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Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Development Officer

Posted On: March 3, 2022
Closing On: March 16, 2022

Location: Toronto
Effective: ASAP
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: beginner
Salary Range: USW Pay Band 14 -- $79,404 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $101,547

About us:

Home to over 40 departments and institutes, the University of Toronto’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine lies at the heart of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network and is a global leader in ground-breaking research and education, spanning clinical medicine, basic science and the rehabilitation sciences sectors.

World-class talent, interdisciplinary excellence and meaningful collaboration are the hallmarks of the University of Toronto’s Temerty Faculty of Medicine. As the research and educational hub within Toronto’s robust health sciences network, we are uniquely positioned for impact. We have been on the forefront of life-changing health research and innovation for more than a century and continue to solve the world’s most pressing medical challenges.

The Temerty Faculty of Medicine’s Advancement Office is critical to this success. As leading advancement professionals within the largest advancement team at the University of Toronto and having recently celebrated the single largest philanthropic gift in Canadian history, we are committed to excellence and impact. We take pride in working with alumni, volunteers and donors to advance health care, education and research. We value integrity, creativity, excellence, gratitude, accountability, learning and intentionality.

Your opportunity:

Work where the world comes to think, discover and learn. As an important member of the Temerty Faculty of Medicine Office of Advancement and Development team, you play a tangible role in shaping and advancing the future of health and healthcare.

As Development Officer you will  lead the development and management of a portfolio of donors and projects at the $25,000+ level, and you will also work closely with Development team members to support additional gift opportunities, using your strong relationship building, project coordination and communication skills.

You will be an important member of a broader community of sophisticated fundraisers at the University of Toronto, where staff aspire to the highest standards of achievement and accountability for advancement professionals.

You will also benefit from working within an institution that invests in its people. This comes in the form of competitive compensation, health benefits, vacation and retirement benefits, tuition waivers and robust professional development opportunities, as well as a strong focus on employee support, wellness, and work-life balance.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and managing a portfolio of donors and projects at the $25,000+ level by engaging in prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and recognition
  • Determining the appropriate involvement of members of the university community in the cultivation, solicitation and recognition process
  • Evaluating a prospective donor’s giving capacity and readiness to give along with identifying, evaluating and recommending the steps to bring a prospect closer to making a major financial commitment
  • Managing donor relations including developing and implementing donor engagement plans that support strategic objectives, meeting face-to-face with current and potential donors
  • Preparing donor gift agreements, acknowledgement and recognition communications along with writing briefing notes, solicitation plans and call reports to track donor interaction
  • Producing donor reports, maintaining detailed records of donor interaction, tracking and monitoring donations received against donations pledged
  • Working in a supportive capacity with Development team members on more complex or larger gifts both to support moves management and receive exposure to varied donor and gift opportunities that will contribute to professional growth

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or acceptable combination of equivalent experience
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a fundraising or relationship management role with a proven track record of success
  • Demonstrated prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and recognition experience
  • Demonstrated experience drafting complex donor reports and communications
  • Experience working with senior level volunteers, researchers or clinicians
  • Highly developed computer skills working with MS Office; databases; and content management systems
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and results oriented environment
  • Proven ability to motivate others, i.e. volunteers, team members, donors
  • Strong team player who values collaboration
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Strong organizational, analytical and relationship building skills
  • Evidence of leadership and initiative, tact, diplomacy, attention todetail and, creativity
  • Demonstrated ability to operate effectively in complex multi-stakeholder environments such as education and healthcare, working with academics and physicians whose vision for changing the world demands both excellence and results

Assets (Nonessential):

  • Knowledge of the Temerty Faculty of Medicine and experience based in a University and/or hospital setting

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Accountable
  • Communicator
  • Goal oriented
  • Persuasive
  • Team player