Posted On: 2019-06-12
Closing On: 2019-06-28
Location: Toronto
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Senior

Job Description

Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science 

Department: New College Program 

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)   


New College is seeking an Associate Director, Advancement to lead and manage advancement programs with the goals of increasing fundraising revenues and alumni engagement in support of New College’s highest academic and institutional priorities. 

The Associate Director, Advancement reports jointly to the Principal, New College, and in a dotted line report, to the Executive Director, Advancement, Faculty of Arts & Science. The Associate Director, Advancement is responsible for the development and execution of advancement plans and strategies to accomplish fundraising and alumni engagement goals. The Associate Director is accountable to the Principal of New College and the Executive Director, Advancement, Faculty of Arts & Science on the development and fulfillment of New College’s advancement plans and strategies that support New College’s academic mission. The Associate Director, Advancement has a functional reporting relationship to Executive Director, Advancement, Faculty of Arts & Science that ensures alignment with and accountability to University-wide standards, guidelines, and procedures that protect academic integrity and promote best practice, excellence, and equity in advancement. Further details on the definition of joint reporting are included in the attached Provost’s Guideline on Joint Reporting in University Advancement. 

The Associate Director, Advancement, New College, will possess excellent solicitation experience and a demonstrated track record of securing philanthropic support; and a strong commitment to establishing and supporting efforts to engage meaningfully alumni and volunteers in support of New College’s academic mission. The incumbent will demonstrate proactive leadership and team building skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, an ability to work collaboratively with other teams, and a commitment to set and achieve ambitious advancement goals. As such, the Associate Director, Advancement will also embody a strong commitment to define the leading edge of advancement practice in Canada and to enhance the University’s overall reputation for advancement excellence.


Qualifications Required

A University degree, or an equivalent combination of education with advancement experience is required.

5+ years of experience with direct fundraising experience and a proven track record of executive advancement responsibility and leadership in annual, major and planned giving programs in a large complex organization, preferably in an educational or medical institution. Experience in organizing complex programs and events. Experience in a management capacity and directing the work of others. Demonstrated volunteer management experience. Highly knowledgeable and experienced in both new and traditional channels of revenue generation. 

Proficient with and demonstrated experience working with Microsoft Office suite. Experience working with Arbor or a similar database management system. Demonstrated strategic conceptualization, analytical and planning skills. Knowledge of current trends as they relate to duties and responsibilities of the role. 

- Vision, the ability to think and plan strategically, and a creative, entrepreneurial spirit. 
- Demonstrated experience and success managing, motivating, and mentoring volunteers and advancement professionals, bringing out the best in teams and individuals. 
- The ability to mentor, coach, motivate and inspire colleagues and volunteers. 
- High level of initiative, maturity, tact and diplomacy; excellent judgement and discretion 
- A deep understanding of and sympathy for the mission of an academic and research intensive university. 
- The ability to serve as an articulate, credible representative of the University with diverse constituencies and particularly with the sophisticated individuals who support the institution. 
- The ability to understand the research and teaching dimensions of a proposed project, to conceptualize them in an integrated proposal, and to make a compelling case to a donor for philanthropic support. 
- An engaging personal style, a sincere interest in people, patience, a willingness to listen, and the capacity to engender trust and to establish lasting relationships. 
- Reputation for integrity, openness, decisiveness and sound judgement. 
- A high level of comfort interacting with academic leaders as well as donors and volunteers. 
- The ability to navigate and be effective within a complex matrix organization that values collaboration and teamwork as well as individual initiative and creativity. 
- Excellent attention to detail and superb organizational skills, including the ability to set principal gift fundraising goals and to establish an internal system for meeting deadlines, tracking, follow-up, monitoring, and reporting of progress. 
- Ability to work in a hectic and results-oriented environment with a strong focus on results; ability to meet deadlines and budgets. 
- A high energy level, an appropriate degree of sophistication and self-confidence, optimism (and the ability to engender optimism in others) and a sense of humour. 
- Exceptional oral and written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. 
- Strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills. 
- Cultural sensitivity and capacity to work with international students and donors. 
- Valid driver’s license and access to personal vehicle required. 
- Valid passport for international travel is required. 

Travel: Limited 

Employee Group: Senior Advancement Professionals 

Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing 

Schedule: Full-time 

Pay Scale Group and Hiring Rate: 1AP -- Broadband Salary Range: $73,635 - $169,929   

Job Field: Advancement & Alumni 

Job Posting: May 14, 2019 

Job Closing: Jun 28, 2019, 11:59:00 PM

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