Posted On: 2021-06-03
Closing On: 2021-06-17
Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: asap
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Senior

Job Description

Req ID: 4014
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Dentistry
Department: Faculty of Dentistry
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)

About us:

Exciting new advances and global challenges are radically reshaping the field of dentistry. Our vision at the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto is to not just address and respond to these changes but to thoughtfully and conscientiously shape the field of the future.

With our robust and comprehensive educational training programs (DDS, MSc, PhD degrees, IDAPP and other specialty programs), our emphasis on community outreach and care, and our internationally known and interdisciplinary research mission, the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto continues to earn its reputation as one of the top dental schools in North America. Throughout more than 140 years of dental education -- the oldest, largest and most comprehensive training program in Canada -- we have striven to graduate the highest quality of students while providing the public the highest standards of care.

We are driven by our vision to improve health by advancing dentistry through inspired leadership, innovation, and excellence in education, research and practice.

Your opportunity:

Under the general direction of the Director of Advancement, Faculty of Dentistry, the Development Officer, Annual and Leadership Giving provides structure and procedures necessary to achieve the largest capital campaign in the Faculty’s history.

You will be responsible for contributing to the development and implementation of plans for prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and recognition and will monitor and evaluate a prospect’s giving capacity and readiness to give a major contribution to the Faculty. You will also support alumni and facultyin endeavours such as reunions and selected Alumni specialty days, sponsorship generation, gift-in-kind processing , as well as the management of student awards and funds. Stewardship is an important part of the Department, and you will have theoversight of the Faculty’s donor financial and narrative reports on an annual and ongoing basis and participate in other stewardship opportunities such as managing the holiday card program. You will be responsible for the review, analysis and reconciliation of the Advancement budgets. As a member of the team you will play a critical role in the operations of the unit, supporting our value proposition with our donors and alumni, and strengthening the Faculty’s major gift pipeline.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Assessing needs and contributing to the development and implementation of plans for prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and recognition
  • Meeting face-to-face with current and potential donors to discuss giving interests and opportunities
  • Developing and implementing plans to support donor management and stewardship strategies and/or activities
  • Analyzing the impact of stewardship programming on fundraising initiatives
  • Developing content for marketing and/or promotional materials
  • Writing project-specific proposals related to fundraising campaigns
  • Developing and implementing communication plans that support strategic objectives
  • Supporting the reconciliation and of the Advancement budgets and the management of student awards and funds

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or acceptable combination of equivalent experience in a fundraising and/or communications role
  • Minimum three years of fundraising experience, preferably in a University or healthcare environment and a proven track record of success
  • Experience with donor contact and personal solicitation for donations
  • Experience with identifying and cultivating steward prospects and donors at the leadership giving level (<$25,000)
  • Experience with developing fundraising programs and initiatives designed to increase interest and involvement of donors and sponsors
  • Experience with event coordination
  • Experience working with a wide range of people from a variety of professional and social backgrounds and post graduate experience, and ability to manage complex relationships with multiple groups
  • Proven face to face fundraising skills and ability to solicit for support and steward donors and supporters with verbal and written methods
  • Proven ability to provide customized service to donors/prospects
  • Ability to deal with extensive contacts throughout divisions of the University, the alumni population, senior volunteers and the community.
  • Advanced analytical skills, including the ability to access and assess data from multiple sources in order to make informed decisions and recommendations
  • Strong planning, organizational, and time management skills
  • Excellent decision making and creative problem-solving skills
  • Outstanding communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in PowerPoint, Excel and Word, donor databases and budget management
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple and sometimes competing projects and priorities

Assets (Nonessential):

  • Experience with the University’s policies, the Donor Information System (Arbor) and the Division of University Advancement is a strong asset

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Goal oriented
  • Meticulous
  • Problem solver
  • Resourceful
  • Tactful
  • Team player

Note: Some overtime on weekdays and occasional overtime on weekends may be required.

Interested candidates please apply online.

Closing Date: 06/17/2021,11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW 
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing 
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: USW Pay Band 14 -- $79,404 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $101,547. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Administrative / Managerial

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.