McMaster University Hamilton, ON, Canada
Jan 07, 2019Contract
Job Title ADVANCEMENT OFFICER (Events) Job ID 23718 Location Downtown Centre Open Date 01/04/2019 Close Date 01/22/2019 Job Type Limited Term (>12 months) Employee Group Unifor Unit 1, Staff Department UA Initiatives Salary Grade/Band Grade 8 Salary Range $26.27 - $36.99 (hourly) Contract Duration 35.6 Months Hours per Week 35 Job Description General Description Responsible for building and maintaining positive relationships with University Advancement’s key stakeholders, including volunteers and influencers, by providing high quality meaningful opportunities for engagement with McMaster University. The University Advancement division of McMaster University is an integrated department that encompasses the areas of Public & Government Relations, Development, Alumni Advancement, Stewardship & Donor Relations and Advancement Services; areas that coordinate their activities and work as a team to build reputation, relationships and resources. As a key member of the University Advancement team, the specific area of focus may include interactions with donors, alumni, government, students, media, community members, faculty, staff and University senior administration. This position is responsible for making a positive commitment to University Advancement’s mission, vision and values, and principles: Integrity, Quality, Respect, Service, Strategy and Teamwork. Due to the nature of this position some evening and week-end work as well as some travel will be required. Representative Duties & Responsibilities - The Advancement Officer must have superior interpersonal, communication and relationship management skills. -Develop, coordinate and execute a diverse range of event and projects. -Complete an annual needs assessment and write a plan which includes the development of strategic plans and objectives. - Develop advocacy and support by calling on stakeholders and accompanying University leadership and key volunteers on visits, as appropriate. - The Advancement Officer is also required to display extreme professionalism and must have excellent judgment and decision making abilities, as well as display tact and sensitivity. - Develop and deliver presentations and represent University Advancement in various public speaking environments. - Undertake research on trends and opportunities within the university sector and volunteer engagement using current research methodologies, tools and technologies. - Use results and performance measures to inform program budget development and implementation, and modify as needed. - Develop policies and guidelines, evaluate on-going programs, and recommend modifications and improvements in relation to a specific portfolio. - Research, write and edit documents, including but not limited to, correspondence, event plans, proposals, contact reports, and briefing notes. - Coordinate activities with other University and University Advancement functions, including, public, government andmedia relations, development, alumni relations, stewardship, advancement services and advancement work in the academic faculties, and student services areas. - Represent University Advancement through correspondence, both paper and electronic, phone and in-person contact. - Manage stakeholder concerns and complaints. - Participate in stakeholder documentation and ensuring accompanying accountabilities are delivered on, including such things as recognition and awards. - Effectively utilize the advancement databases designed to manage information on McMaster’s alumni, donor and friends. - Participate, from time to time, in University Advancement projects such as project teams and work teams. - Update and maintain information in various databases. Supervision - Provide direction to others in how to carry out work tasks.- Manage volunteers and ensure adherence to quality standards and procedures for short-term staff. Qualifications - Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study. A McMaster University degree is an asset. - Requires 3 years of relevant experience. How To Apply To apply for this job, please submit your application online. Employment Equity Statement McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the “Dish with One Spoon” wampum agreement. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.