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Director, Development - HR20.12 - Yukon University

Whitehorse, YT

Job Description

Are you an experienced fundraising professional who is ready to lead the development and implementation of a multi-year strategy at Canada’s newest university? Are you a passionate champion of post-secondary student success with a proven track record of securing significant philanthropic support from individuals and organizations?

Reporting to the Executive Director, Governance and External, you will be responsible for developing and maintaining strategic alliances with national/international donors, community, and industry partners, while identifying and building synergy with Yukon University academic, research and student support programs.

You’re a quick study, capable of absorbing the needs of students, faculty, senior executives, and donors alike, communicating effectively, and working collaboratively and creatively to develop practical and constructive solutions that surpass their expectations. You’re an independent and self-driven team player, with a strong desire to make your mark by building our burgeoning fundraising strategy into a mature, cohesive plan that will support and advance YukonU’s strategic goals over the next decade.

You will work directly with the Yukon University Foundation board and the YukonU leadership team to advise on and implement fundraising priorities, with the support of the broader marketing and communications team within the Governance and External Department.

As a YukonU booster, you’re a persuasive storyteller who’ll promote and celebrate the creative and innovative work being done at the University across Yukon, the North, Canada and internationally, with the intent of forging strong partnerships with those excited by the potential of Canada’s first university north of 60.

Salary Range:
$49 - $61

Job Requirements

As the ideal candidate, you will have a relevant post-secondary credential and a minimum of five years’ experience in fundraising development and donor relations in Canadian higher education or similar complex organization. You’re a capable leader with a minimum of three years’ management experience and possess an extensive knowledge of the philanthropic landscape in Canada. You bring a vision of YukonU development potential and the ability to inspire and grow a small Development Office into an Advancement powerhouse. You’re a builder and you’re excited about the potential post-secondary education provides to individuals.

In addition to joining a fantastic, dynamic team you will get a comprehensive benefits package and an opportunity to build and foster meaningful relationships within the university, our community and beyond. Please include a cover letter with your resume outlining your relevant experience and why you are interested in this opportunity.

How To Apply

Email your cover letter and resume to