Manager, Legacy Giving and Stewardship – UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH

In our work, at the department of Alumni Affairs and Development, we advance the mission of the University of Guelph by building lifelong relationships with our community: alumni, donors, and friends. Our vision is for the University to be personally relevant in the lives of our community members. Through these relationships, we amplify the impact of philanthropy to create unique solutions for the challenges facing our world. As a member of this campus-wide team, you’ll epitomize the department’s shared values of respect, empowerment, integrity, appreciation, and forward focus.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Legacy Giving, you will be responsible for legacy giving fundraising (gifts in wills and estates), with the expectation that you will personally confirm 10 legacy gifts annually. As Manager of Legacy Giving and Stewardship, you will work to secure future revenue with an external audience, including alumni, donors and friends of the University of Guelph, through donor qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.

Salary Range:  $64,806-$97,208

Posted On:  June 16, 2023

Closing On:  July 30, 2023

Location:  Guelph, Ontario

Employment Type:  Full Time

Level:  Junior

Salary Range:  $64,806-$97,208


Your responsibilities will include:

The University is currently stewarding confirmed deferred gift expectancies from over 600 donors, with deferred/future gift expectancies currently valued at over $90 million. As a result, you will be responsible for the following:



To assume the role of Manager, Legacy Giving and Stewardship, you should be an experienced fundraiser and exceptional relationship builder with a profile that includes:

The University of Guelph (www.uoguelph.cais one of Canada’s leading research-intensive comprehensive institutions, with a record of outstanding scholarship in the arts, humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical and engineering sciences, agriculture and veterinary sciences. This is your chance to join us in our endeavour to improve life.

To view a detailed posting for the role of Manager, Legacy Giving and Stewardship, including application instructions, please go to our website at, quoting Hiring #2023-0325, must be sent to:


At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to the further diversification of our Institution.