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OISE and JICS Lab School, University of Toronto

Senior Development Officer, Leadership and Annual Giving and Planned Giving (TERM)

Posted On: May 18, 2022
Closing On: March 30, 2022

Location: Toronto
Effective: Immediately
Employment Type: contract
Level: senior
Salary Range: Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: USW Pay Band 15 -- $85,159 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $108,904. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.

About OISE:
The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) is recognized as a global leader in graduate programs in teaching and learning, continuing teacher education, and education research. As one of the largest and most research-intensive faculties of education in North America, OISE is an integral part of the University of Toronto -Canada’s most dynamic and comprehensive institution of higher learning.

OISE is committed to enhancing the social, economic, political and cultural well-being of individuals and communities locally, nationally and globally through leadership in teaching, research and advocacy. A unique place to work, learn and grow, OISE addresses current and emerging challenges with the scale, academic excellence and collaborative energy that few institutions in the world can claim.

About JICS:
Established in 1925, the award-winning Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School (JICS Lab School) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto is the oldest laboratory school in Canada. The JICS Lab School serves children from Nursery to Grade 6. It has a threefold mandate: exemplary education for the 200 children who attend the school, graduate teacher education, and research, all these in an intentionally diverse environment. The mission of the school is to explore what is possible in order to improve public school education. The JICS Lab School makes a noted contribution to the understanding of strong educational practices in elementary schools in Canada and around the world.

Your opportunity:
The successful candidate will join a vibrant and dynamic team at OISE and the JICS Lab School of advancement and communications professionals encompassing a range of skill sets. The teams often work closely together and collaboratively with faculty, staff , alumni, donors and partners at JICS Lab School, OISE and U of T on high level projects that support the Institute’s academic plan and key priorities. This position will be the main contact for JICS Lab School donors.

Reporting to the Director, Advancement, Communications and External Relations, and working closely with the Principal and Director of JICS Lab School, a major priority for this role will be fundraising for JICS Lab School. The incumbent is also responsible for supporting the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors giving at the Annual (<$1,000) and Leadership levels ($1,000-$24,999), as well as Planned Gift donors.

This position will build relationships and solicit contributions that will advance the priorities of the JICS Lab School and OISE. The SDO will utilize a combination of approaches including direct marketing, face-to-face solicitation, Special Appeals, Class Giving, and Events.

Your responsibilities will include:
– Assessing needs and contributing to the development and implementation of plans for prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and recognition
– Developing tailored fundraising initiatives that support strategic initiatives
– Identifying, evaluating and recommending the necessary steps to bring the prospect closer to making a major financial commitment to the University
– Conducting advanced research and analysis from a variety of sources to provide detailed background data on donors
– Cultivating and soliciting current and prospective major gift donors through tailored stewardship programs
– Developing and implementing plans to support donor management and stewardship strategies and/or activities

Essential Qualifications:
– Bachelor’s Degree or acceptable combination of equivalent experience.
– Minimum five years recent and relevant experience in an Advancement Office with a proven track record of success. Preference for experience working in a post-secondary environment.
– Experience with identifying, cultivating and stewarding prospects and donors at the leadership and annual giving level (<$25,000).
– Experience and knowledge of Planned Giving programs and types of current/deferred gifts of assets and related vehicles; or a strong interest in learning and professional development.
– Experience working with and passion for individual and planned giving fundraising techniques, including face to face solicitations, direct marketing, and tailored philanthropic strategies.
– Experience with developing fundraising programs and initiatives designed to increase interest and involvement of donors and sponsors.
– Proven face to face fundraising skills and ability to solicit for support and steward donors and supporters with verbal and written methods.
– Experience with donor contact and personal solicitation for donations. Proven ability to provide customized service to donors/prospects.
– Demonstrated success in building collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
– Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to develop relationships with high net worth individuals in a broad range of professions.
– Superior communication skills, with an emphasis on strong writing skills.
– Advanced computer skills: Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access). Proficiency with ARBOR or equivalent system.
– Strong organizational and demonstrated ability to manage multiple and sometimes competing projects and priorities.
– Evidence of strong initiative, tact and diplomacy.
– Proven ability to motivate others, e.g. volunteers, donors, groups and colleagues.
– Advanced analytical skills, including the ability to access and assess data from multiple sources in order to make informed decisions and recommendations.
– Ability to work in a fast paced and results-oriented environment. Strong team player who values collaboration. Attention to details and strong work ethic are required.
– Applicants are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment.

To be successful in this role you will be:
– Achievement oriented
– Approachable
– Courteous
– Multi-tasker
– Organized
– Team player

Notes: Please note that this is a two-year term with the possibility of renewal.
Closing Date: 05/30/2022, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget – Term
Schedule: Full-time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: USW Pay Band 15 — $85,159 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $108,904. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Lived Experience Statement
Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ communities, person 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.

Application instructions:
Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the posting at the company website provided. Please submit your applications directly through the UofT posting website and by clicking on the “Apply now” button.