Posted On: 2019-01-17
Closing On: 2019-02-17
Location: Ottawa, ON
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Management

Job Description

As the Telfer School of Management turns 50 this year, adding an Executive Director of Development and Community Engagement to the School’s executive team is a key step in continuing to build momentum toward the goal of creating a world-class business school at the University of Ottawa.

The Telfer School has an impressive foundation: a full portfolio of engaging undergraduate and graduate programs that have launched or accelerated over 25,000 careers, a set of exciting research initiatives that deliver real impact to the community and the “triple-crown” of business school accreditations. To reach its goal, the School’s strategy is to build on this foundation by leveraging its unique strengths: its location in a G7 Capital, its close proximity to Canadian decision makers, its association with uOttawa, its bilingual heritage and its broad, multi-cultural diversity.

As the chief fundraising executive at the School, the Executive Director will report to the Dean, work with important partners within the university community and will develop and implement the fundraising and outreach strategy to alumni, corporate partners and an ecosystem of other stakeholders.  Success in this area is critical to increasing engagement with the School’s programs and research initiatives, and funding the School’s strategic priorities.

As the ideal candidate you will possess an open and collegial style and have an outstanding track record of building fundraising success by creating meaningful and sustainable relationships with corporations and with potential donors.  You have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, you are a tireless advocate, and you are never more driven than when striving to meet ambitious goals.  You are a superb “storyteller”, and you understand that the true strengths of any fundraising organization are the ambassadors that untiringly represent the organization, including staff, professors, researchers, administrators, and alumni.

Are you ready to add to the momentum?  For further information about this leadership role, please contact Marie-Hélène Gaudreault at


The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. In keeping with Citizenship and Immigration Canada requirements, all qualified persons are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.  The University of Ottawa is proud of its over 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides staff members and their spouses the means to become bilingual. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting.