Assistant Dean, Advancement University of Alberta Faculty of Nursing & Office of Advancement Canada

 Assistant Dean, Advancement

Faculty of Nursing & Office of Advancement

Competition No.  -              A113138678

Closing Date  -                   May 30, 2019



This position is located in the Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, 11405 87 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 1C9; however, some travel may be involved.


The Faculty of Nursing and the Office of Advancement are seeking an Assistant Dean, Advancement who will focus on the development, alumni relations and stewardship priorities identified by the Dean of the Faculty of Nursing. The Assistant Dean, Advancement reports jointly to the Dean, Faculty of Nursing and the Senior Director, Faculty Development (Health Sciences) and is responsible for designing and implementing alumni engagement and fund-raising strategies of the Faculty as they relate to various constituencies, including alumni, friends, the University community and the wider professional community. This position also supports the development of Advancement communications materials in partnership with the Director of Marketing and Communications within the Faculty of Nursing. Such strategies include the planning and execution of special events and regularly occurring meetings with the purpose of enhancing engagement points for the Faculty’s various constituencies; publication of news and promotional materials that support advancement objectives and calls for support; stewardship activities that recognize and acknowledge donors and volunteers; and face to face meetings with stakeholders to increase support for the Faculty’s priorities. In both design and implementation, the Assistant Dean, Advancement works closely with the Dean as a valued and integral member of the senior administration in the Faculty of Nursing.


The Assistant Dean, Advancement manages a portfolio of major gift prospects including individuals, corporations, associations and foundations that have the potential interest and financial resources to make major gifts to the University.  The Assistant Dean, Advancement is also responsible for all alumni engagement strategies and stewardship portfolio for the Faculty as well as shared responsibility for the advancement communications strategy for the Faculty (in partnership with the Director of Marketing and Communications).


Specific responsibilities include:


    Develops creative strategies intended to attract major gift commitments ($50,000-$5 million+) and long-term relationships with the institution

    Ensures adherence to all University fundraising protocols and participates in the University's Relationship Management process

    Liaises with key areas and units across the University to ensure gifts to the Faculty are utilized appropriately and stewarded in a timely manner

    Sets overall goals for each area within the Faculty advancement portfolio

    With the Dean and the Senior Director, develops Faculty-specific priorities and leads the case development process for the Faculty

    Creates and implements a comprehensive Faculty alumni engagement strategy that includes but is not limited to key alumni events and other meaningful volunteer activities; works with alumni class leaders to help plan milestone reunions

    Oversees post-gift stewardship of each donor and provides personalized attention

    Together with the Director of Marketing and Communications, designs and supports advancement communication strategies for the Faculty

    Manages, coaches and supports the advancement team within the Faculty of Nursing


The successful candidate will have proven ability to develop strategies for and implement major gift solicitations (in excess of $1 million) and an appreciation of the mission of a major research university in order to creatively match the Faculty’s and the University’s highest priority needs with the interests of qualified major gift prospective donors.  The position requires the ability to be a contributing member of multidisciplinary teams and to work with senior university administration in a variety of business and social settings.


In order to achieve the desired outcomes of the position, the successful candidate will possess the following experience, skills and abilities:


    Applicants with an undergraduate degree and certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) will be given hiring preference. A combination of related experience and education may also be considered.

    4 or more years of full-time fundraising experience in not-for-profit organizations and/or educational institutions, and demonstrated ability to plan and execute a fund drive and demonstrated success at face-to-face solicitation of gifts and/or comparable experience.

    Familiarity with alumni/donor database applications and knowledge of a variety of fundraising tools and strategies and demonstrated experience with activities throughout the giving cycle.

    Evidence of being self-motivated, proactive, energetic, creative, goal-oriented with excellent interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills.

    Experience working at a large-scale post-secondary or other campaigns strongly preferred.

    Evidence of excellent organizational and time management skills, as well as the ability to work towards goals within deadlines.

    Proven ability to develop strategies for relationship building and securing major gifts.

    Proven ability to work autonomously and to handle multiple accounts simultaneously.

    Experience working directly with academic leaders, senior university personnel and volunteers.

    Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, co-workers and constituents.

    Candidates with direct management responsibility will be given hiring preference.

    Demonstrated ability to be a contributing member of multidisciplinary teams.


This regular continuing position is in accordance with the Administrative and Professional Officer agreement and offers a comprehensive benefits package that can be viewed at Faculty & Staff Benefits and an annual salary range of $75,863 to $126,439. A market supplement of up to $9000 may be available.


Interested applicants should submit a covering letter, resume and a list of 3 professional references.


To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203 (3) (e)), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application. If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application.


Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.


The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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