Posted On: 2019-10-31
Closing On: 2019-11-30
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Effective: December 3, 2019
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Intermediate

Job Description

York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, and more than 300,000 alumni.

York U's fully bilingual Glendon Campus is home to Southern Ontario's Centre of Excellence for French Language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education.


In this role you will be responsible for the full scope of activities related to the cultivation, solicitation, recognition and stewardship of a portfolio of principal and major gift prospects and donors managed by the Executive Director, Principal Giving, Donor Relations & Stewardship (ED). You will work with the ED, in conjunction with the Research team, to identify and qualify prospects and to strategically cultivate and solicit prospects and donors. You will contribute to the development and implementation of strategies for the portfolio of Principal Gift Prospects and is responsible for administration related to this portfolio. You will participate in the full range of development activity of the Division of Advancement including planned giving, donor relations and stewardship, annual giving, alumni relations, gift-in-kind and sound information management to advance York University's cause.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will bring the following:


A university education or equivalent combination of education and fundraising experience, specifically in an educational setting. Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) designation required (or demonstration that candidate qualified to complete the CFRE certification process which must be complete within 3 years of their start date). You will also bring with you a minimum of 5 years' experience in professional fundraising, with a focus on principal and major gifts, and with significant exposure to stewardship and planned giving. University fundraising experience an asset.


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The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities (racialized), aboriginal (Indigenous) persons and persons of any gender identity and sexual orientation. York University is committed to a positive, supportive and inclusive environment.

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We are committed to enhancing our environmentally and socially responsible practices for the benefit of all members of the York community. Our long-term perspective recognizes our responsibility to be innovators and to continually work as a community to reduce our ecological impact.

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