Major Gifts Officer
Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Saskatoon, Canada
18h ago

Salary Range $2,113.58 to $2,524.65 / bi-weekly Temporary Market Stipend Incumbent Total Assigned days (AC) / Total Hours per biweekly pay

72 hours bi-weekly

Posting Status Open Special Instructions to Applicants

Job Duties / Qualifications, Skills and Abilities(QSA)

Job Duties Job Duties

Reporting to the Director, Giving, the Major Gifts Officer is a member of the Advancement team that provides program leadership, gift and sponsorship solicitation strategies, proposal development and donor cultivation activities to encourage major gifts and planned giving.

The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for developing and implementing strategies for the solicitation and procurement of donations and sponsorships with a minimum value of $5,000, and advancing Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s major gifts program.

The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for securing a minimum of $500,000 per year in commitments once established in an appropriate portfolio.

Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to travel.


1. Work collaboratively with the Advancement team to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major and planned gift prospects.

2. Work independently to manage relationship building, cultivation, and solicitation within an assigned portfolio of major gift donors and prospects.

3. Develop major gift structure alternatives that meet and reflect the needs of major gift donors.

4. Develop and manage a portfolio of assigned major gifts and planned giving donors and prospects which generates a minimum of $3500,000 per year in gifts and sponsorship received.

5. Maintain and build donor and prospect files, file timely and complete contact reports, develop and submit reports as requested, and follow Advancement recording procedures to ensure effective prospect management systems.

6. Identify opportunities for alumni involvement in the major gift program.

7. Represent Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the Advancement as appropriate at key community and business events.

8. As requested, identify, recruit, train, and assign internal and external volunteers to maximize outcomes and resources.

9. Assist VP’s, Deans, Program Heads, senior management, and external volunteers in preparing, requesting, and disseminating information related to major gift initiatives to / from internal and external stakeholders / employees as required.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND EXPERIENCE Specific Accountabilities Duties Required Qualifications, Skills and Abilities (QSA)

1. Diploma in business, communications, human resources, marketing, or public relations; OR an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

2. Minimum of two years of progressive and successful experience in identifying, cultivating, and securing gifts from prospects

3. Proven broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising and the donor / gift cycle.

4. Knowledge of the Canadian philanthropic environment, CRA charitable giving regulations, and available charitable gift vehicles.

5. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills required.

6. Demonstrated problem-solving, research and analytical skills.

7. Able to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate and advance strategic development plans.

8. Able to cultivate and nurture sustainable relationships with donors, senior volunteers, institutional and business leaders and across all levels in the organization.

9. Intermediate computer skills and proficiency with basic office software, such as MS Office, and the ability to quickly learn function-specific software.

10. Demonstrates valuing diversity.

Desired QSA Required Competencies

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