In the place where innovative education, cutting-edge research and community outreach intersect, you’ll find Simon Fraser University. Our vision? To be Canada’s leading engaged university.
Born in 1965, SFU has become Canada’s leading comprehensive university with vibrant campuses in British Columbia’s largest municipalities — Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey — and deep roots in partner communities throughout the province and around the world.
About The SFU Library
The Library operates on all three SFU campuses, Burnaby, Vancouver, Surrey. Working closely with the Dean of Libraries, the Head of Special Collections and Rare Books, and other key Library personnel, you will manage relationships with Library donors and prospects and raise funds to advance the Library’s strategic goals. The SFU Library is known for the development and implementation of innovative technology, as well as for excellent in-person and online user services. We work in a dynamic and rapidly-changing environment to increase the impact, productivity and efficiency of research at SFU, and to enhance student success. More information about the Library is available at www.lib.sfu.ca
The incumbent leads a Faculty or departmental team comprised of professional and academic staff in the development and implementation of strategies that facilitate and generate maximum support for the SFU Library. The incumbent is responsible for managing relationships with donor prospects determined to have the ability to make major gifts at the $100K or higher level and also manages a portfolio of major individual, corporate and foundation donors by developing and implementing strategies for securing financial support from existing and new donor prospects including identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding these relationships.
- Provides leadership to the Faculty or departmental team comprised of professional and academic staff in the development and implementation of strategies that facilitate and generate maximum support for a Faculty and/or the University.
- Manages relationships and devises appropriate strategies in consultation with the supervisor and Dean to bring current and prospective donors to solicitation and closure that are determined to have the ability to make major gifts at the $100K or higher level to the Faculty and/or the University.
- Develops, manages and nurtures a pool of approximately 100 – 150 active individual gift prospects including alumni and community leaders, foundations, and corporations capable of donating annual gifts of $10K or greater and major gifts of $100K or greater through the donor cycle of qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding gifts for the University.
- Manages major corporate sponsorship relationships and devises appropriate strategies in consultation with the supervisor to bring these relationships to solicitation and closure that are determined to have the ability to sponsor the University at the $20K plus level annually.
- Manages fundraising goals of new and upgraded commitments (approximately $1.5M – $2M annually) with a range of prospects.
- Tracks and monitors the progress of solicitations and prepares reports.
- Attends and contributes to strategy and development meetings, staff meetings and target meetings.
- Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline and six years of related fundraising experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and written), and relationship management skills.
- Proficient in the use of word, database, spreadsheet, and presentation applications and prospect management
- Excellent supervisory skills.
- Excellent research, solicitation, and cultivation skills.
- Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and analytical reasoning skills.
- Excellent human resource management and teamwork skills.
- Excellent strategic planning skills.
For more information, or to apply (by November 9, 2016) please contact:
Gérard Consulting – Fundraising Talent Management
Phil Gérard, President
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.
Abbotsford Community Services is one of five sites chosen across the province to pilot a new initiative that aims to provide seamless primary health, mental health, substance use and social services to youth and families. Fourteen different youth service agencies will integrate into one location, which is currently referred to as the “Youth Hub.” The Hub will be a one-stop-shop that is non-stigmatizing and designed with youth input to allow youth and families to access needed services in a timely and supportive manner. Working with government and community agencies, we are transforming our system – and bringing all these services into one, accessible, youth-friendly home. Our centre will be a place where any youth or parent in our community can walk in and find the help they need, when they need it.
The Fundraiser will be the driving force behind fundraising efforts for the aforementioned project. They will be working closely with the Lead Agency to apply for grants and liaise with the business community and for-profit sector to find and secure funding for this short-term Capital Campaign.
- Work with the Lead Agency to develop and write grant proposals to target a variety of funders.
- Conduct prospect research
- Secure funding from a variety of sources including corporate donations and/or sponsorships
- Liaise with the member of the Youth Hub team
- Develop strategies and set goals to hit fundraising targets
- Monitor and manage grant income
- Minimum 5-7 years fund development experience
- Demonstrated experience with proposal writing
- Ability to understand and articulate the needs of both the agency and funder
- Proven track record of raising money from foundation and government sources
- Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Excellent computer skills with all Microsoft Office programs
Closing Date: October 28, 2016
Interested applicants are to reference Posting #2016-125-03
Please send resume and cover letter outlining your proposed time commitment (per week) and compensation expectations to: jobpostings@AbbotsfordCommunityServices.com
Please note: only selected applicants will be contacted.
Please mention that you saw this career opportunity on Phil’s Careers Blog – Fundraising ONLY!