Associate Director, Development

Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
20 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
02 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Associate Director, Development
Date Posted: 10/19/2020
Req ID:1556
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Medicine
Department: Advancement Medicine
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


About us:

Home to over 40 departments and institutes, the University of Toronto's Temerty Faculty of Medicine lies at the heart of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network and is a global leader in ground-breaking research and education, spanning clinical medicine, basic science and the rehabilitation sciences sectors.

Your Opportunity:

The Temerty Faculty of Medicine's Advancement Office connects a community of alumni, volunteers and donors to meaningful and transformative initiatives advancing health and health care. As the research and educational hub within Toronto's robust health sciences network, the Temerty Faculty of Medicine is uniquely positioned for impact.

As Associate Director, you will support our development team by providing leadership and contributing to the strategic development, evaluation, and implementation of our leadership and major gift fundraising strategies and programs. You will support a $50 million + goal annually by identifying opportunities to further strengthen process and optimize existing resources and talent, including the development of major gift resource source documents and toolkits. You will oversee recognition, stewardship and gift processing roles, and contribute to an overarching plan related to large scale stewardship initiatives. Your high degree of professionalism, collaborative approach and well-developed interpersonal skills will be critical to driving the department’s strategic vision forward and for achieving great success in this role.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Recommending strategies and providing tools for front line officers to integrate engagement opportunities into individual cultivation plans and acting as liaison across teams to ensure a robust annual calendar of offerings is available
  • Supporting the cultivation and stewardship of unassigned donors, and may support Departments with navigating complex, or inaugural gift fulfillment
  • Serving as counsel and collaborator, providing strategic and practical advice regarding UofT policies, guidelines and practices, as they relate to advancement
  • Overseeing donor stewardship and recognition programs - ensuring exemplary stewardship of donors through public recognition programs, regular reports and the allocation of donor funds
  • Developing short- and long-term strategic plans and related philanthropic operational benchmarks, in collaboration with the Director of Development
  • Supervising staff and enabling the achievement of individual goals 

Essential Qualifications:

  • University Degree, or the equivalent combination of education and fundraising experience.
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in advancement and/or the non-profit sector with a proven track record of success
  • Experience developing and implementing comprehensive fundraising strategies and plans, driving cross team collaboration to enable the creation of inspiring gift opportunities
  • Demonstrated experience operating effectively in complex multi-stakeholder environments such as education and healthcare, working with researchers and clinicians
  • Proven track record of preparing strong donor proposals, case for support materials, stewardship reports and other related written development documents.
  • Demonstrated experience with Human Resources management and supervisory experience
  • Experience in project management, including successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of a project.
  • Experience overseeing or setting stewardship programming and preparation, oversight and reconciliation of detailed budgets
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite; strong knowledge and experience with donor databases
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills
  • Strong team player who values collaboration and excellent interpersonal skills. 
  • Proven track record of communicating complex ideas or concepts in an accessible and direct manner to enable clarity and inspire cooperation
  • Proven leadership, with the ability to motivate colleagues and manage volunteers and staff.
  • Evidence of tact, political acuity, diplomacy and initiative, careful attention to detail and creativity.
  • Strong project management skills, ability to multi-task successfully in a fast-paced and results oriented environment.

To be successful in this role, you will be:

  • Goal oriented
  • Communicator
  • Self-directed
  • Tactful
  • Perceptive

Closing Date: 11/02/2020, 11:59PM EDT
Employee Group: Salaried
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: 1AP -- Broadband Salary Range: $76,286 - $176,046
Job Category: Administrative / Managerial

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

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

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