Senior Development Officer
Alumni & Development

The Opportunity
MacEwan University is seeking Senior Development Officers. We have two openings including a continuing position and a temporary position for up to six months. These positions will plan and manage philanthropic and sponsorship activity; including the cultivation and stewardship of relationships with community stakeholders, alumni and other university partners.

Edmonton is a regional hub for Northern Alberta; MacEwan University is positioned in the downtown core of the city and is well-loved and recognized for its outstanding learning experiences and community engagement. There are many ways to connect with MacEwan University, and many people have for over 40 years. It is the key responsibility of the Senior Development Officer to establish, build, and maintain those relationships with a focus on achieving university, and departmental goals and objectives.

About MacEwan University
Located in the heart of Edmonton, MacEwan University is proud to be recognized as a preferred institution for Business, Nursing, Engineering Transfer, as well as Arts and Arts Management. MacEwan University provides students with skills and training they need to be in demand in their respective fields.

MacEwan University is:
• the largest ‘transfer in’ university for undergraduate programs in Alberta;
• has the largest enrollment of any business degree program in Alberta;
• has a 7:1 enrolment ratio for the Bachelors of Science in Nursing program;
• supports over 20,000 students - 12,000 are enrolled in full time programming;
• the third largest university in Alberta; and
• the Faculty of Arts and Sciences has experienced a 12% annual growth rate since 2009

MacEwan continues to grow and the new Centre for Arts and Culture, which is under construction on 104 avenue and 110 street, will have approximately 430,000 square feet of classroom, lab, exhibit, and performance space, along with state-of-the-art technology. With a total project cost of $181 million, the building will be an integral component to the educational experience for students in the Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications, and for the entire university. Not only will it allow for future growth, it increases student access to programming, services and downtown amenities. The centre will open fall 2017.

The Ideal Candidate
Senior Development Officers must be highly organized and able to manage and prioritize a caseload to meet department objectives. The ideal candidate is mature and able to handle situations with exceptional tact and diplomacy. The Senior Development Officer is polished and confident with the ability to work successfully in a diverse stakeholder environment. You are politically astute and possess a good understanding of the Edmonton business community in order to recognize opportunities that meet the needs of donors and the university.

A post-secondary degree along with a minimum of five (5) years’ progressive experience in major or planned gift fundraising is required. Although equivalencies will be considered. Membership in good standing with a professional organization/association such as the Canadian Association of Gift Planners, Association of Fundraising Professionals or Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education is required. You will have a demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategies for major gift solicitations and experience working with volunteers in a fundraising environment.

When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary, and:

• Generous vacation time
• Secure pension plan
• Excellent benefits package
• Effective recognition and retention programs
• Continuous learning culture
• Opportunities for career growth

You can view the benefits using this link:

This position is included under the Administrative Support and Supervisory Personnel Employment Policy (D1020).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-Time Continuing
Salary Commensurate with education and experience 
Closing Date Friday, February 12th, 2016
Competition No. 16.01.013
Apply In Person/By Mail MacEwan University
Human Resources Department
University Services Centre
Rm. 10-600, 10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton AB T5J 4S2

Fax: (780) 497-5430
Apply Online Apply Now

Personal Information Collection Notification
Personal information is being collected to determine your qualifications for employment. This information is collected, used and protected under the authority of and in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. It may be provided to non-HR members of a hiring and interview panel if your application advances to that stage of the hiring process. If you have any questions about these arrangements, please contact: Human Resources, University Services Centre, Rm. 10-600, 10700-104 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 4S2 or phone (780) 497-5434.