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Senior Development Officer, Alumni Development

Company: MacEwan University
Date Posted: July 10, 2017

The Opportunity

MacEwan University is seeking a Senior Development Officer. This position will be responsible for identifying, establishing and maintaining the philanthropic and sponsorship activities of the Alumni and Development office; including the cultivation and stewardship of relationships with community stakeholders, alumni and other university partners.

As the capital of the province, Edmonton is a regional hub for Northern Alberta and a major centre for business, arts and entertainment.

MacEwan University is positioned in the downtown core of the city in the vibrant new Ice District. Recognized for its outstanding learning experiences and community engagement, the opening of the new Centre for Arts and Culture will provide another inspiring way to connect, as so many have,for over 40 years.

About MacEwan University

Located in the heart of Edmonton, MacEwan University is proud to be recognized as a preferred institution for studies in business, nursing, and music and fine arts. MacEwan University provides students with skills and training they need to be in demand in their respective fields.

MacEwan University has over 20,000 students, of which 12,000 are enrolled in full time programming. It is the largest ‘transfer in’ university for undergraduate programs in Alberta and the largest enrollment of any undergraduate business degree program in Alberta. MacEwan University also has a 7:1 enrolment applications to registration ratio for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. As the third largest university in Alberta, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences has experienced a 12% annual growth rate since 2009

The Ideal Candidate

It is the key responsibility of the Senior Development Officer to establish, build, and maintain relationships with a focus on achieving university, and departmental goals and objectives.

Highly organized and able to manage and prioritize a caseload to meet department objectives, the ideal candidate is mature and able to handle situations with exceptional tact and diplomacy. The Senior Development Officer is polished and confident with the ability to work successfully in a diverse stakeholder environment. Politically astute and possessing a good knowledge of the Edmonton business community, the ideal candidate will successfully identify opportunities that meet the needs of donors and the university.  

The Senior Development Officer handles prospective donors through the entire pipeline from identification through to stewardship while tracking their moves management through the Raiser’s Edge database. The candidate possesses meticulous attention to detail while balancing a diverse portfolio of donors.

Qualifications

A post-secondary degree along with a minimum of five (5) years’ progressive experience in major or planned gift fundraising is preferred. Equivalencies will be considered.  Membership in good standing with a professional organization/association such as the Canadian Association of Gift Planners, Association of Fundraising Professionals or Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education would be considered an asset. 

Benefits

When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary, and:

• Generous vacation time

• Secure pension plan

• Excellent benefits package

• Effective recognition and retention programs

• Continuous learning culture

• Opportunities for career growth

You can view the benefits using this link: www.macewan.ca/benefits

 All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

For general inquiries, please contact us at careers@macewan.ca.  Please be advised that only applicants who apply directly to a posting through www.macewan.ca/careers will be considered.  

This position is included under the Out of Scope employee policy (D1015).

Employment Category:  Full-Time Continuing

Salary Range:  $63,380 to $97,182 per annum

Closing Date:  Will remain open until filled.  

Quote Competition No:  17.06.135