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York University


Posted On: July 11, 2023
Closing On: August 31, 2023

Location: Toronto
Effective: ASAP
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: management
Salary Range: $111,640 - $121,194

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York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

Our mission is to inspire and cultivate meaningful engagement and philanthropic support within our diverse communities to advance York University’s excellence in education, research and community service. We accomplish our mission through our values of accountability, collaboration and entrepreneurship. In support of this mission, the Director of Development, Faculty of Science develops and implements revenue generating faculty-based strategies and programs that identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward philanthropic donations from, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends.

The Director of Development reports to the AVP, Development and is part of the central Advancement Leadership team which is dedicated to fulfilling the philanthropic goals of York University. The Director also jointly reports to the Dean and is the advancement representative serving the Dean to achieve the faculty development and alumni goals. The Director executes on revenue generating initiatives, external relations engagement, and stewardship activities. This role individually raises philanthropic dollars through 1:1 engagement, collaboratively works with their development upline to acquire transformational gifts. This portfolio is expected to raise $1M -1.5M annually with incremental increases overtime. This role raises funds for the Faculty’s priority needs including, student support, capital, programming, and research in alignment with the University Academic Plan (UAP) and the Strategic Plan of the Faculty of Science.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will bring the following:

Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline or equivalent combination of education and fundraising experience, specifically in an educational setting. Qualification to complete the Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) designation within 3 years of start date required. Minimum of 7 years’ experience in a leading role managing a successful face-to-face fundraising portfolio. Management experience required, preferably in a unionized environment.


For full position details, including skills and knowledge requirements, and to apply to this exciting opportunity visit the External Career Portal ( and refer to posting 108686.

We offer comprehensive benefits and access to superb educational and recreational facilities. For more information on what York has to offer U please visit: