Term: 2 years
The Senior Development Officer (SDO) is responsible for the full scope of development activities related to the discovery, cultivation, solicitation, recognition, and stewardship of a portfolio of prospects and donors to the Faculty of Science and collaboratively with the greater University of Waterloo community. Under the direction of the Director of Advancement, and as part of a Faculty advancement team, the SDO works closely with the Dean, Associate Director - Advancement, Faculty leadership and volunteers to identify and qualify prospects and to strategically engage, cultivate and solicit financial support for Faculty priorities which align with donor interests.
The incumbent develops strategies to promote ongoing and/or increased giving; this includes personally soliciting gifts, sponsorship and funding independently, and in concert with University Executives, volunteers, faculty and staff, appropriate to donor interests and university policy. The S/DO will actively use planned giving, donor relations and stewardship, annual and leadership giving, and information based systems to advance the Faculty and science, in the context of a highly collaborative Advancement team.
Major Gift Fundraising
Communication and Coordination