Development Officer - Major Gifts
Bow Valley College
6d ago

Job Description

Bow Valley College contributes to the vitality of communities and strength of the economy through innovative adult education programs and services.

We equip students for successful living, lifelong learning, and employment in a global knowledge-based environment.

Why work at Bow Valley College? We have been named one of Alberta's Top 75 Employers for 2019. Bow Valley College is made up of employees who are committed to our learners success, as well as each other s.

Our staff and faculty consistently say it is the people who keep them at the College, the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our students, and the incredible support they receive from their co-

workers and supervisors.

We are currently accepting applications for the role of Development Officer.

This position will report directly to the Director, Fund Development and Alumni Engagement, and will be responsible for donor acquisition and retention with a philanthropic portfolio of accounts to manage and steward.

Working in a team environment, this role will assist in the development and implementation of short and long-term strategies to identify, cultivate, track and solicit prospects for philanthropic major gifts to support institutional priorities.

Specific areas of responsibility will include :

  • Manages a personal portfolio of major gift prospects and donors to encourage and seek philanthropic support for Bow Valley College.
  • Formulate, recommend and implement cultivation, engagement, solicitation and stewardship strategies to secure gifts from the prospects portfolio.

  • Develops an in depth understanding of Bow Valley College’s key fundraising priorities. Participate in the development and implementation of new initiatives that support the strategic direction of Bow Valley College by keeping abreast of new developments and trends in the field of alumni relations and fundraising.
  • Generates significant revenue annually in partnership with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develops customized strategies and plans to identify, cultivate, engage, solicit and steward donors and prospects within the portfolio.
  • Attends Face to Face visits with major donors and prospects alone and / or in combination with other strategic partners such as senior staff or management.
  • Implements strategy for projects to generate gifts for priority initiatives with input and assistance from other team members;
  • prepare other correspondences as required.

  • Through personal visits, identifies and qualifies individuals to determine capacity, inclination and interests in providing special and major gift support to the Faculty.
  • Evaluate and recommend appropriate next steps for newly qualified potential donors and current donors.

  • Conducts prospecting activities to identify and qualify prospects to further build the giving pipeline for Bow Valley College.
  • Participates in Prospect Management System; file timely and appropriate contact reports, recording of proposals, etc.
  • Undertakes in-depth analysis of complex problems / issues, articulate alternatives and recommend solutions.
  • Presents solicitation proposals to potential donors.
  • Identifies, cultivates and solicits planned gift prospects and stewards know planned gift donors.
  • Participates in and assist with donor recognition, stewardship activities, special events, alumni and appropriate campus activities.
  • Represents Bow Valley College within the external community and facilitate relationships.
  • Utilizes superior writing and editing skills to develop brochures, correspondence, funding proposals and related communications.
  • Assists with other departmental, alumni and Bow Valley College related activities, events and fundraising initiatives including Celebrating Student Futures (Awards Ceremony), Premier’s Scholarship Luncheon, Tours, and other institutional wide initiatives.
  • Job Requirements Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred : Non-profit management, Business or Communications; Public Relations,
  • 3 to 5 of experience in fundraising and development
  • An equivalent combination of directly related education and experience may be considered
  • Preferred

  • Database Management (Raiser Edge)
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • MS Office
  • Connections within the Calgary community and philanthropic environment
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising a significant asset
  • Core Competencies :

    Building / Nurturing / Fostering Relationships & Organization-wide Perspective

  • Builds rapport to establish and maintain effective relationships with clients and stakeholders and gains their trust and respect.
  • Is open-minded when different perspectives are presented.
  • Models Agility

  • Is open to and adapts well to change and is not knocked off balance by the unexpected.
  • Communicates effectively with colleagues and others to support the implementation of change.
  • Organization Advocacy

  • Demonstrates commitment and support of the College in day-to-day interactions with stakeholders and clients.
  • Models a positive image to others both inside and outside the organization.
  • Critical Decision Making

  • Views situations from a broad perspective rather than just their own.
  • Anticipates multiple possible causes and consequences of events.
  • Open Communication / Listening

  • Discusses with supervisor any potential upcoming challenges in their day to day work.
  • Maintains respectful, open communications with supervisors, co-workers and colleagues, in order to share both information.
  • This is a continuous (Exempt) position. Please also note that all successful candidates will be required to provide government issued identification and proof of educational qualifications upon hire and may be required to provide an enhanced police information check.

    Minimum Education Requirements Bachelor's Degree Location BVC CALGARY - CA (Primary)

    Job Family Fund Development FTE Per Individual (%) 100 Closing Date 6 / 18 / 2019 Employment Status Continuous Salary Commensurate with experience

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