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University of Toronto

Principal Gifts Coordinator

Posted On: March 13, 2023
Closing On: March 27, 2023

Location: Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: other
Salary Range: $63,720 - $81,485

Date Posted: 03/13/2023
Req ID: 30209
Faculty/Division: Vice-President, Division of University Advancement
Department: University Development
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)
Position Number: 00050174


About us:

The Division of University Advancement (DUA) aims to sustain and enhance the University’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 and creating an organization and culture that fosters diversity and inclusiveness.

Your opportunity:

The Principal Gifts fundraising team within DUA is responsible for the identification, cultivation and solicitation of donors at the $5 million plus level and to develop tailored programs to identify and gain/enhance the interest and involvement of individuals who directly, or through other sources, are capable of making gifts at this level. In addition, the Principal Gifts team provides support to the AVP of University Development, VP of Advancement as well as divisional advancement teams on donor strategies and gift opportunities. In coordination with Advancement Communications and Marketing, the Principal Gifts team develops proposals, concept notes, and other donor material to cultivate and solicit principal gift level support. We hire outstanding people from a variety of backgrounds and currently seek a Principal Gift Coordinator to join our diverse group of talent.

Reporting to the Director, Principal Gifts, the Coordinator is responsible for the highly efficient coordination, administration and support for the principal gifts team.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing tasks related to the production and dissemination of communications/marketing materials
  • Collating briefing package materials for meetings
  • Reviewing biographical submissions for accuracy and appropriateness
  • Assessing needs and contributing to the development and implementation of plans for prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and recognition
  • Responding to and resolving service complaints
  • Prepare call reports

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and knowledge of development principles and practices, or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum three years experience with non-profit fundraising roles, preferablyin higher education
  • Experience in conducting basic development-related research. Demonstrated writing, proofing and editing experience.
  • Experience preparing reports from multiple data sources.
  • Experience creating donor correspondence from non-template documents.
  • Experience maintaining both electronic and paper files for multiple team members.
  • Demonstrated ability to take primary responsibility for a diverse number of projects and to complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision.
  • Experience with fundraising database ARBOR or related database required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills in developing and maintaining good working relationships and teamwork
  • Demonstrated advanced computer proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), Zoom, database and fundraising software.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to set priorities and targets and to meet deadlines in relation to frequently changing demands.
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion and sensitivity

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Accountable
  • Adaptable
  • Cooperative
  • Multi-tasker
  • Organized

NOTE: This is a one (1) year term position.

Closing Date: 03/27/2023, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget – Term
Schedule: Full-Time NOTE: This is a one (1) year term position.
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 10 — $63,720 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $81,485. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Administrative / Managerial
Recruiter: Blythe Campbell

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.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact