Posted On: 2017-10-04
Closing On: 2017-10-20
Location: Windsor, ON
Effective: October 30, 2017
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Intermediate
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Job Description

Posting Reference #2017-13-51


The Major Gift Officer is an integral part of the Faculty of Engineering and the Development team.  This position will raise funds for the Faculty of Engineering priority projects and initiatives.  Reporting jointly to the Dean of Engineering and the Managing Director, University of Windsor Campaign Office, the incumbent will reside within the Faculty. The Managing Director, University of Windsor Campaign and the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering will jointly approve the fundraising plan for the Faculty and decide on the overall goals for the various aspects of the plan.


The successful candidate will have:

  • A University degree in a related discipline and three (3) to five (5) years of major gift fundraising experience

  • Must be a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) 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

  • 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 and the ability to work in partnership at all levels within a University environment

  • 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

  • Demonstrated work experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Raiser’s Edge fundraising software (or equivalent)

  • Must be willing to travel and work as needed on evenings, weekends and holidays and must possess 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

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Posting deadline - Friday October 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm