Posted On: 2019-07-03
Closing On: 2019-07-24
Location: Sackville
Effective: September 1, 2019
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Senior

Job Description

We invite applications for the position of Senior Advancement Officer in the University Advancement office. This is a full-time term position for five years beginning in September, 2019, subject to budgetary approval.

The Senior Advancement Officer (SAO) is one of Mount Allison’s key relationship managers, and a critical member of the University Advancement team, accountable for the successful management of a major and planned gift prospect portfolio. The SAO also provides input on issues and opportunities related to the Advancement priorities and interacts with Mount Allison’s lead benefactors and volunteers. Part of a small and dynamic team, the SAO reports to the Executive Director of Development but will spend significant time outside the University interacting with potential donors. Accordingly, Mount Allison is open to the SAO living in the Greater Toronto Area. To view a complete position description, visit our website at

The successful candidate will possess an undergraduate degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with at least five years’ experience in major and/or planned gift fundraising with a track record of closing major gift and planned gifts of $25,000 and greater, preferably in higher education. Proven ability to work both collaboratively and autonomously and to handle multiple accounts simultaneously is required.  The successful candidate must have a high level of integrity, the ability to extend and to earn trust, and a passion for working collaboratively and cooperatively with a wide range of people and cultures. Demonstrated experience in identifying new prospects and developing strategies for major gift and planned gift cultivation, solicitation and stewardship is required. They must have strong interpersonal and communication skills and exceptional creative, organizational, problem solving and critical thinking skills are a must. Interest in all aspects of undergraduate education, and the Mount Allison University community and the ability to meet deadlines and juggle competing priorities in a high-paced environment is required.

If you are interested in the challenges and opportunities that this position has to offer, please forward your application on or before July 24, 2019 to: Human Resources Department, Mount Allison University, 65 York St., Sackville, NB  E4L 1E4, Fax: (506) 364-2385, e-mail:

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Mount Allison acknowledges, honours, and respects that the land named Sackville, NB is part of the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People who are the historic inhabitants, custodians, and dwellers on the land where our University is built and confirms its commitment to strengthening relationships with all Indigenous people.

Mount Allison is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual and gender identities. We seek candidates with qualifications and knowledge to contribute specifically to the further diversification of our campus community.