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Vice-President, Advancement

University of New Brunswick
Fredericton, New Brunswick

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The University of New Brunswick recognizes and respectfully acknowledges that the University of New Brunswick stands on the unsurrendered and unceded traditional Wolastoqey land.  The lands of Wabanaki people are recognized in a series of Peace and Friendship Treaties to establish an ongoing relationship of peace, friendship, and mutual respect between equal nations.

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is among Canada’s top comprehensive universities. Its rich history of leading discovery and innovation stems from its entrepreneurial thinking, which has been unlocking creative potential since 1785. The unique nature of UNB’s world-class programs attracts students from over 100 countries.  It is committed to understanding and solving the problems of today and tomorrow, serving the public good and the community, and engaging with alumni, retirees and partners around the world. UNB is named among Forbes Canada’s Best Employers of 2021 and is consistently ranked among Canada’s Top 100 Employers of 2021 and Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers 2021.

UNB remains focussed on the future with an aspirational Strategic Vision: UNB Toward 2030. The mission is clear, its values are strong, and its commitment to education, research and scholarship is enduring.  It is within this context that UNB is seeking an inspirational leader for the role of Vice-President, Advancement.

As a member of the UNB executive team and reporting to the President & Vice-Chancellor, the Vice-President, Advancement brings passionate leadership and sage advice in the areas of strategic partnerships, development & donor relations, and alumni affairs.  Along with other executive colleagues, this person is a key ambassador and contributor in achieving the goals set out in the University’s strategic plan. This Vice-President will inspire a culture of philanthropy and be the centre point in creating opportunities, partnerships, donor support, and alumni engagement that will advance UNB in the years to come.

The ideal candidate has a university degree combined with deep leadership experience delivering on impactful partnership and philanthropic goals. Their experience has provided them with an appreciation of higher education and/or a related complex multi-stakeholder environment. They are a strategic executive with a record of taking organizations to new levels by leveraging networks and creatively bringing various groups together to generate project/institutional support through philanthropy and mutually beneficial partnerships. Known for their ability to lead high performing teams, they have knowledge of fundraising and have had success delivering major gifts or significant initiatives. This person is an inclusive and authentic leader, comfortable working with and building diverse teams, an innovative and collaborative trailblazer, trusted partner and relationship builder, a brilliant communicator and someone who will be passionate about all things UNB.

The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within their community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that they serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help  achieve these goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

To apply or for further information, please contact Michelle Richard and Renée Young at [email protected] and state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration for the role will be contacted and priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

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