Development – General, Donor Relations/Stewardship, Financial Management
4 Year Degree
Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Advancement, the Director, Giving provides collaborative leadership to a team of Advancement professionals for Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s fundraising programs, including major giving and campaigns, planned giving, leadership giving, and donor relations and stewardship. This position is responsible for significantly increasing and diversifying fundraising revenue by leading the development and implementation of fundraising programs and activities in support of Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s strategic plan with the key goal of achieving transformational growth and performance of the overall fundraising portfolio.
The Director, Giving is accountable for supervising, directing, and coaching the Giving team, providing leadership in building a collaborative, donor-centric culture, and sustaining fundraising performance. This position will work with leaders in other post-secondary institutions locally, nationally, and internationally, and will be required to travel representing Saskatchewan Polytechnic at the national level. Travel as well as evening and weekend work will be required.
Additionally, the Director, Giving will oversee the development of policies and procedures that support institutional fundraising, and work collaboratively to identify business processes that ensure donor obligations are fulfilled and improve the overall donor experience. This critical functions in a highly demanding environment that requires the ability to continually seek opportunities, issues, and barrier among multiple priorities and competing interests. The incumbent will endorse and embrace diversity, innovation, partnerships, and collaborative action. The work is high volume and complex, and the consequence of error is significant to the reputation and profile of the institution, ultimately impacting donor support.
Working in alignment with Saskatchewan Polytechnic policies and procedures, the Canadian Income Tax Act, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) guidelines, and Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) ethical principles and standards, this position builds and maintains collaborative relationships with representatives of the institution, donors, and prospects to meet fundraising objectives. The Giving (Development) team is part of the Office of Advancement, and also includes Alumni Engagement, and Advancement Services teams.
Preference is for this position to be based at the Saskatchewan Polytechnic Administrative Office in Saskatoon (alternate locations may be Moose Jaw, Prince Albert or Regina).
Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree or other advanced education strongly preferred. A recognized professional accreditation such as CFRE would be considered an asset. The successful incumbent will bring a minimum of five years of directly related progressive fundraising experience focusing on major gift fundraising as well as leading change in a complex, rapidly changing environment and experience in promoting teamwork, collaboration and partnership in an inclusive manner. All candidates must display a proven track record of success in cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major giving prospects.
About Saskatchewan Polytechnic
Saskatchewan Polytechnic is the Province’s only polytechnic and the primary institution for post-secondary applied education and research. Proudly sharing land located in the homeland of the Métis people and on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 territory, we serve more than 26,000 students through campuses located in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon. Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers more than 150 certificate diploma and degree programs, including two collaborative baccalaureate degree programs and a collaborative master’s degree program, basic education and academic upgrading, credit and non-credit extension courses, apprenticeship training, televised, hybrid, online, distance and off-campus programming. Our programs are led by a most accomplished and innovative faculty. As a member of Polytechnics Canada, we are committed to offering a broad range of educational experiences that are student-centered and industry responsive. Saskatchewan Polytechnic provides the skills and education that the Province needs to grow and prosper. We have a long history of working with industry and the community to meet education needs demonstrated by our excellence in teaching, strength in rese...arch and proven student success. Through our partnerships, we ensure our programs match opportunities in the real world. Our people are key to our success – the role of dean is to guide and lead exceptional staff in their commitment to our students and shared strategic priorities.