Posted On: 2020-02-03
Closing On: 2020-02-28
Location: Edmonton, AB
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Senior
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Job Description

Assistant Deans, Advancement

Faculty of Arts

Alberta School of Business

The University of Alberta is seeking two new experienced leaders and major gifts fundraising professionals to join their team. The Assistant Deans will be located at the University and report jointly to their respective Deans (Faculty of Arts and the Alberta School of Business) and the Managing Senior Director of Faculty Development in the Office of Advancement. The Assistant Deans will be responsible for providing leadership in philanthropic and advancement activities within the Dean's office, including major gift fundraising, alumni relations, and other initiatives that enhance the fundraising success of the University. They will also be responsible for managing and coaching a team of fundraising professionals within their respective units. 

These exciting roles will be part of a dynamic campus Advancement team that includes colleagues in other Faculties and the central office. This team works in a collaborative manner in diverse areas such as advancement services, annual giving, prospect research, Principal Giving, and donor relations- among others.



The University of Alberta in Edmonton is one of Canada's top teaching and research universities, with an international reputation for excellence across the humanities, sciences, creative arts, business, engineering and health sciences.

UAlberta’s daring and innovative spirit inspires faculty and students to advance knowledge through research, seek innovation in teaching and learning, and find new ways to serve the people of Alberta, the nation, and the world. Since its inception, the University of Alberta has aimed to be one of the world’s great universities devoted to serving the public good. As a result of a comprehensive planning process, through extensive internal and external community consultation and insight, the University’s strategic plan, “For the Public Good”, was passed in 2016 and maps out the University’s initiatives to 2021.

Founded in 1908 as a board-governed public institution by Alexander Cameron Rutherford, the first premier of Alberta, and Henry Marshall Tory, its first president, the University and its people remain dedicated to the promise made by Tory that “knowledge shall not be the concern of scholars alone. The uplifting of the whole people shall be its final goal.” This promise endures as the university strives to improve the lives of people in Alberta, across Canada, and around the world.

The University of Alberta educates 32,000 undergraduate students and more than 8,000 graduate students annually, and is home to over 14,000 faculty and staff. It offers over 700 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in 18 faculties on five campuses, including one rural and one francophone campus. The University draws international students from more than 150 countries.

UAlberta has an annual budget of $1.7 billion, an endowment of $1.4 billion, and attracts over $500 million in sponsored research funding each year. The U of A is one of the world's top research universities – fourth in Canada and eighty-first in the world - for research impact. From making discoveries that answer fundamental questions to building new businesses and industries, to improving human health and fostering social change, its researchers are at the forefront of advancing knowledge for the benefit of all. The university has 91 Canada Research Chairs and lead Canada in teaching awards with 41 faculty members having received 3M National Teaching Fellowships, the country’s highest award in undergraduate university teaching.

Many of the world’s great minds have been part of the University of Alberta: Alumni have won close to 3,000 national and international awards. The university has been home to 75 Rhodes Scholars since 1913. Faculty researchers have produced 1,150 invention disclosures, 360 patents worldwide, and more than 70 spin-off companies in the last 14 years.

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KCI (Ketchum Canada Inc.) has been retained to conduct this search on behalf of the University of Alberta. For more information about these opportunities, please Christoph Clodius, Vice President, KCI Search + Talent.

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Candidates who wish to be considered for this position are kindly asked to submit a resume and a letter of interest by February 28, 2020

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.