Assistant Dean, Faculty of Education
Join a bold, world-leading, and highly accomplished development and alumni engagement team — and help UBC shape a better world.
The UBC Faculty of Education, one of the world’s leading education faculties, has served the local, national, and international education community through leadership in research, teaching, service, and advocacy for more than 60 years. As the largest Faculty of Education in BC, it plays a critical and influential role in the advancement of education in the province, shaping and participating in education’s possibilities and potential as a social good.
The Faculty is unique in both its academic breadth and geographic scope, offering programs on both of UBC’s campuses (Okanagan and Vancouver) and a diverse array of departments, schools, and programs. The Faculty’s priority areas include Indigenous Education, Mental Health Literacy, Sexuality and Gender Inclusive Education, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization, Climate Justice, and Supporting Returning Veterans.
Ranking 10th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2021), the Faculty prepares more than 45% of the elementary and the majority of secondary educators in BC, and a significant proportion of BC’s school counsellors, administrators, special education professionals, and school psychologists. With more than 58,000 alum located in 100 countries, the Faculty truly is a global entity.
The Faculty is an essential part of UBC, a global centre for research and teaching. It consistently ranks among the top 20 universities in the world and is one of the largest universities in Canada. UBC has just launched its most exciting fundraising and alumni engagement campaign ever: FORWARD, the campaign for UBC. FORWARD, UBC’s 10-year $3 billion campaign, will help advance healthy lives, create solutions for the planet, and shape thriving societies.
The Faculty now has an exciting leadership opportunity for an experienced and social justice-minded fundraising professional. The Assistant Dean, Development and Alumni Engagement will lead the execution of the Faculty’s long-term strategy for Development & Alumni Engagement and manage a development program of over $3 million annually, including its FORWARD campaign leadership. Reporting jointly to, and partnering closely with, the Dean of the Faculty of Education and the Executive Director, Development, the Assistant Dean will cultivate relationships with academic and administrative leaders to deliver on fundraising priorities and lead the strategy of building an alumni engagement program to over 17,000 alumni.
This is an exciting time to join the Faculty since the new AD will have the chance to:
- Advance the work of one of the world’s best education faculties;
- Establish the road map to help achieve the Faculty’s compelling strategic plan;
- Build a team by hiring staff and onboarding a new Dean;
- Make a mark in one of Canada’s largest-ever post-secondary advancement campaigns;
- Be a social justice leader by championing diverse faculty projects related to anti-racism, mental health, Indigeneity, and SOGI.