Job Location: 
New Brunswick


Senior Advancement Officer


Founded in 1839, Mount Allison University attracts some of the most talented and creative minds from across the country and around the world. Located in the heart of Sackville, New Brunswick and offering five degrees to undergraduate students, Mount Allison is home to one of the most beautiful and historically rich campuses in Canada. It is no surprise that Mount Allison has been ranked the #1 undergraduate university in Canada by Maclean’s magazine for 18 out of the last 26 years, more times than any other university. With a student population of 2,300, the University has had 53 Rhodes Scholars, and counts many of Canada’s top business, cultural and community leaders among its graduates. The success of Mount Allison’s students may help explain why Mount Allison enjoys one of Canada's largest university endowments on a per capita basis. This legacy is not taken for granted; it is coupled with one of the strongest records of fiscal management among Canadian universities.


Mount Allison is excited to be preparing for its next major capital campaign and is building the team that will make it happen. In the most recent campaign, Mount Allison raised more than $96 million in eight years – two years ahead of target and $10 million over its goal.


The Senior Advancement Officer is one of Mount Allison’s key relationship managers, and a critical senior member of the campaign team, accountable for the successful management of a major and planned gift prospect portfolio. The Senior Advancement Officer also provides input on issues and opportunities related to the campaign and interacts with Mount Allison’s lead benefactors and volunteers. Part of a small and dynamic team, the Senior Advancement Officer reports to the Executive Director of Development but will spend significant time outside the University interacting with potential donors. Accordingly, Mount Allison is open to having you live anywhere in eastern Canada.


As the ideal candidate, you are an experienced fund raiser with a passion for post-secondary education and the ability to develop new relationships and advance existing relationships on behalf of the University. A self-starter, you are aspirational in setting goals and bring a successful track record of achieving goals through data-informed planning, tenacious execution in closing gifts, and impeccable follow through. Your superb communication skills enable you to listen and engage effectively, articulate complex issues clearly and simply, and make a compelling case for support with sophisticated philanthropists, volunteers, and members of the academic community. You have a high level of maturity, tact, and diplomacy, excellent judgment and discretion, and are able to work autonomously and as part of a team.


If you’re interested in this exciting opportunity with a 5-year renewable contract, please contact Anna Stuart or Nikki Mifflen at 902-421-1310 for more information, or please apply online by clicking “Apply Now” on the button below


Mount Allison acknowledges, honours and respects the Mi’kmaw and Wolastoquyik (Maliseet) peoples, the historic inhabitants, custodians, and dwellers on the land where our university is built, and confirms its commitment to strengthen relationships with them.


Mount Allison is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual and gender identities. We seek candidates with qualifications and knowledge to contribute specifically to the further diversification of our campus community.


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. Canadians and permanent residents should indicate their citizenship status in their application.


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