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Assistant Dean, Advancement, Faculty of Engineering - Dalhousie University

Application Deadline : 2020-10-12

Institution : Dalhousie University
Description :

Assistant Dean, Advancement, Faculty of Engineering

From “the little college by the sea” to a leading, research-intensive university: Dalhousie University’s first 200 years have seen it transform from a local centre of learning to an institution with global impact. Now, at the dawn of its third century, Dalhousie is more relevant, more connected and more vibrant than ever. The university attracts more than 19,000 high-achieving, motivated and engaged students from around the world to its campuses. With 6,000 faculty and staff, Dalhousie brings together the brightest minds with diverse backgrounds and perspectives and enables them to push the boundaries of knowledge.

Reporting to the Dean, Faculty of Engineering and the Director of Development, STEM, the Assistant Dean, Advancement is a new position that represents an innovative shared model for implementing successful, large-scale fundraising activities at Dalhousie University. The Assistant Dean, Advancement works collaboratively with the Dean and other Faculty of Engineering leaders, including Associate Deans, Alumni and External Relations, Career Services and Employer Relations,  Communications and Marketing, and the University Advancement Office to build and advance strong personal and professional relationships in support of Faculty of Engineering advancement and fundraising goals. The Assistant Dean, Advancement will be a resource, advocate, and spokesperson for fundraising efforts and a fully engaged member of the Faculty of Engineering community.

The ideal candidate comes to the role with significant experience leading complex projects in the area of fundraising, financial services, sales, or business development. Experience in major gift fundraising and a track record of successfully closing major gifts would be considered a significant asset. An undergraduate degree and exceptional written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required. The ability to build and advance strong relationships with a range of people will be key, as will evidence of continuous learning, self-reflection, and humility regarding effective communication across cultures. An interest in all aspects of post-secondary and engineering education will be critical for success in this role and direct experience working in, or with, the post-secondary sector will be considered an asset. Finally, the ideal candidate will come to the role with the demonstrated ability to think and plan strategically, to work independently, and to achieve results. 

To be considered, please submit your application through this link ( by October 12th, 2020. For more information please contact Laura Godsoe at

Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a competitive salary, defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit