The incumbent is responsible for facilitating the VP Advancement and Alumni Engagement's (VPAAE) relationship management with donor prospects determined to have the ability to make gifts at the major and principal gift levels ($100,000 - $5,000,000+). The incumbent works closely with the VPAAE to implement approved donor strategy and to develop and deliver Advancement priority initiatives, special projects and partnerships. The incumbent is responsible for supporting the VPAAE by working with the Advancement senior leaders as they develop and implement strategies for securing financial support from a portfolio of donor prospects. Assisting the VPAAE with action steps may include programming opportunities for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding these relationships. As a member of the central Advancement team, the incumbent provides support to the VPAAE in developing and implementing strategies that will facilitate and generate maximum support for the University. The incumbent communicates with academic and administrative leadership to ensure that donor funded project and donor-related-activity deadlines/deliverables are met. The incumbent also ensures the success of VIP discussions by consolidating, and collecting (from staff and faculty leadership) information and context and ensuring the President, VP, Chancellor and other leaders are fully prepared for project and gift discussions.
Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline and 5 years of related fundraising experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Master's degree will be an asset.
Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and written), and relationship management skills.
Proficient in the use of word, database, spreadsheet, and presentation applications and prospect management systems.
Excellent project management and organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to manage issues effectively.
Experience with governance and accountability.
Excellent research, solicitation, and cultivation skills.
Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and analytical reasoning skills.
Excellent human resource management and teamwork skills.
Excellent strategic planning skills.
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Simon Fraser University is recognized as one of the top employers in both the Province of British Columbia and in Canada. SFU's strategic vision of being Canada’s most engaged university is supported by our ability to attract and retain the best people. SFU staff play a major role in helping the university maintain its unwavering commitment to educational and research excellence.