Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Surrey, BC, Canada
5d ago

Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Advancement Officer will join a team of Advancement Officers who are responsible for fundraising across all faculties of KPU.

This position will be responsible for creating, managing, stewarding and evaluating a major giving portfolio of between 100-200 major gift prospects for the University that aligns with institutional priorities (with emphasis on student support).

Specifically, the Advancement Officer is responsible for implementing fund raising strategies with a focus on major giving (commitments of $5,000 and above) and establishing a pipeline of future activity. This will include :

  • prospect identification, research and acquisition;
  • relationship management / moves management (tracked in Raiser’s Edge NXT);
  • preparing proposals and solicitations to be delivered in person and in writing;
  • successfully secure gifts of $5,000 and greater;
  • assist the Director of Advancement in identifying emerging opportunities for philanthropic support.
  • Minimum qualifications for this position include a Bachelor’s degree or an acceptable combination of education and training and minimum three years related major gifts fundraising experience;
  • demonstrated success in securing gifts in the $5,000 - $25,000 range; an understanding of and respect for the values and culture of a university environment;
  • strong working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge NXT, as well as routine office systems and procedures with a focus on customer service and relations.

    We are seeking someone who is a self-starter, able to exercise a high level of initiative and responsibility, work independently, and establish priorities, meet deadlines and achieve goals.

    A current driver’s license and automobile is required for this role.

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