Senior Development Officer, Stewardship – BRANKSOME HALL
Reporting to the Director, Campaign and Development and working collaboratively with other members of the Advancement & Community Engagement (ACE) team, the Senior Development Officer, Stewardship is responsible for the development, implementation and growth of all aspects of Branksome Hall’s Stewardship Program. Working collaboratively with all members of the ACE team, the incumbent will develop and drive a comprehensive, strategic recognition and engagement system that relays impact, educates and inspires donors, and instills donor confidence to foster lasting relationships between Branksome and its benefactors.
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Effective: ASAP
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: beginner
Salary Range: $80,000 – $90,000
Posted On: February 18, 2022
Closing On: March 4, 2022

Employment Terms: Full-Time, 3-year Contract

Start Date: ASAP

Branksome Hall, a leading independent International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for girls challenges and inspires students to love learning and shape a better world. Through the unique combination of wellbeing, outstanding academics and international mindedness, Branksome Hall students and employees become impactful leaders. With our values of Sense of Community, Inclusiveness, Creativity and Making a Difference as a foundation, Branksome Hall offers a strong liberal arts curriculum that develops critical thinking and inquiry skills.

Key Accountabilities include but are not limited to:

Stewardship planning:

  • Develop a Stewardship Program business plan and calendar including a timeline of activities;
  • Segment, evaluate and prioritize audiences;
  • Assist with the identification of Major Gift prospects.

Implementation of stewardship initiatives:

  • Create and implement a successful, integrated stewardship program, including matrix, giving societies, policies, guidelines and processes that supports giving at all levels including major gift donors, gift planning, annual and leadership giving;
  • Develop and implement creative and tailored stewardship programs for the school’s major and principal donors that incorporates their interests;
  • Support the creation of recognition and naming policies for the Campaign, manage naming opportunities inventory, presentations, oversee installation of new donor recognition plaques and manage the cumulative donor wall;
  • Prepare all stewardship reports including development of the Donor Impact Report;
  • Work collaboratively with Advancement Services and Finance to track donor gifts, manage gift agreements, stewardship deliverables, endowment spending and monitors stewardship preferences;
  • Assist with planning, development and logistics of donor stewardship events;
  • Regularly evaluate program success.

 Required Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree or equivalent;
  • Graduate certificate in fundraising and experience in an educational institution an asset;
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a stewardship or related role;
  • Demonstrated history of project management success and experience in curating and executing innovative stewardship programs and events;
  • Ability to critically analyze projects, be adaptive to changing circumstances and problem solve;
  • Ability to manipulate, analyze and manage data/gift information;
  • Must be well organized, able to prioritize and manage in a fast-paced and goal-oriented environment;
  • Superior written and strong verbal communication;
  • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge, Microsoft Office and Google Suite applications;
  • Knowledge of InDesign would be considered an asset;
  • Understanding of relevant CRA regulations;
  • Planning, budgeting and forecasting skills;
  • Must be collaborative, a self-starter and team-oriented.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please apply by March 4, 2022.

Branksome Hall is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the position. Branksome Hall is strongly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of colour, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with (dis)abilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas, and champion diversity in its broadest sense. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates engaging in all parts of the recruitment and selection process at Branksome Hall.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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