Saskatchewan Polytechnic


Job Title:                            Development Officer (Full-Time, Term)

Location:                            Any Saskatchewan Location

Closing Date:                    June 18, 2024

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Job Description:

The Development Officer manages a portfolio of up to 120 donors and is responsible for establishing and managing effective relationships with major donor prospects and existing donors that generate gifts greater than $25,000. The Development Officer will solicit prospects and identify and motivate those individuals, organizations, and foundations who can advance Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s mission through their charitable giving. Creating submissions to foundations takes sophisticated skills to be able to navigate internal and external stakeholders.
Duties include:
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 $1,000,000 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.



-Diploma or Undergraduate Degree AND/OR equivalent experience in related fields such as Business, Marketing, Communications, Social Sciences, etc.
-Five years of experience working in a fundraising position within a donor cycle, identifying, cultivating, and securing gifts from prospects.
-Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of principles for philanthropy, fundraising, planned gift giving, gifts in kind, and bursaries.
-Knowledge of the Canadian philanthropic environment, CRA charitable giving regulations, and available charitable gift vehicles.
-Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
-Demonstrated problem-solving, research and analytical skills.
-Able to initiate, write, analyze, monitor, evaluate and advance strategic development plans.
-Able to cultivate and nurture sustainable relationships with donors, senior volunteers, institutional and business leaders and across all levels in the organization.
-Intermediate computer skills and proficiency with basic office software, such as MS Office, and the ability to quickly learn function-specific software.

-Demonstrates valuing diversity


Salary Range:        $2,528.96 - $3,020.85 bi-weekly