Managing Director, Advancement Services Development and Alumni Engagement

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for research and teaching with a vision to create an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada, and the world.

Development and Alumni Engagement champions UBC’s visions and values and engages alumni and donors in support of the institution. DAE’s continuing efforts have helped UBC become one of the world’s 40 top universities, enabling staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning towards ideas that can change the world.

With the launch of FORWARD in Fall 2022 – UBC’s bold $3 Billion campaign - an exciting opportunity exists for the Managing Director, Advancement Services, Development & Alumni Engagement to further advance the reputation of Development and Alumni Engagement and the University through developing, managing and leveraging internal and external strategic relationships.

Reporting to the Vice-President, Development and Alumni Engagement, the Managing Director is a key leader of the Development and Alumni Engagement Portfolio and a member of the DAE Executive Team. This role serves as a senior official of UBC, working closely with the Senior Leadership Team of the University, and representing the University to the complete range of internal and external stakeholders as it relates to Advancement.

The Managing Director provides the strategic direction on the development and implementation of business and operations plans to promote and support the Development and Alumni Engagement (DAE) mission. This position is responsible for strategically leading the DAE operational functions including Finance, HR, IT, Gift Administration, Data Governance, Project Governance, Operations, and Research. This role serves as a key advisor to the Vice President, Development and Alumni Engagement and is integral to the Portfolio's ability to meet its fundraising and alumni engagement goals.

This is an opportunity to serve in a leadership role at a world-class academic institution with tremendous forward momentum, situated in a city that consistently ranks as one of the most liveable cities in the world.

The UBC Vancouver-Point Grey campus is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓ əm (Musqueam) people. The UBC Okanagan campus is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation. The xʷməθkʷəy̓ əm and Syilx peoples have been stewards and caretakers of these territories since time immemorial. To acknowledge and support this important role, UBC strives toward building meaningful, reciprocal and mutually beneficial partnerships with the xʷməθkʷəy̓ əm and the Syilx peoples.

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