Senior Development Officer (Faculty of Arts and Science)


Queen's University - Office of Advancement


Sept. 21, 2016


Job Description:

Senior Development Officer (Faculty of Arts and Science) Department of Development, Office of Advancement Are you looking for a challenge to showcase your fundraising expertise while making a great impact to Queen’s University strategic priorities? The Office of Advancement at Queen’s University seeks a candidate that can think and act strategically, creatively and dynamically in order to develop and nurture sustainable long-term relationships with alumni, donors, friends and volunteers.


As the Senior Development Officer (Faculty of Arts and Science) you will:

• Nurture and develop sustainable long-term relationships that will result in the highest level of philanthropic support for initiatives in the Faculty of Arts and Science, including but not limited to the Library, and broader University community.
• Serve as the primary liaison between the Office of Advancement, donors, volunteers and other University project administrators to maximize private funding for top University priorities.
• Motivate, organize and gain commitment from a broad range of influential volunteers and University senior administrators who will assist in securing philanthropic commitments, especially those related to scholarships.
• Develop strategies, execute the plan and negotiate as required to meet objectives. Develop a multi-year plan of goals with precise deadlines to maximize private funding for University priorities and to coincide with the goals of the University and the Department of Development to execute the plan of the assigned project.
• Meet with the Executive Director on a regular basis to review progress against annual goals and prospect strategy development.
• Identify, evaluate, cultivate and canvas appropriate prospective donors (including individuals, corporations and foundations) with a primary focus on securing major gifts above $25,000; many of these donors may be new prospects to Queen’s identified for the first time for this particular project, thereby requiring a great deal of creativity and time in cultivation.
• Develop and maintain an in-depth knowledge of the Faculty/ University’s activities, priorities and needs in both teaching and research. Apply this knowledge in matching the interests and needs of prospective donors with the strategic needs of the university.
• Analyze data, track activity and prepare reports, including up-to-date prospect pipeline and active proposal evaluations required to formulate, execute, evaluate and benchmark strategic and priority driven implementation plans.
• Communicate regularly with other staff members in the Office of Advancement to coordinate the solicitation of prospective donors and to stay abreast of any relevant developments and/or legislation that may assist in maximizing philanthropic revenue.
• Carry out special projects, as required.


The ideal candidate will have:

• An undergraduate university degree.
• Progressively responsible career experience developing client/partner prospects, along with an understanding of fundraising principles.
• Proven experience managing projects and client development campaigns, soliciting and closing large transactions with multiple clients, and using prospect research tools and technique, preferably within a post-secondary environment.
• Demonstrated experience developing strategic plans that outline specific goals and objectives to be achieved with existing and potential executive partners.

For additional details on this term appointment, including qualifications, essential competencies and special skills, please visit our Human Resources website at or email Carla Ferreira Rodrigues, Human Resources Officer for the Office of Advancement at

How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying please send a cover letter and resume by Wednesday, September 21, 2016, quoting competition #2016-273, to The University thanks all who express an interest in this position and advises that only those selected for interviews will be contacted. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Carla Ferreira Rodrigues, at or 613-533-6771.

One of Canada’s leading universities, Queen’s has a long-standing reputation for academic excellence, research and a diverse and vibrant learning environment. With its strong tradition of public service, the University has helped to shape Canadian values and policies, educating notable political and cultural figures. Queen’s University is located in the heart of the community in historic Kingston, midpoint between Montreal and Toronto, and the nation’s capital.

Contact Name: Carla Ferreira Rodrigues
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Contact Phone: 613-533-6771

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