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Director, Development & Donor Relations - University of New Brunswick

Application Deadline : 2019-05-31
Institution : University of New Brunswick
Description :


Development & Donor Relations

Employment Opportunity #002-19.20

The University of New Brunswick, one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in 2019, is seeking an authentic and dynamic individual to become its next Director of Development and Donor Relations.

The Director, with a proven track record of success, will be asked to guide an already highly successful and impactful fundraising office to new heights, all in support of UNB’s important academic mission.

The University of New Brunswick, Canada’s oldest English language university and also its most entrepreneurial, as identified by Startup Canada in 2014, is New Brunswick’s largest comprehensive research university with 10,000 students across our two campuses, located in Fredericton and Saint John with a satellite site in Moncton.

The University desires to have an ever-increasing impact on its students, the communities around us and on the world. We have a particular desire to help build a better New Brunswick. In fact, this goal is embedded in the University’s current strategic plan and has been in our DNA since our inception in 1785.

In October 2018, UNB completed It Begins Here, its most successful fundraising campaign ever, raising in excess of $125 million in philanthropic support, with $62 million directly benefitting our students through scholarships and bursaries. More than 16,000 donors showed their support for and belief in our University by giving to this campaign.

UNB has developed bold and ambitious plans for its future that are dependent on securing new resources, of which philanthropic dollars are a critical component. Two immediate foci for the Director and the fundraising team will be campaigns for engineering and health sciences with more priorities emerging through UNB’s current strategic planning process.

Building on the success of It Begins Here, the University aspires to grow our fundraising success to new levels. Over the past six months the groundwork for a new era in fundraising success has been established. The incoming director will be charged with finalizing the plan and leading an enhanced effort in major and estate gift fundraising. Our aim is to generate in excess of the current annual average of $15 million. The director will be an active fundraiser, managing a portfolio of donors from across the country and around the world.

To be successful in this role, a passion for higher education and the role it plays in building a better society is essential. Your belief in UNB and its important mission is paramount. The ideal candidate will hold a university degree and have a minimum of 10 years progressively responsible experience in the management of fundraising in an educational or equivalent setting, including the supervision of staff. A proven track record in successfully identifying, researching, soliciting, and securing large gifts is required. You will have energy, stamina, an appetite for challenges, strong communication skills and the ability to build lasting effective relationships both inside and outside the institution.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources & Organizational Development at the following email:

Review of applications will begin immediately and the employment opportunity will remain open until the position is filled.

Interviews for the position will begin after May 31, 2019.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity with our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.