Associate Director, Development

  • Job ID: ADMN-21/22-058
  • Location: Kingston, with Tri-campus Responsibilities
  • Deadline: June 21 / 2021
  • Job Type: Administrative/Management
  • Start Date: Immediately
  • Department: Development and Alumni Relations
  • Number of Positions: 1
  • Duration: Full-time


The Associate Director, Development will play a leading role in St. Lawrence College’s fundraising strategy and delivery, with oversight and responsibility for the planning and management of College-wide fundraising activities that engage donors in support of the College’s priorities.

The incumbent will work with the Director to lead a deliberate and evidence-based fundraising program to drive stronger engagement and philanthropy from donors with sustainable year-over-year growth in philanthropic support and a focus on strong pipeline management. The development program includes major giving, planned giving, annual and alumni giving, and faculty and staff giving, with the development of specific fundraising campaigns, when needed. The Associate Director will act as a champion for philanthropy at the College and advise on trends and best practices in fundraising.

The Associate Director is also responsible for developing and maintaining a portfolio of major gift prospects and donors, with a focus on effective relationship management through the cultivation, solicitation, recognition, and stewardship of the College’s supporters.

In addition to the relationship management of philanthropic donors, the incumbent will also play a leading role in the emerging strategic industry partnership strategy at the College, with a particular view to how these partnerships can lead to philanthropic support. Acting as a key spokesperson of the College to donors and industry partners, the incumbent will use strong interpersonal, communication, analytical and organizational skills to motivate volunteers and engage donors to support the College’s priorities.

The incumbent will be a skilled and experienced fundraiser and relationship manager, as well as a strategic thinker who can move ideas to action and identify and implement the appropriate processes and policies to support the efficient and effective delivery of fundraising programs.


Education and Experience:

Minimum of a three-year diploma/degree in a relevant field such as Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, or programs that focus on Fundraising, Development and/or Advancement or relevant experience. CFRE designation an asset.

Minimum of seven years of experience in fundraising and relationship management, as well as implementing the appropriate processes and policies to support the efficient and effective delivery of fundraising programs.

Other Required Qualifications:

  • Significant experience in a similar role, including major gifts and campaigns, and ideally in the post- secondary environment.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills with the ability to inspire, influence and engage key stakeholders.
  • Excellent relationship building skills with exceptional networking, listening, and negotiating skills.
  • Strong analytical and planning skills, and a focus on efficiencies and outcomes including knowledge of prospect and fundraising metrics.
  • Effective organizational and time management skills - ability to prioritize high volume workload, handle multiple task assignments/responsibilities and meet critical deadlines.
  • Proficient with computer applications (MS Office Suite) and fundraising software (Raiser’s Edge experience an asset).
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective leadership, direction, and supervision.
  • Reliable problem-solving, decision-making and negotiation skills.
  • Well-organized, self-directed and highly efficient within a multi-tasking environment
  • Service-oriented, highly focused on client and employee relationships
  • Ability to direct work with adherence to and alignment with:

         - Government legislation and regulations governing charitable giving, ethical standards, etc.

         - Federal, Provincial and International privacy legislation.

         - Fundraising industry policy and best practices.

         - College policies, procedures.

         - College Strategic Plan, Strategic Mandate Agreement, Academic Plan, Global Engagement Plan

            and other institutional documents.

Physical/Work Environment Essential Requirements:

Ability to travel frequently to other campuses, events, and other locations upon reopening.

The successful incumbent must have the ability to report to the work location or work temporarily from a remote location with reliable internet access, as approved by the College and in accordance with the college’s Telework Policy.

Salary & Terms

  • Administrative Group: Pay Band 11
  • Hours per week: 37.5
  • Pay Range: $85,711 - $107,138 per annum, commensurate on education and experience. In addition to the salary, the position is eligible for pay for performance.
  • Posted Date: May 31, 2021
  • Closing Date: June 21, 2021 (4:00 p.m.)


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The College is committed to employment equity. We encourage members of the designated groups to apply and self-identify. St. Lawrence College is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free selection process. We will make appropriate accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process for applicants with disabilities on request, prior to the assessment phase. To obtain a copy of this position vacancy or any of the position related documents in an alternate format please contact and our Human Resources Consultants will address your requests for accommodation confidentially.