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Please submit Full Job Description Details along with your organizations' detailed contact information to: email@example.com. Please also let us know if you are or anyone at your organization is a member of AFP Saskatoon Chapter.
CURRENT JOB POSTINGS:
- DIRECTOR OF RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT - HABITAT FOR HUMANITY REGINA
- ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, DAE - UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, OKANAGAN CAMPUS
- DIRECTOR, ADVANCEMENT SERVICES - UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
- COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER - ROYAL UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
- DEVELOPMENT OFFICE - NATURE CONSERVANCY OF CANADA
- MANAGER OF MAJOR GIVING - ST. PAUL'S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
- DEVELOPMENT OFFICERS - UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN
- DIRECTOR OF GIVING - SASKATCHEWAN POLYTECHNIC
DIRECTOR OF RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT - HABITAT FOR HUMANITY REGINA
Habitat for Humanity Regina brings communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. Reporting to the CEO, this position is responsible for achieving the organization’s resource development targets through planning, implementation and oversight of the Fund Development, Marketing & Communications and Volunteer Management functions. As a member of the leadership team, the Director of Resource Development will be a key contributor to creating a stable And leading organization and guide a talented team of professionals to create and foster external relationships and communications.
- Develops and implements a comprehensive and diverse fundraising plan that meets the ongoing and future strategic needs, both capital and operational goals of Habitat for Humanity Regina.
- Employs and oversees best practice major giving strategies including moves management methodology.
- Employs multiple fundraising tactics within the program in pursuit of fundraising goals, including but not limited to annual giving, direct mail, events, gift-in-kind, planned giving and grants.
- Develops a comprehensive stewardship strategy that ensures continued and meaningful engagement of donors with the organization.
- Understands and practices ethical fundraising approaches, including upholding the Donor Bill of Rights and meeting CRA requirements.
- Creates and updates policies and processes for the key functional areas under the purview of this role.
- Ensures thorough and regular tracking and reporting of all donor and volunteer engagement using the appropriate software tools.
- Develops and implements an integrated strategic marketing and communications plan to advance Habitat Canada’s brand identity, broaden awareness of its programs and priorities, and increase the visibility of its programs across key stakeholder audiences.
- Oversee development of all Habitat Regina’s print communications including the annual report, marketing collateral and electronic communications including the website and social media for both Habitat and the Habitat for Humanity Regina ReStore, ensuring consistency with organizational brand standards.
- Ensures the effective operation of an active and robust volunteer program to meet the requirements of the build site and Habitat Regina ReStore.
- Post secondary education or equivalent experience. Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation and AFP membership are considered an asset.
- A minimum of 5 years progressively responsible experience in developing, implementing and managing fundraising programs. Includes demonstrated experience as a major gifts fundraiser.
- Knowledge of public sector, non-profit organizational operations and related governmental relationships.
- Demonstrated ability to build and foster effective relationships with key stakeholders, including new and existing donors, staff, board members and volunteers.
- Experience in marketing and communications strategy.
- Experience with volunteer programs considered an asset.
- Demonstrated ability to lead and support staff in achieving desired results.
- Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism, discretion and confidentiality.
- Exceptional communication skills, including delivering presentations.
- Ability to plan effectively, adapt to changing landscapes, with a problem-solving, positive mindset and manage to tight timelines.
- Adept at using the Microsoft Office Suite. Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge NXT and Volunteer Hub considered an asset.
*A full job description is available upon request.
Hours of Work: Flexible schedule based on 35 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends, with occasional travel required.
Length of Employment: This position is a full time, permanent role.
Compensation: $85,000 - $110,000 annually depending on experience, plus benefits.
Closing Date: Monday, September 16, 2019
Please send resume to:
Crystal Thom, Payroll Coordinator Habitat for Humanity Regina
101 – 1445 Park St.
Regina, Sask S4N 4C5
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, DAE - UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, OKANAGAN CAMPUS
Job Title: Associate Director, DAE, UBC Okanagan
Hiring Organization: University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus
Posted Date: 2019-09-03
Closing Date: 2019-09-27
Are you looking to grow your fundraising career in higher education? The UBC’s Okanagan campus has an opening for an Associate Director to join its major gifts team. Ranked among the world’s top 40 universities, UBC is consistently rated best in Canada by national and international rankings. UBC’s second campus - located in Kelowna BC in the stunning Okanagan valley – is an intimate learning community embracing bold new ways of thinking. With 10,000 students and 1,000 faculty and staff, the Development team supports the ambitions of UBC Okanagan to continue its growth as an innovative hub for learning, research and discovery in the heart of BC’s southern Interior. The ideal candidate has a with a minimum five years’ experience in major gifts, complex relationship management and revenue generation. You have outstanding written and oral communication skills, are ambitious, strategic and creative and are a generous team player and collaborator.
The Associate Director will work in partnership with senior management to facilitate significant private and public sector support; develop and implement comprehensive and complex plans for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gift prospects and donors. You will develop and manage a portfolio of prospective donors and ensure appropriate donor recognition, acknowledgement and stewardship programs are in place and oversee the generation of proposals and correspondence, and will have some administrative responsibilities. You will have the ability to plan, coordinate and supervise the work of others, in order to execute a variety of complex projects with imposed deadlines. The successful incumbent will ideally have experience in higher education.
For more information and to apply, please visit: http://staffcareers.ubc.ca/35081
DIRECTOR, ADVANCEMENT SERVICES - UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
Title: Director, Advancement Services – Level H (EMAPS) - Requisition No 08637 Expected Start Date: 30/09/2019 Full Time: Yes – 35.00 hours/week Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 4:30PM Permanent: Yes Posting End Date: 11/09/2019 Salary Range: $70,464 - $126,835 per annum Trial/Probation Period: 1820.00 work hours
For more information and to apply, please contact: Jill Christie 200 - 137 Innovation Drive 204.474.8603 or firstname.lastname@example.org
RESPONSIBILITIES: • Reporting to the Associate Vice-President (Alumni and Donor Relations), the Director, Advancement Services is responsible for directing the support and coordination of all information services, prospect research, gift processing and donor services for External Relations and the University of Manitoba. • Supports and guides the Alumni and Donor Relations portfolio. • Provides and builds effective infrastructure systems, processes and quality services. • Ensures effective data protection, confidentiality and record management processes are in place. • Determines key staff resources to produce analytical data, reports, and new tools. • Understands the unit and divisional goals and needs then interprets into data and analytical requirements, then into analytical/reporting solutions • Works with related departments and your team to design and maintain reporting and appropriate data analytics that support both departmental and institutional priorities and objectives. • Evaluates and realigns all aspects of the departments operations to facilitate and reinforce the effectiveness of strategic plans. • Oversees and ensures the delivery of a customer and donor centric Advancement Services team. • Leads the evolution of data analytics and CRM capabilities for the University of Manitoba • Provides guidance and counsel to the Associate Vice-President (Alumni and Donor Relations) and the External Relations Leadership Team in regards to Prospect Management and Data Analytics functions, programs, policies, and processes. • Oversees and directs the development, management, and university-wide use of a robust and coordinated prospect management system. • Provides expert guidance in the development of policies, guidelines and procedures related to the advancement functions. • Analyzes strategy performance by distilling complex data into concise and actionable recommendations. • Ensures a culture of philanthropy is incorporated into every aspect of the department. • Conducts quarterly evaluations for all direct reports and ensures all managers within the department conduct quarterly reviews with their direct reports. • Manages external data vendor relationships • Keeps up to date on relevant trends related to fundraising and higher education. • Maintains a strong understanding of current management practices, leading change management initiatives, program development, managing a diverse staff complement. • Monitors adherence to policies and acts as a consultant to the External Relations unit to ensure alignment. • Plans, executes, and evaluates the upgrading of the university's CRM database and data integration system. • Obtains resources, including information and approvals, required for staff to meet their goals. • Establishes a framework for data-driven decision making and prospect research, clearance, and management. • Utilizes best practices in data analytics, modelling, and reporting. • Oversees the development and deployment of reports. • Creates performance metrics. • Ensures prospect identification and clearance, research, cultivation, solicitation and data processing systems are in place. • Aligns gift acceptance and other related policies to best practices and the needs of University of Manitoba. • Provides consultative advice to a variety of areas across campus with respect to philanthropic issues, statistical information, etc. • Ensures the External Relations Division operates in compliance with FIPPA and other relevant privacy legislation.
