Senior Associate Director, Major Gifts, Athletics, Simon Fraser University
Located in beautiful Burnaby, British Columbia, 6 miles from Vancouver, Simon Fraser University (SFU) has a rich tradition in athletics since its inception in 1965. SFU Athletics is home to 140 Olympians, from both the Summer and Winter Games, over its storied history, and is the only international university competing in the National Collegiate Athletic Association. SFU is world renowned for academic excellence and ranks first among comprehensive universities in Canada. Simon Fraser University, a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II institution and a member of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC), invites qualified candidates to apply for the full-time position of Senior Associate Director, Major Gifts (Athletics).
The incumbent is responsible for managing relationships with donor prospects determined to have the ability to make major gifts (defined as $10,000 and up) and managing individual, corporate and foundation prospects at the major gift level by developing and implementing strategies for securing financial support from a portfolio of donor prospects including identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding these relationships. The incumbent provides support to and works in partnership with a Faculty or departmental team comprised of professional and academic staff or as a member of the central Advancement team to develop and implement strategies that facilitate and generate maximum support for the Faculty and/or University.
- Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline and four years of related fundraising experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- 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 research, solicitation, and cultivation skills.
- Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and analytical reasoning skills.
- Excellent human resource management and teamwork skills.
- Excellent strategic planning skills.
Simon Fraser University offers a competitive salary and benefit package including a defined benefit pension (100% employer-paid), extended health, and tuition waivers.