Manager, Philanthropy and Alumni Relations

Douglas College
May 18, 2024
Offerd Salary:$80,000 - $85,000
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Position Details

Position Information

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 Regular/Temporary Regular Employment Type Full-Time Posting Category Administration Start Date 12/01/2023 End Date Day of the Week Mondays to Fridays Shift N/A Work Arrangements

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 Role

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 Communications Office;
  • Identifies, cultivates solicits and stewards corporate, foundation and individual major gift and planned giving prospects to achieve annual goals;
  • Prepares reports on progress towards goals;
  • Manages a major gift and planned giving portfolio that includes recognition activities;
  • 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 community;
  • 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 Convocation activities;
  • 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 individuals;
  • 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 position; and
  • 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 effectively.
  • Link to Full Position Profile Equity Statement

    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 parental status.

    Needs a Criminal Records Check No

    Posting Detail Information

    Open Date 10/04/2023

    Close Date 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. 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.

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  • Are you a current or former Douglas College employee/student?
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  • If you are a current/former employee/student, enter your ID number. (Type in N/A if not applicable.)
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  • Are you legally eligible to work in Canada?
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  • If you are not a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident, do you currently have a valid Canadian work permit?
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  • If you have a valid Canadian work permit, please indicate expiry date and the type of work permit you hold. (Type N/A if not applicable).
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  • Please confirm that you will maintain residency in the Lower Mainland for the duration of your employment.
  • Yes, I confirm
  • No, I am not able to meet this requirement
  • What are your salary expectations for this role?
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  • How did you first find out about this employment opportunity?
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