Alumni and Development Officer (2-YR TERM)
Date Posted: 05/03/2022
Req ID: 23999
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Information
Department: Faculty of Information
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)
Position Number: 00052077
The Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto is a research-led Faculty, educating the next generation of leaders in information scholarship and the information professions, both established and emerging. Our researchers and graduates are recognized for their innovation, experimentation, human-centered perspectives and commitment to community.
The Faculty, which will celebrate its centenary in 2028, has built on its heritage strengths in libraries, archives and museums to incorporate scientific and technological expertise from engineering, computer science, and other disciplines. At the same time, it has committed itself to applying social, political, and cultural perspectives from media arts, humanities, and social science to the study of information, technology, people and the relationships among them.
The Faculty currently offers two Master’s degree programs, namely, a Master of Museum Studies (MMSt),and a Master of Information (MI), as well as a Combined MI/MMSt Degree Program (CDP) and a Graduate Diploma of Advanced Study in Information Studies (DAIS). The Faculty also offers a PhD program and in 2019 it introduced a Bachelor of Information (BI) program.
MI Students can specialize in one or two concentrations including Archives and Records Management, Library and Information Sciences, Information Systems and Design, User Experience Design and Human-Centred Data Science.
A top tier school, the Faculty of Information is consistently ranked in the top five Library and Information Management graduate programs by the QS world university rankings. The QS rankings include both Master’s and PhD level programs.
More background about the Faculty can be found on its website (ischool.utoronto.ca).
Under the general direction of the Associate Director, Advancement, the Alumni and Development Oﬃcer (ADO), is responsible for fundraising at the Annual (<$1,000) and Leadership Giving levels ($1,000 – $24,999), and in the planning and delivery of programs, activities and events designed to engage alumni and other prospective supporters, and promote a culture of philanthropy, engagement and volunteerism.
The Alumni and Development Officer demonstrates excellence in relationship-building with the Faculty’s alumni, and leadership and annual giving donors through a disciplined and structured approach. Success in these efforts will result in a reliable pattern of retention, growth, recapture and deepening engagement of these vital donors and supporters as part of the Faculty of Information community. The strength of your portfolio and donor relations will also help build a solid foundation for future major gifts.
As a member of the team the ADO 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 gift pipeline. You also have a responsibility to represent and present the exceptional work and programs of the Faculty as a strong ambassador and communicator, always advocating for our key funding priorities.
The Alumni and Development Oﬃcer supports the Associate Director, Advancement and the team with planning, designing and executing assigned fundraising campaigns; achieving annual and annual leadership giving revenue and meeting targets; assessing gift capacity and inclination leading to the development and implementation of plans for prospect identiﬁcation, cultivation, solicitation and recognition. The alumni engagement efforts of the ADO will foster positive relationships with alumni, increase and deepen the Faculty’s engagement metrics and performance; and include advising alumni volunteers on the development of programs, events and activities.
Your responsibilities will include:
– Providing feedback on the planning and implementation of fundraising campaigns
– Meeting face-to-face with current and potential donors to discuss giving interests and opportunities
– Building and strengthening relationships with stakeholders and partners of strategic importance, such
as academic units, graduating students,industry partners and alumni
– Assessing needs and contributing to the development and implementation of plans for prospect
identification, cultivation, solicitation and recognition
– Developing marketing/communications strategies that support fundraising campaigns and programs
– Conceptualizing, planning and executing alumni relations initiatives to increase the Faculty’s
engagement metrics and achieve its engagement goals
– Promoting and tracking alumni engagement and participation
– Directing the work of volunteers in defined activities
– Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
– Minimum three years of progressive experience in fundraising
– Experience in developing and executing initiatives to further alumni, stakeholder or customer relations
– Proven track record of success in gift development at the leadership and annual giving level, including
identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors
-Experience with direct donor contact and personal solicitation for donations
-Demonstrated ability to manage multiple and sometimes competing projects and priorities
-Demonstrated experience in tactfully and independently building and strengthening relationships with
stakeholders across all levels of management within a highly matrixed organization
-Demonstrated experience handling complex projects involving multiple stakeholders. Experience in
maintaining meticulous attention to detail in fast-paced, dynamic environment
-Excellent computer skills with MS Oﬃce Suite, database applications, advanced analytical skills,
including the ability to assess data from multiple sources to make informed decisions and
-A high degree of tact and sensitivity with an ability to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to take a broad perspective and link strategies to plans and objectives
– Excellent problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills including a demonstrated ability to
inﬂuence without authority, to motivate without authority, and to motivate and inspire others
-High degree of personal accountability, professionalism and ability to manage conﬁdentiality
-Familiarity working in a customer relations management (CRM) database in a fundraising or alumni
– Experience working effectively in the context of diversity and inclusion
-Understanding of/affinity for contributing to the advancement of the information field as it relates to the
Faculty’s fields of study
-Familiarity working in a university or educational environment
-AFP membership is an asset.
To be successful in this role you will be:
Closing Date: 05/16/2022, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget – Term
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 14 — $80,198 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $102,562. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Administrative / Managerial
Lived Experience Statement
Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ communities, person with disabilities, and other equity deserving groups are encourage to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the posted position.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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.
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