Development Officer

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Canada
  • 192000
  • Salary: 192000

University of Saskatchewan

Development Officer The College of Dentistry is collaborating in their search for a dynamic and passionate fundraiser to join their college. The University of Saskatchewan College of Dentistry is a community where students, faculty, and staff realize their full potential. It is a leader in innovative professional training, research, interdisciplinary collaboration, outreach, and engagement. The College of Dentistry’s programs have grown to meet the needs of its city and province.

In addition to the Doctor of Dentistry Medicine (DMD) program, the college offers degree programs including a Bachelor of Science in Dentistry, Bachelor of Science in Dental Therapy DMD/MBA program, the Precision Oral and System Health PhD program, the Precision Oral and Systemic Health Master of Science and the International Dental Degree Program (IDDP) and a 10-month Dental Assisting certificate program. Several of the programs within the College of Dentistry are unique among Canadian dental schools, showcasing the College of Dentistry’s capacity to be at the forefront of dental education in Canada. Students receive personalized education through targeted interactions with professors and patients, along with greater exposure to all dental disciplines. This exposure ensures that our students gain the most comprehensive clinical experience among all dental schools in Canada.

The college stands out as the sole institution at USask offering direct patient care, with the Dental Education Clinic accommodating over 15,000 visits annually. The level of clinical experience that USask’s College of Dentistry provides is among the finest in Canada, enabling graduates to seamlessly transition into professional practice due to their enriched clinical exposure. In addition to College of Dentistry educational mandate, the College of Dentistry holds a robust and distinctive research portfolio. This encompasses areas such as salivary research and proteomics, where the college is home to one of the most globally recognized researchers in this field.

Moreover, the College of Dentistry is at the forefront of dental education research, dental water research, as well as research related to indigenous oral health and community health. The distinctive classroom environment and integrated programming foster close-knit relationships among classmates, creating a strong sense of community within the dental profession. This strong connection with the college benefits both students and the institution alike. The College of Dentistry is one of the colleges that comprise USask’s Health Sciences cluster of colleges and schools offering degrees and research opportunities in programs ranging from medicine and nursing to pharmacy and veterinary medicine.

Primary Purpose: To significantly increase and diversify revenue for the College of Dentistry by obtaining philanthropic support from donors, alumni and prospects in the form of significant gifts that support the University of Saskatchewan. The incumbent will plan, develop, solicit, and manage a portfolio of donors and prospective donors who have the interest and financial capacity with the goal of maximizing and diversifying financial support for both colleges. Nature of Work: This position will report to the Director, College Development and to the Dean, College of Dentistry. The College of Dentistry Development Officer has a significant focus on external relationship building and philanthropic support while continuing to work collaboratively with a wide range of college stakeholders, including the Deans, University Relations, the college’s donors, alumni, senior administrators, department heads, faculty, staff, volunteers, and students.

The incumbent will garner an in-depth understanding of college programs, needs, and stakeholders. The work requires a proactive approach in a complex environment and the ability to communicate effectively to a diverse audience by a variety of methods and communication mediums. This position works both independently and collaboratively with the College of Dentistry leaders, University Relations, college faculty and staff, and key stakeholders to meet strategic goals. Establishing and maintaining positive relationships and modeling best practices is essential to success.

This position makes discretionary decisions in consultation with the Dean and uses judgment to determine appropriate procedures in alignment with legislative requirements and institutional policies. Accuracy and attention to detail is essential to ensure information provided to others is correct. The environment is dynamic and fast-paced. The incumbent will be knowledgeable about, and ensure alignment with, university fundraising policies and procedures and Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) guidelines and Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) ethical principles and standards.

Travel, evening, and weekend work may be required. Consequence of error is significant to the reputation and profile of the college and the university. Accountabilities: Actively manage a portfolio of current and prospective donors at all levels, who can make gifts to support College of Dentistry and institutional Working with University Relations, identify and qualify new prospects for the colleges. Ensure success through strategic cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of gift prospects, including personal visits and asks, and moving prospects from identification to Become knowledgeable of college of dentistry education and research programs and projects to identify matches with donor interests.

Collaborate with internal communications, development, alumni relations and operations and services staff as appropriate to prepare proposals, reports, gift agreements, letters, and other fundraising materials, ensuring that the flow of information and materials is handled efficiently and Ensure contacts with donors and prospective donors are recorded in the university alumni and donor database in a timely and accurate manner and compile reports to support Participate in development training, and college and university meetings, team planning and other activities that contribute to achieving college and university-wide goals in development, communications, and alumni Identify and bring forward planned giving leads from the colleges to University Relations for discussion and planning. Develop a solid understanding of the university’s Indigenous engagement and Indigenization priorities. Work collaboratively with University Relations to develop strategies to increase philanthropic support to the colleges. Be the key lead on weekly stewardship reports.

Engage with and incorporate diverse cultural backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. Planning and Strategy: In consultation with the Dean, develop, contribute to, and participate in an annual and multi-year fundraising plan that supports college priorities, programs and Assist in the fostering of a culture of philanthropy within the colleges that prompts college leadership and faculty to assist in maintaining meaningful personal contact with donors and Inform the Dean when donors are attending college alumni and reunion events and attend when appropriate to strengthen engagement and build affinity with alumni and donors. Recognition and Stewardship: Maintain contact with internal and external donors and prospects to monitor their satisfaction and engagement and evaluate and report on fundraising initiatives and progress in meeting Strengthen long-term relationships with college donors by ensuring they are recognized in ways that are meaningful to them and that are in alignment with institutional recognition Work collaboratively with University Relations and college staff and faculty to ensure effective production and coordination of annual stewardship Ensure regular and consistent reporting of impact back to donors in a timely manner Run weekly stewardship reports for the colleges and distribute to the appropriate relationship managers to manage. Seek opportunities and then permission from donors to engage in a donor spotlight story to demonstrate philanthropic impact and inspire others.

Coordinate distribution of donor story with college communications and alumni staff through appropriate channels. Education: A relevant undergraduate degree and appropriate education and experience in a related field. CFRE designation would be considered an asset. Experience: Three to five years of fundraising experience with a demonstrated progression in level of responsibility.

Three to five years of experience in fundraising and major gifts is preferred. Knowledge of the University of Saskatchewan and an understanding of strategic planning, fundraising, sales, financial services, events management, or alumni relations is an asset. Experience working in a diverse and inclusive environment is required. Skills: Demonstrated integrity, professional maturity, discretion, judgment, and decisiveness to inspire confidence among internal and external stakeholders; goal oriented and results driven with proven ability to take initiative; ability to work independently and collaboratively; strong interpersonal relationship-building skills; strong ethics with the capacity to build consensus; ability to handle interactions with tact, discretion, and cultural sensitivity; maintain positive relations with diverse stakeholders through a courteous, confidential and professional manner; demonstrated analytical and organizational skills, including the effective planning and management of multiple projects; ability to problem-solve, think and act strategically and creatively; excellent communication skills, both written and oral including public speaking; proficiency in computer applications including Microsoft Suite including Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, and Excel.

Department: College of Dentistry Status: Permanent Employment Group: ASPA Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0 Salary: The salary range, based on 1.0 FTE, is $64,107.00 – 100,169.00 per annum. The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Salary Family (if applicable): Specialist Professional Salary Phase/Band: Phase 2 Posted Date: 9/13/2023 Closing Date: 9/27/2023 at 6:00 pm CST Number of Openings: 1 Work Location: May be eligible for hybrid work under the terms of USask’s Alternative Workspace Guidelines The successful applicant will be required to provide the following current verification(s) where ‘Yes’ is indicated below. Further information is available at: Criminal Record Check: Not Applicable Driver’s License and Abstract Check: Not Applicable Education/Credential Verification: Not Applicable Vulnerable Sector Check: Not Applicable The University is committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion, and are proud to support career opportunities for Indigenous peoples to reflect the community we serve.

We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request.

We continue to grow our partnerships with Indigenous communities across the province, nationally, and internationally and value the unique perspective that Indigenous employees provide to strengthen these relationships. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapwewin: Indigenous Truth policy and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy. Successful candidates that assert Indigenous membership/citizenship will be asked to complete the verification process of Indigenous membership/citizenship with documentation. The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis.

We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.


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