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Title Annual Fund and Stewardship Officer (Contract)
Job ID 13A-1012
Campus/Site Markham
Job Classification Administrative
Job Type Contract
Position Overview Annual Fund and Stewardship Officer
(2 Year Contract starting from April 2013 to March 2015)

Under the direction of the Associate Director, Advancement and Alumni, and working closely with the Senior Development Officers and Manager, Alumni, the Annual Fund and Stewardship Officer provides leadership to identify donors for ongoing contributions to the College’s annual awards, while leading stewardship activities with donors, prospects and past contributors to the College.

These plans encompass the development and implementation of revenue generating programs focused on low-to-mid-sized gifts (up to $25,000).

This includes:
• developing and implementing annual fund programs
• establishing stewardship strategies to increase donor participation and retention
• reporting on donations and funds activities using the advancement database
• facilitating volunteer enlistment and advancement awareness activities
• serving as the point of contact for annual donors, lapsed donors and prospects
• connecting with faculty representatives to ensure that annual awards align with academic priorities and student financial aid needs
• assisting with the coordination of gift activities, with an emphasis on best practices in moves management methods
• providing regular oral and written reports on all areas of annual giving and donor stewardship
• serving as an ambassador for advancement at the College.
Responsibilities • Prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship for awards programs.
o Establish and develop a prospect pool of 100-150 records, based on key fundraising priorities and projects.
o Work with senior development officers, administrators, volunteers, faculty and other staff to identify prospects.
o Build philanthropic relations with individual donors through meetings and events.
o Conduct regular prospect and lapsed donor calls (between 3 and 7, per week).
o Work with faculty and staff in developing proposals and other solicitation documents.
o Develop individual donor recognition and stewardship plans, correspondence and events.
• Annual fund program
o Facilitate annual awards solicitation and renewals.
o Organize direct (e)mail and telephone campaigns.
o Collaborate with external vendors and internal partners to develop appeals and collateral materials.
• Advancement administration
o Support the Associate Director in administrative management and sound fundraising and donor stewardship practices.
o Assist with long-term fundraising and stewardship planning for leadership and major gifts.
o Coordinate Raiser’s Edge reporting and data analysis of program results.
• External relations
o Represent the College and/or alumni at a variety of functions both internally and externally, as required.
o Meet with peer groups within the college and university communities and professional organizations to develop best practices.

Qualifications • Demonstrated competencies attained through a relevant four-year degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.
• CFRE designation and/or post graduate certificate in fundraising an asset.
• A minimum of 3 years’ experience in prospect identification, solicitation and cultivation, donor stewardship and event management.
• Demonstrated ability to build philanthropic relations with individuals, employees and organizations through individual and group meeting and activities.
• Ability to apply best practices in fundraising.
• Experience with donor information management system, processing donations and research.
• Excellent interpersonal, public relations, networking and communications skills to work collaboratively with the College’s diverse community.
• Expertise in advancement programs and giving vehicles, including: annual fund initiatives, donor recognition and stewardship events, donor marketing and communications.
• Superb oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills to diverse audiences.
• Confidentiality, objectivity, politically-savvy, business acumen, tact and discretion.
• Strong computer and word processing skills (including relationship software utilities, such as Raiser’s Edge).
Required Date April 2013
Posting Date March 18, 2013
Closing Date March 22, 2013
To Apply
Click on “Apply Now” below. Applications must be submitted online by the closing date and must include a covering letter and resume (as one document) in Word or pdf format. 
Note: A skills assessment may be administered and proof of degrees, credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their international equivalents will be required at the time of interview.
Seneca College is committed to diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, especially aboriginal persons, francophones, members of sexual minority groups, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women.
We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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