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Havergal College

Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts

Posted On: May 18, 2023
Closing On: May 24, 2023

Location: Toronto
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: senior
Salary Range: $80,000- $93,000

We are seeking an individual who is aligned with our core values and reflects our core competencies to join our Advancement department as the Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts. This is a full-time position.

About Havergal

Founded in 1894 and located on a beautiful 22-acre campus in midtown Toronto, Canada, Havergal College is one of Canada’s pre-eminent independent schools for girls from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12. At the forefront of women’s education for over 125 years, Havergal offers a contemporary liberal arts education and is rooted in the Anglican tradition.  Havergal’s mission is to prepare young women to make a difference. Through our outstanding academic and cocurricular programs, we nurture a culture of capability that fosters self-confidence, leadership, critical thinking, and global mindedness within our students.

At Havergal College, we believe that great schools are made up of great people.  We are committed to building a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace.  We encourage applications from all qualified candidates with a diverse range of experiences and perspectives, including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) peoples, and persons with disabilities.   We are seeking candidates with a wide range of experiences and diverse identities and perspectives to contribute to our culture of excellence.

The Position:

Reporting to the Executive Director, Advancement, the Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts (SDOMG) is responsible for the guidance and execution of the major gifts program, including managing relationships and securing support from donors with interest and capacity to make gifts of $25,000 and above.

The SDOMG will manage a personal portfolio of 75 to 100 individual, corporate and foundation prospects.     Under the direction of the Executive Director, the SDOMG will support, implement and evaluate a plan for major gifts fundraising. The SDOMG will work closely with other Advancement staff, with school faculty and staff at the school, to promote the acquisition of major gifts by engaging in strategic and operational discussions and coordination towards successful cultivation, solicitation, implementation and stewardship of gifts.

The SDOMG will work closely with the Annual and Leadership Giving and Alumni Engagement teams       to ensure coordination amongst all giving levels and programs. The SDOMG will also work closely with the Finance team at Havergal in order to ensure a clear path for donor needs such as establishment of funds, execution of other aspects of donations, for tax receipts and for other reporting components such as updated numbers and names of recipients. The SDOMG will work with relevant faculty whose programs are in receipt of donor support to ensure efficient and effective planning and implementation of opportunities and priorities. The SDOMG must be able to work independently while also working as a member of the Advancement team.

The candidate will be an individual who has had successful results in fundraising, and in particular, in major gifts and campaigns, has worked with emerging and established major gift donors, and who has a strong track record of successful experience in the fundraising and development environments.

To learn more about this opportunity, the expectations, qualification requirements and How To Apply please visit our website at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to express their interest no later than May 24, 2023.

We thank all applicants in advance. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Havergal College is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process, and work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process. If you require accommodations, please contact Cathy LeBlanc at 416-483-3519 ext. 6526 or by email at