Development Officer (MR1134)
McGill University Human Resources

Development Officer (MR1134)




McGill University - Human Resources


Position Title:

Development Officer (COM2C)

Position Summary:


Under the general direction of the Associate Director, Development in the Faculty of Medicine, the incumbent is responsible for securing Special and Major Gifts for the Faculty of Medicine in the up to $1M range, developing and managing a portfolio of prospects, developing and building relationships with donors around professional and social networks, and building and managing a network of fundraising volunteers.

Primary Responsibilities:


    Provide professional expertise and advice while working in close collaboration with colleagues across the Faculty of Medicine and the McGill University Advancement Office.

    Manage a personal portfolio of prospects and donors for the Faculty. Encourage and seek philanthropic support for McGill. Formulate, recommend and implement cultivation, engagement, solicitation and stewardship strategies to secure gifts from the prospects portfolio.

    Identify, cultivate and solicit prospects capable of contributing gifts to Faculty and University priorities.

    Through personal visits, identify and qualify individuals to determine capacity, inclination and interests in providing special and major gift support to the Faculty. Evaluate and recommend appropriate next steps for newly qualified potential donors and current donors.

    Conduct prospecting activities to identify and qualify prospects to further build the giving pipeline for the Faculty.

    Identify, recruit, train and manage network of volunteers to assist with fundraising activities. Responsible for all schedules and follow-up communications to volunteers pre- and post- meetings.

    Participate in the Faculty of Medicine and McGill events as part of an integrated approach to prospect identification, cultivation and stewardship.

    Generate written materials associated with the fundraising process, such as proposals, reports and general correspondence.

    Participate in Prospect Management System; file timely and appropriate contact reports, recording of proposals, etc.

    Undertake in-depth analysis of complex problems/issues, articulate alternatives and recommend solutions.

    Develop an in depth understanding of the Faculty and University’s key fundraising priorities. Participate in the development and implementation of new initiatives that support the strategic direction of the Faculty by keeping abreast of new developments and trends in the field of alumni relations and fundraising.


Minimum Education & Experience:


Undergraduate degree


Three (3) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills And/Or Abilities:

Direct fundraising experience with a proven track-record of success in the cultivation, solicitation, and closing of gifts preferably in an academic/higher education or in business development in the private sector. Results-driven, a self-starter, and highly motivated with a demonstrated ability to build constructive and effective relationships. Client-focused, with strong skills in listening, negotiating, planning, organizing, priority setting, analyzing, and problem-solving. Excellent interpersonal skills with strong presentation and written communications skills with a high degree of diplomacy. Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to manage multiple projects within tightly prescribed timetables. Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team. Demonstrates discretion and judgment in his/her decisions concerning the sharing of privileged information. Demonstrated ability to work in a PC environment, using MS Office, and client-server database software. English, spoken and written; French, spoken and written.

Reference Number:


Reporting To:

Associate Director, Development

Salary Range:

(Grade 04) $50,800 - $63,500 (midpoint) $82,600


University Advancement

Position Type:


Hours Per Week:


How To Apply:


Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to University Advancement at


The deadline to apply for this position is May 24, 2019 at 5:00 PM.


*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*


We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, University Advancement will only contact applicants selected for an interview.

McGill applicants, covered by the McGill Non-Unionized, Non-Academic Personnel Policies and Procedures, must apply to a regular M and Excluded position within ten (10) working days of the date of publication to maintain internal priority.

McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, Professor Angela Campbell, Associate Provost (Equity and Academic Policies) at or 514-398-1660.

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