Manager, Advancement and Community Relations:
Selkirk College
British Columbia, Canada
6d ago

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Fundraising and Donor Management

  • Under the direction of the Vice President, Students and Advancement, the Manager is responsible for supporting the comprehensive fundraising program through short-
  • term and longer term strategic planning; co-ordination, execution, and direction of operational, budgetary, and department staff activities for all fundraising initiatives including cultivation and solicitation of corporate sponsorships, major gifts, planned and annual giving programs to secure financial targets;
  • plus coordinate events of interest and value to prospects, donors, and alumni of Selkirk College; the Manager works closely with the Vice President, Students and Advancement to achieve campaign targets.

  • The Manager is responsible for acquiring new donors, cultivating donor relationships and maximizing revenues and donations to support students;
  • develops and implements fundraising and donor relations policies, strategies, and action plans including plans for donor retention, acquisition of new donors, and related stewardship and recognition initiatives

  • Develops strategies to cultivate new donors, steward relationships with current donors, and nurture relationships that will benefit Selkirk College, its students and programs;
  • develops project briefs, working in collaboration with College departments, administrators, faculty and staff, that describe College needs and fundraising priorities to assist with the solicitation of gifts.

    Conducts comprehensive prospect research and co-ordination, proposal development and writing

    Marketing and Communications

  • Responsible for supporting the development and execution a multi-channel integrated marketing and communications fundraising and alumni strategy to ensure Selkirk College has maximum level of visibility, awareness and fundraising success in the communities it serves
  • Sets annual goals and objectives in collaboration with the Vice President, Students and Advancement; prepares and implements a plan which outlines the strategies and activities to be employed to meet the goals and achieve the stated objectives;
  • actively solicits the support and involvement of external stakeholders, donors, community leaders, and community service organizations for fundraising campaigns, events and activities

    Alumni Relations

  • Responsible for supervising staff engaged with alumni relations, specifically overseeing budgetary and operational initiatives and services to engage alumni with the goal of building a community loyal to and supportive of the Selkirk College and its activities and key directions
  • Management of Human Resources

  • Responsible to the Vice President, Students and Advancement for the management of human resources in the Advancement and Community Relations area.
  • Demonstrates strong leadership for an effective office; leads the recruitment and selection process for the appointment of department staff, participates and supports recruitment in other areas as a member of the management team.

    Coordinates orientation, training and development initiatives and activities for staff; coordinates performance evaluations for staff based on College-wide processes

    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge, understanding and skill in the management of gifts donated for charitable purposes; demonstrated effectiveness in developing thoughtful relationships with internal and external constituencies at all levels, especially donors, volunteer leaders and administrators;
  • ability to think innovatively and creatively in planning new fundraising activities and developing a fresh approach to existing activities;
  • ability to plan and manage multiple projects. Scrupulous attention to detail; ability to collaborate and negotiate with a diverse group of people for their cooperation and to obtain volunteer support;
  • exceptional writing skills with the ability to advise and write multiple genres (marketing, journalism, public relations, technical) and determine when each is needed

    Education and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree plus eligibility for Certified Fund Raising Executive designation (CFRE)
  • 2 3 years’ experience in fundraising, for a large organization (preferably publicly funded). An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered
  • A Complete Job Description available from HR upon request
  • accordance with the Administrative Staff Employment and Benefit Program, the salary range is Grid level 9 compensation range $64,595.

    00 - $86,127.00 (Minimum-Control / Market)

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