Development Officer

Nova Scotia
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Development Officer

Halifax, Nova Scotia
Reference #SM-14946

Saint Mary’s University is one of Canada’s top primary undergraduate universities--known for its international collaborations, leadership in entrepreneurship, and research that benefits local and global communities. Their programs in Arts, Science, Graduate Studies and the Sobey School of Business are among Canada’s best and feature professors who are committed to the success of their students. Saint Mary’s provides their 7,000 students with a place that fosters possibility, excellent research opportunities, and distinguished graduate and professional programs combined with a caring community. Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast, Saint Mary’s University is marked by iconic buildings, green spaces and fresh ocean air. The Saint Mary’s University community is committed to a prosperous future for the world—a world without limits.


We are excited to partner with Saint Mary's University in the search for a Development Officer.


Reporting directly to the Director of Philanthropy, the Development Officer is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gift prospects. The incumbent builds and fosters relationships with new and existing prospective donors, including alumni, faculty, staff, corporations, foundations and other friends of the University. Success is found in developing tailored, individual strategies to enhance relationships that will lead to meeting philanthropic goals across the campus.


The ideal candidate will possess:


• Undergraduate degree or Certificate in Fundraising Management.
• Demonstrated fund raising experience, with a minimum of two years of fundraising experience.
• Strong organizational and analytical skills.
• Above average interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with strong attention to detail.
• Demonstrated capability with the MS Office Suite of products and spreadsheets.
• Ability to organize a diverse array of tasks in order to achieve outcomes in a timely fashion.
• Experience working with a Client Relationship Management software would be an asset.
• Willingness to travel.


If you are a development professional ready to make a difference and be a part of the next chapter in Saint Mary's University’s exciting history, connect with us today!


At Saint Mary’s University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at


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