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Schulich School of Business | York University

Executive Director, Development and Alumni Relations

Posted On: March 11, 2022
Closing On: April 11, 2022

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: management
Salary Range: $180,000 - $200,000

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

Established in 1966, Schulich School of Business is global, innovative and diverse, and is rated among the world’s leading business schools. Their newest facility had been recognized for its sustainable design, they have seen year-over-year growth in student enrolment and have raised record amounts of funding to support teaching and learning at Schulich. Schulich offers undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate business degrees that lead to careers in the private, public and non-profit sectors, and has more than 27,000 alumni working in approximately 90 countries. Schulich’s alumni continued to make a mark in the world of business by winning top honours, launching new ventures, rising through the ranks of companies and organizations, and giving back to their alma mater.

Serving as a member of the Dean’s senior team, the ED will function in an advisory capacity to the Dean, sharing expertise on alumni relations, fundraising (annual, major gift, campaign, gift planning, etc.), advancement-related events, community relations, corporate relations, and sponsorship matters.  The ED will provide feedback on areas of priority and growth for the School through interactions with faculty, staff, students, and alumni, while providing strategic and operational leadership to a current team made up of 9 permanent CPM and YUSA staff members working in the Office of Development & Alumni Relations (“DAR”).

The ideal candidates brings a successful track record covering a minimum 10 years, with executive-level responsibility and leadership in all areas of development and alumni relations in a large and complex organization, preferably higher education-focused.  A proven leader, they have experience and success managing, motivating, and mentoring volunteers and advancement professionals, bringing out the best in teams and individuals.  They can translate data to strategy, and act as a strategic partner to identify opportunities and collaborate with the Senior Leadership Team to execute the plan and achieve Schulich’s goals.

Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted online at For more information, please contact Camille Petitti of Odgers Berndtson. We thank all those who express an interest, however only those chosen for further development will be contacted.

The University welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including, but not limited to women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities (racialized), Indigenous Peoples and persons of any gender identity and sexual orientation. York University is committed to a positive, supportive and inclusive environment.

York University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you are contacted by York University regarding a job opportunity or testing, please advise if you require accommodation.

We are committed to enhancing our environmentally and socially responsible practices for the benefit of all members of the York community. Our long term perspective recognizes our responsibility to be innovators and to continually work as a community to reduce our ecological impact.

York University requires all community members, including employees and visitors who attend our campuses be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to medical and human rights exemptions, in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.  The University’s vaccination mandate policy is integral to our ongoing commitment to health and safety.   Offers of employment require that you comply with the COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate by providing proof of vaccination prior to your start date.   For information on how York University is responding to COVID-19 please visit the YU Better Together website.

Schulich School of Business – York University  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 Schulich School of Business – York University  throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

Odgers Berndtson is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in all the work that we do. As part of our efforts to better understand our ability to reach as broad a pool of candidates as possible for our searches, our DEI team would like to encourage you to take a moment and access our Self-Declaration Form.