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Sheridan College

Associate Vice President, Advancement and Alumni Relations

Posted On: September 26, 2023
Closing On: October 20, 2023

Location: GTA, Ontario
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: beginner
Salary Range: 175-185k

Since our founding in 1967, Sheridan has been synonymous with trailblazing excellence. From our first-to-market credentials that have pioneered entire fields of academic study to our ground-breaking work to create the pedagogy that develops people’s capacity to thrive on change throughout their lives, Sheridan has earned an enviable reputation for being cutting-edge, forward-thinking and unique. We are the most degree intensive college in the province, leaders among Canada’s top 50 research colleges, and currently ranked No. 1 on the Forbes list of Canada’s top 300 employers.

Reporting to the Vice President, Advancement and Chief Development Officer, the Associate Vice President, Advancement and Alumni Relations is a transformational leader who advances Sheridan College’s academic mission, strategic plan, and brand identity through philanthropy. Their primary goal is to generate revenue for Sheridan College by connecting donors to its organizational purpose to fuel individual transformation through education.

The ideal candidate brings a successful track record in all areas of Advancement. Known for building deep and long-term relationships and securing major gifts, the new AVP will have demonstrated experience working with a wide range of community members such as donors, volunteers, alumni, faculty, staff, and students. The AVP will be goal-oriented and focused on deliverables that achieve the College’s ambitious objectives. In addition to being a seasoned and skilled fundraiser, the AVP is an inspiring leader and mentor.

Sheridan is deeply committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations, Anishinaabe Nation, Huron-Wendat and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Sheridan is situated on these lands, and it is our collective responsibility to honour and respect those who have gone before us, those who are here, and those who have yet to come. We are grateful for the opportunity to be working on this land.

Sheridan values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. Sheridan regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. Sheridan seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism, and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from qualified candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including those who identify as First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

Sheridan College has partnered with the leadership advisory firm Odgers Berndtson in this recruitment. Applications are encouraged immediately at and should be submitted by October 18, 2023. For more information, please contact Julia Robarts and Sarah Piotrkowski of Odgers Berndtson at

Sheridan College is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and Sheridan College throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

Additional information about Sheridan:

Every member of the Sheridan community is passionate about the transformational role we play in people’s lives.  Our strategic plan, Sheridan 2024: Galvanizing Education for a Complex World (, charts a path toward a new ground-breaking model of higher education that reshapes post-secondary education and better prepares students for the future. At Sheridan, you’ll find colleagues who are collaborators, faculty and staff who are genuinely student-centric, students who are curious and driven, and a place that is known for fueling creativity and innovation and for its game-changing ethos.

Sheridan is distinguished by its small class sizes, strong ties to industry, unwavering commitment to quality, long-standing investment in graduate-level prepared faculty, and deeply resourced library and learning services. Our career-focused credentials position graduates to find meaningful work in their chosen fields and drive their economic independence. Active external advisory committees and faculty who remain firmly connected to their professions ensure relevance and currency.

Sheridan is proud to invest in city and community-building, serving as an anchor institution in its three home communities of Mississauga, Brampton and Oakville. Diversity is our strength and fuels our commitment to excellence. We’re deeply committed to advancing equity, diversity, inclusion and decolonization across our institution. We work hard to build a safe and supportive community where everyone has a strong sense of belonging and feels empowered to bring their full selves, talents and capabilities to campus, knowing their unique contributions are valued. Sheridan is also dedicated to sustainability – working to cut our energy and carbon emissions in half, creating district energy networks, dramatically reducing the waste we send to landfill and restoring biodiversity on our campuses.

Sheridan never stands still. We incorporate the best elements of colleges, polytechnics and universities to architect and deliver a new kind of higher education that brings together excellent teaching, academic rigour, connectivity to the workforce, interdisciplinary creativity and innovation, personal development, and applied research. We tend to the development of the person as much as to the currency of knowledge, workforce preparedness, and a seamless transition to lifelong learning for our graduates. Working in partnership with industry and our local communities, we’re an unstoppable force for individual, economic and societal transformation. We hope that you’ll join us.