New job Development Project Officer in Ontario

Development Project Officer

Company : University of Ottawa
Salary : $56,939 - $71,922 a year
Location : Ontario

Full Description

Job ID:
Job Type:
Temporary Assignment or Contract
1 an / 1 year
Job Category:
Communications, Marketing and Public Relations
Open Positions:
Faculty / Department:
Telfer School of Management / External Relations - Development
Main campus (downtown)
Union Affiliation:
Support Staff (SSUO)
Date Posted:
September 6, 2021
Closing Date:
September 16, 2021
Hours per week:
Position Description

Salary (Grade: 08)

Hiring salary range

  • $71,922

    The University of Ottawa—A crossroads of cultures and ideas
    The University of Ottawa is home to over 50,000 students, faculty and staff, who live, work and study in both French and English. Our campus is a crossroads of cultures and ideas, where bold minds come together to inspire game-changing ideas. We are one of Canada’s top 10 research universities—our professors and researchers explore new approaches to today’s challenges. One of a handful of Canadian universities ranked among the top 200 in the world, we attract exceptional thinkers and welcome diverse perspectives from across the globe. Our employees come together around the shared purpose of constant improvement, personal development, service excellence, teamwork and a passion for learning with a desire to make uOttawa and the world a better place. Everyone's contributions are valued, we all play a part in making uOttawa a world-class institution. Most importantly, we make it possible for you to achieve your full potential. Because at uOttawa, you belong!

    Position purpose:

    Reporting to the Director of Development, assists in preparing and running fundraising activities to maximize donations to the Telfer School of Management from individuals, businesses and foundations. Stays in touch with key partners in order to identify and direct fundraising prospects. Helps in coordinating activities to identify, cultivate and solicit prospects to ensure donor stewardship and recognition. Helps implement plans set out to meet and exceed fundraising targets, and prepares regular updates and written reports.

    In this role you will:

    • Coordinate strategies for the Telfer School of Management’s campaign prospects in the key markets identified by the School.
    • Assist with the execution of short-term and long-term goals and objectives for the ongoing cultivation of prospective donors.
    • Assist with the preparation of meetings, including conducting basic research, drafting briefing notes and scheduling meetings.
    • Produce various reports regarding campaign projections and results for presentation to senior university administrators and volunteers.

    What you will bring:

    • Undergraduate degree
    • Minimum of three years’ experience in fundraising or related functions
    • Proven experience in administration and project management, including time management skills
    • Proven ability to synthesize information from various sources and to work in a dynamic, professional environment
    • Ability to work with the public, senior officials and high profile stakeholders
    • Sound judgement, with excellent listening, negotiating, problem-solving, priority-setting, and organizational skills
    • Knowledge of database, spreadsheet and word processing software, Windows operating system, email and Internet, coupled with the ability use a computerized system to analyse and manage data (experience with Raiser’s Edge and/or Maximizer is a strong asset).
    • Given the personal and private nature of some information on file, must be mature and able to exercise professional discretion and tact
    • Proven sense of initiative and ability to work both independently and as part of a team, often in collaboration with volunteers/donors
    • Superior oral and written communication skills in English and French
    • Availability to occasionally work evenings and weekends

    Key Competencies at uOttawa:
    Here are the required competencies for all of our employees at uOttawa:
    Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realise an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
    Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.
    Client Service Orientation: Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.
    Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.

    The University of Ottawa embraces diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We are passionate about our people and committed to employment equity. We foster a culture of respect, teamwork and inclusion, where collaboration, innovation, and creativity fuel our quest for research and teaching excellence. While all qualified persons are invited to apply, we welcome applications from qualified Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, women and LGBTQIA2S+ persons. The University is committed to creating and maintaining an accessible, barrier-free work environment. The University is also committed to working with applicants with disabilities requesting accommodation during the recruitment, assessment and selection processes. Applicants with disabilities may contact to communicate the accommodation need. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
    Note: if this is a union position: The hiring process will be governed by the current collective agreement related to the union affiliation noted above; you can click here to find out more.

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