The average salary for a Development Officer in Canada is C$51,020.
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Job Description for Development Officer
Development officers are in charge of funding- and donor-related activities for their organization. They coordinate fundraising initiatives and collect current and prospective donor information. They cultivate professional relationships with individuals, foundations, and other agencies; they also provide continuous support to company marketing efforts. Most of the time, development officers must use research databases to effectively identify possible benefactors; they document all donations an…Read more
Development Officer Tasks
- Cultivate, solicit and provide attentive stewardship for philanthropic donors.
- Manage donor events, including identifying guests and coordinating organizational support for events.
- Work with marketing and program staff to customize materials for successful marketing and solicitation.
- Increase the number and quality of donor prospects through individual visits, research, donor database management and networking.
- Manage portfolio prospects, using focused strategic approaches.
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Popular Skills for Development Officer
Major Gifts Fundraising
Skills in Fundraising, Donor Relations, Major Gifts Fundraising and Event Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Event Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Development Officer
An entry-level Development Officer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$45,509 based on 27 salaries. An early career Development Officer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$49,350 based on 134 salaries. A mid-career Development Officer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$54,752 based on 79 salaries. An experienced Development Officer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$60,258 based on 37 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$60,496.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Development Officer in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 19.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Vancouver, British Columbia (7.0% more) and Toronto, Ontario (2.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Halifax, Nova Scotia (16.0% less), Ottawa, Ontario (9.4% less) and London, Ontario (2.3% less).
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