Enews - February 22, 2018



Mark “Halifax: June 5 - 7” on your calendar!
2018 CCAE National Conference

Just over two months remain to catch the early registration deadline for #ccae2018. An outstanding range of sessions will provide winning strategies and inspiring innovations for advancement staff from every discipline and expertise level. Plus, the networking and camaraderie for which CCAE National Conferences are renowned.

Review sessions, presenters, and keynotes. More information will be posted through March.

View the #ccae2018 video to whet your appetite.
Register for the National Conference by May 1 for best rates. And bring a buddy!
Check out the growing list of #ccae2018 Sponsors.
Book your hotel room.
Plan your journey.

Bright careers are launched through TD Insurance Fellowships

Caroline Tremblay received a TD Insurance Fellowship while at the University of Ottawa in 2002.

She is currently the Senior Manager in the Office of the President at the University of Ottawa. Caroline oversees the Ceremonies and Events team that manages Convocation and other high-protocol events; manages strategies and financial and human resources in the President’s Office; and supervises the recruitment to executive positions such as Vice-Presidents and Deans. During her career to date at the University of Ottawa, Caroline has served, among other roles, as Coordinator in the Alumni Relations Office; Communications Officer, Faculty of Education; and Manager, Ceremonies and Events Office.

CCAE: What did you learn in your TD Insurance Fellowship year that has served you well in your career?

Caroline Tremblay: The Fellowship gave me great confidence in my abilities and allowed me to initiate and manage exciting projects, such as the creation of an e-newsletter for the Office of Alumni (which earned a CCAE Prix d’Excellence award). I also launched the uOttawa Official Alumni Ring, which still exists.

The Fellowship furthered my creativity and let me apply it to a professional context. It led me to develop new abilities in team management, operational skills and strategic approaches. Above all, it gave me the opportunity to forge new relationships with key people within and outside of the University. Some of these contacts have provided advice and guidance throughout my career.

CCAE: What advice do you have for aspiring TD Fellowship candidates?

Caroline: Seize each of the unique opportunities presented to you. Have confidence in your instincts and capabilities. Expand your network by surrounding yourself with inspiring people. Find a mentor(s) to whom you can turn for advice and guidance on your career path.

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Full-time position opportunity with CCAE

Communications & Marketing Officer

CCAE seeks a skilled professional to fill a full-time position as the bilingual Communications & Marketing Officer. The successful candidate will provide leadership in the development and implementation of CCAE’s overall communications and marketing strategy to raise the profile of the organization, notably among educational advancement professionals.

This new position is ideal for professionals with 3-5 years of progressive, relevant work experience, preferably in an educational advancement or nonprofit setting. The position requires a proven track record in communications planning and developing effective outreach strategies; exceptional organizational and time management ability; solid writing skills; and demonstrated ability to build a social media presence and community in an organizational context. Must be competent in both official languages (reading and writing).

For a complete position description and application information, visit the Job Postings section of the CCAE website. Send the application and resumé to Mark Hazlett, CCAE Executive Director by e-mail (haz@ccaecanada.org) by Friday, March 16, 2018.

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Don’t delay!
Apply for 2018 CCAE Distinguished Service Awards by
March 2

CCAE annually recognizes advancement high achievers, those who show great promise in this profession, and extraordinary supporters of education. Nominate a worthy candidate for one of CCAE’s Distinguished Service Awards by Friday, March 2, 2018.

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CCAE members and supporters on the move

Marnie Spears, President and CEO of KCI for the past 23 years, has announced her retirement in April 2018. Spears was the first President of CCAE in 1993 and has presented or facilitated at numerous CCAE professional learning events. CCAE sincerely wishes Marnie a long and happy retirement.

After 11 years serving as Vice-President, Development and Alumni Engagement at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Barbara Miles has been appointed as the first Vice-President, Advancement at The Australian National University as of May 2018. Barbara has been a long-time CCAE supporter and has been instrumental in CCAE’s work to develop the capacity of Canada’s senior advancement leaders.

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