Posted On: 2017-09-29
Closing On: 2017-10-31
Location: London, ON
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Management
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Job Description

King’s University College is currently seeking a dynamic leader experienced in developing and leading successful fundraising campaigns through major gift and other fundraising vehicles. The Executive Director is also responsible for providing the vision and direction of the Alumni Association, including developing and implementing programs to enhance alumni identity and the loyalty of more than 20,000 King’s University College alumni.

Working closely with the Principal and the King’s University College Foundation, the Executive Director will have responsibility for creating and leading a major fundraising campaign set to start in 2018, with the primary role of major gift fundraising. The Executive Director provides leadership in planning, coordinating and implementing all development programs, including major gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations, annual giving, special events, planned giving, prospect research and donor stewardship. In addition to supporting the priority projects of the College and enhancing the fundraising capacity, the overall objective is to establish programs and design strategies that will build and nurture relationships with alumni and potential supporters.

The Executive Director must work as an effective leader, advocate and partner with senior leadership at the College, the Foundation and Alumni board members.  The Executive Director leads a team of four, working with community representatives, volunteers, King’s students, faculty, and staff to set priorities, build strong affinity to the College and cultivate and solicit major gifts. The ability to organize and direct a professional staff, set individual and organizational performance goals and mentor and develop staff is essential.

The successful candidate will hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and have a minimum of ten years’ experience in progressively more responsible appointments within the area of fundraising and alumni affairs, including the solicitation of gifts over $1 million.  The successful candidate will have strong leadership, interpersonal and team building skills, and must demonstrate an understanding and ability to articulate the mission, vision and values of King’s University College. The position requires a strategic thinker who can develop and deliver an engaging vision for the fundraising campaign and the Alumni Association.


Established in 1954, King’s University College is a public, co-educational Catholic university college offering bachelor’s and master’s in over fifty areas of specialty. Located in London, Ontario on a picturesque campus next to its affiliate Western University, King’s is home to more than 3,500 students and 400 full-time and part-time faculty and staff who enjoy the advantages of an intimate learning community and the services of one of Canada’s leading comprehensive universities.  King’s welcomes students of all nationalities and religious faiths.  The resulting exchange of ideas and perspectives fosters community, mutual respect and understanding.  By emphasizing the value of each individual and the importance of social justice, King’s provides students with an unparalleled learning environment.


Interested candidates are invited to send a written application, including a resume and three professional references by October 31, 2017 to: 

Julie Horne, Director of Human Resources

King’s University College

266 Epworth Avenue

London, Ontario N6A 2M3

or by email to


The College is committed to advancing the Catholic intellectual tradition and welcomes faculty, staff and students from all faiths and backgrounds. 

King’s University College is committed to Employment Equity, welcomes diversity in the workplace, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of ethnicity, race, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

King’s University College is committed to recognizing the dignity and independence of all and seeks to ensure that persons with disabilities have genuine, open and unhindered access to the College’s employment opportunities. If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at or 519-433-3491 for assistance.