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.
The incumbent leads a Faculty team comprising professional and academic staff in the development and implementation of strategies that facilitate and generate maximum support for the Faculty of Applied Sciences and the University. 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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Provides leadership to the Faculty comprising 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.
- Develops and recommends strategic and management plans, including priorities and budget requirements.
- Determines staff and volunteer requirements for Faculty or departmental level fundraising events and activities and hires, directs, trains, and evaluates staff and volunteer performance.
- 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 systems.
- 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 skill.
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.