Minimum Formal Education/Training Required: • University Bachelor's or Master's degree in Business Administration or Project Management is required. • Background in data analytics, statistics, or a related field is preferred.
EXPERIENCE: • Minimum seven years of senior level experience in a large, complex organization. • Three to five years of data modelling and analytical experience. • A demonstrated track record of success in using analytics to guide successful strategy. • Experience with accountability for information management and data analytics using a large, complex database. • Advanced skill level with Microsoft Excel, SAS, SQL, Tableau. • Proficiency with Raiser's Edge software (or similar system) is an asset. • Experience with database marketing with strong business acumen and robust analytical and problem solving skills. • Prior management/supervisory experience, with the ability to lead and motivate staff is preferred. • An acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES: • Strategic planning skills with the ability to incorporate broad vision into the short-term and long-term goals. • Ability to identify opportunities and anticipate challenges, both in the internal and external environments. • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including the ability to respond to internal and external constituents with tact, diplomacy and discretion. • Above average communication skills, both verbal and written, with strong public speaking skills. • In-depth knowledge of project management skills. • In-depth knowledge of best practices related to data analytics. • Excellent computer skills and the ability to learn and use software programs, including the data management systems, Raisers Edge, etc. • Demonstrated strategic planning and organizational skills are essential. • Must be visionary and goal focused. • Ability to take initiative and work collaboratively with academic and administrative staff, External Relations colleagues, alumni, students, and volunteers. • Openness to recognize when change is necessary, and to develop, implement and lead effective change management strategies. • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage a diverse staff. • Ability to communicate with technical staff, non-technical staff and demonstrate expertise related to data analysis. • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work effectively under time constraints. • Exceptional attention to detail. • Demonstrated ability to guard confidentiality. • Demonstrated commitment to higher education.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All candidates must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact U of M's Diversity and Inclusion Facilitator, Valerie Williams at Valerie.email@example.com or 204-474-8371. Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of "The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy" (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae will be provided to participating members of the search process.
To apply, please send a copy of your cover letter and resume to: Jill Christie 200 - 137 Innovation Drive
204.474.8603 or firstname.lastname@example.org
COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER - ROYAL UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
About Royal University Hospital Foundation
Since 1983, the RUH Foundation has created excellence in and impacted healthcare by raising funds to anticipate and respond to needs for innovative research, education and patient care. We have raised and invested more than $140 million to support healthcare for Saskatchewan residents.
As we plan for the future, the RUH Foundation is seeking a dynamic individual to join our professional team to help strengthen donor, volunteer and other stakeholder commitment to healthcare philanthropy. This is your opportunity to really make a difference in your community. Your experience and passion for heartfelt storytelling, marketing and communications will have a daily impact on patients, their families and the medical teams who care for them at Royal University Hospital. Together we can save lives.
About the Position
The Communications Officer (FTE) develops and executes, with support from other staff, the integrated marketing and communications plan to support the Foundation’s overall strategic goals. You will be responsible for internal and external communications (print, broadcast and online), marketing, branding, public and media relations functions while also researching and creating content and leading the stewardship and donor recognition program through planning, organizing, implementation and evaluation.
An effective communicator, you are a strong writer and have proven presentation, organizational, project management, time management and computer skills. Experience with social media tools and knowledge of their trends and capabilities are important as is experience with MS Office and Adobe Creative Suite. You will have an undergraduate degree or have post-secondary education and equivalent experience. With a minimum of five years of experience in communications and/or marketing, you are ready to take on this creative opportunity. ABC or other communication certification and previous work or volunteer involvement in the not-for-profit sector are assets.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits program. Please submit your confidential application to email@example.com by September 9th 2019 at 4:00 p.m. Visit
ruhf.org to view the position profile or for more information about RUH Foundation. Join us today for the most meaningful work of your career.
