Development Officer, President’s Office, Yukon College

Yukon College is a small and innovative institution with 13 campuses, 11 of which are located in smaller rural Yukon communities. As the only postsecondary institution in Yukon, we prepare our students to succeed in the North. Grounded in northern expertise and strong partnerships, we are poised to be a leader in Indigenous self-determination, climate change and resource development. Soon to be the first Canadian university North of 60 – Yukon University. Come join us as we blaze trails and build a healthy and prosperous north through unique, relevant and inclusive education and research.

Ayamdigut (Whitehorse) Campus
Permanent Position
Salary: $78,049 to $92,917 per annum
Based on 75 hours bi-weekly
Competition #18.36
Initial Review Date: April 9, 2018

Soon to be the first Canadian university North of 60 – Yukon University. Come join us as we blaze trails and build a healthy and prosperous north through unique, relevant and inclusive education and research. As the Development Officer, you will be an integral part of Yukon College’s foundation team, developing and managing advancement functions including revenue generation and building philanthropic partnerships. You will also be providing executive support to the Advancement Team. The ideal candidate must be enthusiastic and have a passion for education and successful experience fundraising.

Job Requirements:

  • Energetic self-starter
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Proficient user of MS Office
  • Experience with donor database programs preferred
  • Bachelor degree in a related discipline (fundraising,
  • marketing, public relations, event planning, business administration or similar)
  • Experience working with a foundation board and gift giving
  • Must be flexible to work evenings and weekends.

For more information, please contact:

Go to: for more information on all job competitions. Quoting the competition number, please submit your resume and cover letter to Yukon College, Human Resources Services, Box 2799, 500 College Drive, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 5K4 Fax: 867-668-8896 Email:

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This Week’s Jobs

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Happy Monday!

Our exciting new search came at the right time in a week of grey skies and rain! Would a change of scenery not be a good idea? Many of you seem to think so as we have received strong interest. But this position with Saltus Grammar School is much more than about the location. Saltus is an amazing place that has educated future leaders since 1888. This is also a fantastic opportunity for a senior fundraising professional to build and grow the development and alumni engagement program as the Director of Advancement.

Please call me this week for more details and to hear about the very competitive compensation and benefits package.

And here are some more career opportunities that came across my desk…



Director of Advancement, Saltus Grammar School – Bermuda

About Saltus

Saltus Grammar School is a high achieving, co-educational day school educating students between the ages of 4 and 18. The school is a leading independent school in Bermuda and enjoys an excellent reputation in the local and international community. The school has a Primary Department, which embraces the Foundation Year, the Lower Primary and the Upper Primary years, and the Secondary Department, which includes the Saltus Graduate Years. The school’s international curriculum blends the best of both UK and North American traditions. In addition to academic excellence, particular emphasis is placed on the all-round development of students, and sport, music, and drama are key aspects of school life.

About Bermuda                                                             (Source: 

Bermuda is a self-governing British overseas territory in the western North Atlantic Ocean. It is an archipelago of 7 main islands and about 170 additional (named) islets and rocks, situated about 1,050 km east of Cape Hatteras (North Carolina). English is the official language, but some Portuguese is also spoken.

The archipelago is about 40 km long and averages less than 1.6 km in width. The main islands are clustered together in the shape of a fishhook and are connected by bridges. The largest island is Main Island, 22.5 km long and 1.6 km wide. The Peak, at 79 metres on Main Island, is the highest point. The capital is Hamilton.

The climate is mild, humid, and equable. August is the warmest month, with an average daytime high of 30 °C, and February is the coldest month, with an average nighttime low of 14 °C. The vegetation is subtropical and includes flowering shrubs such as bougainvillea, Easter lilies, oleander, hibiscus, and poinsettia. Palm, pine, casuarina, and mangrove trees are found on most of the islands.

Tourism and international financial services account for the major share of the GNP and employ virtually all the workforce directly or indirectly. Some half million tourists visit Bermuda each year. The island is famous for its pink sand beaches, which get their colour from one of the sand’s main components, pulverized coral, and shells.                                       

The Opportunity

Saltus Grammar School is seeking a Director of Advancement to join the leadership team and will report to the Head of School. The Director of Advancement will provide vision, leadership, and management for all aspects of fundraising and constituent management. In addition, he/she will be responsible for building processes, procedures, and policies needed within the Advancement department.

