Posted On: 2020-01-15
Closing On: 2020-02-29
Location: Ottawa, ON
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Management

Job Description

The Canada you live in tomorrow will be shaped by the leaders that are nurtured today. It’s here, at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, where our country’s future is being formed. Scholars at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law are confronting the most pressing issues of the day, from climate change to reconciliation to the ethics of artificial intelligence and the regulation of our privacy. And here, in our nation’s capital, steps away from the Supreme Court and Parliament, more young people are being trained to create the Canada of tomorrow than at any other law school in the country.

The University of Ottawa Common Law Section is Canada’s most influential law school. Its faculty are quoted in the national media and appear before the Supreme Court of Canada and Parliamentary Committees more than any other law school in the country.  The Faculty have been recognized for their work through countless awards from the Order of Canada to membership in the Royal Society of Canada to recipients of the Law Society of Ontario’s Law Society Medal. Faculty, students, and donors undertake work that transcends the borders of our country, including a leadership role in Canada’s reconciliation with indigenous peoples. It is within this exciting context that the Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa is poised to do more than ever before. 

The Executive Director, Advancement and Engagement 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. In partnership with the University’s External Relations Office, the Executive Director manages the alumni relations and development teams, and works tirelessly to increase engagement with the Law School’s programs and research initiatives as well as funding its core 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 existing and potential individual, foundation and corporate 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 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.