DEVELOPMENT OFFICER - NATURE CONSERVANCY OF CANADA
Job Title: Development Officer, SaskatchewanReports to: Engagement Manager, SaskatchewanLocation: Saskatoon, SK or Regina, SKSalary Grade: 3Overview
The Development Officer assumes a significant role in the organization and delivery of fundraising and communications activities to further the mission of the Nature Conservancy of Canada and to maximize general revenue for the Saskatchewan Region. Working closely with the Director of Development, the
incumbent plays a key role in coordinating and implementing the Leaders in Conservation (LIC) and the Corporate Leaders in Conservation (CLIC) programs (mid-level giving of $1,000 - $10,000) to increase revenues from individuals, foundations, and corporations for the Saskatchewan region.
The incumbent works with all members of the development team to ensure all donors are being stewarded properly through regular reports, recognition events, and customized recognition opportunities; conducting prospect research and maintaining Raiser’s Edge Database for Saskatchewan as the region’s RE Power User; and works with and supports Area Managers to raise funds as necessary.
This role will also assist with supporting our regional board member’s fundraising needs (materials, coordination, and assistance) and assist in the coordination and delivery of Saskatchewan fundraising, donor and engagement events. The position requires a commitment to both donor confidentiality and NCC’s conservation mission and vision. These responsibilities are carried out within assigned fundraising department and project-related expense budgets.
1. Leaders in Conservation Program Delivery
Working closely with the Director of Development & Communications and Engagement Manager, work to achieve annual LIC and CLIC fundraising targets to meet regional goals set by:
2. Saskatchewan Donor Stewardship
- Renewing current LIC/CLIC donors;
- Re-engaging lapsed LIC/CLIC donors;
- Upgrading current LIC/CLIC members to a higher gift level;
- Upgrading recent other Saskatchewan donors into the program (non-LIC to LIC/CLIC); Tracking and reporting on the LIC/CLIC program;
- Stewarding current LICs/CLICs, creating bi-annual e-blasts for current LICs/CLICs, and coordinating Board thank you calls to donors; and
- Coordinating LIC/CLIC prospect events and property tours for current LICs/CLICs.
Work with the Director of Development & Communications and the Communications Manager to coordinate province-wide update mailings and phone calls for Saskatchewan donors who might donate generally for Saskatchewan activities on a regular basis:
3. Report and Proposal Writing
- Assemble the appropriate combination of program, property and donor information; Generate letters, make phone calls, send e-mails or other forms of correspondence;
- Support Saskatchewan regional team members to track their own donor stewardship activity to ensure timely follow up with all Saskatchewan donors.
Support the Regional Vice President, Director of Development & Communications, Engagement Manager and Conservation Managers where appropriate to:
4. General Administration and Support
- Write and submit timely reports and proposals to donors;
- Track donor reports and proposals properly using Raiser’s Edge;
- Develop marketing partnerships and/or sponsorships that will assist in raising awareness of NCC In support of Saskatchewan activities;
- Develop Saskatchewan region information sheets on topics of interest to the general public in support of Saskatchewan general activities;
- Coordinate and attend relevant trade shows in order to meet donor stewardship and engagement expectations and raise awareness about NCC in Saskatchewan.
Maintain timely electronic notes of all communications with or about donors and prospects, and serve as the region’s designated Raiser’s Edge “Power User” coordinating the flow of information to and from the donor records database and the training/support of other regional staff in RE.
Act as the point person for regional revenue received at the National Office:
Skills and Aptitudes:
- Gift Revenue Form processing, receipting and thank you letters;
- Ensure that revenue is forwarded to the correct solicitor for the completion of revenue forms; Complete revenue forms as required;
- Coordinate proposal budgets with Finance and proposal deliverables with program staff;
- Provide administrative and other support as required, including fielding general enquiries from donors, potential donors and volunteers;
- Prepare expense forms and credit cards statement submissions as required;
- Process invoices, and gift receipts;
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Engagement Manager.
