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Manager, Proposal Writing & Communications - The University of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC

Job Description

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC’s West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world. UBC is home to nearly 67,000 students, including over 18,000 international students from 166 countries enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. These students are supported by over 17,000 faculty and staff on UBC’s two main campuses in Vancouver and Kelowna.

Development & Alumni Engagement (DAE)

The Development & Alumni Engagement (DAE) portfolio joins Development and alumni UBC functions under one umbrella. DAE champions UBC’s vision and values, fosters alumni engagement and attracts supporters to advance the institution. Currently, DAE raises over $200 million annually. As a top tier research university, and a go-to destination for the world’s brightest minds, UBC has the opportunity to influence what our future will look like. DAE is inspired to enable UBC’s pursuit of excellence in research, learning and engagement by maximizing donor and alumni engagement.

As Manager, Proposal Writing & Communications, you will be responsible for initiating, developing, managing and delivering a full range of communications services in support of the university's fundraising objectives for high value donors. This will include general correspondence, direct response materials, acquisition/awareness campaigns, fundraising proposals and case statements. You will develop and implement communications materials providing donors with meaningful opportunities for engagement and investment with the University.

You will work collaboratively with the DAE Executive, other members of the DAE Development team, UBC's senior administration, faculty members, and other departments across campus to develop fundraising communication materials. Responsibilities also include providing strategic input on communications projects undertaken by Development units for the central office and across campus. The incumbent will ensure editorial and visual consistency across the portfolio when drafting and approving all fundraising communications.

Salary Range:
$6,546 - $10,228

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of six years’ related experience in experience in writing and communications. Extensive experience in print and design coordination is an asset, as is experience in academic fundraising.

How To Apply

For more information and to apply, please visit UBC Staff Careers site.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence.  An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged.  We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.