About MRU
Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University grew into a vibrant college in the 1930s and became a mid-sized university in 2009. Mount Royal has carved out a distinct niche by offering smaller class sizes, a robust liberal education and unique undergraduate programs. Currently, more than 15,000 credit students choose from 13 bachelor degrees and 38 majors.

Mount Royal University is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Iyarhe Nakoda. We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is “Mohkinstsis,” which we now call the city of Calgary. The city of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation.

Mount Royal University is committed to removing barriers and fostering the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented or discouraged in our society. In support of our belief that diversity in our faculty and staff enriches the work, learning and research experiences for the entire campus community, we strongly encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply and self-identify.

About the Office of University Advancement
The Office of University Advancement supports Mount Royal University through Marketing & Communications, Alumni Relations, and Development support.

About the Role
The Leadership Giving Officer is responsible for building and growing a leadership giving and annual giving pipeline which includes the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of annual giving donors with a focus on those at the leadership giving level. The Leadership Giving Officer (LGO) will be responsible for the employee and athletics campaigns, student award donors, primarily working with those donors who give at the leadership level. Working with the broader development team, the LGO will identify giving priorities and opportunities. Along with their face-to-face fundraising responsibilities the LGO will contribute to the overall work to engage, solicit and steward annual giving donors. The Leadership Giving Officer is a member of the University Advancement team and reports to the Manager, Leadership and Annual Giving.

Leadership Giving (40%):

Develop and lead the leadership giving portfolio, including donor identification, acquisition, and solicitation

First point of contact for general employee, athletic giving, conservatory inquiries

Maintain a pipeline of leadership giving donors including student award and general giving donors

Develop engagement strategy for leadership giving, including stewardship and ongoing engagement

Demonstrate a high level of knowledge of the case for support for priority fundraising initiatives at Mount Royal

Work closely with Athletics and Conservatory to ensure award process runs smoothly

Identify potential constituent groups for ongoing philanthropic engagement

Campaign Giving (40%):

Assist in planning giving campaigns for Athletics and Conservatory

Assist in planning and lead execution of employee giving campaigns

Respond to Annual Giving inquiries (email, phone)

Assist with strategic planning for Leadership and Annual Giving Team

Administrative Tasks (20%):

Participating in regular fundraising meetings with colleagues and team meetings

Managing prospect/donor relationships and maintaining contact history using RENXT CRM


Educational background is required in business administration, nonprofit management or a certificate in fundraising and/or equivalency in education and professional experience in order to understand and interpret department information and CRA guidelines and requirements
Strong technical writing skills required
Ability to work independently and use independent judgment to troubleshoot issues
Effective communication skills, positive attitude, creative thinking and collaboration skills
Strong organizational skills, effective at managing multiple priorities and working against deadlines
Excellent customer service and relationship-building skills
Experience working with external and internal clients, donors, volunteers
Research skills, ability to use and extrapolate data from RENXT

Additional essential specific skills or special requirements: 

Expertise in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and Word
Excellent attention to detail MRU Staff Position Description
Strong time management skills and ability to multitask
Ability to follow directions -Strong interpersonal skills
Experience working with databases, preferably RENXT or other CRM

What We Offer
Talented and committed employees are the driving force behind student success. We strive to be an employer of choice among Canadian post-secondary institutions.

At Mount Royal University, we recognize that people are a combination of many intersecting identities; we work to cultivate an environment that welcomes the whole person, and harnesses the strength that is available in our diversity, creating a rich and inclusive workplace.

Investing in the learning and development of our employees benefits the individual and the University. A variety of services, resources and programs encourage a healthy, productive workplace. Mount Royal University offers a competitive total compensation package including health and dental benefits, pension, health and personal spending accounts, paid vacation, personal days and a free membership in our fully equipped recreation centre.

Our campus offers the convenience of a full medical clinic, dentist and pharmacy, as well as a variety of wellness services such as physiotherapists and massage therapists. Campus Recreation offers many activities, including personal training, climbing, aquatics, sports and certifications for students, employees and the public.


MRU supports full immunization as the best way to protect yourself and our campus community and strongly recommends vaccination against COVID-19.


Apply Here: https://mtroyalca.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/1814



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