In your submission email, please include the following:
- Ability to work in a somewhat decentralized work environment where several colleagues work at a distance in Saskatchewan and across Canada;
- Exceptional verbal and written communications skills including a proven track record in public speaking and small interpersonal meetings;
- Attention to detail and responsibility for assembling proposals and materials for senior fundraising staff and board members/volunteers;
- Ability to support a decentralized delivery of organizational goals and objectives;
- A strong sense of self-confidence, particularly when dealing with high-level supporters and volunteers;
- Strong project management skills with a demonstrated ability to prepare and manage timelines, goals and expectations wisely;
- Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and Raisers’ Edge;
- Excellent ability to create, organize and maintain effective and efficient record keeping systems; Ability to obtain pertinent information from a variety of sources;
- Experience in fundraising, preferably in a major campaign, will be considered a definite asset; A demonstrated awareness of conservation issues in Saskatchewan;
- Understanding of and commitment to the role and mission of The Nature Conservancy of Canada;
- Ability to work and travel within a flexible schedule, including occasional weekends and evenings;
- A valid Saskatchewan Drivers’ Licence is necessary.
- Cover letter and resume in MSWord or PDF format only
- Refer to “Development Officer” in the subject line of the email
Application Deadline: September 4th, 2019
No telephone calls please. Late applications will not be considered.
We thank everyone who applies for their interest in the Nature Conservancy of Canada; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
MANAGER OF MAJOR GIVING - ST. PAUL'S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation believes in the power of generosity to save and change lives. Founded in 1982, St. Paul's Hospital Foundation advances St. Paul's Hospital's vision by raising, managing and allocating funds in keeping with donors' wishes.
St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation requires a permanent, full-time Manager of Major Giving. This position is responsible for identifying, negotiating and closing major and/or planned gifts using a professional, donor-service oriented approach. The Manager of Major Giving must continue to build St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation’s outstanding major and planned giving programs using excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation and leadership skills.
The Manager of Major Giving serves as Campaign Director for the Foundation’s Close to Home Campaign for Hospice and End-of-Life Care that is currently underway. Responsibilities include campaign planning, successfully meeting the campaign goal and timeline in co-operation with CEO and campaign volunteers.
Duties & responsibilities
- Major and Planned Giving:
- Assist with planning, organizing, implementation and evaluation of the major and planned giving programs
- Recruit and lead campaign volunteers, including orientation, training and support
- Develop the major and planned giving budgets
- Manage the performance and development of the Major Gifts Officer
- Work to identify and engage new or potential donors
- Support Foundation board members in probable donor identification and engagement
- Coordinate recognition for major donors
- Collaborate with communications department to prepare promotional material, including advertisements, brochures, audio visual aids, newsletter articles, etc.
- Perform donor research, cultivation, and solicitation
- Utilize donor relationship management database
- Arrange special presentations and seminars for donors and allied professionals
- Share responsibility with CEO on capital campaign planning
- Work closely with the campaign steering committee, including determining campaign committee structure and responsibilities
- Ensure assignments and responsibilities are carried out with promptness and integrity
- Meet as necessary with the CEO and the Foundation development team so that the team has access to up to date information
- Establish and maintain positive public relations with internal and external contacts in order to reflect a positive image of the foundation
- Provide a comprehensive service through efficient management of the Major and Planned Giving functions and campaign activities thus ensuring smooth operation of these programs
- Ensure that the Foundation is well represented at all times
post-secondary education, CFRE designation and CAGP or AHP Planned Giving or Major Gifts Certificate. Familiarity with planned giving instruments would be considered an asset.
A minimum of three years of experience in Major Giving or Planned Giving or in a related field such as fund raising, law, accounting, trust administration, life insurance or financial planning.
: Ability to commence initiatives and to function under minimal supervision; innovative and creativity; ability to maintain confidentiality; excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation and leadership skills.Salary range:
$75,122 - $112,682 annually plus an attractive benefits package.
If this opportunity speaks to you, we invite you to apply before August 30, 2019 by submitting your resume with references to Human Resources, St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by mail to 1702 20th
Street West, Saskatoon, SK S7M 0Z9.
We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those selected to continue in the recruitment process will be contacted.Please note you may be required to undergo a criminal background check in accordance with St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation policies.
DEVELOPMENT OFFICERS - UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN
The University of Saskatchewan (USask) has career opportunities with our Development team in the following areas:
Our development officers work collaboratively across University Relations (UR) with college and unit leaders, faculty and staff to build strategic relationships with prospects and donors.Our development officers not only engage donors in key programs and initiatives, articulating the opportunities and impact of their financial investments, but also may support specific fundraising programs or initiatives. We garner an in-depth understanding of college priorities, programs, initiatives and stakeholders with the mandate to build relationships that support major and principal gift programs and initiatives.
- Development Officer, College of Agriculture and Bioresources
- Development Officer, College of Engineering
- Development Officer, Edwards School of Business (two year term)
Development officers work as part of our broader development team, which provides support to dedicated colleges and schools at USask. Our development team’s role is to encourage and obtain philanthropic support for the university in support of the University Plan 2025, being the university the world needs (nīkānītān manācihitowinihk; ni manachīhitoonaan). We work in partnership with academic and development colleagues throughout the university to build enduring relationships not only with our community of alumni, but also with other individuals, private business and foundations.
Our university is at the heart of Saskatoon, on Treaty 6 territory and the homeland of the Métis, and one of Canada’s top research universities. Driven by prairie spirit, we make life better for the people of Saskatchewan and the world.
For more information or to apply to these opportunities, as well as information on what makes USask a great place to work, please visit www.careers.usask.ca.
DIRECTOR OF GIVING - SASKATCHEWAN POLYTECHNIC
- Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Advancement, the Director, Giving provides collaborative leadership to a team of Advancement professionals for Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s fundraising programs, including major giving and campaigns, planned giving, leadership giving, and donor relations and stewardship. This position is responsible for significantly increasing and diversifying fundraising revenue by leading the development and implementation of fundraising programs and activities in support of Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s strategic plan with the key goal of achieving transformational growth and performance of the overall fundraising portfolio.
This role provides inspirational leadership and collaborative implementation of the business model for fundraising programs at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. The Director, Giving will also manage a portfolio of major and principal gift prospects and donors.
The Director, Giving contributes to the institution’s strategic directions by leading and motivating staff, as well as maintaining a full understanding of trends and practices to continually improve fundraising performance. As a member of the Advancement leadership team, the Director, Giving works collaboratively within Advancement to ensure all fundraising functions are effectively implemented and complementary to our Alumni Engagement efforts. Utilizing a centralized organizational structure, this role plays an integral and influential role in institution-wide fundraising initiatives, working with senior leadership to identify fundraising opportunities that support broad institutional priorities that align to the Saskatchewan Polytechnic vision and mission. This will involve ongoing and regular collaboration with senior leadership to coordinate and implement comprehensive fundraising strategies that enhance relationships, donor participation and capacity, leading to increased fundraising revenue generation. Additionally, the Director, Giving will contribute to the development of a comprehensive Advancement strategic plan to meet the overall fundraising goals and objectives of Saskatchewan Polytechnic, and ensure best-practices are adopted in all strategic, operational, and policy matters.
The common goal of Advancement is to build community and support by connecting with the institution’s stakeholders (alumni, donors, volunteers, faculty, staff, students, and friends) through strategies and programs designed to build engaging and enduring relationships that promote advocacy and philanthropic support for Saskatchewan Polytechnic.
The Director, Giving is accountable for supervising, directing, and coaching the Giving team, providing leadership in building a collaborative, donor-centric culture, and sustaining fundraising performance. This position will work with leaders in other post-secondary institutions locally, nationally, and internationally, and will be required to travel representing Saskatchewan Polytechnic at the national level. Travel as well as evening and weekend work will be required.
Additionally, the Director, Giving will oversee the development of policies and procedures that support institutional fundraising, and work collaboratively to identify business processes that ensure donor obligations are fulfilled and improve the overall donor experience. This critical functions in a highly demanding environment that requires the ability to continually seek opportunities, issues, and barrier among multiple priorities and competing interests. The incumbent will endorse and embrace diversity, innovation, partnerships, and collaborative action. The work is high volume and complex, and the consequence of error is significant to the reputation and profile of the institution, ultimately impacting donor support.
Working in alignment with Saskatchewan Polytechnic policies and procedures, the Canadian Income Tax Act, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) guidelines, and Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) ethical principles and standards, this position builds and maintains collaborative relationships with representatives of the institution, donors, and prospects to meet fundraising objectives. The Giving (Development) team is part of the Office of Advancement, and also includes Alumni Engagement, and Advancement Services teams.
Preference is for this position to be based at the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Administrative Office in Saskatoon (alternate locations may be Moose Jaw, Prince Albert or Regina).
Leadership and Strategic Planning
- Provide leadership in formulating the strategic and operating plans for the Giving area, consistent with the Advancement annual and multi-year business plans, Advancement strategic plan, and Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s institutional plan, ensuring alignment and integration of fundraising program strategies and activities with alumni engagement programming.
- Provide leadership and expertise to fundraising professionals to support the development and implementation of their individual donor portfolios, including measurable goals and objectives, donor engagement strategies, contact plans, timelines, budget, and other resource requirements for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of specific prospects, donors, partners, and stakeholders.
- Ensure alignment of all communication activities and tactics used to deliver fundraising programming, with institutional positioning and marketing strategies.
- Work collaboratively with the Director, Advancement Services to develop processes for reporting, tracking, and evaluating fundraising progress against objectives as outlined in multi-year business plan.
- Participate in Advancement strategic and operational planning, including budget preparation.
- Establish a highly collaborative planning and operational environment to achieve Advancement philanthropic and engagement goals. Conduct regular and ad-hoc donor portfolio management meetings with the Giving team, ensuring donor engagement strategies are developed collaboratively.
- Support, lead, and be accountable for fundraising priorities and initiatives.
- Collaborate with Alumni Engagement, and Advancement Services leadership to support a donor-centric philosophy among staff that positively impacts alumni, donors, and friends.
- Collaborate with other Saskatchewan Polytechnic partners and leaders to ensure objectives of the institution, schools and program areas are met. This will require engagement, shared purpose, clear and achievable objectives and goals, and a passion to arrive at our shared success and outcomes.
- Review Saskatchewan Polytechnic policies and procedures determining the operational impact and/or requirements on services for alumni and donors, and provide policy revision as necessary.
- Monitor and revise the appropriate strategies to ensure plans are aligned with emerging trends and needs of key stakeholders.
- Promote and foster the importance of giving, ultimately facilitating a culture of philanthropy.
Donor Portfolio Management
- Identify, evaluate, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of major and principal gift donors and prospects working with the Giving team, other institutional personnel and key volunteers to achieve fundraising objectives through personal contacts and written proposals to reach fundraising target.
- Ensure contacts with donors and prospective donors are documented and information required to facilitate the donor relationship, gift acknowledgement and donor recognition is recorded in Raiser’s Edge in a timely manner.
- Support the work of applicable volunteers engaged to support fundraising initiatives through effective recruitment, training, motivation, communication, and recognition.
- Lead and direct all fundraising programs, and work collaboratively with the Advancement team to develop the suite of programming that will achieve transformational growth, fundraising performance, and revenue diversification.
- Develop, lead, and implement strategies and facilitate cross-team collaboration to build Advancement capacity for principal gifts, major gifts, planned (legacy) giving, leadership giving, campaign and other fundraising efforts.
- Ensure all fundraising programs include appropriate planning strategies, fundraising targets, moves-management, and activity reporting.
- Work collaboratively with Saskatchewan Polytechnic leadership to continually improve fundraising program efficiency, marketing and overall effectiveness.
- Work with the Associate Vice President, Advancement to oversee the prospect management process, and prospect assignment/clearance process.
Donor Relations & Stewardship
- Oversee all donor relations activities and gift stewardship, ensuring activities enhance the donor experience.
- Lead all stewardship reporting and activities, ensuring transparency in the use of donor funds to meet gift agreement responsibilities.
