Position Title Manager, Philanthropy and Alumni Relations
Posting Number 02033SA
Location Hybrid / New Westminster Campus / Coquitlam Campus
Grade or Pay Level A - Pay Band 11
Salary Range Minimum- $89,455, Control Point- $119,273, Maximum- $131,201;
Placement within a salary band is typically up to the Control Point based on a
review of skills, experience and internal equity. The College may place over
Control Point in limited circumstanc
Position Type Administration - Regular
Posting Type Internal/External
Employment Type Full-Time
Posting Category Administration
Start Date 12/01/2023
Day of the Week Mondays to Fridays
This regular full-time position is available as of December 1, 2023. Regular
hours of work are 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday; however occasional
evenings and weekends may be required.
Travel between Douglas College's locations and to other locations in the lower
mainland as required.
What Douglas Offers
DO what you love. Be good at it. That's how Douglas College defines a great
career. It's a philosophy that resonates through our classrooms, our offices
and our boardrooms. It inspires our students and drives us to make Douglas
College one of BC's Top Employers. We love what we do. And we're looking for
passionate, motivated people to join us in making one of Canada's best
colleges even better.
The Manager, Philanthropy and Alumni Relations will play an important role in
helping to raise philanthropic revenues and engage alumni and the wider
community in the College's strategic priorities. Working alongside the
Director, Philanthropy, the Manager, Philanthropy and Alumni Relations will
build strong relationships with donors, alumni and other stakeholders to
implement and enhance activities to increase the Colleges' donor pipeline,
seek new opportunities for support, and engage its alumni and wider community
in the life of the College. The Manager, Philanthropy and Alumni Relations
supervises Philanthropy and Alumni Relations staff members using the Douglas
College Strategic Plan to guide their work.
Under the direction of the Director, Philanthropy with dotted line reporting
to the Associate Director, Annual Giving and Alumni Relations, the Manager,
Philanthropy and Alumni Relations is responsible for the following:
Assists in the development and implementation of the major gift and
planned giving strategy;
Drafts grant proposals, cases for support, donor impact reports, media
releases and other donor-related communications to support the strategic
directions of Douglas College, in collaboration with the Marketing and
Identifies, cultivates solicits and stewards corporate, foundation and
individual major gift and planned giving prospects to achieve annual
Prepares reports on progress towards goals;
Manages a major gift and planned giving portfolio that includes
Works in partnership with the Marketing and Communications Office on the
development and implementation of the Foundation and Alumni Relations
communications plan, under the direction and supervision of the Associate
Director, Annual Giving and Alumni Relations;
Establishes strategic relationships with academic and administrative
leaders across Douglas College;
Attends networking events with the Director, Philanthropy and/or the
Associate Director, Annual Giving and Alumni Relations to promote Douglas
College Foundation in the community;
Participates in professional organizations and keeping current on
fundraising initiatives and related activities in post-secondary
education, competing environments and the general business environment;
Keeps current with political, economic, social and educational trends that
might have an impact on the work of Douglas College Foundation;
Represents the College and College interests externally in collaboration
with the Director, Philanthropy and/or the Associate Director, Annual
Giving and Alumni Relations and other College and academic leaders;
Informs the Foundation and Alumni Relations' leadership team on matters
relating to major and planned gifts;
Provides leadership and direction to Foundation and Alumni staff and
volunteers including but not limited to recruitment and selection,
training, approving work schedules, performance planning, professional
development, evaluating and disciplining where appropriate;
Performs other related duties as required.
Under the direction of the Associate Director, Annual Giving and Alumni
Relations, this position is responsible for:
Assists in the development and implementation of an alumni engagement
strategy that specifically aims to build the Colleges' global alumni
Oversees a calendar of engagement alumni activities and events throughout
the year, as well as engaging and supporting key volunteers to contribute
time and expertise in support of the engagement strategy;
Manages and optimizes the capture and use of alumni and stakeholder
contact and engagement data; Liaising with Faculties and other internal
College units to build partnerships and identify areas of alumni
collaboration, including events, mentorships, guest speakers, internships,
Giving Day, etc.;
Liaises with Enrollment Services, to help plan and implement bi-annual
Delivers the fundraising strategy focused on alumni, embedding strong
stewardship and relationship management systems;
Identifies, negotiates and manages alumni affinity marketing initiatives
and other alumni benefits;
Performs other related duties as required.
