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Posted on: August 12, 2019
Deadline: August 23, 2019
Grade: NA


This posting represents a two (2) year full-time contract position.


Reporting to the Principal Director of Development for the faculty, the Advancement Officer is responsible for supporting the full scope of activities related to the cultivation, solicitation, recognition and stewardship of a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors managed by the Principal Director of Development and the other Development Officers for the faculty.

Primary responsibilities

  • In collaboration with key stakeholders, lead the development of a solicitation strategy for the Principal Director of Development and the other Development Officers for the faculty; implement the development plan as identified by Advancement and Alumni Relations (AAR) - while maintaining good working relations with Fundraisers, Faculty and staff; consider the interests of all appropriate areas when developing cultivation/solicitation strategies.
  • Research and develop gift proposals aligned with donors' interests and University priorities.
  • Participate in the planning of canvassing activities for the Faculty Development team, including the preparation of solicitation documents, and other pertinent fundraising materials.
  • Develop relationships to support other fundraisers in proposal-writing in response to priorities.
  • Ensure that gifts are appropriately stewarded over the short and long term.
  • With the support of Alumni Officers and other stakeholders, and in collaboration with the Prospect Management team, participate in the identification and qualification of potential major gifts donors.
  • Participate in the Relationship Assignment and Management Protocol (RAMP) meetings of Advancement and Alumni Relations.
  • Adhere to RAMP guidelines and effectively use the established Dashboard. Regularly enter "moves", contact reports and follow-up actions into the advancement database for the benefit of all users and the institutional memory; extract information including biographical profiles, prospect pipeline and other related reports.
  • Participate in the recruitment, training and support of volunteers.
  • Perform other duties in support of the unit.


  • Bachelor Degree in a field related to the primary responsibilities and two to four years' experience in a fundraising environment; previous experience working in a University setting is an asset.
  • Very good spoken and written English & French (Level 4) to communicate effectively and persuasively with administrators, staff members, and other key stakeholders.
  • Self-motivated and an innovative planner.
  • Persuasive and able to influence and convince; detail oriented;
  • Resourceful and independent yet works well in a team environment.
  • Computer literate, particularly in MS Office and database systems.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and listening skills.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire others (i.e.: volunteers and staff).
  • Proven proposal and presentation skills.


$70,825.00 - $84,599.00 per annum



Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by August 23, 2019. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.

IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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