- Oversee donor communications, ensuring donor relations and stewardship activities are effective and impactful to donors.
- Provide leadership and expertise as a member of the Advancement leadership team, and serve as a resource to Saskatchewan Polytechnic wide-organization.
- Lead the Giving team, providing expertise, mentorship, coaching and development opportunities to enhance performance, and to enable direct reports to achieve their accountabilities.
- Ensure a positive, diverse, and inclusive work and learning environment.
- Recruit, orient, and retain outstanding staff in pursuit of service excellence aligned to Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s values of respect, integrity, sustainability, and excellence.
- Establish clear performance standards and goals for direct reports and ensure accountability in meeting standards and goals.
- Maintain a collaborative, high-performing team through effective use of human resources practices, and procedures.
- Address people management issues in a timely manner while ensuring compliance with the Collective Agreement, and Saskatchewan Polytechnic policies to build and maintain relationships.
- Ensure workforce planning activities are carried out within the unit in alignment with divisional direction, and Saskatchewan Polytechnic objectives.
- Demonstrate and encourage cross-enterprise collaboration across the unit by aligning work with business needs, use of team norms, and constructive communications.
- Develop and manage operational budgets in alignment with the Advancement strategy, including Alumni Engagement and Advancement Services areas. Ensure accordance with generally accepted accounting practices and initiate corrective action as required.
- Ensure resources are allocated in accordance with the multi-year business planning model.
- Ensure the general safeguarding and stewardship of all resources within Giving.
- Develop innovative solutions to resource challenges.
- Conduct regular reviews of performance against objectives, monitor financial performance to ensure adherence to budgets, and provide monthly ad-hoc reports to the AVP Advancement as required.
- Provide guidance and mentorship to senior leaders in order to effectively manage key donor relationships, and improve effectiveness of fundraising activities to support Saskatchewan Polytechnic strategic goals.
- Model exemplary leadership and provide management and direction to help create a culture of philanthropy, initiative, and collaboration.
- Develop creative and innovative responses to the changing philanthropic environment and provide counsel and support to initiatives that support higher levels of engagement and philanthropy.
- Provide strong leadership presence and accessibility, enabling and encouraging open, transparent, and bold thinking, generating new ideas that continually enhance the organization.
Required Qualifications and Experience
- Engage in consultations and relationship building with external audiences to support the President, Board of Directors, Vice Presidents, and other management. Represent Saskatchewan Polytechnic externally, in partnership with other senior managers.
- Maintain a positive and proactive relationship with strategic vendors to ensure mutually beneficial and long term relationships that result in Saskatchewan Polytechnic receiving the best value and service.
- Liaise and collaborate with leaders in other post-secondary institutions on shared initiatives.
- Build a network of contacts and information sources to keep current and informed on matters and trends related to philanthropy, fundraising, donor relations and stewardship to enhance services to donors and alumni and maintain a high-functioning operation.
Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree or other advanced education strongly preferred. A recognized professional accreditation such as CFRE would be considered an asset. The successful incumbent will bring a minimum of five years of directly related progressive fundraising experience focusing on major gift fundraising as well as leading change in a complex, rapidly changing environment and experience in promoting teamwork, collaboration and partnership in an inclusive manner. All candidates must display a proven track record of success in cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major giving prospects.Required Competencies
Inspires Courage & Innovation
- Anticipates emerging trends and creates opportunities that shape and transform the organization and polytechnic sector in Canada.
Cultivates Strong Relationships
- Models and enables creative thinking, curiosity, and calculated risk-taking to create new solutions.
Drives Operational Excellence
- Builds strong and trusting relationships and brings a stakeholder and learner-centric mind set and focus to all elements of the organization.
- Leverages business insight, financial acumen, and operational rigor to maximize productivity and build long-term, sustainable success.
Builds Leadership & Culture
- Brings authenticity, emotional intelligence, and accountability to develop leadership effectiveness in individuals, teams, and our culture.
Knowledge and Expertise
- Demonstrates proficiency in the knowledge and skills specific to the position and uses expertise to serve the objectives of both the group and organization as a whole.