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Toronto Metropolitan University

Associate Director of Development

Posted On: June 24, 2022
Closing On: June 30, 2022

Location: Toronto
Effective: ASAP
Employment Type: temporary
Level: beginner
Salary Range: $73,640 - $117,632 (hiring range: $73,640 - $95,636)

About Toronto Metropolitan

At the intersection of mind and action, Toronto Metropolitan University 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.

We welcome 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.

In April 2022, the university announced our new name of Toronto Metropolitan University, which will be implemented in a phased approach. Learn more about our next chapter.

About University Advancement

University Advancement (UA) is a comprehensive development and alumni relations enterprise serving the priorities of Toronto Metropolitan University’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 is a dedicated team of professionals, committed to collaboration, diversity, and integrity, and to being trustworthy stewards of our donors’ investments.

The Opportunity

We are looking for an experienced Associate Director of Development (ADOD) to join our team! The successful candidate will be responsible for managing a portfolio of leadership and major gift prospects, developing and implementing plans for the qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of such gifts. The candidate will ensure proper stewardship takes place following a gift to maintain the donor’s involvement, interest and support. They will also oversee the planning and execution of related events, manage work plans and calendars.

The Associate Director of Development will support the cultivation and solicitation activities of volunteers. They will also assist in the researching and writing of proposals, grant applications and other fundraising materials as it relates to individual, foundation and corporate prospects in supporting Ryerson’s fundraising goals.

To help us learn more about you, please provide a cover letter and resume describing how you meet the following required qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree in a relevant discipline;
  • Minimum of 4-5 years of experience of progressively responsible fundraising and development management experience preferably in an educational or sports environment;
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to identify and implement mid-level giving and major gift strategic planning and solicitation strategies;
  • Demonstrated ability to create and implement alumni and donor strategies including cultivation activities, solicitation and stewardship;
  • Exceptional relationship building and communication skills including presentation and public speaking;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal stakeholders at all levels.
  • Strong persuasive writing skills, specifically in the area of proposal writing;
  • Demonstrated analytical and research skills to review and analyze and develop complex proposals and reports;
  • Demonstrated success managing volunteers with an ability to engage them in supporting fundraising activity;
  • Proven track record of success in alumni engagement and building a pipeline of supporters to achieve fundraising goals;
  • A commitment to ongoing learning and implementing of initiatives centring equity and inclusion;
  • Proficiency using:  Google Workspace and applications (Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Meet, Docs, Sheets and Slides) and a Windows based database, CRM and Zoom;
  • Working knowledge of complex information systems, prospect tracking, research, tax laws, basic financial planning and deferred giving programs.

Additional Information

Position Number(s)  20002596
Reports To  Executive Director of Advancement, Principal Gifts
Vacancy Type  TERM
Employee Group  MAC
Start Date  ASAP
End Date  1 year from the start date
Hours of Work  36.25
Grade and Step  C51
Salary Scale  $73,640 – $117,632
(hiring range:  $73,640 – $95,636)
Application Close Date  June 30, 2022

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, Indigenous Human Resources Lead  for support during the selection process.

As part of the selection process, candidates may be required to complete an occupational assessment.
Applications will only be accepted online through Toronto Metropolitan University’s careersite.

Toronto Metropolitan University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and aims to ensure that independence, dignity, integration and equality of opportunity are embedded in all aspects of the university culture.

We will provide an accessible experience for applicants, students, employees, and members of the Toronto Metropolitan University community. We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, beginning with the recruitment process. If you have restrictions that need to be accommodated to fully participate in any phase of the recruitment process, please contact All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

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