Posted On: 2021-01-29
Closing On: 2021-02-28
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: March 15, 2021
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Management
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Job Description

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

The Division of Advancement promotes York University's teaching and research priorities by engaging our diverse community of alumni and friends to build long-term mutually beneficial relationships to secure philanthropic support for the University's students. Our team is comprised of four (4) departments:

  • Development leads efforts to promote and secure philanthropic support from alumni, donors, parents, and friends
  • Principal Giving, Donor Relations & Stewardship leads effort to secure principal giving and is responsible for the full scope of activities related to donor relations, including stewardship and recognition
  • Alumni Engagement provides programs and services to over 325,000 York alumni worldwide
  • Advancement Services and Operations leads efforts to support the Development and Alumni Engagement teams

Our mission is to inspire and cultivate meaningful engagement and philanthropic support within our diverse communities to advance York University's excellence in education, research and community service. We accomplish our mission through our values of accountability, collaboration and entrepreneurship.

In this role you will support this mission by working directly with the Dean and the AVP, Development to devise and implement a comprehensive Advancement plan for The Lassonde School of Engineering that reflects the strategic priorities of the Faculty and links with appropriate partners within the Faculty, in concert with the University's Academic Plan, and as an integral part of the Impact, The Campaign for York University. The incumbent is responsible for the full scope of activities related to the cultivation, solicitation, recognition, and stewardship of a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors. The incumbent develops strategies to promote strategic partnerships, loyal giving. Personally, solicits gifts (both independently and in conjunction with senior administrators and senior fundraising volunteers), and stewards donors. The incumbent actively participates in planned giving, donor relations and stewardship, annual giving, alumni relations, and sound information management.

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). Minimum of 5 years' experience in professional fundraising, with a focus on major gifts and with significant exposure to stewardship and planned giving. University fundraising and major campaign experience an asset.

For full position details, including skills and knowledge requirements, and to apply to this exciting opportunity visit the External Career Portal ( and refer to posting 102338.

We offer comprehensive benefits and access to superb educational and recreational facilities. For more information on what York has to offer U please visit:

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.