Posted On: 2019-07-24
Closing On: 2019-08-16
Location: Toronto, ON
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Senior
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Job Description

Crescent School

Founded in 1913, Crescent is an independent school for boys from grades 3 - 12, located on a park-like 30 acre campus in midtown Toronto.  Our students are encouraged to strive for excellence, and to develop their talents in the areas of academics, arts and athletics. Faculty and staff alike model Crescent’s core values of respect, responsibility, compassion and honesty as we foster the development of our graduates to men of character from boys of promise.

Crescent School invites applications for the following position:

Senior Development Officer

As a dynamic, engaging professional with exceptional relationship building and communication skills, you have a passion for and track record of success in fundraising and constituent relations. You will be responsible for the strategic and tactical management of components of the School’s annual giving programs, as well as work with mid-level major gifts and planned giving. Your commitment to your own professional growth is evident in the innovative practices you bring to work, and inspires the development and the growth of your colleagues. In a workplace that is challenging, diverse, warm and fulfilling, your contribution will be valued by the entire community.


  • Build relationships with all constituent groups, including current and past parents, staff and alumni
  • Maximize donation participation through the Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Past Parent and Graduating Class Giving Programs to meet or exceed annual targets
  • Manage a group of major gift prospects to cultivate, solicit and steward them in their philanthropy and assist the department in meeting and exceeding its fundraising goals
  • In support of Crescent’s Planned Giving Program, encourage annual and major gift donors to make a planned gift to help grow the program and achieve annual targets
  • Assist with the Reunion Giving program to maximize participation and funds raised
  • Develops and distributes reports to the Development Committee and Alumni Executive Committee on the progress of fundraising programs
  • Participate and assist with the coordination of events and functions hosted by the Advancement department, which may include some evenings and weekends

The successful candidate will have:

  • A postsecondary education plus at least 3-5 years of experience in a similar role
  • A graduate certificate in Fundraising Management, or equivalent, would be an asset
  • Demonstrated understanding of and proven track record of success with fundraising programs
  • Strong communication, organizational, planning and execution skills
  • The ability to build relationships with parents, staff, students, alumni and the broader Crescent community
  • Good problem-solving skills with a focus on creative resolution and continuous improvement, and the ability to manage issues in a calm and solutions-oriented manner
  • Excellent computer skills and experience with databases such as Raiser’s Edge, and programs such as Word, Excel and the Google suite
  • A high degree of confidentiality when handling sensitive information
  • A growth mindset, curiosity and willingness to accept new perspectives
  • Compassion, and a desire to cultivate courage and nurture connection
  • Passion as a team player and contribute to a coaching culture of growth and flourishing
  • A burning desire to become fully immersed in the School’s positive and progressive culture

Crescent School offers an excellent working environment and a competitive compensation and benefits package, including the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan for those who qualify. If you exude passion, creativity, commitment, courage and fun, you will make an impact here!  Please apply online at by creating a ‘Management’ account and uploading your letter of application and resume by Friday, August 16, 2019.

Accommodation for job applicants with disabilities is available upon request.

For further information about Crescent School and employment opportunities please visit our website at . We are actively engaged in building a more diverse school and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. We thank all candidates in advance; only those being offered an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.