New Brunswick

Founded in 1839, Mount Allison University attracts some of the most talented and creative minds from across the country and around the world to Sackville, New Brunswick. Mount Allison has one of the most beautiful university campuses in Canada and is home to approximately 2300 students. The University offers six undergraduate degree programs and more than 50 programs of study. The University has been ranked Canada's #1 undergraduate university by Maclean’s Magazine more times than any other university, a record that reflects the combined efforts of faculty, students, and staff. Mount Allison provides a unique experience for students, one with direct access to leading researchers and instructors in the smaller-sized classroom, studio, and lab settings. Students are encouraged to become well-rounded graduates and citizens through inter-disciplinary degree programs and by becoming involved in numerous groups, clubs, and co-curricular activities based on campus and in the local community. Throughout its history 54 Mount Allison students have earned Rhodes Scholarships, and the University counts many of Canada’s top business, cultural, educational, and community leaders among its graduates. Mount Allison has a successful history of giving that has resulted in one of Canada's largest university endowments on a per capita basis. This is complemented by one of the strongest records of sustainable fiscal management among Canadian universities. Mount Allison is excited to be in the quiet phase of its next -and most ambitious – campaign and is seeking a Director of Development to lead the team that will make it happen.


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. As a member of the University’s leadership group, under the guidance of the Vice-President, the Director of Development will interact with leaders at all levels of the University, as well as Mount Allison’s lead benefactors and volunteers, on a wide variety of fundraising issues and opportunities. The Director will be directly responsible for leading and managing the Development team and will be accountable for driving extraordinary team and individual fundraising results.


As the ideal candidate, you are a proven major gift fundraiser with a significant record of success in major and leadership gift fundraising and planned gift programs. A natural team builder, you bring experience leading and motivating a development 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 and presenter, you are able to listen and engage effectively, articulate complex issues clearly and diplomatically, 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 have experience in dealing with donor programs and donor relationships. Finally, you are able to work effectively in a small shop, both leading and working hands-on as part of the team and are experienced in facilitating and encouraging a collegial work environment, where the promotion of collaborative decision-making is key to the success of your team.


Mount Allison acknowledges that it is located within the territory of Mi’kma’ki, the unceded, ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq. Mount Allison’s relationship and privilege to live on this territory was agreed upon in the Peace and Friendship Treaties of 1752. Because of this treaty relationship it is to be acknowledged that members of the Mount Allison community are all Treaty people and have a responsibility to respect this territory.


Mount Allison is committed to diversity, inclusivity and accessibility. 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.
If you are interested in pursuing this exciting opportunity, please apply online at http://www.kbrs.ca/Career/16158. For more information or to ask any questions, please contact Daniella Sam at dsam@kbrs.ca or Andrea Forbes-Hurley at aforbeshurley@kbrs.ca.


KBRS will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including any accommodation that consider an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation to participate as a candidate in the recruitment process, please contact accommodate@kbrs.ca.

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