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York University


Posted On: May 11, 2023
Closing On: June 25, 2023

Location: Toronto, ON
Effective: ASAP
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: senior
Salary Range: $111,640 - $121,194

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York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

The Senior Development Officer (SDO), Student Success role advances the University’s mission by working directly with the AVP, Development to devise and implement a comprehensive major gift plan, that reflects the strategic priorities of and links with appropriate partners, within the Division of Students, and works in concert with the University’s Academic Plan. The SDO reports to the AVP, Development & Campaigns and provides consulting/advice on fundraising and alumni engagement to the Assistant Vice-Provost, Student Success and engages in significant collaborations with the AVP, Student Success and the Division of Students, to achieve a broad and loyal donor and alumni base. The portfolio for this role includes initiatives such as capital student services projects, student financial aid and student support programming that incorporates physical and mental health, peer mentorship, student campus employment, high school outreach and mentorship, and under-represented student demographics.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will bring the following:

Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline. Qualification to complete the Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) designation within 3 years of start date required. Certified Fund-Raising Executive designation is preferred. Six (6) years of experience in professional fundraising, with a focus on Major Gifts and with significant exposure to stewardship and Planned Giving. University fundraising and major campaign experience is considered an asset. Proven track record of closing Major Gifts and meeting fundraising goals. Four (4) years of management experience.

For full position details, including skills and knowledge requirements, and to apply to this exciting opportunity visit the External Career Portal ( and refer to posting 108053.

We offer comprehensive benefits and access to superb educational and recreational facilities. For more information on what York has to offer U please visit: