Assistant Dean, Advancement

Dalhousie University - Halifax, NS (il y a 30+ jours)

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About Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University is Atlantic Canada’s leading research-intensive university and a driver of the region’s intellectual, social and economic development. Located in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with an Agricultural Campus in Truro/Bible Hill, Dalhousie is a truly national and international university, with more than half of our 19,000 students coming from outside of the province. Our 6,000 faculty and staff foster a vibrant, purpose-driven community, that celebrated 200 years of academic excellence in 2018.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Dean, Faculty of Law and the Associate Vice President, Advancement, the Assistant Dean, Advancement is a new position that represents an innovative shared model for implementing successful, large-scale fundraising activities at Dalhousie University. They will work collaboratively with the Dean, other Faculty of Law leaders, and the University Advancement Office to build and advance strong personal and professional relationships in support of Faculty of Law advancement and fundraising goals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Works with Dean and other faculty-based leaders to establish fundraising priorities for the Law School. Establishes and evaluates annual fundraising targets and operational plans.
  • Liaises with the Vice-President and Associate Vice-President, Advancement and other university leaders to determine common objectives relating to Capital Campaigns and other major initiatives.
  • Identifies, qualifies, engages and cultivates prospective donors and solicits major gifts.
  • Ensures that donor recognition strategies and programs are in place to maintain and grow excellent relations with the Faculty’s supporters.
  • Leads the engagement between donors and faculty leaders by matching donor interests with Law School priorities. Provides coaching, leadership and support to engage faculty members in strategic fundraising activities.
  • Collaborates with the University Advancement Office on prospect identification, writing projects, and stewardship, as well as on other Advancement portfolios, such as annual fund, class giving and planned giving.

Frequent travel to visit donors and prospective donors is required.


Undergraduate degree with five or more years’ experience in major gift fundraising with a track record of closing major gifts (or an equivalent of training and experience) is required. Experience in in post-secondary education preferred. Related experience in financial services, sales and business development will be considered. Exceptional written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required. The ability to build and advance strong relationships with a range of people is key, including alumni, donors, potential donors, faculty, staff and students. Candidate should have an interest in all aspects of post-secondary and legal education. Demonstrated ability to think and plan strategically, to work independently and to achieve results.

Job Competencies

The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate proficiency in Dalhousie’s core and leadership competencies (, in particular:

  • Self-Awareness & Professionalism
  • Respect & Inclusion
  • Thinking and Acting Strategically
  • Relationship Building
  • Accountability for Performance & Results
Additional Information

Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a defined benefit pension plan, health and dental plans, a health spending account, an employee and family assistance program and a tuition assistance program.

Application Consideration

Applications from university employees and external candidates are given concurrent consideration. Among short-listed candidates, university employees will be given special consideration.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Diversity Statement

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit