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Development Officer

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Position Details

Posting Summary

Position Title Development Officer
Faculty/Department University Advancement & Communications
Unit University Advancement & Communications-Development
Employee Group URFA APT
Collective Agreement Consideration Open with preference given to APT members.
CUPE 5791 Job Family N/A
Category Staff
Number of Vacancies 2
Position Summary
Are you passionate about making a meaningful impact in higher education? Do you excel at building lasting relationships and securing support for important initiatives? If so, we want you to join our team as our next Development Officer!

As a Development Officer, you’ll play a pivotal role in advancing the University’s key priorities outlined in our Strategic Plan. Working closely with a collaborative team of development professionals and reporting to the Director, Philanthropy, you will be at the forefront of cultivating strong relationships.

What You’ll Do:
  • Cultivate Relationships: Develop strong connections with donors and prospective donors, ensuring their philanthropic goals are aligned with the University’s strategic priorities.
  • Strategic Portfolio Management: Take ownership of a major gift portfolio, utilizing your expertise and experience to secure vital donor support and maintain lasting relationships.
  • Empower Collaborative Engagement: Work hand-in-hand with Faculty and Unit leaders to identify prospects, leveraging their strong ties to the institution and potential for impactful contributions.
  • Craft Persuasive Proposals: Develop tailored solicitation strategies and proposals to secure major gifts.
  • Facilitate Meaningful Interactions: Accompany University leaders on donor visits, providing invaluable support and insight to foster authentic connections and drive philanthropic engagement.
  • Ensure Ethical Stewardship: Adhere to University policies and procedures regarding gift acceptance, naming rights, and donor recognition, ensuring transparent and ethical stewardship of donor contributions.
  • Plus More: Be ready to take on additional related tasks as assigned – your role is dynamic and essential to our success!

Why Join Us?
At the University of Regina, we are more than just a campus – we are a community! Join our team and enjoy:
  • Meaningful Impact: Contribute to the growth and success of our academic community.
  • Work-Life Balance: We value your well-being and know your personal life is most important!
  • Dynamic and Inclusive Workplace: We value diversity and inclusivity. You will be part of a team that celebrates different perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences, making every day an opportunity for personal growth.
  • Innovation Culture: We encourage fresh ideas and innovative thinking.
  • Competitive Compensation: We offer a competitive compensation package and benefits to reward your talent. A few of these benefits include Health/Dental/Vision Benefits, a flexible spending account, a Defined Contribution Pension Plan, and much more!

If you are ready to use your people skills to connect and secure support for the University, this is the role for you!
Position Requirements
What You Will Bring to the Position:
  • Undergraduate degree; and
  • 3 – 5 years of direct fundraising experience (including managing a portfolio of donors, developing and maintaining stakeholder relationships, and developing and managing donor communications);
  • Equivalent education and experience may be considered.
  • Preference to those with a Certified Fund Raising Executive Designation (CFRE).

Skills That Will Ensure Your Success in this Role:
  • Must be able to build outstanding relationships;
  • Be creative, resourceful, innovative and exhibit the ability to exercise leadership and function in a team-oriented environment;
  • Ability to work under pressure to meet conflicting deadlines and take initiative;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and have experience in tracking confidential records and financial information;
  • Demonstrate flexibility and the ability to negotiate realistic time frames for the completion of tasks and projects;
  • Must have proposal writing experience;
  • Experience in interpreting and applying policies and procedures;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook-GroupWise;
  • Demonstrated understanding of fundraising methodology and/or relationship management and client cycles;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Must have the ability to accurately create, compose and edit a variety of written and electronic documents;
  • Recognize problems quickly and effectively facilitate solutions; and,
  • Able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, and travel within and outside the province and country when required.
Physical Demands
Pay Grade APT 6
Salary Range $72,700 - $98,092 annually
Status Term
Work Hours
Monday – Friday, 8:15am – 4:30pm with occasional evening and weekend work as required.
Duration (if Term/Temporary) 2 years (possibility of extension or becoming permanent)
Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time
Preference Posting
Target Posting Not Targeted
Additional Information

Contact Information
Job Open Date 02/12/2024
Job Close Date 02/25/2024
Open Until Filled No
Special Application Instructions
We know imposter syndrome can get in the way, so please do not hesitate to apply. We would love to hear from you. Submit your application today!
Diversity Statement
The University of Regina is committed to an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the community that we serve. The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals within the University’s employment equity categories of women, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, individuals of diverse gender and sexual orientation and all groups protected by the Human Rights Code.
Competition Number 20240052A/S

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