Job title: Digital Donor Communications and Stewardship Officer

Company: Sheridan College

Job description: Preference will be given to qualified employees, as defined in the Full-Time Support Staff Collective Agreement. Should a suitable candidate not be found, external candidates will be considered.The Digital Donor Communications and Stewardship Officer creates content that drives donor engagement and stewardship by providing meaningful opportunities and communications that engage donors in fundraising prospects. They are actively engaged in curating content and profiles that showcase donor impact at Sheridan and developing content plans and strategies to produce e-newsletters, news articles, web content, digital publications, and press releases to steward donors effectively. The incumbent writes donor proposals and impact reports to cultivate new donor and supports donor engagement activities by drafting congratulatory letters, speeches, and award nominations.This incumbent is dedicated to connecting with donors and highlighting stories and achievements with external contacts, the broader Sheridan community, and Sheridan’s internal community. The Digital Donor Communications and Stewardship Officer is responsible for maintaining relationships with graduates, donors, volunteers, faculty, staff, and students. The incumbent serves as a resource to the Sheridan community. A key component of Sheridan’s fundraising strategy is to engage prospects from our communities. The Digital Donor Communications and Stewardship Officer plays a vital role in the prospect identification and cultivation process.What You’ll Be Doing

  • Executing day-to-day donor engagement and communications in a way that instills pride and inspires them to give to the student experience at Sheridan.
  • Maintaining a calendar of key stewardship engagement opportunities throughout the year that are essential to fulfill gift agreements.
  • Editing and creating Advancement publications as required to ensure content (style, grammar, length) follows established corporate style and Canadian Press style.
  • Copy edits departmental publications for factual and typographical errors and formatting inconsistencies.
  • Conducting deep research and prepares nominations for high profile award nominations that celebrate alumni/donor achievement and engages with members of our communities.
  • Updating database to track engagement with donors, including monitoring due dates for publications, tracking interactions with donors as materials are created.
  • Attending Advancement events, when needed, to provide support during event management and to meet donors.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.

About YouYou have the skills and knowledge to work with an increasingly diverse student and staff population as well as a proven commitment to anti-oppression, equity, and inclusion.You bring proven experience as a writer and editor with an understanding of content strategy and content development using social media to amplify content.You have a highly collaborative spirit and interpersonal skills with the ability to work with others to support establishing and achieving collective goals.You have an ability to research and analyze complex information and think critically towards solving problems.Your excellent written and oral communication skills allow you to elicit accurate information when conducting interviews.The successful candidate will also meet the following qualifications:

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  • 4-year degree in English, Journalism, Communications, Public Relations, Creative Writing, or a related field of study
  • 5 years of Intensive, comprehensive experience in writing, editing, interviewing, and managing editorial production for print and online channels, including digital publications and social media platforms (Equivalency will be considered).
  • Required experience includes a writing portfolio for public audiences through online or traditional media.
  • Experience researching and analyzing complex information, interviewing, and using oral communication skills is required.
  • High degree of technical competency and proficiency using word processing programs, spreadsheets, PowerPoint, email, databases, software for websites, social media platforms, camera (still and video) is required.
  • Proficiency using Adobe suite design tools and photo editing software is required.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience collaborating with alumni, donor or non-profit communities is preferred, i.e., connecting with alumni/donors and building relationships via communications, public relations, and volunteer engagement.

Who We AreEvery member of the Sheridan community is passionate about the transformational role we play in people’s lives. Our strategic plan, Sheridan 2024: Galvanizing Education for a Complex World ( ), charts a path towards a new ground-breaking model of higher education that reshapes post-secondary education and better prepares students for the future. We are committed to demonstrably advancing equity, diversity and inclusivity. Diversity is our strength and fuels our commitment to excellence. Across our campuses, we’re making meaningful strides towards developing an equitable and inclusive community.

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Other DetailsFaculty/Department: Advancement
Primary Work/Campus Location: Trafalgar (may be assigned activities at any Sheridan campus)
Work Categorization: Hybrid Position | On-site at least 3 days/week
Reference #: J0324-0601
Employee Group: Support Staff
Payband: J
Hourly Range: $41.12 – $47.57
Hours/Week: 37.5
Hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Application Deadline: April 1, 2024Sheridan is deeply committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations, Anishinaabe Nation, Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Sheridan is situated on these lands, and it is our collective responsibility to honour and respect those who have gone before us, those who are here, and those who have yet to come. We are grateful for the opportunity to be working on this land.Sheridan values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. Sheridan regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. Sheridan seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism, and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including those who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.Sheridan will provide job applicants with accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. To request accommodation, please contact .You may be asked to provide copies of your educational credentials at the time of interview. Upon hire, we require official confirmation of educational credentials and Canadian equivalency assessments, if applicable.

Location: Oakville, ON

Job date: Wed, 27 Mar 2024 07:59:22 GMT