Manager of Advancement , University Advancement Permanent Appointment
University Advancement builds meaningful relationships that will inspire our various stakeholders to engage with and invest in Laurentian University. University Advancement actively engages with and oversees relations with alumni, internal and external stakeholders.
Reporting to the Director of Development and working as part of the University Advancement team, the Manager of Advancement, is responsible for:
Personally developing and managing a portfolio of major gift prospects, donors and alumni in various stages of engagement, solicitation and stewardship;
Providing leadership and accountability for the development, planning, analysis and execution of the major gifts pipeline and plays a lead role in the execution of the University Advancement’s engagement and solicitation strategy;
Identifying, recruiting, training and managing a network of volunteers to assist with fundraising activities;
Implementing a strategy and overseeing efforts related to growing revenue generation programs including, but not limited to, alumni affinity partnerships;
Generating written materials associated with the fundraising process, such as proposals, reports and general correspondence;
Managing prospect research and conducting prospecting activities to identify and qualify prospects to further build the major gifts pipeline;
Overseeing and directing the development, management, and university-wide use of a robust and coordinated prospect management/clearance system;
Meticulously using the constituent database to record donor interactions and proposal status
Hiring, training, developing and managing a dynamic team of development professionals and will liaise closely with departmental staff involved in advancement activities as well as understanding and effectively administer the LU/LUSU Collective Agreement, and effectively handle the Complaint Step of the Grievance Procedure;
Other duties as assigned.
Four year university degree in a related field is required;
Minimum five years’ experience as a professional fundraiser with a proven track record of success in the cultivation, solicitation, and closing of major gifts;
Ability to work fluently, orally and in writing, in both official languages, French and English is required;
Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation an asset;
Several years’ experience in a leadership role;
Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills, attention to detail and an ability to manage multiple priorities within tightly prescribed timetables;
Excellent public-speaking abilities with groups or individuals;
Well developed communication skills (verbal and written), including effective presentation skills and expertise in effective proposal writing;
Extremely effective interpersonal and networking skills with a professional presence and manner;
Extensive research and fundraising experience;
Ability to work some evenings and weekends including some travel;.
Applications will only be accepted through our online form.