Posted On: 2017-03-20
Closing On: 2017-04-07
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: ASAP
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Intermediate

Job Description

About the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work:

The Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work is dedicated to transforming lives, communities and the world. Renowned internationally for excellence in education, scholarship and research, we are champions for society’s most vulnerable. Our goal is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to work effectively with others in our complex and ever-changing world. As social workers we are responsible for building a knowledge base of effective policies and practices that is driven by research emanating from real-world questions and concerns.

As Canada’s first school of social work, the Faculty is distinguished by its emphasis on the integration of research and practice in both the classroom and practicum education. Today the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work ranks first among schools of social work in Canada and fifth in North America, recognized for its research productivity. Graduates of the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work are equipped with the knowledge, skills and dedication to make a critical contribution, on a local and global scale, to the future of human well-being.


The Office of Advancement cultivates and maintains support for the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work through their ongoing engagement of U of T’s outstanding global network of alumni, donors, volunteers, partners and faculty. Their work expands student and alumni experiences and increases research opportunities, directly helping the Faculty fulfill its vision of international leadership in improving health through innovation in research and education.

Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the incumbent coordinates a broad range of activities pertaining to fundraising priorities in the Office of Advancement. The incumbent tracks all major gifts in the Faculty and ensures all stages of the gift life cycle are appropriately completed, stewarded and processed in accordance with University policies and procedures.

Other duties include: finalizing gift agreements, drafting documents and generating reports, advising on best practices for donor agreements, and maintaining and updating databases and file systems.



Bachelor’s degree or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience.

Minimum of four (4) years of experience in an administrative support role with demonstrated experience coordinating and tracking projects. Experience working in a fundraising or not-for-profit environment. Proven experience coordinating meetings and drafting and editing correspondence, documents and reports; experience supporting development, donations and stewardship; including coordinating donor agreements, and assisting with the development of donor appreciation documents. Experience interpreting, applying and advising on policies and procedures. Demonstrated experience in record maintenance, data management/report generation and managing comprehensive paper and digital filing systems. Experience with Arbor and web reporting or a similar fundraising database.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills both oral and written; excellent project coordination, time-management, organizational and problem solving skills; excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Internet, and Outlook) including proficiency with databases and spreadsheets; and effective problem solving and critical thinking skills.

Must be able to work independently and as part of a team and be highly attentive to accuracy and detail. Must have proven ability to manage conflicting priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment; work with confidential information; initiative and the ability to utilize resources and make sound decisions independently; ability to interpret and advise on policy and procedures; and tact, sensitivity, and discretion in dealing with varied clientele.


  • This posting is for a full-time, continuing position
  • This position is part of the United Steelworkers Union Local 1998 employee group


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Job posting close date: April 7, 2017

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