Posted On: 2020-08-19
Closing On: 2020-09-17
Location: Toronto, ON
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Senior

Job Description

The University of British Columbia

Associate Director, Development & Alumni Engagement – Toronto

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC’s West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world. UBC is home to nearly 67,000 students, including over 18,000 international students from 166 countries enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. These students are supported by over 17,000 faculty and staff on UBC’s two main campuses in Vancouver and Kelowna.

Development & Alumni Engagement (DAE)

The Development & Alumni Engagement (DAE) portfolio joins Development and alumni UBC functions under one umbrella. DAE champions UBC’s vision and values, fosters alumni engagement and attracts supporters to advance the institution. Currently, DAE raises over $200 million annually. As a top tier research university, and a go-to destination for the world’s brightest minds, UBC has the opportunity to influence what our future will look like. DAE is inspired to enable UBC’s pursuit of excellence in research, learning and engagement by maximizing donor and alumni engagement.

As Associate Director, Development and Alumni Engagement, you will be responsible for creating and implementing development and alumni engagement strategies in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). You will build on your robust existing networks of community builders, decisions makers and philanthropists in the GTA to establish new and foster existing internal and external relationships for UBC, including UBC’s President, Vice President DAE and other senior leadership. Responsibilities also include creating an innovative, comprehensive, and integrated program to engage donors and alumni in the region in high value and mutually beneficial philanthropic and engagement opportunities and being the consistent face of UBC in the Greater Toronto Area.

The incoming Associate Director will drive development and alumni engagement strategies in the GTA, including collaborating on the work of several diverse departments and schools across the UBC Vancouver and Okanagan campuses and serve as point of contact for Development and Alumni Engagement in the GTA community for both alumni and development activity.  You will also be responsible for establishing UBC’s new office in downtown Toronto.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years’ related experience in Major-Gift fundraising, strategy development and significant alumni relations, advancement experience.  Solid understanding of university advancement issues and environment is preferred.

We welcome part-time and full-time applications from qualified individuals for this opportunity.

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Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence.  An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.