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Georgian College

Donor Engagement Officer

Posted On: May 8, 2024
Closing On: May 24, 2024

Location: Barrie, ON
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: beginner
Salary Range: 35.06

Donor Engagement Officer
(Job Number: 93-24)

Department:              Advancement and Alumni Relations

Campus:                   Barrie
Classification:          Support Staff
Posting Date:           May 8, 2024
Salary Range:          $35.06 (start rate) – $40.71 (4-year rate)
Hours Per Week:     35 hours per week
Status:                     Contract (Appendix D)
Effective Date:        June 10, 2024 to January 30, 2026

This is a temporary replacement position for a bargaining unit employee. Terms and conditions of employment are as outlined in the Support Staff Collective Agreement.

Georgian College’s Advancement and Alumni Relations department creates and maintains strong relationships with a variety of constituents to inspire support and engagement.  The department is organized into four integrated units: Philanthropy; Engagement, Partnerships; and Donor Relations and Operations.

Under the direction of the Associate Director, Donor Relations and Operations and guided by the college’s strategic plan and the department’s strategic priorities and operating plan, the Donor Engagement Officer works closely with alumni, donors, staff, faculty members, students, and volunteers to advance the donor relations and stewardship initiatives of the college. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and maintaining inspiring donor engagement initiatives and communications that engage donors with the work of the College
  • Facilitating and coordinating donor recognition and engagement programs and initiatives
  • Creating and producing compelling donor impact reports and other stewardship focused communications
  • Monitoring and executing Georgian’s stewardship plan and ensuring it is effectively operationalized and routinely measured for effectiveness and value
  • Overseeing the development of customized stewardship plans for major gift donors
  • Project managing the annual endowment reporting process
  • Facilitating the creation and execution of major gift agreements in collaboration with internal stakeholders
  • Working closely with Financial Aid and Awards Office to ensure that awards, bursaries and scholarships are granted in accordance to established criteria.


  • Successfully completed a three-year postsecondary diploma/degree in fundraising, resource development, event management or another related field
  • A minimum of three years’ experience working in an advancement related field
  • Experience working in events, donor relations and/or stewardship considered an asset
  • Experience working in the postsecondary environment considered an asset
  • Computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Experience using Raiser’s Edge NXT or other fundraising databases considered an asset
  • Demonstrated organizational, planning, coordinating and time management skills
  • Proven ability to use good judgment and diplomacy while problem solving
  • Demonstrated communication skills (written and oral) and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours, evenings and weekends, on occasion
  • Ability to travel to other campuses or local community meetings and events on occasion

Georgian College supports diversity, equity and a workplace free from harassment and discrimination and is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free environment. We invite applications from all qualified candidates and actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to persons of Indigenous ancestry, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, women and members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. If you are contacted to participate in the interview, please advise the coordinator of any accommodations needed with respect to any materials or processes used to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process.

Alternate formats will be provided upon request throughout the recruitment and selection process.

Georgian College has introduced Flex Work for some positions. This position is currently eligible for Hybrid Work. Flex Work agreements will be determined between the employee and manager when employment commences and may change in accordance with the Flex Work guidelines.  All employees are required to permanently reside in the province of Ontario.

Applications for this position must be received by 11:59 p.m. on May 24, 2024. While we thank all applicants, only those contacted for an interview will be acknowledged.