Dates: April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2020
The Development Officer – Major Gifts and Planned Giving will be primarily responsible for working as a part of the Foundation team making essential contributions to the success of a campus wide campaign. The emphasis of the position will be placed on fund solicitation, building and implementing strategies that cultivate relationships with both current and new donors, identification, cultivation, personal solicitation and stewardship of a portfolio of donors and prospects with an emphasis on securing major gifts ($25,000+).
Reporting to the Executive Director of the Foundation, the Development Officer will also identify prospective donors and develops relationship to propose and solicit legacy gifts. This includes moving fundraising accounts through the donor cycle and/or planning and executing fundraising appeals, conducting research, developing strategies and preparing proposals. This role will support a broad range of organizational goals by aligning a major donor strategy with the Foundation and College’s strategic plan and growth initiatives.
Education & Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in business management, fundraising, or a related discipline.
- Completion of or working towards completion of a CRFE certification an asset.
- Three (3) to five (5) years of related fundraising experience in securing major gifts and/ or legacy gifts, preferably in a post-secondary environment.
- An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
- Experience with fundraising databases such as Raiser’s Edge and Banner.
- Experience in writing development proposals and delivering presentations to a wide range of audiences.
Skills & Abilities
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, and has the ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with donors, co-workers and other campus departments.
- Ability to execute a variety of complex projects and meet imposed timelines.
- Ability to work independently while exercising good judgment at all times.
- Strong analytical, problem solving, project management and strategy development skills.
- Excellent organizational, project and time management skills.
- Superior use of diplomacy and persuasive negotiating skills in contacts with donors and prospective donors.
- High energy, with the ability to deal with multiple priorities simultaneously.
- Ability to interact successfully with diverse clientele, confidently selecting the correct approach.
- Ability to establish performance goals and timelines.
- Demonstrate the ability to secure five to six figure gifts
- Exhibit high quality of donor/client service.
- Achievement of established fundraising goals and overall objectives.
- Quality and quantity of work performed.
- Demonstrated success in creating and implementing innovative procedures to achieve goals.
- Demonstrated success in developing and delivering effective presentations.
- Ability to work independently and harmoniously within a team environment.
- Ability to pay attention to detail.
- Ability to handle and safeguard confidential information and exercise discretion and confidentiality at all times.
- Ability to act with independence of judgment with minimal supervision.
- Intermediate working level with MS Office including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.
- This position may work non-traditional hours on days leading up to the event and on the day of the event.
- Must have a current Class 5 BC driver’s license and access to a vehicle as there may be travelling required for donor meetings within the Lower Mainland, off-campus or possibly out-of-town.
Salary Range: $2,127.38 - $2,659.25 Bi-Weekly (Pay Grade K)
Employee Group: ADMIN
Hours & Days of Work: 8:30am - 4:30pm. Monday to Friday, however, hours may vary according to the needs of the department. This position is not subject to the compressed workweek schedule.
Application Information: To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter no later than 4:30pm of the closing date. For a copy of the position description please click here.
Please note that internal applicants may be given first consideration.
Closing Date: Until filled.
Competition No.: A009-17
We thank you for your interest and advise that only those shortlisted will be contacted. Langara is committed to enhancing our diverse workforce.