Senior Development Officer - Faculty of Engineering (sub until approx. September 30, 2024)
The University of Windsor is situated on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations: the Ojibwa, the Odawa, and the Potawatomie. We respect the longstanding relationships with First Nations people in this place in the 100-mile Windsor-Essex peninsula and the straits – les détroits – of Detroit.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Senior Development Officer is an integral part of the Faculty of Engineering and the Advancement team whose focus will be on fundraising plans to support the University’s capital expansion as well as student scholarships, endowment and faculty and research development. This position will have responsibility for raising funds for the Faculty priority projects and plans.
The successful candidate will have:
• A University degree in an appropriate discipline, for example Law, Business, Communications, Arts or Science combined with three (3) to five (5) years of major gift fundraising experience
• Must have a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) certification or be willing and able to obtain certification
• Demonstrated performance success in cultivating, securing and stewarding major gifts
• Demonstrated success in developing and implementing fundraising plans and related documents
• Demonstrated commitment and success in working to create a fair, inclusive, anti-racist environment, and to supporting diverse constituencies and populations.
• Experience in writing proposals and other persuasive documents
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and exceptional interpersonal skills
• Experience working with senior level staff and volunteers
• Superior listening skills and the ability to interpret the concerns and interests of potential stakeholders and translate them into attractive opportunities for investment in UWindsor’s priorities
• Must have demonstrated work experience with Microsoft Office products including Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as Raiser’s Edge fundraising software (or equivalent)
• Must be willing to travel and work as needed on evenings, weekends and holidays and must have a valid Driver’s license
• Ability to work independently with minimal direction, while working within the framework of an integrated development program and team-oriented environment
• Knowledge of the University of Windsor, its programs, services, fundraising priorities and related government funding. Ability to work in partnership at all levels within a University environment.
FLEXIBLE WORK ARRANGEMENTS:
This position requires the incumbent to work on-campus in Windsor, ON. An opportunity for some remote work may be approved within the Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA) guidelines at the University of Windsor.
EMPLOYMENT EQUITY STATEMENT:
In pursuit of the University of Windsor's employment policy as well as its equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization commitments, members from the designated groups (Women, Indigenous Peoples, Racialized Persons, Persons with Disabilities, and those that identify as 2SLGBTQIA+) are encouraged to apply and may self-identify if they choose to do so.
In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify .
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