University of Alberta

Assistant Director, Development

Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine

Competition No.  -    A109537892
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

Reporting to the Assistant Dean, Development the Assistant Director, Development is responsible for development activities that result in financial support for the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.

The Assistant Director works collaboratively with faculty academic leaders and the Assistant Dean, Development to build and advance strong personal and professional relationships that result in philanthropic contributions from alumni, parents and friends; manages a portfolio of approximately 150 prospective donors with the capacity to make commitments of up to $50K; works with the Assistant Dean, Development to match donor interest with institutional and faculty priorities, develops funding proposals, negotiates and structures gifts to the university; prepares effective cultivation, solicitation and stewardship plans for current and prospective donors, sometimes involving other colleagues within the Office of Advancement, as well as the Dean of the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine and volunteers; and ensures the timely capture and recording of data relating to cultivation, solicitation and stewardship activity that is related to the assigned prospect pool.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Participates in strategy development and execution for faculty fundraising; works with the Assistant Dean, Development to establish and evaluate annual fundraising targets and operational plans.
  • Manages a portfolio of 150 relationships with a current giving level of under $50,000; personally visits gift prospects/donors annually.
  • Schedules and plans travel as necessary to facilitate personal visits with top prospects.
  • Supports the activities of the Assistant Dean, Development in identifying potential major gift prospects and moving the relationship as required.
  • Collaborates with the Assistant Dean, Development and the Office of Advancement on alumni engagement strategies, prospect identification, annual giving strategies, gift processing and stewardship of donors.
  • Collaborates with other faculty-based fundraisers, faculty-based academic leaders and senior university representatives for skills development, information sharing and the implementation of joint opportunities and common challenges.

Ideal candidates will:

  • Possess an undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution.  Asset: a degree in of rehabilitation
  • Have proven experience in frontline fundraising, preferably in higher education or health care
  • Have an ability to work autonomously and to handle multiple accounts simultaneously
  • Have demonstrated ability to be a contributing member of a multi-disciplinary team(s)
  • Have knowledge of a variety of fundraising tools and strategies
  • Understand the needs and interests of gift donors
  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Have an interest in all aspects of education and a dedication to promoting the University’s fund raising priorities
  • Have the ability to meet deadlines and juggle competing priorities in a high-paced environment
  • Possession of a CFRE certification is considered an asset
  • Regular travel to visit donors and prospective donors is required

In accordance with the Temporary Administrative and Professional Staff (TAPS) agreement, this position is a contract appointment until July 2020; with the possibility of renewal, and offers a comprehensive benefits package. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. This position is located in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine in Corbett Hall on the University of Alberta North Campus, Edmonton, Alberta.

Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

Thank you for your interest in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.