Posted On: 2021-02-23
Closing On: 2021-03-09
Location: Toronto, ON
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Description

  About Ryerson

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

As an employer, we’re working towards a people first culture and we're proud to have been selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers and one of Greater Toronto's Top Employer for 2015, 2016, and 2017. To learn more about our work environment and innovative educational environment, visit, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR, and @RyersonECI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.

About University Advancement

University Advancement (UA) is a comprehensive development and alumni relations enterprise serving the priorities of Ryerson’s academic plan. Our mission is to build lifelong relationships, engaging alumni and friends, faculty and staff, and corporations and foundations, and matching their interests with the needs and priorities of the university. University Advancement at Ryerson is a dedicated team of professionals, committed to collaboration, diversity, and integrity, and to being trustworthy stewards of our donors’ investments.

About the Faculty of Community Services 

The nine Schools within the Faculty of Community Services (FCS) offer professional programs that prepare individuals for addressing the health and social care needs of multiple population groups. Our programs are designed to encourage students to be creative and critical thinkers and effective problem solvers, who can transcend disciplinary boundaries to find lasting solutions to social issues. We prepare our students to navigate an increasingly globalized workplace, characterized by the integration of diverse peoples, cultures, technologies, economies and political processes. 

The Opportunity

The Development Officer administers a portfolio of donors and prospects for the University at giving levels under $25,000.  These duties will also include the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects of gifts and donor pledges.  In this role, the Development Officer assists the Associate Director of Development with planning and organizing events and coordinates with the central Annual Fund Office to manage the annual awards program.  In this role, the Development Officer supports the Alumni Relations mission by implementing programs and services, events and communication vehicles that build positive relationships with alumni.  


  • Completion of a post-secondary degree program in marketing management or a related field with specialty or focus in fundraising

  • A minimum of 3 years of fundraising experience within a post-secondary setting is required.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and secure qualification meetings with new prospects, and successful solicitation of gifts of $1000 a year or more. 

  • Knowledge of and/or experience in Alumni Relations Planning. 

  • Fundraising database and MS Office Suite.

Additional Notes

  • Qualified OPSEU employees will be considered before members of other employee groups.

  • Applicants who do not meet all of the posted qualifications may, upon the University’s sole discretion, be considered to fill a vacancy on an underfill basis.

We encourage all First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples or Indigenous peoples of North America, to self-identify in their applications and also reach out to Tracey King, Aboriginal HR Consultant for support during the selection process.

As part of the selection process, candidates may be required to complete an occupational assessment.  

Important Notice Re Job Postings during COVID-19

While we are committed to ensuring the best possible experience for all applicants, due to the situation regarding COVID-19, please be advised that Ryerson University ("Ryerson") reserves the right to pause a job competition at any stage in the process. Applicants will be notified in the event that the job competition process in which they are participating is suspended or paused. We appreciate your understanding during these unprecedented times. Thank you for your interest in Ryerson University.  

Applications will only be accepted online through Ryerson's career site.