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Development Officer

Company: UBC Okanagan
Date Posted: November 18, 2015

The University of British Columbia


Development Officer


Salary Range:

$62,630 - $90,224

UBC Okanagan

As a full campus of UBC, UBCO is celebrating our 10th birthday in 2015. Having successfully concluded our start an evolution campaign this fall, we are focussing our attention on the current and future priorities of our faculties and campus. We have an opening for a development professional who is passionate about working closely with donors to help build capacity in our community.


As a major gift professional the Officer is responsible for managing fundraising relationships, including research, strategy development, proposals, solicitation and stewardship. Generally, the individual raises $750,000 to 1.5M annually and works with other performance benchmarks. Annual targets are set by work plan goals and objectives. The Officer works with a multifaceted team of colleagues in Kelowna and Vancouver to achieve success.


- Works in partnership with senior management to facilitate maximum private and public sector support for the campus;
- Develops and implements a comprehensive plan for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gift prospects and donors;
- Develops and implements strategies for closing major gift solicitations and coordinates staffing for major gift solicitations;
- Develops and manages a portfolio of major gift prospects (75-125) making face-to-face visits (100-125 annually) for the purpose of discovery, cultivation and solicitation strategies for major gift prospects (a major gift is defined as a donation of $25,000 or more); or is responsible for supporting development related activities of senior university administration by managing complex relationships with multi-unit stakeholders;
- Develops proposals and works with donors to generate gifts for priority projects, with an expectation to make solicitations (20-25 annually) at the major gift level;
- Ensures that appropriate donor recognition, acknowledgment and stewardship activities are in place;


An undergraduate degree in an applicable discipline or the equivalent combination of education and three years of relevant experience. Thorough knowledge of the university environment and academic structure is preferred. Ability to prioritize and work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines. Ability to exercise tact and discretion. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to foster community relationships and fundraising opportunities. Ability to analyze problems, identify key information and issues, and effectively resolve challenges.

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