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Title Senior Development Officer (Contract)
Job ID 13A-1048
Campus/Site Markham
Job Classification Administrative
Job Type Contract
Position Overview Under the direction of the Associate Director Advancement and Alumni, and working closely with the Executive Director, Marketing and Advancement, the incumbent provides leadership to identify and implement short- and long-range strategic and operational plans focused on revenue generation and philanthropic partnerships. These plans encompass the development and implementation of revenue programs focused on major gifts ($25k+).
Responsibilities • Drafts case statements for use in fundraising strategy, volunteer enlistment, gift cultivation and solicitation and in awareness activities.
• Drafts proposals and correspondence for each major priority, program and/or project area.
• Manages the processing of all gifts-in-kind.
• Identifies and assists with the enlistment of key fundraising volunteers and the development of College-wide fundraising priorities.
• Assists with the preparation and briefing of the College’s Executive team, as well as volunteers.
• Cultivates and grows relationships with vendors and sponsors; maintains relations with existing partners.
• Assists with the development of a planned giving program.
• Enters all prospect call activities in the database.
• Provides regular oral and written reports on all areas of fundraising.
• Establishes and develops a prospect pool based on key fundraising priorities and projects.
• Represents the College at a variety of functions both internally and externally as required.
• Meets with internal and external stakeholders to develop best practices.
Qualifications • A four-year degree with a minimum of five years work experience in prospect identification, qualification, cultivation, and solicitation is required.
• A fundraising background with knowledge of skills and best practices.
• A CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) designation is preferred.
• Demonstrated ability in building philanthropic relations with individuals, foundations and corporations.
• Experience in proposal writing and agreement/contract development.
• Superb oral and written communication skills, including experience presenting to diverse groups.
• Strong computer and word processing skills and experience with donor databases, e.g. Raiser’s Edge.
• Demonstrated ability to work well with a wide range of constituents, including alumni, donors, faculty, students, and external stakeholders.
• Demonstrated evidence in problem solving, analysis, creativity, confidentiality, objectivity, political savvy, planning, business acumen, financial accountability, employee development and integrity.
• An ideal candidate will be a relationship builder comfortable to work independently as well as in a team.

NOTE: A skills assessment may be administered during the recruitment process.
Required Date July 2013 to July 2014
Posting Date June 26, 2013
Closing Date July 10, 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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