Support Staff Employment Opportunity

Associate Director, Campaign Fundraising

Development & Donor Relations UNB Fredericton

Competition #:#122-12.13Closing Date:February 11, 2013 4:30PM
Employment Group:A.P.T.Salary or Rate:Commensurate with qualifications & experience.
Employment Date:(tentative)As soon as possibleHours per Week:Full-Time (36.25 HPW)
Position Length:(tentative)4 Year TermFunding:External Funding

Additional Notes

**Note: The position was previously advertised as competition #082-12.13 and closed November 2, 2012. 
Previous applicants need not re-apply. All applications will be re-submitted in the competition.


Reporting to the Director of Development & Donor Relations (DDR), this four-year, full-time term position has the dual responsibility of securing support for the campaign from a portfolio of major donors, as well as overseeing the successful fundraising efforts of UNB’s current complement of six development officers and two to-be-hired campaign development officers. This is the ideal role for a strategic leader, exceptional communicator, self-starter and organized project manager who has a history of building successful relationships with donors culminating in major gifts. Campaign experience is a requirement, as is a track record of success both as a major gift fundraiser and a leader of fundraising organizations. The incumbent will bring proven fundraising and leadership experience along with superior management skills to the position.
Representative Responsibilities
• Assume the lead in the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of a portfolio of major donors with a focus on meeting the major goals of the campaign (successful solicitation of gifts in the $100,000 to $1,000,000 range).
• Take initiative and actively seek to deepen current donor relationships and to forge new ones through the identification of further philanthropic opportunities of benefit to the University and campaign.
• Work closely with the campaign cabinet, major campaign donors, and senior administrators at UNB.
Development Officers:
• Lead, train, mentor, support, monitor the progress, and evaluate the results of DDR’s full complement of dedicated development officers to meet the goals of the campaign.
• Provide advice and recommendations to development officers regarding the enhancement and execution of fundraising strategies.
• Assist in the recruitment and training of two new campaign development officers.
• Establish and cultivate strong relationships and work effectively with the development officers to reach common goals and objectives.
• Hold regular development officer staff sessions to review progress, follow-up on assigned responsibilities and delegate tasks.
• A university degree with a minimum of ten years’ fundraising experience, preferably in a university environment or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
• A highly accomplished professional with a demonstrated record of outstanding personal achievement and relationship building as a senior fundraiser including a proven track record of successful major gifts cultivation, solicitation and stewardship; managing a personal portfolio of major gift donors and prospects, and meeting campaign goals. Those with a proven record of success in sales management will also be considered.
• Senior managerial and leadership experience along with a proven ability to design, implement and execute effective development/comprehensive campaign strategies and processes.
• Proven skills in designing, establishing and maintaining an organizational structure and staffing to effectively meet goals.
• Strong personal leadership competencies complemented by strategic thinking and a superior ability to motivate. Exemplary oral and written communication and presentation skills, strong interpersonal skills and highly developed organizational abilities.
• A high level of accountability and sound and mature judgement coupled with exceptional personal integrity, enthusiasm, and work ethic, all while maintaining confidentiality and discretion. Knowledge of UNB and its advancement mandate is a definite asset.
• The ability to travel domestically, with the possibility of some international travel, approximately two weeks per month.


For more information, please contact:

UNB Fredericton
Human Resources Room 102
Physics & Admin. Building
Fax: 506-453-4611

UNB Saint John
Financial & Admin. Services
Room 114/115, Oland Hall
Fax: 506-648-5714

We thank all applicants for their interest but wish to advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Applications will be accepted ONLY until the end of regular business hours on the closing date.