Vice President, Development & Alumni Engagement

Vancouver, British Columbia
Mar 07, 2018
Executive Administration Jobs
Vice Presidents
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of British Columbia (UBC), one of Canada’s largest and most innovative universities, invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President, Development and Alumni Engagement.

UBC is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world – and top 20 public universities. Since 1915, UBC’s West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff, and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery, and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world.

With campuses in Vancouver and Kelowna, UBC is home to over 62,000 students, including approximately 14,000 international students from 160 countries. These students are supported by 15,000 faculty and staff members and an annual budget of $2.5 billion.  The University consistently wins awards for being a top employer in BC, a top diversity employer, a top employer for young people, and one of Canada’s greenest employers.

UBC recently completed what was then the largest fundraising and alumni campaign in Canadian history.  The campaign raised $1.6-billion and more than doubled alumni engagement with UBC.  With 250 staff in the portfolio working in a partnership model with Faculties and major units on campus, UBC has been recognized as one of the top 50 universities globally in development and alumni affairs.

The Vice President, Development & Alumni Engagement (VPDAE) reports to the President and works closely with the Board, executive team, Deans and other partners.  The VPDAE will be a strategic executive who can provide leadership to ensure the University is successful in achieving the vision and goals set out in its strategic plan.  The VPDAE will bring an exceptional track record leading fundraising and alumni engagement for a university or major not-for-profit organization with parallels to the university context.  Experience with transformational gifts and developing and launching large-scale, comprehensive campaigns are both important assets. The VPDAE will be passionate about serving at one of the world’s top universities and providing the leadership to move it forward.

To explore this exciting opportunity further, please contact Boyden, our Search Consultants, at (604) 685-0261, or [email protected], or submit your expression of interest and resume directly by following this link.

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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.