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Western University

Development Officer

Posted On: June 24, 2022
Closing On: July 21, 2022

Location: London, ON
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: intermediate
Salary Range: Salary Grade 15: $65,030+

Classification & Regular Hours

Hours per Week: 35

Salary Grade: 15

Please note, this role will support two units: Alumni Relations & Development and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

About Western

Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the “Western Experience” – an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.

About Us

Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (SSMD) provides outstanding education within a research-intensive, distributed learning environment where tomorrow’s physicians, dentists, health researchers and other scholars learn to shape the future of healthcare in our community and around the world The SSMD Alumni Relations & Development Team strives to meet or exceed the philanthropic support needed to achieve the Faculty’s strategic priorities, now and in the future. The Alumni Relations & Development team has the privilege of connecting philanthropic aspirations of alumni, friends, and our global community to the mission of the School, creating a lasting impact on the pursuit of excellence in health care.


The Development Officer position is a key role in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s Development team, the Office of the Dean and the department of Alumni Relations & Development. The role will be responsible for the full scope of development activities within their portfolio relating to the discovery, cultivation, solicitation, recognition and stewardship of a portfolio of prospects and donors. The Development Officer will focus on increasing the number of donors at the Leadership level with the goal of moving donors to the Major Gift level ($25,000+). The activities of the role will match the Faculty’s and University’s academic, alumni and community engagement objectives and financial needs with the highest philanthropic aspirations of donors.

The role will ensure that all activity is coordinated through the Executive Director, Alumni Relations & Development to enable robust integration and efficiencies between the Faculty, the activities across campus and within University Advancement.


– University degree; major in Business Administration, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations or related discipline is preferred
– Accreditation through Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation would be an asset

– 3 years’ fundraising experience with a strong working knowledge of leadership giving
– Demonstrated record of program development, implementation and evaluation

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
– Proven success generating revenue in a Leadership Giving portfolio
– Demonstrated oral and written communication skills with an emphasis on proposal development and presentation to internal and external contacts
– Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office and a client/donor relations management software
– Strong project management skills and the ability to manage multiple projects at once from conception to completion with tightly prescribed timelines
– Ability to establish and build healthy working relations and partnerships with clients, peers and external stakeholders
– Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to manage activities both for self and others effectively
– A well defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution and people management skills
– Flexible, resourceful, creative and pro-active work style with a can-do, enthusiastic attitude
– Emotional Intelligence (self-knowledge, self-management, empathy, social skills) to ensure own work-life balance, and good collegial relationships are maintained
– Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning and professional development to stay informed about fundraising initiatives and the unit’s missions and objectives

Western Values Diversity

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at or phone 519-661-2194.

Please Note:

Interested applicants are asked to visit: for further information and to apply online referencing job #27311 by 11:59PM on July 21, 2022.

Effective September 7, 2021, all employees and visitors to campus are required to comply with Western’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.