The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Education and Training
Competition Number: 2324-188

Stewardship and Donor Relations Officer (CL3)


Central Office/IT Campus

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Department of Foundation and Alumni Relations
Term Full-time Position
: Commencing approximately April 26, 2024, and ending approximately May 31, 2025
Application deadline is 11:59pm, April 11, 2024
Competition No
. 2324-188
Salary range: $68,948.996 to $81,116.466 annually

This position may be eligible for hybrid or remote work after demonstrating successful progression in proficiency in the position. Please visit for more details on our FlexWork Policy.

What you'll do


Under the guidance of the Manager of Philanthropy and Engagement, you will be responsible for ensuring the successful operation of a comprehensive stewardship program that involves multiple stakeholders including executives, Board Members, and key volunteers. You will help grow and evolve the Foundation and Alumni Relations' stewardship and donor engagement program and contribute to the delivery of exceptional donor experiences. As a member of the Development team, you will work closely with the entire Foundation and Alumni Relations team.

You will work closely on fundraising and special events to deliver comprehensive and strategic stewardship initiatives that demonstrate the impact of giving and support the Foundation and Alumni Relations' strategic goals.

You are responsible for the delivery of agreed-upon stewardship activities and honoring donor gift intent as set out in the donor recognition plans and gift agreements. You will be responsible for communicating the impact of donor and partner contributions through creative storytelling, personalized reporting and using a variety of communication channels. You will be required to track reporting requirements and timelines set by external funding partners and work internally with stakeholder departments to complete reporting requirements.

The NSCC Foundation and Alumni Relations has recently released a new strategic plan: Community, Connection, Commitment. This role will be integral in ensuring that all donor/partner storytelling and impact reporting align with the implementation of this plan.

Foundation staff are required to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends.

What you'll need


Qualifications and Occupational Experience:

  • The minimum education qualification for this position is a degree or diploma in Business, Marketing, Public Relations, Fundraising or the equivalent combination of training and experience.

  • You have a minimum of 3 years (full-time equivalent) of recent and related experience in a fast-paced office environment of a fundraising organization and database experience, preferably a CRM database; ideally Raiser's Edge.

  • You have strong communications skills, including experience in writing and drafting publications, reports or proposals. Experience writing for different communication channels would be considered an asset.

  • You have experience in the planning and execution of events. Experience in planning stewardship or donor events would be considered an asset.

  • You have project management experience.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising processes and systems; and familiarity with Association of Fundraising Professionals ethics and standards would be considered an asset.

  • Demonstrated capacity to handle high volume of strictly confidential matters with discretion and tact.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategies that strengthen long-term relationships with major donors and/or partners.

  • Understanding of current and emerging best practices in stewardship and donor engagement.

  • Computer proficiency in MS Office suite. Experience with the Adobe Suite would be considered an asset.

  • A valid NS Driver's Licence would be considered an asset.

Relevant Skills and Knowledge:

  • You demonstrate a commitment to human rights, equity and inclusion.
  • Highly detailed oriented with a critical degree of accuracy regarding data entry and analysis.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational, research, problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong sense of diplomacy and demonstrated ability to build strong, collaborative relationships within and across departments.
  • Ability to work independently, rise to new challenges, find creative solutions, and prioritize competing demands in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to take responsibility, to work well as a team member and to work independently.
  • Ability to understand and follow direction and complex policies and procedures.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the Donor Cycle.
  • Ability to direct, influence and manage several functions simultaneously.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Advancement principles including capital campaigns, planned giving, major gifts, legacy gifts, etc.
  • Strong sense of ethics, professionalism and patience.

A little bit about us

Nova Scotia Community College

We value Diversity and Inclusion

The College values diversity and inclusion and is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates including Aboriginal/Indigenous Persons, Black/African Nova Scotians, members of racially visible communities, persons with disabilities, persons of a minority sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, and women. Applicants from these communities wishing to self-identify may do so by completing the online questionnaire within the application.

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Are you interested?

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Candidates selected for interviews will be expected to provide at least three recent, occupational references. The successful candidate will be expected to provide official transcripts to show proof of academic achievements.

NSCC is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. As part of this commitment, NSCC will ensure that applicants are provided reasonable accommodations, as required. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, please contact Jaclynn Kelly, HR Generalist at [email protected]. Our Employee Workplace Accommodation Policy can be found here.