Director of Development – Corporate and Foundation Relations
University of British Columbia - Vancouver, BC

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UBC generates ideas that change the way people think and the way the world works. UBC sees this change as an evolution, one that improves upon what has come before and inspires the generations that follow.

In September 2011, UBC launched the most ambitious fundraising and alumni engagement campaign in Canadian history. The start an evolution campaign aims to raise $1.5 billion dollars for students, research and community engagement and to double the number of alumni involved annually in the life of the university to 50,000 by 2015.

UBC is home to over 56,000 students, including 8,400 international students from 145 different countries enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. These students are supported by over 13,000 faculty and staff on UBC’s two main campuses in Vancouver and Kelowna, BC. UBC is the second largest University in Canada and is consistently ranked for its teaching and research accomplishments among the top 25 universities in the world.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Development, the new Director will have responsibility for the Corporate & Foundation Relations program within the Development & Alumni Engagement portfolio. He or she will cultivate, solicit and recognize major gifts and work directly with the President, Vice Presidents, Deans, senior development staff, faculty members and senior volunteers in coordinating and developing strategies, proposals and solicitations to UBC’s major corporate and foundation donors.

The ideal candidate is a seasoned fundraising professional with significant experience working with corporate and/or foundation gifts. With at least ten years experience in major gifts fundraising, the new Director will bring a track record of success along with their exceptional relationship building skills and strategic thinking abilities.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. However, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

To submit your resume and related information online, please go to: www.odgersberndtson.ca/en/careers/11055


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