To Be Successful in this Role You Will Need
Established professional credibility as evidenced by a degree from an
accredited post-secondary institution in a related area of study, or an
equivalent combination of education and experience;
At least five years of experience in alumni relations combined with three
to five years experience in major donor fundraising;
Proven track record of generating significant gifts from high net worth
Extensive knowledge of and experience with fundraising strategies,
practices, techniques, databases and programs;
Proven record of achieving fundraising goals;
Excellent organizational, analytical and leadership skills;
Excellent written, presentation and oral communication skills;
Demonstrated ability to model appropriate professional, ethical and
collaborative behaviours consistent with the responsibilities of this
Previous supervisory or management experience, preferably in a unionized,
public sector environment.
Donor-focused – Anticipates and responds to the needs of donors and
other internal and external clients of the organization. Acknowledges and
recognizes gifts in ways that are meaningful to donors and appropriate to
the mission and values of the College and the Foundation. Keeps donor
interests and perspectives at the forefront.
Alumni-focused – Anticipates and responds to the needs of alumni and
other internal and external clients of the organization. Keeps alumni
relations interests and perspectives at the forefront.
Administrative Skills – Provides leadership to, and ensures
accountability for, achievement of major gifts goals and objectives
Organizational Skills : is focused; simplifies often complex and
lengthy matters; has effective time and project management skills; has
ability to separate important issues and identify priorities.
Leadership Skills – Achieves desired organizational results by
encouraging and supporting the contribution of others; and is a proactive
and positive team player who acts with a sense of urgency and leads by
example; sets and communicates clear goals.
Communications Skills – Possesses excellent communication skills,
both verbal, and written and expresses thoughts in an organized, concise
manner. Actively listens to the issues of others in a manner that elicits
support. Develops and delivers effective presentations. Has the ability to
present information and ideas to diverse business groups.
Influential and Collaborative – Has an honest, open, and consistent
approach to working with others toward organizational strategic objectives
and possesses strong relationship and interpersonal skills, including the
ability to build relationships and develop and maintain partnerships.
Market Knowledge – Continuously seeks to stay current and be at the
leading edge in his/her field and is committed to continuous learning; one
that is self‐motivated and self‐directed, being able to work independently
with a sense of urgency to task completion.
Organizationally Astute – Is diplomatic and tactful; non-
confrontational; recognizes internal and external sensitivities; has an
intuitive ability to read the political implications of recommendations
and actions; uses sound judgment.
Innovative & Entrepreneurial Approach – Seeks out possibilities,
develops new ideas, and effectively moves them forward. Is creative,
innovative and takes advantage of opportunities, while recognizing the
necessity of working with limited resources and in alignment with the
strategic directions of the Foundation and the College.
Energetic & Adaptable – Is prepared to take on longer-term
initiatives and does so with enthusiasm; ability to adapt to new and
changing situations; able to alter course/direction when necessary; enjoys
and embraces new challenges. Flexible; able to deal with stress
Link to Full Position Profile
Douglas College is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable
learning and working environment. In support of this journey, we welcome all
people to apply, including people from groups that are experiencing inequity,
including, but not limited, to Indigenous Peoples, racialized or persons of
colour, persons with mental or physical disabilities, persons who identify as
women, and/or persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities
and expressions, and persons of all faith identities, age, marital status, and
Needs a Criminal Records Check No
Posting Detail Information
Open Date 10/04/2023
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Interested applicants must submit their application and all required documents
online on the Douglas College Career Site www. douglascollegecareers.ca.
Qualified internal applicants shall be given first consideration in filling
the position. Please ensure your resume clearly explains how you meet the
required knowledge, skills and abilities of the position for which you are
applying. All candidates selected for interview will need to bring original
certificates and diplomas of educational credentials noted on their resume.
Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting
https: // www. douglascollegecareers.ca/postings/11433
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How did you first find out about this employment opportunity?
Douglas College Careers Site
Social Media (Facebook, Instagram)
Professional Association Website
Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICAN)
Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)
Douglas College CareerHUB
Career Fair or Other Hiring Event
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