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Development Officer – Major Gifts - University of Northern British Columbia

Prince George, BC

Job Description


The Development Officer will plan, coordinate and implement comprehensive fundraising initiatives, which may include both major and planned giving programs, special projects or targeted initiatives, and capital campaigns at UNBC.

The Development Officer will have specific areas of assigned responsibility in which they will lead, and areas of secondary responsibility where they will be expected to participate in and contribute to fundraising efforts and initiatives led by others on the Development Team, as directed by the Director of Development.


You will research, plan and develop comprehensive strategic fundraising activities for targeted initiatives that support the advancement of the University. The success of your efforts will raise funds and build engagement across the institution and UNBC community through donations and sponsorships, as well as strengthen UNBC’s leadership as a student centered, research intensive, and community responsive University.

Service and support in the following areas will include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and cultivate relationships on behalf of UNBC with businesses, alumni and associations in order to advance UNBC’s vision and mission through donations;
  • Identify and develop sponsorship opportunities across the University with particular focus on UNBC fundraising events, and programs that enhance the University’s vision and mission through engagement with communities;
  • Create gift agreements and stewardship plans for secured donations and gifts in accordance with UNBC procedures;
  • Ensure commitments to donors are met and ensure excellent donor relations;
  • Develop, analyze and present strategic initiatives for sponsorship by UNBC that will enhance the University’s reputation and brand;
  • Oversee approved budgets for assigned fundraising initiatives;
  • Identify potential fundraising opportunities and donors, develop relationships and beneficial networks, and secure donations that meet targets;
  • Evaluate all fundraising programs and initiatives against established targets and productivity and performance measures. Generate reports, and incorporate results in further planning;
  • Recruit, train and supervise volunteer personnel associated with assigned programs or initiatives;
  • Other duties as may reasonably be assigned.

Job Requirements


  • An Undergraduate degree in a related field;
  • 5+ years of fundraising or related work experience, including fundraising project coordination, preferably in a post-secondary environment;
  • Formal fundraising training through the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education (CCAE) or other recognized organization is highly desirable.

An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Relevant experience should demonstrate:

  • Excellent persuasive communication and presentation skills, proven interpersonal and negotiation skills, and the ability to organize priorities;
  • Demonstrated analytical abilities and solid knowledge and experience working with relational databases;
  • Initiative and creativity are vital to this role with the ability to organize competing priorities;
  • Knowledge of federal and provincial tax laws and regulations for charities;
  • Knowledge of Northern BC, its communities, and the foundations of the BC economy;
  • An understanding of the history of UNBC, its Mission and Goals, and its constituents.

Other competencies crucial to this position include: flexibility, planning and coordination, problem solving and judgment, leadership & motivation, teamwork & collaboration, accountability, attention to detail, relationship building, strategic focus, organizational awareness, and results and service orientation.


This position has been classified at a Grade 11. The annual salary range for this position is $63,042.17 - $65,658.56, and the normal starting salary will be $63,042.17.

UNBC offers employee tuition waivers (includes spouse and dependents), excellent benefit and pension packages, employee training and development opportunities, as well as relocation assistance. For more details please see:

Normal hours of work will be 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday, although flexibility and additional hours may be required on occasion for meetings, travel and special events. 

As travel is required, a valid BC driver’s license is required.

How To Apply

Please forward your resume and proof of education quoting competition #19-042CU to:

Human Resources, University of Northern British Columbia,
3333 University Way, Prince George, BC, V2N 4Z9 

Email submissions:       

Inquiries:                      (250) 960-5521

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

We thank all applicants for their interest in UNBC however, only those applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.