Join a bold, world-leading, and highly accomplished development and alumni engagement team at UBC, and help to support the growing Okanagan campus.

Based in Kelowna, UBC Okanagan is a world-class university located in the beautiful Okanagan Valley in the Southern interior region of BC. This is an unprecedented and unique campus model unlike any other Canadian university, as higher education institutions of UBC’s stature are typically only located in large urban centres.

UBC Okanagan is a comprehensive, research-intensive learning community embracing bold new ways of thinking that attract exceptional students and faculty. More than 12,000 students from throughout the Okanagan region, across Canada, and 109 other countries are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs in nine faculties and schools here.

The UBC Okanagan Development & Alumni Engagement (DAE) team engages donors in the life of the University and raises major gifts in support of Okanagan campus priorities. It now has a senior front line fundraising role available and is looking for a talented and ambitious Associate Director, Development.

This is an exciting time to join UBC Okanagan: FORWARD, UBC’s most exciting fundraising and alumni engagement campaign ever, is underway. FORWARD will engage donors in opportunities to advance healthy lives, create solutions for the planet, and shape thriving societies.

The AD will have the chance to:

  • Help the Okanagan’s student, research, and academic life in tangible and rewarding ways;
  • Leverage UBC’s overall brand and reputation, and its tremendous impact in the region, allowing donors to have an outsized impact for their support;
  • Make a mark in one of Canada’s largest-ever post-secondary advancement campaigns, in a highly professionalized and dedicated advancement team;
  • Be an anchor staff member and take on a larger leadership role as the Okanagan DAE team expands and grows in future years.

Location & level:

UBC has a hybrid work policy that guides decisions about hybrid work arrangements. The DAE team provides flexibility for staff to work on the campus and at home. While there is strong preference for candidates who intend to live in the Okanagan, remote work arrangements within BC only may be considered but with the requirement for regular travel to Kelowna.

UBC Okanagan also has flexibility to bring on a more senior and experienced candidate at the Senior Associate Director level, with commensurate higher fundraising expectations and compensation.


To apply or learn more, please contact UBC Okanagan’s search partner, Christoph Clodius at The Discovery Group, at

Application Timing & Process: The deadline for applications is February 23, 2024.

We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis and encourage early and immediate enquiries.

Compensation, Perquisites and Flexible Hours: The Associate Director’s compensation range is between $96,754 and $150,901, with a hiring target of $120,822.
UBC’s benefits plans are designed with the continuing health and wellbeing of our staff, faculty, and their families in mind. Examples of UBC staff benefits include a generous vacation package, extended health and dental coverage, a health spending account, enrolment in UBC’s pension plan, tuition waivers on UBC courses, counselling, and family support services, and much more. UBC Okanagan can make a contribution to relocation costs for the right candidate.

Equity: 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 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

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