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Dalhousie University

Assistant Dean, Advancement, Faculty of Computer Science

Posted On: January 21, 2022
Closing On: February 6, 2022

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Effective: Immediately
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: senior
Salary Range: ADM-07 $69,657 - $94,244

Position Title Assistant Dean, Advancement
Department/Unit Computer Science
Location Halifax
Posting Number S006-22
Employee Group DPMG
Position Type Regular, On-Going
Duration of Contract (if applicable)
Employment Type Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE) 1.0
Salary Commensurate with experience
Classification ADM-07   $69,657 – $94,244
Provisional Statement
In addition to salary, there is up to a 10% bonus incentive annually based upon achieving mutually agreed-upon individual and team performance measures. This is a provisional classification. Formal classification procedures will be initiated by the Job Design Unit in approximately six months.
About Dalhousie University
Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our more than 20,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.
Job Summary
The Faculty of Computer Science (FCS) is experiencing an exciting moment of growth and opportunity as the digital ecosystem in Nova Scotia becomes increasingly integral to the economic and social vitality of Atlantic Canada. In 2021, the FCS launched the Here We Code movement in collaboration with industry champions across the sector to celebrate and drive digital innovation. As the largest academic computer sciences program in Atlantic Canada, Dalhousie is situated to become a collision space between K-12, post-secondary, and industry, working with partners to drive our region forward. Reporting jointly to the Dean, Faculty of Computer Science and the Director of Development, the Assistant Dean, Advancement leads strategy development and execution of Advancement and fundraising for the Faculty of Computer Science, with a strong focus on industry and corporate engagement.
Key Responsibilities
  • Works with the Dean and other faculty-based leaders to lead strategy development and establish fundraising priorities for the Faculty of Computer Science. Establishes, evaluates and makes strategic recommendations related to annual fundraising targets and operational plans.
  • Liaises with the Vice-President, Advancement and Assistant Vice-President, Development and other university leaders to determine common objectives relating to campaigns and other major initiatives.
  • Identifies, qualifies, engages, and cultivates prospective donors and solicits major and principal gifts.
  • Builds relationships with industry leaders to attract corporate investment to the Faculty of Computer Science.
  • Ensures that robust donor recognition strategies and programs are in place to maintain and grow excellent relations with the Faculty’s supporters.
  • Leads the engagement between donors and faculty academic leaders by matching donor interests with Faculty of Computer Science priorities. Provides coaching, leadership and support to engage faculty members in strategic fundraising activities.
The successful candidate will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or may seek an accommodation from Dalhousie’s vaccine requirements on grounds protected under provincial human rights legislation. Visit the Campus Check website for more information.

The successful applicant will be eligible for hybrid work (combination of work on campus and remote work) as agreed by all parties based on operational requirements and university guidelines.

Frequent travel to visit donors and prospective donors is required.
Undergraduate degree plus a minimum of five years’ significant fundraising experience and a track record of closing major and principal gifts (or an equivalent combination of training and experience) is required.  Experience in financial services, sales, business development or other relevant areas will be considered.  Exceptional written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required. The ability to build and advance strong relationships with a range of people will be key, including alumni, donors, potential donors, industry and corporate partners, faculty, staff, and students. An interest in all aspects of post-secondary and computer science education will be critical for success in this role and direct experience working in, or with, the post-secondary and/or technical sector will be considered assets. Finally, the ideal candidate will come to the role with the demonstrated ability to think and plan strategically, to work independently, and to achieve results.
Job Competencies
The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie’s core and leadership competencies (, in particular:

– Integrity
– Respect & Inclusion
– Relationship Building
– Accountability for Performance & Results
– Development

Additional Information
Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.
Application Consideration
Applications from current university employees and external candidates are assessed concurrently. Current university employees will be given special consideration.

We sincerely appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly by the hiring department or Human Resources.

Diversity Statement
Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons with a disability, racialized persons, including persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit
Number of Vacancies 1
Open Date 01/17/2022
Close Date 02/06/2022
Open Until Filled No
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