A leading International Baccalaureate (IB) World School for girls, Branksome Hall challenges and inspires students to love learning and shape a better world. We encourage students to push boundaries, unleash their imagination and to explore creative solutions to challenges of all sizes and scopes. The world is ever-changing and Branksome Hall places innovation at the forefront in preparing our students for the future and as influential, confident leaders.
Posted On: 2021-09-24
Closing On: 2021-10-24
Location: Toronto, ON
Employment Type: Full-Time, 3-year Contract
As a member of the growing Advancement and Community Engagement team, the Senior Manager, Major and Planned Gifts brings experience to the team in the strategy and solicitation of significant gifts. They will provide senior support related to the Campaign and Major Gifts to the Director, Campaign and Development, leadership oversight for the Annual and Leadership Giving program, and management of the Planned Giving program.
The Senior Manager will serve as a key member of the team, working with the Director, Campaign and Development and the Executive Director to develop and implement the strategy for Branksome Hall’s current campaign; the most ambitious fundraising effort in its 118 year history, as well as secure Major Gifts in support of the Campaign. As a seasoned professional, experienced in all areas of the donor cycle (identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship), the Senior Manager will also contribute to the school’s ongoing fundraising strategy leveraging superior communications and interpersonal skills.
The successful candidate will also play a management role on the team overseeing the Manager, Annual and Leadership Giving providing strategic support in developing plans to meet financial targets and to ensure synergies between annual and major gift support to create a robust prospect pipeline.
This is an exciting time for a talented and creative professional to join a world-renowned educational community, open to new possibilities and committed to making a difference.
Major Gifts and Campaign
- Manage a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors at the $50,000+ level
- Develop and maintain an in-depth knowledge of the school’s activities, funding priorities and needs. Applies this knowledge in matching interests of prospective donors with the strategic needs of the school
- Ensure the Executive Director and Director, Campaign and Development’s prospect portfolios are strategically proportioned with a robust pipeline of active prospects
- Support the Executive Director and Director, Campaign and Development on initiatives related to the campaign, including communications and volunteer management
- Work with the events team and other staff to develop a series of strategic engagement opportunities directly aimed at engaging prospective donors and encouraging philanthropic support
Annual and Leadership Giving
- Manage the Manager, Annual and Leadership Giving providing strategic oversight over the development and implementation of annual and leadership giving fundraising plans and initiatives
- Assist in setting financial targets and ensure targets are met
- Ensure that prospects are moved through the pipeline and potential major gift prospects are identified and assigned
- Ensure that the Manger, Annual and Leadership giving tasks are completed on schedule and standards and policies are followed
- Responsible for oversight of the school’s planned giving program, as well as a comprehensive marketing program
- Manage the creation and implementation of engagement events such as Will Clinics and Allied Professional Events
- Manage specific development related tasks in reference to planned gifts – assists donors, Lawyers, Accountants, Trust Officers, Financial Planners and insurance agents by providing general planned giving information
- With peers, develop and execute a 10 Elm Society (Planned Giving Society) stewardship program
- Provide guidance and education to staff about planned giving vehicles
- Organize, manage and track fundraising activities and information specifically: ensure donor activity is maintained in Raiser’s Edge and files, tacking key dates for renewals and re-engagement
- Attend a variety of functions both internally and externally, as required
With a proven track record in Major Gifts cultivation and solicitation activities, you hold a post-secondary degree or relevant post-secondary training, with five years fundraising experience, as well as experience working with volunteers and a range of constituent groups in a fast paced environment. A dynamic leader and mentor, you are flexible and adaptable, with the ability to set priorities, drive results and inspire and motivate others. You bring demonstrated knowledge of the annual and leadership giving, donor relationship cycle (identification, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship); principles of moves management and solid understanding of how Major and Planned Gift activities relate and connect to other Major and Planned Gift areas within development such as events, stewardship, research and annual giving.
Proficiency with Raiser’s Edge software, in MS office applications and Google Suite and high degree of comfort with a donor database for tracking prospect activity is required as are exceptional organizational, administrative, analytical, verbal and written communication skills. Professional presence, sound judgment, diplomacy and tact, with the ability to maintain confidentiality and work with sensitive information complete your profile.
Evening and weekend work may be required from time to time.
How to Apply:
If you would like to join a leading educational institution, and dynamic team, please click here to submit your resume and cover letter by October 4, 2021.
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.
Salary Range: $90,000 – $95,000