Southern Alberta Institute for Technology (SAIT) Calgary, AB

External Relations – Alumni & Development

APT Temporary Salary/ Hybrid

A student’s relationship with SAIT doesn’t end at convocation — we are proud of the life-long relationships we have with our alumni. The Alumni and Development department shares SAIT’s story, connects donors to incredible people, projects and experiences. SAIT is fortunate to receive financial support from our alumni family, industry and community at large. If you’re passionate about nurturing the connections between SAIT and our alumni family, we want to meet you. 

The Opportunity

Working closely with the Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts & Sponsorship, the Sponsorship (Junior Development) Officer is responsible for securing sponsorships of $10,000 or less and the related planning, implementation, development, and evaluation/reporting of SAIT’s sponsorship program. The Sponsorship Officer, collaborates directly with the Alumni & Development team and together with the Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts & Sponsorship ensures all sponsorship assets and activities are valued appropriately, coordinated and aligned with SAIT’s policies and revenue goals. This position reports to the Associate Director, Development and works collaboratively with all members of the Alumni & Development team.

Sponsorships are needed for SAIT Institutional Events/Priorities such as President’s Dinner/Gala, large-scale conferences hosted by SAIT; School/program Industry Nights; Capstone events/programs; Trojans Athletics; Skills Alberta/Canada; World Skills; School of Construction Golf Classic; Alumni/ae events, etc. 

The Sponsorship Officer helps ensure all sponsorship agreements are fulfilled and activation programs are implemented.

The Role

Works collaboratively with the Associate Director (Development) and Senior Development Officer (Sponsorship & Major Gifts) and team budget owners, to identify and develop sponsorship values and assets across SAIT

Helps the VP, External Relations evaluate sponsorship requests made of SAIT by providing recommendations to the VP/Director, A&D 

Together with the Senior Development Officer (Sponsorship & Major Gifts) develops objectives and targets for annual sponsorships in partnership with a variety of internal and external partners for the approval by the Associate Director, Development

Provide ongoing communications and interaction with sponsors through the duration of their agreements in regard to asset fulfillment delivery

Coordinate and manage the tracking of all deliverables to sponsor

Develops, implements, and coordinates the relationship management and data tracking of sponsor information in accordance with the departmental and SAIT practices. Using the Alumni & Development CRM/processes

Oversees and solicits sponsor prospects and is directly responsible for the solicitation of assigned annual sponsorships across SAIT in conjunction with budget owners. (i.e Academic Chairs)

Working with volunteers like the School of Construction Golf Classic committee

Working in concert with the fund development cycle with corporate and individual donors to ensure coordination of sponsorship asks and best practice in cultivation and stewardship activities.

Consistent with SAIT policies and procedures such as the Naming Policy

Moves potential sponsors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and agreement.

Works within SAIT processes to develop and execute sponsor stewardship strategies to retain/renew commitments and maximize return on investment ROI for all sponsorships across SAIT and ensures sponsor stewardship activities are executed in a timely and appropriate manner. Using the Alumni & Development PMC and sponsorship processes

Qualifications & Experience

Minimum Two year Diploma in Business Administration or related discipline, Marketing, Sales

Minimum Two years’ experience in securing sponsorships

Experience with in-person and virtual negotiations

Valid Driver’s License and Own Vehicle


Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related discipline, Marketing, Sales

Experience working in a Post-Secondary Institution

Experience with identifying sponsorship leads

Solid record of professional accomplishments in sponsorship revenue generation

Skills Required:

Superior communications and analytical skills

Excellent organizational, self-motivation and time management

Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and discretion and able to handle sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy and represent SAIT effectively and professionally

Ability to think strategically, act and prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines and achieve results

Ability to gain the trust and confidence of colleagues and constituents and work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.

Ability to perform independently with minimal supervision

Ability to communicate persuasively, both written and verbal, with a variety of audiences.

Thorough knowledge of MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and familiarity with project management programs, along with proficient social media and internet research skills

Salary range: $56,207 – $75,000

Paid Leave: 4 Weeks Vacation / 14 Flex Days per year

# of positions: 1

Hours Per Week: 37.5

Position End Date: February 16, 2026

Posting closing date: January 12, 2024

View a summary of our benefits and perks for salaried employees. A flexible Hybrid work model can be offered for this role in accordance with SAIT guideline.

About SAIT

SAIT is a global leader in applied education. Named one of Alberta’s Top Employers, we offer the chance to work with a purpose — preparing the next generation of industry leaders, entrepreneurs, advocates and explorers.

Building on our 100+ year history, we’re looking for innovative, bold and collaborative employees who embrace change and deliver world-class customer experiences. Your future starts now at SAIT.

Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is essential to achieving SAIT’s vision to be a global leader in applied education. It creates the conditions for a healthy campus where everyone feels welcome, respected and empowered to succeed. SAIT values fairness, shared accountability and the importance of representation. The institution expects a commitment from its students and employees to continuously develop an equitable and inclusive mindset that celebrates diverse experiences and perspectives. Learn more about EDI at SAIT.


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