Development Officer - Department of Development & Alumni Engagement

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, July 24, 2015
Date of Posting: 
July 21, 2015
Department of Development & Alumni Engagement
Development Officer
Full Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

Commensurate with qualifications

August 2015 – August 2018 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

The Department of Development & Alumni Engagement is seeking an accomplished individual to join our major gifts fundraising team.  As a member of a high-performing, results-oriented team, this position will play an active role in the development and execution of our new “Inspire!” Campaign.  The Development Officer, as a part of the Campaign team, will be integral in the planning and execution of a comprehensive major gift fundraising campaign for the University of Prince Edward Island.

• Responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships with individuals and corporations who want to make a difference in the lives of UPEI students and promote a consistent image of UPEI as a major university of international caliber. 
• Identifies and manages a portfolio of active donors and prospects/donors with major gift capacity, including ongoing stewardship activates, in  order to create and maximize financial donations and enhance relationship between donors and UPEI
• Collaborate with senior managers in establishing private funding priorities and advises them on trends in the philanthropic world which affect organizational priorities. 
• Responsible for Major Gift Portfolio Fundraising and Liaison with Department.  To manage reactive gifts in-bound to departments, and to maintain a relationship with the departments on campus.
• In the management of their donor portfolio, will assign duties to staff members as required.

• Minimum 4 year undergraduate degree in a related field
• Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation would be considered an asset.
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience, with  demonstrated track record, in fundraising and constituents relations in capital and/or endowment campaigns is expected, ideally in a post-secondary educational environment
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Strong computer skills, including proficiency in excel and knowledge in Raiser’s Edge would be considered an asset.
• Demonstrated experience to make highly effective formal and informal presentations to diverse groups, large and small.

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list, to be received no later than the closing date, via the link below. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

                          Previous Applicants of Competition # 48E15 need not apply

Successful Candidate(s): 


UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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