With 175 years of history, 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 25 years, more times than any other university. With a student population of 2,300, the University has had 53 Rhodes Scholars, 12 in the last 14 years alone, 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 readying for its next major capital campaign and is building the team that will make it happen. In the most recent campaign, Mount Allison raised over $96 million in eight years – exceeding its goal and finishing two years early.
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 now, 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 a Development and Advancement Services team, 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 in a small shop, both leading and working hands-on as part of the team.
If you’re interested in this exciting opportunities, please contact Anna Stuart or Nikki Mifflen at 902-421-1310, or please apply online by clicking “Apply Now” on the button below.
Mount Allison acknowledges, honours and respects the Mi’kmaw and Wolastoquyik (Maliseet) peoples, the historic inhabitants, custodians, and dwellers on the land where our university is built, and confirms its commitment to strengthen relationships with them.
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.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. Canadians and permanent residents should indicate their citizenship status in their application.
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