Vice President, University Advancement - Mount Allison University
Mount Allison acknowledges, honours, and respects that the land named Sackville, NB is part of the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People who are the historic inhabitants, custodians, and dwellers on the land where our University is built and confirms its commitment to strengthening relationships with all Indigenous people.
Tracing its roots back to 1839, Mount Allison University is a leading primarily undergraduate university nestled on Canada’s east coast in Sackville, N.B., a progressive university town. Recognized for consistently ranking among Canada's top undergraduate universities, and home to a diverse and talented student population of 2,100, today Mount Allison is embarking on an exciting transformative journey. Building on a 180-year-old strong foundation, the University is committed to re-imagining its ability to provide an extraordinary student experience through an elevated focus on academic differentiation, 21st century teaching & learning, student experience, and community engagement.
Reporting to the President & Vice Chancellor, the Vice-President, University Advancement provides strategic and inspired leadership to the University in the areas of Fundraising, Alumni Relations and Marketing & Communications. Fostering a culture of pride and philanthropy, they play a critical role in the achievement of the University’s strategic objectives through the identification and attraction of external resources and through the launch of an exciting new capital campaign. As a member of the President’s Cabinet, the Vice-President is a key member of the University executive and shares leadership in all aspects of the University’s mission and priorities. They provide guidance and support to a talented team of nineteen staff, and as a convener, ambassador, and champion for the University, builds long term valued relationships with key stakeholders including donors, faculty, administration, students, community, and government partners to align resources to advance the University’s impact for years to come.
The ideal candidate has a university degree, ideally at a master’s level, combined with eight to ten years of progressive leadership experience delivering on philanthropic goals. preferably in the post-secondary sector or a related complex, multi-stakeholder context. They have demonstrated experience and knowledge of key proven fundraising practices, including the development and execution of fundraising strategies and programs as well as proven success in identifying, stewarding, and delivering major gifts. Capital campaign experience is considered an asset. They are adept at strategic planning, communications, marketing, human resources, and financial management. They are a master communicator, relationship focused and an inclusive people leader with demonstrated experience leading high functioning teams. The ideal candidate has an innovative, forward-thinking orientation coupled with passion and an action-orientation to lead with impact.
Mount Allison is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual and gender identities. We seek candidates with qualifications and knowledge to contribute specifically to the further diversification of our campus community.
Please submit your resume and interest online by clicking “Apply.” For further information about this opportunity, please contact Amy Reid at 902-222-8978 or Emily Wishart at 902-422-2099.
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