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Advancement Officer, Donor Engagement and Events, Faculty of Medicine - The University of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC

Job Description

The University of British Columbia

Advancement Officer, Donor Engagement and Events

Faculty of Medicine

Working for UBC Faculty of Medicine means you will be part of a high performing, dynamic team of individuals who care deeply about health and work collaboratively to achieve our collective goal of more than $75 - $90 million each year. As a member of the Donor Engagement team, the Advancement Officer is responsible for developing, managing and executing donor cultivation, recognition, and stewardship events and other initiatives in partnership with the development team. This position also manages the physical naming and recognition program for the Faculty providing meaningful recognition for the Faculty’s key stakeholders.

UBC Faculty of Medicine is the premiere educator of health and life sciences professionals in BC, producing the next generation of clinicians and scientists focused on the health and wellbeing of citizens across BC, Canada, and around the globe. Our students, faculty, and staff are actively engaged in innovative, leading-edge research, education, and community service on university and hospital campuses across the Province. Through knowledge creation and innovation, we aim to transform health for everyone.

As the Advancement Officer, Donor Engagement & Events, your specific duties will include to;

  • Work in partnership with the Development Manager, donor Engagement and Operations to facilitate a donor engagement plan for stewarding major gift donors and donor segments with a focus on leadership level gifts and with the intention of growing major gift philanthropic support;  
  • In consultation with the frontline fundraising team, develop and execute both virtual and in-person strategic donor engagement events and other initiatives for the Faculty including individual and multi-donor major gift cultivation, recognition and stewardship events and other activities;
  • Ensure all events and special projects are aligned with the vision of the Faculty of Medicine’s Strategic Plan and the fundraising priorities of the Development Office;
  • Work collaboratively with the Faculty’s Alumni Engagement team to ensure donor engagement strategies are aligned where appropriate with alumni engagement strategies;
  • In consultation with the frontline fundraising team, assist in the planning and execution of select components of the emerging faculty engagement plan;
  • Work in partnership with the frontline fundraising team to develop and implement strategies for accurate donor reporting, including financial and impact reporting to annual and non-endowed and endowed donors;
  • In consultation with the front-line fundraising team, develop and implement individual engagement plans for select major gift donors and donor segments;
  • Develop and implements donor recognition plans and strategies to formally and/or publicly acknowledge major gift donors including formal correspondence, donor walls and plaques, awards, public announcements, commemorative gifts, and invitations to campus programming;
  • Generate recognition and stewardship content for donor proposals and correspondence;
  • Respond to donor inquiries concerning their gifts, and other general questions;
  • Develop appropriate metrics and conducts periodic audits for evaluation of the strategies and programs, and makes recommendations for changes as required;
  • Remain informed of donor engagement best practices across industries;
Salary Range:
$0 - $0

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will have of minimum of two years of experience in a post-secondary education institute that includes experience working with alumni relations, advancement, or the equivalent combination of education and experience and will have the ability to plan, co-ordinate and supervise the work of others, execute a variety of complex projects, and meet imposed deadlines. Strong verbal and written communication skills, both verbal and written, having the ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with donors, co-workers and other campus departments.

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.

How To Apply

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