Posted On: 2021-02-11
Closing On: 2021-03-12
Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Effective: Late Spring/Early Summer 2021
Employment Type: Full-Time
Level: Management
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Job Description

UVic is one of Canada’s best universities, a gem located in the thriving city of Victoria in BC. The university is in an exciting period of change, with new leadership across portfolios and at the Presidential level. As well, a new research strategic plan is under development, the National Centre for Indigenous Laws was recently announced, a capital campaign for Engineering is ongoing, and preliminary planning is underway for a university-wide campaign. With world-leading programs in essential areas like climate change, indigenous knowledge, fine arts and culture, as well as health and wellness, UVic is poised to go from a well-kept secret to an acclaimed institution.

To support this momentum, the Alumni and Development office advances the vision of the university by securing and increasing philanthropic and private support for university priorities, as well as fostering lifelong relationships between the university and its alumni, friends, and community members.

Accordingly, the development office has identified an important need for a new fundraising leader to direct its faculty fundraising program, which brings in approximately 75% of its annual totals. The role of Director of Faculty Development was therefore created to partner closely with Deans across campus, lead the faculty fundraisers, and collaborate with senior leaders across the department and university broadly. This is a compelling opportunity for an experienced fundraiser to:

  • Embark on a planning process for a comprehensive fundraising campaign; Lead the faculties’ preliminary campaign planning.

  • Carry a prospect portfolio of some of the university’s key donors.

  • Coach and guide a diverse and enthusiastic complement of faculty fundraisers.

  • Help take UVic and its fundraising program from one of Canada’s best kept secrets to a destination of choice for donors and staff alike.

  • Play a key role in building the university’s culture of philanthropy broadly.

To learn more about the opportunity please read the attached position PDF.