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The following posting has been cancelled.

Posting Number: CPM-8301
Position Title: Senior Donor Relations Officer
Department: ADVANCEMENT- Advancement Office of Development
Affiliation: CPM
Salary Grade: E
Hiring Salary Range: $62,913 - $70,778. Annual salary will be prorated based on number of weeks worked in the year.
Maximum of Salary Range: $86,506
Duration: Limited Term Full-Time
Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE: This is a Limited Term Contract. Start Date: To Be Determined and End Date: A Year From Date of Hire.

The Senior Donor Relations Officer is responsible for the full scope of activities related to donor relations including stewardship and recognition at York University. The Senior Donor Relations Officer manages donor stewardship programs for donors to York University, and works directly with donors and through Advancement staff, including senior Advancement staff, to provide customized stewardship and recognition to donors. The purpose of this role is to nurture affinity through stewardship in order to cultivate donors’ continued support of York University.
A university education or equivalent combination of education and fundraising experience, specifically in an educational setting. Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation required (or demonstration that candidate qualified to complete the CFRE certification process which must be complete within 3 years of their start date)
Minimum of five (5) years experience in professional fundraising, with a focus on donor relations and with exposure to major gifts and annual and planned giving. University fundraising experience an asset.
Proven track record of successful donor relations including recognition and stewardship in a major gifts and annual giving context. Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written) in a concise, creative, and persuasive manner. Interpersonal skills in order to interact with a variety of individuals at many different levels. Excellent project management, prioritization and time-management skills are required to manage multiple on-going projects simultaneously and meet immovable deadlines. Ability to plan and budget strategically. Ability to organize, motivate, and work constructively with staff, students, and volunteers. Ability to facilitate groups of people to work towards a common goal. Ability to provide project leadership to many individuals with diverse interests and objectives. Skills in diplomacy and negotiation to mediate between these individuals and to influence desired outcomes. Ability to fulfill the needs of the assigned unit while working as a team with other staff in the department. Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Demonstrated ability to work with senior volunteers and senior organizational leadership and to provide definitive donor relations advice. Strong analytical, research, interpretative and evaluation skills. A strong commitment to customer service and ability to inspire confidence from donors. Strong ability to make highly effective formal and informal presentations to diverse groups, large and small. Ability to write and speak fluently in the English language, to write for the university and fundraising environment and to develop strategic advancement plans. Demonstrates the ability to draft, and coach others to draft gift agreements, donor relations reports, endowment reports and other written documentation as required. Ability to work independently and as part of team. Competency with word-processing and spreadsheet applications, fundraising and prospect management databases and Internet skills.
Cover Letter Required: Yes
Internal Posting Date: February 20, 2013
Internal Application Deadline: Posted until filled
Extended Posting Date: February 20, 2013
Extended Application Deadline: Posted until filled
External Posting Date: February 20, 2013
External Application Deadline: Posted until filled

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