Join a bold, world-leading and highly accomplished development and alumni engagement team — and help UBC shape a better world.
UBC is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 universities in the world. As one of the largest universities in Canada, UBC attracts and nurtures more than 66,000 students and over 350,000 alumni from 166 countries on two major campuses. With over 6,000 faculty and 11,000 staff, UBC has an operating budget of $3 billion and provides over $670 million in research funds for nearly 10,000 projects.
Ranking 10th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2021), the UBC Faculty of Education prepares more than 45% of the elementary and the majority of secondary educators in British Columbia, and a significant proportion of British Columbia’s school counsellors, administrators, special education professionals, and school psychologists. With more than 58,000 alumni located in 100 countries, the UBC Faculty of Education truly is a global entity.
The Faculty is unique in both its academic breadth and geographic scope, offering programs on both of UBC’s campuses (Okanagan and Vancouver) and programs in four departments, the School of Kinesiology and the Okanagan School of Education. The Faculty has identified the following priority areas for faculty: Indigenous Education, Mental Health Literacy, Sexuality and Gender Inclusive Education, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization, Climate Justice, and Supporting Returning Veterans.
Assistant Dean, Development and Alumni Engagement (DAE) will be responsible for leading the execution of the long-term strategy for Development & Alumni Engagement in the Faculty of Education. While spearheading a multi-year fundraising campaign in support of the Faculty, the Assistant Dean, DAE will manage a development program at the $3+ million per annum level and contribute to university-wide fundraising initiatives. The Assistant Dean, DAE, reports dually to the Dean of the Faculty of Education and the Executive Director, Development, and will cultivate relationships with academic and administrative leaders to deliver on fundraising priorities and lead the Faculty alumni engagement strategy. The strategy will engage over 17,000 alumni annually, to build lifelong connections to the Faculty of Education and its academic and research mission, strategic priorities and role in the community.
As UBC plans for its next and most ambitious fundraising and alumni engagement campaign, this is an exciting time to join UBC and build partnerships to advance the mission and vision of the University. The ideal candidate will bring considerable depth of experience in fundraising, strategy development and, inclusive behaviour and practices. Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills, discretion, and sound judgment are required.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.