Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Posting Date
January 11, 2017
Closing Date
January 31, 2017

Humber College Administration Jobs


Title: Director, Major Gifts and Stewardship

Position Summary: The Director, Major Gifts and Stewardship is a new position, created to anticipate philanthropic strategies necessary to position Humber as a North American leader in polytechnic education. In this regard, the incumbent will help build an inspired team of development professionals who are passionate about the advancement of higher learning. Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer (CAO), the Director, Major Gifts and Stewardship will be a member of the Advancement and Alumni senior management team and will be responsible for directing a team of fundraising staff and a Stewardship Officer. The incumbent will be tasked with supporting efforts to develop and execute a campaign and/or concurrent campaigns to support Humber College’s eight schools and highest priorities. The incumbent will contribute to the planning and implementation of activities to maximize individual, corporate and foundation donor support by focusing on cultivating existing donors to give at major giving levels, formulating strategies for raising major gifts and soliciting gifts with appropriate consultation and assistance of the CAO, senior staff or volunteer leaders. Further, the Director, Major Gifts and Stewardship, will be responsible for developing a comprehensive donor relations and stewardship program, focusing on tailored stewardship plans for major gift donors, corporate partners and sponsors as well as overseeing donor acknowledgement, communication, recognition and stewardship activities.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess a degree in a relevant field, along with a minimum of 10 years of experience in a senior fundraising role, ideally in a post-secondary institution with experience in major gifts, campaigns and stewardship. A CFRE designation and/or involvement in a professional association will be considered an asset. Knowledge of principles and techniques relevant to major gift fundraising in a large institutional environment is required. Additional qualifications include: experience in creating and presenting compelling proposals to donors; soliciting gifts; cultivating and stewardship donors; demonstrated proficiency in persuading and influencing groups and individuals to support the organization’s priorities with respect to colleagues, team members, volunteer leadership and other potential stakeholders; experience in leading and managing other professionals, support staff and volunteers to achieve short and long term professional goals and competencies individually and as a member of a team; demonstrated ability in developing and implementing strategic activities and tasks with clear goals and objectives; ability to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate and alter strategic fundraising and stewardship plans; outstanding demonstrated success building, cultivating and stewarding new relationships leading to measurable results; excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present at public platforms; a strong donor-centered and client-oriented approach; and Raiser’s Edge or equivalent donor database experience and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Evening and weekend work may be required from time to time.

Notes: Duration of Need: 2 years with possibility of renewal

Open Date: 1/11/2017

Close Date: 1/31/2017

Job ID: 2017-904

Division/Department: Advancement and Alumni

Reports To: Chief Advancement Officer

Campus/Site: Humber North Campus

Job Classification: Administration

Job Type: Contract

Compensation: To Be Determined

Hours of Work: 37.5 hours per week

Position Description: View Complete Position Details here

**We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Humber College is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of our students and our city. We actively seek qualified individuals with demonstrated skill and knowledge to deal with all aspects of diversity in a post-secondary environment. Humber College is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Our Recruitment Coordinators will work with applicants requesting accommodations at any stage of the hiring process. This document is available in alternate format on request.

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