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Senior Advancement Officer, Major & Planned Gifts – NFT Admin (ID: 27631)

Posted On: November 17, 2023
Closing On: December 10, 2023

Location: Humber College
Employment Type: contract
Level: beginner
Salary Range: $62,722 - $94,084

Find Your Spot at Humber

At Humber, our career paths open up a world of infinite possibilities for you to explore. People are at the heart of the Humber experience. Here, every day we work shoulder to shoulder to deliver excellence, and in doing so, we redefine what it means to be a leader in polytechnic education. Humber employees are a diverse group of committed, caring and fun-loving people.

We take finding and growing the right talent very seriously. We strive to find and nurture extraordinary employees who bring their best each day.

If you are interested in working in higher education and are looking to contribute to the largest polytechnic College in Ontario, as we shape the future of our students and communities, here is your opportunity to join our team.

Job Details

Position Title: Senior Advancement Officer – Major & Planned Gifts

Status: FT Admin Contract (2 years)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Faculty/Department: Advancement and Alumni

Campus/Location: North Campus

Band/Hiring Range: NFT Admin 04  $62,722 – $94,084

What you will do:

Under the direction of the Director, Major and Planned Gifts the Senior Advancement Officer, Major & Planned Gifts (SAO) will be responsible for helping to raise the necessary financial resources to advance Humber’s strategic priorities by:

  • Develop and execute strategies and plans for philanthropic revenue generation.
  • Secure and facilitate major, and planned gifts primarily at $25,000 and above from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
  • Achieve successful engagement by building, stewarding, and maintaining high-level relationships with donors, prospects and senior volunteer leaders.
  • Ensure appropriate donor cultivation, acknowledgement, recognition and stewardship activities are implemented effectively and consistently; and attend a variety of functions/events both internally and externally as required.
  • Manage a portfolio of major and planned gift donors; develop and implement plans and strategies to acquire new donors; oversee campaigns and fundraising priorities related to faculties, programs and special initiatives.
  • Develop and write fundraising communications materials such as proposals, presentations, cases for support, briefing notes, progress reports, gift agreements, letters and other documents/materials; monitor revenue and progress towards financial objectives; and ensure donor activity and key information is tracked and maintained through departmental systems and processes.
  • Contribute to advancing the planned giving program by promoting planned giving, maintaining up to date knowledge on giving vehicles, prospecting and through discussions of planned gifts with donors and prospective supporters.
  • Work collaboratively and be skilled at establishing and strengthening relationships with donors, faculty, staff, and alumni;
  • Participate actively as a member of the Advancement & Alumni team and maintain a high degree of motivation and superior work ethic; and
  • Contribute to building of a culture of philanthropy at the college

What you bring to the role: 


  • University degree or relevant post-secondary education


  • Experience soliciting and securing gifts, particularly major and planned gifts
  • Demonstrated ability to build philanthropic relationships with individuals, foundations, and corporations
  • Knowledge and experience with planned gifts, estates and various giving vehicles
  • Experience and understanding of all other aspects of the fundraising cycle and key focus areas such as annual giving, stewardship, special events, communications, finance, and research
  • Customer service focus with a demonstrated aptitude for building relationships that lead to gifts
  • Comfortable working with fundraising financial targets, goals, and objectives
  • CFRE designation considered an asset or commitment to achieve CFRE standing
  • Fundraising experience in an educational setting considered an asset


  • The incumbent will have demonstrated awareness of the donor relationship cycle (identification, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship)
  • Ability to interpret and communicate complex programs and ideas to a varied audience
  • Exceptional attention to detail and the ability to develop and execute complex plans and manage multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Superior organizational, administrative, analytical, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Professional presence, sound judgment, diplomacy and tact, and the ability to maintain confidentiality and work with sensitive information.
  • Strong computer skills in word, excel, power point, and Raiser’s Edge preferred

What’s In it for you?

  • An opportunity to have an impact with a post-secondary institution, poised to do great things.
  • Diverse, hard-working, committed team of people who care about each other.
  • Tools and technology that will allow you to succeed at your job. Amazing perks Highly supportive work culture

At Humber College we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it!  Experience comes in many forms, skills are transferable, and a progressive mindset goes a long way at Humber. If your experience is close to what we’re looking for, consider applying and tell us why you are a great candidate for this job. Find your Spot at Humber!

We thank you for your interest in working with Humber College. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Consideration for Support Staff and Academic positions will be given to internal employees in accordance with the respective Collective Agreements.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Humber College is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of our students and our city. We actively seek Indigenous Peoples and individuals from equity-deserving groups with demonstrated skills and knowledge to deal with all aspects of equity, diversity and inclusion in a post-secondary environment.


Humber College is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Our HR Generalists will work with applicants requesting accommodations at any stage of the hiring process. This document is available in alternate formats upon request.

Anti-Discrimination Statement

At Humber College, all forms of discrimination and harassment are prohibited. Students and employees have the right to study, live and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. If you need assistance on concerns related to discrimination and harassment, please contact the Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion or the Office of Student Conduct at