Annual and Leadership Giving Coordinator

Posted on 04/21/2023

University of Toronto

Toronto, Canada

About us: 

The Division of University Advancement (DUA) aims to sustain and enhance the University of Toronto’s academic mission, leadership, and worldwide impact, by engaging alumni and private sector constituentsmeaningfully in the mission of the University, building mutually beneficial relationships of increasing value and satisfaction over time.

DUA at the University of Toronto is engaged in a transformative agenda deeply rooted in the University’s vision for growth and innovation. We are focused on growing fundraising efforts; enhancing the effectiveness and satisfaction of alumni engagement and programs; building advancement talent capacity within and across divisions; creating an organizationand culture that fosters diversity and inclusiveness.

Your Opportunity: 

Annual and Leadership Giving team provides strategy, direction and management to the growth of U of T’s annual giving programs. As a member of the annual and leadership giving team, you will support fundraising and stewardship efforts to grow mass philanthropic engagement and individual philanthropic engagement. We hire outstanding people from a variety of backgrounds and currently seek a Coordinator to join our diverse group of talented individuals.

As a member of the annual and leadership giving team working under the general direction of the Associate Director, Annual Leadership Giving Campaigns, the Coordinator will administer and evaluate the campaign performance of mass philanthropic campaigns. The service-oriented incumbent will develop and implement multi-channel solicitation efforts, including direct mail, email and telefundraising, by coordinating the services of internal and external resources, collaborate on the composition and production of campaign collateral materials and donor communications, and serve as a liaison with divisions. The detail oriented incumbent will analyze campaign data and results, segment lists and update donor records. The incumbent will also provide customer service through follow up on direct mail, on-line and telefund initiated inquiries.

Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Assessing needs and contributing to the development and implementation of plans for prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and recognition
  • Developing and implementing donor engagement plans that support strategic objectives
  • Determining logistics required for fundraising activities including direct mail, email and telefund
  • Advising on the development of promotional/outreach materials
  • Maintaining information on digital platforms
  • Determining logistical details required for donor mailing campaigns
  • Providing formal job-related training
  • Directing the work of volunteers in defined activities

Essential Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or acceptable combination of equivalent experience
  • Minimum four years relevant experience; with knowledge of the general area of postsecondary or continuing education
  • Experience with fundraising and stewardship efforts
  • Experience implementing multi-channel solicitation efforts, including direct mail, email and telefundraising
  • Experience performing data extraction, data analysis and reporting
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office software (especially in Excel) and familiarity with maintaining web sites. ARBOR or other Blackbaud software applications experience required.
  • Detail oriented, strong organizational and analytical skills, project and time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task while working under pressure to meet competing deadlines
  • Strong oral, written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact with individuals of diverse backgrounds and interests both within and beyond the University
  • Strong customer service orientation; ability to demonstrate tact, diplomacy, sensitivity and discretion in dealing with individuals of affluence and influence
  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team. Ability to work in a hectic and results oriented environment

To be successful in this role you will be: 

  • Diplomatic
  • Goal oriented
  • Intuitive
  • Meticulous
  • Multi-tasker
  • Organized

NOTE: This is an ONE (1) year term position.

Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 11 — $67,659 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $86,523. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol. 

Lived Experience Statement
Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ communities, persons with disabilities, and other equity deserving groups are encouraged to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the posted position.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

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