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Posted on: September 4, 2020
Deadline: September 18, 2020
Grade: 12


This posting represents a maternity-leave replacement effective until November 1, 2021.


Reporting to the Principal Director, Annual Giving, the incumbent is responsible for affinity-based fundraising initiatives among members of the Concordia community with shared interests and experiences, including student involvement, faculty/ class affiliation, tribute giving, geographic locations, etc., along with the Concordia Shuffle walkathon and other fundraising efforts to support Concordia’s annual Community Campaign.

Primary responsibilities

  • Identify, develop and implement affinity-based fundraising activities to support Concordia’s annual Community Campaign.
  • Plan and execute personal canvassing activities including the preparation of solicitation documents, and other pertinent fundraising materials.
  • Develop a network of internal volunteers (faculty, staff and retirees) to bolster the level of philanthropic support for the Community Campaign from the internal community.
  • Develop volunteer opportunities for alumni and other external constituents to support affinity-based fundraising initiatives
  • Provide professional leadership and direction for the Concordia Shuffle, including volunteer management, communications, event strategy and logistics, etc.
  • Recruit corporate sponsors for the Concordia Shuffle, in collaboration with University Advancement colleagues and the Shuffle Advisory Committee.
  • Participate in the development of solicitation materials, including appeal letters, stationery, brochures, email communications, etc., to support fundraising initiatives.
  • Develop reporting methods and provide analysis to enhance the quality of community-based fundraising activities.
  • Assist in the coordination of other Annual Giving programs, as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to the primary responsibilities and two to four years’ experience in a related field.
  • Good knowledge (Level 4) of spoken and written English and French in order to compose solicitation materials and other documents and to communicate effectively with internal and external clients and donors
  • Good knowledge (Intermediate level) of Word, Excel and PowerPoint to create and format documents, mail merges, create spreadsheets and charts and create presentations.
  • Ability to work with Outlook and to research information using the Internet and other sources.
  • Capable of working with confidential information; discreet with a strong sense of confidentiality; tactful and sensitive to diverse cultures and constituents.
  • Familiarity with mainframe database applications; knowledge of electronic mail and the Internet.
  • Basic knowledge of budget and financial reporting procedures.
  • Excellent organizational and prioritizing skills; ability to handle a large volume of work during peak periods and to work under minimal supervision.
  • Work experience in a university environment is an asset


$72,783.89 – $86,940.11 per annum



Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by September 18, 2020. 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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