Senior Development Manager, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences (CSAHS) – UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH

In our work, 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 of Guelph 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 Director, Major Gift Advancement, you’ll be responsible for major gift fundraising (contributions of $25,000 or greater and planned gifts) to support the fundraising priorities of the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences. As Senior Development Manager, you will be expected to personally generate a minimum of $1 million in new major gifts and pledges annually, and work to advance priorities with alumni, corporations, grateful clients, and other friends of the University.

Salary Range:  $70,157 – $105,235

Posted On:  September 28, 2023

Closing On:  October 2, 2023

Location:  Guelph, Ontario

Employment Type:  Permanent, Full Time

Level:  Junior

Salary Range:  $70,157 –  $105,235


We believe that fundraising is a team sport, and collaboration with colleagues across the board is essential for success. Working in tandem with senior development managers in other colleges is highly encouraged. More specifically, your responsibilities will include:


To assume the role of Senior Development Manager, you should be an experienced fundraiser and skilled relationship-builder with a profile that includes:

The University of Guelph ( is 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 Senior Development Manager, including application instructions, please go to our website at   quoting Hiring #2023-0512, 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.