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Senior Development Officer

Position Type Full-Time
Start 06/17/2019
School Name Pickering College
City, State Newmarket, ON 
Posted 04/18/2019

Pickering College is an independent day and boarding school for boys and girls from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. Founded in 1842 as a Quaker school, and established in our current Newmarket location in 1909, the mission of Pickering College is to instill in each individual the ability and responsibility to make the world greater, better and more beautiful than they discovered it. Our vision is to develop innovative, courageous and compassionate global citizens who take action, true to Quaker values.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Development, the Senior Development Officer will be a lead solicitor in bringing the Pickering College vision to external constituencies to build long-term relationships to secure philanthropic support, with key responsibilities for donor identification, solicitation and stewardship. This will be achieved through managing the major gifts program at Pickering College to achieve identified targets during the course of the current capital campaign and beyond. This will include identifying and cultivating prospects, and managing a portfolio of major gifts prospects with a focus on gifts greater than $50,000. The Senior Development Officer will identify and research prospects using a variety of resources including the Raiser’s Edge database, and will research and develop material for case statements, proposals, call plans and briefing notes. Working closely with other members of the Development and Parent & Alumni Relations team, Board members, Communications team, faculty and staff, the Senior Development Officer will successfully secure donations to achieve desired fundraising goals.

This position requires excellent organizational, communication, problem solving and customer service skills. The ideal candidate has a University or College degree, a minimum of 5 years of fundraising experience, and preferably a CFRE or other fundraising designation.   This experience will be coupled with proven experience strategizing, researching, planning and executing major gifts of greater than $50,000 in a campaign environment. Candidates must have extensive experience with use of a donor database, preferably Raiser’s Edge, in order to record, analyze, report and track prospects through “moves management”, along with significant exposure to use of data analytics. In addition, applicants must bring familiarity with all legislation pertaining to charitable giving. Experience working in an educational environment is an asset, with independent school experience preferred.


Qualified and interested candidates are invited to send a cover letter and resume no later than May 9, 2019 to:



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