Development Officer, UBCO
UBC Okanagan Development and Alumni Engagement is hiring! Join an ambitious fundraising team and help support the growing Okanagan campus.
|UBC is a global center for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 universities in the world. UBC’s Okanagan campus (UBCO) is a comprehensive, research intensive learning community embracing bold new ways of thinking that attract exceptional students and faculty. More than 12,000 students from throughout the Okanagan region, across Canada and 109 other countries are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs in nine faculties and schools.
The Development & Alumni Engagement (DAE) portfolio at UBC joins development (fundraising) and alumniUBC functions under one umbrella. DAE is a one of the leading advancement teams in Canada. With over 300 employees across both campuses, DAE currently raises over $200 million and engages over 86,000 alumni annually.
Reporting to the Director of Development at UBC Okanagan, the Development Officer will be responsible for major gift fundraising in support of campus priorities. The Development Officer will develop and implement strategies for closing major gifts and is responsible for managing a pipeline, generating solicitation materials including proposals and correspondence and managing complex donor relationships for the university. On an annual basis, UBC’s Okanagan campus raises $10 million and engages over 5,000 alumni, building a solid donor pipeline to capitalize on the unique opportunities and strategic priorities.
This is an exciting time to join UBCO with the launch of its most ambitions fundraising campaign, FORWARD. UBC will look to raise $3 billion and double the number of alumni engaged with their alma mater. Start this journey with us where we will focus our fundraising on advancing healthy lives, creating solutions for our planet, and shaping thriving societies. The ideal candidate will have strong experience in complex relationship management and revenue generation, as well as a thorough understanding of higher education fundraising. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to plan and execute a variety of complex projects with a collaborative approach and outstanding written and oral communication skills.
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