Responsibilities Include

  • Leading and developing the Advancement department.
  • Overseeing the daily operations of the Advancement department.
  • Together with the Deputy head ensure a robust alumni relations program
  • Fundraising and constituent management.
  • Process and policy development and re-engineering.
  • Developing and implementing the strategic plan and initiatives for the Advancement office.
  • Overseeing the strategy and execution of all Annual Giving programs at Saltus.
  • Developing and implementing a comprehensive stewardship plan and events for all major gift donors including leading Annual Appeal donors and Advancement volunteers.
  • Development and implementation of comprehensive campaign strategies, timelines, and budgets based on the strategic vision of the school.
  • Working with the Directors of Communication to develop and oversee fundraising related to communications to ensure the case for support is articulated effectively both internally and externally through various communications opportunities.
  • Overseeing the stewardship of all donors including but not limited to manual donor financial reports and annual general reporting.
  • Identifying, cultivating, soliciting and providing stewardship for his/her own major gift and eventually planned gift prospects.
  • Identify, train and support Advancement volunteers to help with fundraising as needed.
  • Acting as staff liaison for the Advancement Committee of the Board and the Foundation Board.
  • Working closely with Finance and Enrolment Management Department on all items related to the Foundation and the financial aid/scholarship program.
  • Working with key stakeholders both internally and externally to articulate the unique value proposition of Saltus.
  • Other duties, as required.

Minimum Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of Bachelor Degree.
  • Minimum of eight years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Previous experience in a leadership role.
  • Experience leading and managing staff.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience working in an independent school environment preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Tactful and diplomatic.
  • Experience in fundraising with a proven track record in closing major gifts.
  • Experience in effective stewardship and dealing with high net worth individuals.
  • Excellent networking skills.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Highly organized and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to manage projects from inception to execution while managing competing priorities.
  • Sense of humor and calm demeanor.
  • Clean criminal record.

 For more information, or to apply in confidence 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.

Development Officer, International China Concern

International China Concern is a Christian development organisation that changes lives by bringing love, hope and opportunity to China’s abandoned and disabled. Founded 25 years ago, ICC exists to help the disadvantaged live life to the full. We believe every child is precious and has the right to be loved, to have hope for the future and the opportunity to realise their dreams.  We are currently seeking a fundraising professional for this role entirely focused on donor development and stewardship for ICC Canada. Reporting to the Executive Director, your role will cover four main areas:

Donor Cultivation

Working as part of a small Vancouver-based team, your role will include cultivating an existing portfolio of individual donors to increase donor loyalty and increase the number of partnerships we have with groups. Your effective donor stewardship should result in our partners being aware of how their support is transforming the lives of some of the most vulnerable children in China.

Donor Acquisition

Creatively generating ideas, strategies and managing activities for new donor acquisition.

Securing Grants

Managing the grant application process and onward donor stewardship including reporting and compliance activities.

Contributing to Successful Fundraising Events

Identifying sponsorship opportunities and securing sponsors for our fundraising events and working harmoniously with the rest of the team to ensure events are highly successful.


  • Working with our international marketing department to ensure campaigns go out to the right people at the right time and measuring campaign effectiveness
  • Keeping relevant donor information accurate and updated on our CRM
  • Seeking opportunities to increase engagement with groups (such as schools, churches, businesses and community organisations)
  • Developing strategies to attract new individual or group donors
  • Ongoing donor cultivation, recognition and stewardship
  • Managing the grant funding application process – including identifying potential opportunities, creating letters of intent and grant applications, managing the stewardship of these donors and reporting/compliance.


  • You have post-secondary education (University or College)
  • Over 3 years demonstrable experience of working in a fundraising role for a non-profit
  • You have proven ability to write award-winning proposals
  • You have strong interpersonal skills and are able to build relationships easily
  • You are skilled at presenting to large groups
  • You are team-oriented and have been previously described as a team player
  • You have experience using a CRM system and Windows Office Suite
  • You may have Mandarin or Cantonese as a second language


Interested candidates should contact Denise Mosawi, Executive Director, International China Concern Canada – email:

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This Week’s Jobs

Photo by Anthony DELANOIX on Unsplash

Happy Monday!

Last week was a short but busy week with a number of searches being successfully completed. While today, I do not have a new search to announce, I invite you to watch this blog later this week for an exciting announcement!

In the meantime, here are some more career opportunities that came across my desk…



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