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UBC Okanagan

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.

UBC Okanagan 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 and the team provides flexibility for staff to work on the campus and at home. There is strong preference for candidates who intend to live in the Okanagan, remote work arrangements within BC only may be considered.

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.

For more information or to apply, please get in touch by email or fill in this confidential form. 


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    Desired Competencies:

    • Significant fundraising experience
    • A proven track record of major gift success in a sophisticated and complex environment
    • A highly collaborative nature, and the ability to lead
    • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
    • A positive attitude and professional mindset.
    • Curiosity, initiative and enthusiasm for UBC Okanagan’s work.
    • Persistence and assertiveness to keep forward momentum and progress; proactive, and a strong inclination towards action.
    • Ability to travel both for local, national, and international donor and alumnae meetings.

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