Coordinator, International Advancement
Date Posted: 04/10/2023
Req ID: 30665
Faculty/Division: VP – Division of University Advancement
Department: University Development
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)
Position Number: 00054224
The Division of University Advancement (DUA) aims to sustain and enhance the University of Toronto’s academic mission, leadership, and worldwide impact, by engaging alumni and private sector constituentsmeaningfully in the mission of the University, building mutually beneficial relationships of increasing value and satisfaction over time.
Through our Defy Gravity campaign, we are engaged in a transformative agenda deeply rooted in the University’s vision for growth and innovation. We focus on growing fundraising efforts; enhancing the effectiveness and satisfaction of alumni engagement and programs; building advancement talent capacity within and across divisions; and creating an organization and culture that fosters diversity and inclusiveness.
The University Development team advances U of T’s collective efforts to achieve the ambitious revenue and engagement goals of the Defy Gravity campaign. We accomplish this through a variety of centrally-managed fundraising programs and a collaborative approach that nurtures partnerships and delivers exceptional donor and volunteer experiences to our alumni and friends.
We hire outstanding people from a variety of backgrounds and currently seek a Coordinator, International Advancement to join our diverse talent. The successful candidate will support the Director, International Advancement in furthering an exciting, University-wide strategy to leverage our fundraising success in the Asia-Pacific region, playing a valuable role in focusing and integrating the activities of senior leaders, divisional partners and others who are contributing to a variety of high-impact goals in the region.
Your responsibilities will include:
- Fostering positive relationships with prospective and existing donors
- Assessing needs and contributing to the development and implementation of plans for prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and recognition
- Handling sensitive and/or confidential information
- Drafting donor acknowledgment and recognition communications
- Collecting basic development-related information
- Generating reports
- Maintaining senior staff calendars
- Bachelor’s Degree or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
- Minimum 3 years relevant experience providing support in philanthropy and in other fundraising environments
- Experience creating donor correspondence from template non-template documents
- Experience preparing reports from multiple data sources
- Experience in conducting basic development-related research
- Flexibility and demonstrated initiative to work in a fast-paced, ambiguous, and changing environment
- Ability to work independently, set and reorder priorities and act in an anticipatory manner with minimal supervision.
- Strong organizational skills with ability to manage multiple tasks and conflicting deadlines
- Ability to demonstrate tact, diplomacy, sensitivity, and discretion in dealing with individuals of affluence and influence
- Ability to effectively and clearly communicate both verbally and in writing with stakeholders to include students, alumni, staff, faculty, and donors
- Demonstrated advanced computer proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), database and fundraising software, and email.
- Experience with fundraising database ARBOR or related database considered an asset
- Knowledge of and / or interest in the Asia-Pacific region considered an asset.
To be successful in this role you will be:
- Motivated self-learner
Closing Date: 04/25/2023, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget – Continuing
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 10 — $63,720 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $81,485. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Communication/Media/Public Relations
Recruiter: Fiona Chan
Lived Experience Statement
Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity deserving groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the posted position.