Founded in 1839, Mount Allison University attracts some of the most talented and creative minds from across the country and around the world. Located in the heart of Sackville, New Brunswick and offering five degrees to undergraduate students, Mount Allison is home to one of the most beautiful and historically rich campuses in Canada. It is no surprise that Mount Allison has been ranked the #1 undergraduate university in Canada by Maclean’s magazine for 18 out of the last 26 years, more times than any other university. With a student population of 2,300, the University has had 53 Rhodes Scholars, and counts many of Canada’s top business, cultural and community leaders among its graduates. The success of Mount Allison’s students may help explain why Mount Allison enjoys one of Canada's largest university endowments on a per capita basis. This legacy is not taken for granted; it is coupled with one of the strongest records of fiscal management among Canadian universities.
Mount Allison is excited to be preparing for its next major capital campaign and is building the team that will make it happen. In the most recent campaign, Mount Allison raised more than $96 million in eight years – two years ahead of target and $10 million over its goal.
Director of Development
Reporting to the Vice-President, University Advancement, the Director of Development plays a leadership and strategic role in meeting Mount Allison’s philanthropic aspirations in support of the strategic needs of the University. Joining Mount Allison at this time, the Director of Development will have the opportunity to engage in campaign planning and in forming the campaign team. As a member of the University’s leadership group, the Director of Development will interact with leaders at all levels of the University, including the President, deans, professors, all vice-presidents and student leaders, as well as Mount Allison’s lead benefactors and volunteers, on a wide variety of fund raising issues and opportunities. The Director will be directly responsible for leading and managing the Development and Advancement Services Offices and will be accountable for both team and individual fund raising results.
As the ideal candidate, you are a proven major gift fund raiser with a significant record of success in major and leadership gift fund raising and planned gift programs. A natural team builder, you bring experience leading and motivating Development and Advancement Services teams, and have the ability to consistently develop relationships of trust with Mount Allison’s donors, volunteers, alumni, University senior administrators, faculty, staff, and students. Known as a strategic thinker and aspirational goal setter, you utilize data-informed decision-making to set, execute, measure and succeed in delivering programs. You demonstrate a high level of maturity, tact, and diplomacy, and have excellent judgment and discretion. A superb communicator, you are able to listen and engage effectively, articulate complex issues clearly and simply, and make a compelling case for support with sophisticated philanthropists, volunteers, and the academic community. You have experience with development and advancement services policies, procedures, systems and best practices, and are able to work effectively with a small group, leading and working hands-on as part of the team.
If you’re interested in this opportunity please contact Anna Stuart or Nikki Mifflen at 902-421-1310, or submit your application online at www.kbrs.ca/Careers/11801.
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