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University of Toronto

Principal Gift Implementation Coordinator

Posted On: March 18, 2024
Closing On: March 28, 2024

Location: Toronto
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: intermediate
Salary Range: $69,455 - $88,819.

Date Posted: 03/14/2024
Req ID: 36553
Faculty/Division: VP – Division of University Advancement
Department: Campaign and Marketing
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)
Position Number: 00052897


About us:

The Division of University Advancement (DUA) aims to sustain and enhance the University of Toronto’s academic mission, leadership, and worldwide impact, by engaging alumni and private sector constituents meaningfully in the mission of the University, building mutually beneficial relationships of increasing value and satisfaction over time.

DUA at the University of Toronto is engaged in a transformative agenda deeply rooted in the University’s vision for growth and innovation. We are focus on growing fundraising efforts; enhancing the effectiveness and satisfaction of alumni engagement and programs; building advancement talent capacity within and across divisions; creating an organization and culture that fosters diversity and inclusiveness.
Your opportunity:

The Stewardship Team at DUA leads the development and implementation of stewardship programs and services that seek to foster a culture ofaccountability, service, and appreciation to the University’s donors. Within the Stewardship Team, the Principal Gift Implementation portfolio is integral to the central development, strategy, and execution of deliverables promised in gift agreements between the University and many of the University’s most generous donors. The fulfilment of gift agreement deliverables ensures the long-term and trusted relationship between the University and the donor, ultimately leading to best practice stewardship and re-solicitation.

The PG Implementation portfolio works directly with senior leaders and colleagues within DUA and advancement divisions. It involves partnering closely with our academic partners at newly created Centres and Institutes to support their ambitious growth plans, already transforming the research landscape locally, nationally, and globally.

The coordinator contributes directly to DUA’s implementation and stewardship programs by providing operational support to the portfolio’s activity, ultimately supporting strong relationships with principal gift donors.
Your responsibilities will include:

  • Fostering positive relationships with prospective andexisting donors
  • Drafting donor acknowledgment and recognition communications
  • Providing detailed information for the development of donor relations and stewardship programs
  • Conceptualizing, organizing and executing event activities
  • Overseeing tasks related to the production and dissemination of communications/marketing materials
  • Identifying and resolving individual data anomalies and discrepancies
  • Updating and maintaining database records
  • Monitoring accounts for a project and/or program

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
  • Minimum three years of related professional experience is required,experience with direct donor relations, fundraising, marketing, or specials events experience preferred
  • Experience drafting communications.
  • Experience coordinating events in collaboration with other staff, volunteers and external vendors.
  • Demonstrated writing experience and excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Excellent computer skills; proficiency in using advanced functions of word processing, Excel spreadsheets and CRM databases.
  • Demonstrated ability to adhere to a high level of customer service, tact and confidentiality.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities concurrently; able to execute existing work while managing and responding to urgent opportunities.
  • Detail-oriented person with an appreciation for accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population of staff, volunteers, donors and external contacts with tact and diplomacy to build and maintain successful relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to adhere to high level of ethical standards in utilizing donor information and to confidentiality requirements.

Assets (Nonessential):

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of fundraising and donor relations concepts, principles, procedures and techniques an asset

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Communicator
  • Diplomatic
  • Efficient
  • Proactive
  • Self-directed

Closing Date: 03/28/2024, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget – Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 10 — $69,455 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $88,819. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Administrative / Managerial
Recruiter: Dilini Perera

Lived Experience Statement
Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity deserving groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the posted position.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

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