Posted On: 2021-04-21
Closing On: 2021-05-19
Location: St. Catharines, ON
Effective: ASAP
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Intermediate

Job Description

Why join our team at Brock?

We’re seeking an enthusiastic Major Gifts officer to join our team! With a focus on building and maintaining relationships, you will work with donors who give in different ways, such as individuals, foundations and corporate partners. In this position you’ll be encouraged and empowered to be your best self. You'll work with a dynamic team, as well as various staff and faculty who are eager to share their knowledge with you. By bringing your philanthropic passion and expertise to Brock, we’ll help you achieve your personal and professional goals through meaningful and diverse work. You will be part of a team championing fundraising goals to help move Brock’s Strategic Plan forward.

Reporting to the Director, Development and Stewardship the Major Gifts Officer is responsible for managing all aspects of the donor development cycle and stewardship of donors and prospects. Supported by a team of professionals, the incumbent will successfully meet and exceed their annual and multi-year fundraising goals, while serving as a key member of the integrated University Advancement and External Relations team and working to deliver exceptional results for the University.


  • Actively build and manage a portfolio of 150-175 prospects and donors.
  • Identify and develop engagement strategies for new prospects.
  • Build and cultivate relationships with alumni, key stakeholders and members of the community
  • Liaise with the prospect research team to develop briefing materials to individuals attending donor meetings;
  • Ensure that proper recognition and stewardship practices are implemented based on the level of donation and gift direction.
  • Document information related to prospects and donors in Raiser’s Edge database.


What you need to succeed…


  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline;
  • Comprehensive understanding of fundraising principles and strategies including ability to assess and match prospects to best suited philanthropic opportunities;
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills as well as face-to-face relationship building skills;
  • The ability to work effectively in an environment with sensitive and confidential information and situations;
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license. 


Salary and Benefit Information

 Engaging Culture: Farmers market, varsity sporting events, Homecoming weekend, festivals, reunions and volunteer opportunities (these will resume when it is safe to do so!)

Protecting your Income: Support during approved medical leave, including short-term sick benefits and long-term disability benefits.

Building your retirement income: Hybrid DC & DB pension plan

Vacation time: 15 vacation days per calendar year in addition to University observed holidays.

Your health is important to us: Extended health and dental coverage with no waiting period, employee family and assistance program, and travel insurance.

Lifelong learning: Educational assistance and tuition waiver for eligible employees and their dependants as well as reimbursement for fees associated with professional designations (ex. CFRE)


  • Job Level M, Min $60,767 - Max $86,531

Due to the impact of COVID-19, the successful incumbent will be offered to work remotely at this time. At a time when it is safe to do so, the successful incumbent will work on campus however remote work options can be discussed with the Director, Development and Stewardship

Interested candidates please apply online.