Manager, Development

Red River College

Posted Oct 12, 2021 at 07:00 pm Closes Oct 26, 2021 at 07:00 pm

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Manager, Development





Position Location: Notre Dame Campus (Winnipeg, MB)

Full-Time Position Available 


An eligibility list may be created for similar casual, part-time, full-time, and term positions

Red River College is a leader in applied learning and innovation. Our talented team of employees is passionate about education, innovation and student success.  We offer competitive salaries, extensive benefits, and the opportunity for personal and professional growth in a rewarding career. 



Reporting to the Director, Development, the Manager, Development assists with overseeing requirements related to all strategic fundraising operations that supports the mission, strategic priorities and goals required to support the needs of staff and students at the College. Which includes, strategy, oversight, and execution of annual giving activity, assisting with administrative oversight and performing major gifts activities such as raising philanthropic funds for the College from its stakeholders, corporations, foundations, individuals and organizations.  Serving as a strong collaborative partner, advisor, and mentor to staff with annual giving responsibilities, the Manager will be responsible for developing a transformative vision for the program across the College to meet goals for increased retention and acquisition of donors, and a strengthened pipeline of donors, with emphasis on support from alumni. The Manager works with internal and external partners to strengthen existing relationships and develops new ones to build the College's visibility, impact and financial resources.



  • Degree in Business Administration, Arts or related field of study. An equivalent combination of education and recent experience may be considered. 
  • Several years leadership experience managing a team in a development, fundraising or sales environment
  • Several years of fundraising and/or sales experience 
  • Strong negotiation and verbal communication skills to lead, influence and provide advice to internal and external stakeholders regarding fundraising initiatives and strategic objectives
  • Experience in human resource management including recruitment, hiring processes and performance support and management
  • Ability to work under pressure while adhering to tight deadlines and managing competing priorities to achieve multiple fundraising targets
  • Excellent relationship building abilities working with internal and external stakeholders to gain confidence and trust to achieve departmental and corporate initiatives 
  • Knowledge of concepts, principles, best practices and ethics of fundraising
  • Knowledge of development, implementation, evaluation of strategic fundraising plans 
  • Experience developing and managing budgets
  • Ability to motivate staff, including team facilitation and creating a positive work environment
  • Demonstrates flexibility, independence and political sensitivity
  • Sensitive to and aware of cultural diversity 
  • Values Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Commitment to lifelong learning



  • Experience working in a post-secondary institution 
  • Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation



  • Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • This position may be required to work evenings and/or weekends
  • Incumbent must provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Records Check



Applicants are to clearly demonstrate how they satisfy the selection criteria in their written submissions and must identify the competition number they are applying for in the subject line of the email

Apply to Red River College by email: 

An eligibility list may be created for similar casual, part-time, full-time, and term positions

We seek diversity in our workplace.  Aboriginal persons, women, visible minorities and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Competition #: 2021-207

Closing Date: October 26, 2021

Salary: $69,903 - $95,662 per annum


We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Red River College provides accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. If an applicant requires accommodation during the application or selection process, Human Resource Services will work with the applicant to meet the accommodation needs.

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2055 Notre Dame Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3H0J9

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