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Director of Development, UBC Library - University of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC

Job Description

University of British Columbia

UBC is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 40 universities in the world. As one of the largest universities in Canada, UBC attracts, nurtures and proactively transforms more than 62,000 students and over 300,000 alumni from 162 countries on two major campuses. With over 5,500 faculty, 10,000 staff and 9,000 student employees, UBC has an operating budget of $2.3 billion and research income approaching $600 million.
The UBC Library is a leading research library that enhances learning and teaching excellence by connecting communities, within and beyond the University. The UBC Library strives to transform its facilities into experiential spaces that stimulate ideas, innovation, and promote student success.

The Library has 15 branches and divisions, including on- and off-campus locations and its Okanagan campus location. The UBC Library holds 5.5 Million physical collections and 2.3 Million e-books. With more than 3.2 Million visit per year and 10,000 visits per day, the UBC Library is an integral part of teaching, learning and research at UBC.

Job Requirements

As Director of Development, you will be responsible for developing and operationalizing development strategies to ensure that strategic objectives are met. While spearheading a multi-year fundraising campaign in support of the School, you will manage a development program at the $2.5 to $8+ million per annum. You will be responsible for moving leadership gift account strategies forward where a high degree of senior administration involvement is required. You will work in partnerships with senior University administration and faculty to facilitate maximum private sector support and build alumni connections, as well as provide leadership to a team of career and senior level employees.

The incoming Director of Development will be responsible for leading the execution of the long-term strategy for Development within the UBC Library.

How To Apply

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