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Associate Director of Development - RyersonU

Sep 20, 2020
Toronto, Ontario
Entry Level, Early Career

About Ryerson

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

As an employer, we’re working towards a people first culture and we're proud to have been selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers and one of Greater Toronto's Top Employer for 2015, 2016, and 2017. To learn more about our work environment and innovative educational environment, visit http://www.ryerson.ca, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR, and @RyersonECI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.

About University Advancement

University Advancement (UA) is a comprehensive development and alumni relations enterprise serving the priorities of Ryerson’s academic plan. Our mission is to build lifelong relationships, engaging alumni and friends, faculty and staff, and corporations and foundations, and matching their interests with the needs and priorities of the university. University Advancement at Ryerson is a dedicated team of professionals, committed to collaboration, diversity, and integrity, and to being trustworthy stewards of our donors’ investments.

About the Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science (FOS) at Ryerson University is a powerhouse of leading-edge applied research and education located in the heart of downtown Toronto. We deliver high-quality education that produces workforce-ready graduates and we conduct vital research that improves the quality of lives around the globe. The Faculty of Science is committed to interdisciplinary teaching and research across our four departments - physics, chemistry and biology, computer science, and mathematics - to prepare students for a career in the lab, the emergency room, and beyond. To learn more about the faculty, visit www.ryerson.ca/science/ and search @RyersonSci on Twitter and ryersonsci Instagram.

The Opportunity

We are looking for an experienced Associate Director of Development (ADOD) to join our team! The successful candidate will be responsible for managing a portfolio of major gift prospects and developing and implementing plans for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of such gifts in support of the Faculty of Science. The ADOD will ensure proper stewardship takes place following a gift to maintain the donor’s involvement, interest and support. They will also oversee the planning and execution of related events, manage work plans and calendars.

The Associate Director of Development will support the cultivation and solicitation activities of volunteers. They will also assist in the researching and writing of proposals, grant applications and other fundraising materials as it relates to individual, foundation and corporate prospects in supporting Ryerson’s fundraising goals.

Qualifications

  • Successful completion of a post-secondary degree in a related field and a minimum of three (3) years experience of progressively responsible fundraising and development management experience preferably in an educational environment
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to identify and implement major gift strategic planning and solicitation strategies.
  • Must possess a working knowledge of complex information systems, prospect tracking, research, tax laws, basic financial planning and deferred giving programs.
  • Experience with documentation and presentation preparation related to fundraising strategy. 
  • Experience managing and training volunteers and volunteer programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal stakeholders at all levels of the University.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills and creativity and imagination.
  • Exceptional interpersonal/social interaction skills
  • Prospect identification skills, knowledge of research methodology and skills in the evaluation, rating and moves management of prospects.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, especially in the area of proposal writing and interaction with stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in the use of a fundraising database and MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).

We encourage all First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples or Indigenous peoples of North America, to self-identify in their applications and also reach out to Tracey King, Aboriginal HR Consultant for support during the selection process.

As part of the selection process, candidates may be required to complete an occupational assessment.  

Applications will only be accepted online through Ryerson's careersite.

Important Notice Re: Job Postings during COVID-19

While we are committed to ensuring the best possible experience for all applicants, due to the situation regarding COVID-19, please be advised that Ryerson University ("Ryerson") reserves the right to pause a job competition at any stage in the process. Applicants will be notified in the event that the job competition process in which they are participating is suspended or paused. We appreciate your understanding during these unprecedented times. Thank you for your interest in Ryerson University.

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