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Niagara College

Manager, Development and Donor Relations

Posted On: April 1, 2024
Closing On: April 21, 2024

Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: management
Salary Range: $85,529 to $106,911

Located in the heart of the Niagara region – just minutes from one of the world’s most well-known tourism destinations – Niagara College offers more than 130 innovative programs between our campuses in Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake. Since opening its doors in 1967, Niagara College has grown to become a leader in education and training and one of the most enterprising colleges in Canada.

Applications are invited for the position of Manager, Development and Donor Relations in the Development and Donor Stewardship Division, located at the Daniel J. Patterson Campus.  The salary range is $85,529 to $106,911 for a 35 hour work week.  Additional hours may be required as necessary.

Reporting to the Senior Director, Development and Donor Stewardship, the successful candidate is responsible for coordinating donor engagement, recognition, and stewardship with current and prospective donors to Niagara College. In addition, this role is also responsible for leading the design and implementation of a Leadership Giving Program, with annual fundraising targets associated with this portfolio. This role will work collaboratively with members of the Advancement team (Communications, Development, Alumni, and Community Relations & Events) to effectively communicate the impact of giving to the college’s major gift donors, as well as develop and execute comprehensive stewardship plans to recognize and engage donors at every level. The incumbent will also oversee donor recognition, donor communications and reporting, donor events and experiences, and other stewardship activities.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Preparing various reports for leadership, including, annual reports, endowed funds, reports on giving
  • Defining and implementing stewardship programs for every level of donor
  • Planning and implementing a leadership level giving program
  • Engaging, cultivating, soliciting, and managing a portfolio of leadership donors and donor prospects
  • Designing individual donor engagement plans, scheduling meetings, and follow-ups
  • Actively contributing to Moves Management and Clearance calls with leadership
  • Responsible for fundraising and managing a portfolio of donor and donor prospects at the leadership level ($10,000 to $25,000) annually
  • Achieving annual fundraising targets, set in consultation with leadership
  • Supervise workflow and deliverables of direct reports
  • Providing leadership and mentorship to team members
  • Minimum four (4) year degree in a related field of study
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in fundraising and donor stewardship
  • Demonstrated leadership acumen to manage, coach and motivate staff
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Proven ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations, demonstrate poise, tact and diplomacy
  • Demonstrated experience in project management
  • Highly organized and flexible with the ability to manage multiple priorities, tasks and relationships in a fast-paced professional environment
  • Proficiency with databases (Raiser’s Edge), spreadsheet, and word processing applications (Microsoft Word, Excel)
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation and/or diploma/certificate in fundraising is considered an asset

This is a repost of requisition 2024-011-VFT. Candidates who have previously applied need not reapply.

We also provide a balance of on-campus and remote work through our recently introduced Remote Work Policy. As a place-based organization all positions will involve some degree of on campus work.

A Job Fact Sheet is available for review from Human Resources during the posting period. Please contact to request a copy.

If selected for an interview, candidates must present proof of education (original transcripts/credentials).

Note: Credentials obtained outside of Canada require an evaluation to determine the Canadian educational equivalence. This evaluation must support the educational requirements for the position as a condition of employment. For further information, visit: World Education Services

While we thank all applicants, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Niagara College is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion within its community. We offer an inclusive work environment and welcome applications from all qualified individuals who feel they can further enhance campus diversity and equity efforts.

If requested, accommodations will be made to support applicants with disabilities during the recruitment and selection process.