The University of Victoria is seeking to hire a full-time Senior Development Officer in the Faculty of Social Sciences. This is an opportunity to join an Alumni and Development team that has been growing steadily, raising over $25 million annually, and in the planning stages of a comprehensive campaign.
If you are an experienced major gifts officer (gifts of $25,000 +) or fundraiser seeking to grow your career in a post-secondary environment, please consider joining our dynamic major gifts fundraising team.
UVic has been chosen as one of BC’s top employers and one of Canada’s best diversity employers. Together we are more than 5,000 dedicated faculty, librarians and staff supporting the University of Victoria’s diverse academic programs, world-class research and commitment to civic engagement.
About the Faculty:
The Faculty of Social Sciences is comprised of seven areas of study examining all aspects of society and the world we live in. The departments that make up the Faculty are anthropology, economics, environmental studies, geography, political science, psychology and sociology.
Led by an established dynamic and forward-thinking Dean who champions fundraising, the Faculty of Social Sciences is positioned well to be a leader in the university’s comprehensive campaign. It is a diverse community of active thinkers and doers and its students receive exciting opportunities to engage in research and other community activities. Students also participate in the co-op education program and study essential issues that matter to people, places and the planet. The Faculty produces world-class research in a variety of fields. They address topics like global change and sustainability, society and health, oceans and climate, and Indigenous and cultural studies. The Faculty enjoys deep relationships with a wide range of donors and offers many exciting philanthropic priorities and initiatives to share.
About Alumni and Development:
Alumni Relations and Development is the division of the university responsible for creating strong relationships and building philanthropic commitment between the University of Victoria and its alumni and friends. UVic offers a combination of dynamic learning, vital impact and an extraordinary academic environment that can’t be found anywhere else.
The university's Faculty Development team is one in which members have a clear sense of purpose and measurable objectives that support the university’s larger purpose. We work in and with faculties and departments to identify opportunities where donors can be instrumental to enhancing the university's programs, research and student support. The Director of Faculty Development encourages and supports staff’s professional development and focuses on collaboration, positive team spirit and open communication.
The Senior Development Officer in the Faculty of Social Sciences will work under the direction of the Director of Faculty Development and the Dean in the faculty. They will have responsibility for projects designed to cultivate major gifts, such as:
- meeting activity metrics of 100-120 donor meetings per year;
- achieving a monetary fundraising goal as set in collaboration with the Director and Dean;
- identifying and qualifying major gift prospects to ensure a rich fundraising portfolio;
- developing donor strategy individually and in collaboration with the Dean and fundraising colleagues;
- drafting inspirational major and principle gift level donor proposals;
- soliciting and stewarding donors;
- drafting and editing correspondence, case documents and other communication pieces;
- conducting prospect research;
- philanthropic project management;
- related administration, including maintaining and updating confidential files and information systems;
- creating briefing notes for faculty and university leadership for donor meetings; and
- scheduling and accompanying the Dean or subject matter expert to donor meetings.
What We Offer:
- A competitive total compensation package;
- Vacation leave starting at 22 days per year;
- Professional development: stay current in your field and work towards your professional growth goals with opportunities for professional development such as attending conferences, workshops or courses in addition to professional memberships in AFP and CASE;
- Professional experience: be part of working with a team of professionals on a post-secondary comprehensive fundraising campaign from its start;
- Values-based work. The Alumni and Development values are:
- Upon successful completion of probation, this position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement.
- When on campus, enjoy the park-like atmosphere working in one of the most beautiful places in the world
The salary range for this position is:
Recruitment range: $80,673- $88,956 starting salary determined by the PEA Collective Agreement.
Performance range: starting salary to max of $104,939 is available through annual performance increases.