Work at Redeemer

Donor Relations Officer, Mid-Level Gifts

Full-time  Open until filled
Reporting to the Director of Donor Relations, the Donor Relations Officer secures financial support and goodwill for the university.

Why Work at Redeemer?

For nearly 40 years Redeemer University has prepared the next generation of Christian leaders. Redeemer is committed to a Christian undergraduate liberal arts and sciences education that develops the whole person.

Rooted in a Reformed Biblical worldview, and including a diverse community representing over 50 Christian denominations, Redeemer seeks to answer the fundamental questions about where we fit into God’s story while it prepares students to engage in society’s biggest challenges. A rigorous academic program with an interdisciplinary core is supported by a vibrant community characterized by caring discipleship. The result is an enriching and transformational educational experience integrating faith, learning and service.

Redeemer offers 34 majors and streams that lead to either a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Education or Bachelor of Business Administration degree. The university expects to welcome about 1000 students in the fall, served by approximately 200 faculty and staff.

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Donor Relations Officer, Mid-Level Gifts
Full-time  Open until filled

The Position

Reporting to the Director of Donor Relations, the Donor Relations Officer secures financial support and goodwill for the university by developing and managing a portfolio of relationships with qualified donors in order to secure financial resources in support of the strategic vision and mission of the University as well as further engaging and potentially uplifting giving levels.

Preferred Skills and Attributes

  • High-level communication skills and ability to engage with creativity and intuition.
  • 3 years of fundraising experience in a not-for-profit setting and a demonstrated history of cultivation and stewardship of donors.
  • Thorough understanding of donor life cycle and principles (discovery, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship).
  • Commitment to representing Redeemer with enthusiasm, warmth, and professionalism.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Crucial conversations or other communications training is an asset.
  • Strong Microsoft Office and Google Suite skills required; strong familiarity with Raiser’s Edge or customer relationship management (CRM) systems and procedures an asset.

Education, Training & Certifications

  • Undergraduate degree required, preferably in a related field, and CFRE certification (or working towards designation) or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Other Requirements

  • Understanding of and commitment to Redeemer University (mission, values, and Reformed Christian identity)

Position reports to: Director, Donor Relations

Submit applications to: (please quote position title in subject line)

Expiry date: Posted until filled (applications will be reviewed upon submission, so please apply ASAP)

Applicants are requested to email their application materials and include a statement that articulates their faith perspective and its relation to the mission of Redeemer University. A range of qualifications are evaluated including distinguishing characteristics that demonstrate congruence with our identity as a university in the Protestant and Reformed Christian tradition. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Other Staff Opportunities

The Residence Life Coordinator assists with the management of Redeemer’s residence life program.

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