods and techniques of work, the work assignments, duties and responsibilities of positions and the classifications and qualifications of positions as well as other management rights contained in appropriate collective agreements.
Defines duties and responsibilities of staff including defining hours of work, the schedules of work, and the methods and techniques of work.
Determines work assignments for staff based on understanding of needs, individual skill, project, requirements and availability of resources.
Ensures work tasks are completed on schedule and standards and policies are followed by staff.
Approves work of staff to ensure quality of work.
Has budget responsibilities related to the human resources management.
Hires staff based on assessment of candidates and understanding of the department’s needs.
Discusses performance with employees to provide feedback and address performance related issues as part of the employee development process.
In consultation with the Faculty of Arts & Science Human Resources, disciplines employees where necessary and appropriate.
In close collaboration with the AVP Divisional Relations and the Faculty of Arts & Science Human Resources, evaluates employee performance based on assessment of individual’s work and achievement of performance goals, determines appropriate salary adjustments for employees based on performance and organization salary structure, terminates employment when necessary (e.g., for cause or as a result of organizational restructuring).
Consults with HR when dealing with serious issues that affect employment relationships.
Strategically manages labour relations implications of business disruptions; participates as representative of department in broader strategic management initiatives related to planning for business disruptions in the University.
Develops plans and work processes for department projects based on understanding of project requirements and timelines.
Guides department staff by providing the necessary direction and training to complete department/project work, based on knowledge of department procedures and specialized expertise.
Recommends training courses, seminars and conferences for staff to update and enhance their skills and knowledge.
Resolves technical problems and staff-related issues that arise during department/project work on a timely basis, to ensure work can be completed with minimal delay.
Manages conflict between staff members.
Discusses informal complaints and step 1 grievances from unionized staff with employees, Human Resources and Labour Relations.
Resolves informal complaints from unionized staff, in consultation with Human Resources and Labour Relations.
Determines appropriate disposition of the grievance, in consultation with Human Resources and Labour Relations, based on knowledge of collective agreements and labour relations procedures.
Provides documentation and information to legal counsel in preparation for grievance arbitration hearings.
Presents evidence at arbitration hearings on behalf of management where unionized staff is involved.
Recommends exceptional pay adjustments for unionized staff based on evaluation of performance.
Maintains positive relations with union representatives.


Experience & Competencies

Required Experience & Education

University degree(s), preferably including a professional or graduate degree, or similar.
Significant and progressive direct fundraising experience and a proven track record of executive advancement responsibility and leadership in annual, major and planned giving programs in a large complex organization, preferably in an educational or medical institution.  Ideally a proven track record in securing 7 and 8 figure gifts.
Experience in a management capacity and directing the work of others.
Experience in organizing complex programs and events.
Demonstrated volunteer management experience.
Highly knowledgeable and experienced in both new and traditional channels of revenue generation.
Proficient with and demonstrated experience working with Microsoft Office suite.
Experience working with Arbor or a similar donor and alumni database management system.
Demonstrated strategic conceptualization, analytical and planning skills. Knowledge of current trends as they relate to duties and responsibilities of the role.

Abilities, Qualities, and Attributes

Vision, the ability to think and plan strategically, and a creative, entrepreneurial spirit.
Demonstrated experience and success managing, motivating, and mentoring volunteers and advancement professionals, bringing out the best in teams and individuals.
The ability to mentor, coach, motivate and inspire colleagues and volunteers.
High level of initiative, maturity, tact and diplomacy; excellent judgement and discretion.
A deep understanding of and sympathy for the mission of an academic and research-intensive university.
The ability to serve as an articulate, credible representative of the University with diverse constituencies and particularly with the sophisticated individuals who support the institution.
The ability to understand the research and teaching dimensions of a proposed project, to conceptualize them in an integrated proposal, and to make a compelling case to a donor for philanthropic support.
An engaging personal style, a sincere interest in people, patience, a willingness to listen, and the capacity to engender trust and to establish lasting relationships.
Reputation for integrity, openness, decisiveness and sound judgement.
A high level of comfort interacting with academic leaders as well as donors and volunteers.
The ability to navigate and be effective within a complex matrix organization that values collaboration and teamwork as well as individual initiative and creativity.
Excellent attention to detail and superb organizational skills, including the ability to set ambitious fundraising goals and to establish an internal system for meeting deadlines, tracking, follow-up, monitoring, and reporting of progress.
Ability to work in a hectic and results-oriented environment with a strong focus on results; ability to meet deadlines and budgets.
A high energy level, an appropriate degree of sophistication and self-confidence, optimism (and the ability to engender optimism in others) and a sense of humour.
Exceptional oral and written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
Exceptional analytical, problem-solving, communication and persuasive skills.
Cultural sensitivity and capacity to work with international students and donors.

Other Considerations

Valid driver’s license and access to personal vehicle required.
Valid passport for international travel required.
Cultural sensitivity to work with international students and donors.


Application Process

For more information, interested individuals are invited to contact Tara George, Partner/Lead, Search + Talent via email at by November 14, 2019.

To view the full Executive Brief, please visit:

Candidates who are interested in applying for this position should please send a resume and letter of interest to the email address listed above. All inquiries and applications will be held in strict confidence. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to provide a seamless recruitment experience.


The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Canada’s leading teaching and research University, the University of Toronto is ranked one of the Greater Toronto’s Top 100 Employers 2019 and one of Canada’s Top Family-Friendly Employers for 2019. Committed to enhancing the diversity and experience of both staff and students, U of T offers employees challenging work, flexible family-friendly programs and opportunities for professional and personal development.