Concordia University

Concordia University

Recognized as Canada’s top university under the age of 50, and one of Montreal’s top Employers, Concordia University is the place to be if you are looking to grow, contribute and innovate in a dynamic and multicultural environment.

Be part of a community that addresses society’s big challenges, supports your personal and professional growth, and makes a real impact in building a more sustainable world.

As a member of our community, you will have access to comprehensive benefits, a defined pension plan and numerous on site well-being facilities such as a state of the art gym and health clinic as well as a variety of educational and cultural opportunities.

Salary Range:$117,443.00 to $136,220.00


Job description:

NOTE: This posting represents a five (5) year full-time contract position.


Reporting to to the Associate Vice-President, Development with an indirect report to the Dean of the John Molson School of Business, the incumbent creates and oversees the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising in the Faculty which may include the major gifts, planned gifts, corporate or foundation donations, grant solicitation and other sources of philanthropic revenue.


  • Collaborate with the AVP and the Dean as well as other relevant stakeholders to create a fundraising development plan which increases revenues to support the strategic direction of the John Molson School of Business. 
  • Manage a prospect portfolio (approx. 100) and develop strategies for each in order to increase philanthropic support for the Faculty.
  • Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans and critical fund-raising processes are carried out in a timely manner. 
  • Monitor and evaluate fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising goals are being achieved; monitor trends in the community and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary; monitor expenses and analyze budget reports on fundraising development and recommend changes as necessary. 
  • Prepare regular reports on progress, budgets, receipts and expenditure related to fundraising and the management of the fund development activities. 
  • Recruit, and supervise well-qualified fund development staff with the Associate Vice-President, Development and in consultation with the Dean. 
  • Implement the fund development plans in accordance with UA’s priorities. 
  • Adhere to the highest ethical fundraising principles, AAR and University policies and procedures, as well as CRA requirements.
  • Build relationship with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the John Molson School of Business. 
  • Identify and develop community and individual prospects for the faculty’s and the university’s fundraising priorities. 
  • Respect the privacy and confidentiality of donor information and the database: also, oversee the planning and collaborate in the execution of special fundraising events with the Advancement & Alumni Relations Events team as specified in the fund development plan to generate funds for the organization.    


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field and over 7 years of fund raising experience.
  • A certificate in Fundraising Management and Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation are assets.
  • Advanced knowledge of fundraising management. 
  • Fundraising experience in an institution of higher learning is desirable.
  • Proven track record in fundraising major gifts.
  • Knowledge of federal and provincial legislation affecting charities. 
  • Knowledge of special events planning and management 
  • Knowledge of the management of volunteer resources 
  • Knowledge of the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy’s Ethical Fundraising and Financial Accountability Code. 
  • Proven leadership abilities.
  • Ability to establish and to build lasting relationships.
  • Good knowledge (level 4) of spoken and written English and French in order to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders and to identify and develop corporate, community and individual prospects for the faculty’s fundraising priorities.  
  • Good knowledge of fund raising software and Internet browsing. 
  • Good knowledge (Intermediate level) of Word, Excel and Outlook to prepare regular reports on progress, budgets, receipts and expenditure related to fundraising and the management of the fund development activities.


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