Associate Director - Development & Alumni Engagement

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Friday, May 16, 2014
Date of Posting: 
May 9, 2014
Development & Alumni Engagement
Associate Director
Term Full Time
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week 

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

June 2014 to June 2017

The UPEI Department of Development & Alumni Engagement is a team of 10 staff responsible for a wide range of functions including raising more than $4 million per annum in support of student success, through major gifts, awards and scholarships, endowment funds, capital campaigns, UPEI Annual Fund campaign and other appeals.  The department is also responsible for alumni relations; maintaining a constituent database of alumni, friends and donors; prospect research; planned giving; donor relations; and donor recognition.


The Department is seeking a skilled individual to lead the major gifts program in this fact-paced department.

  • This is an ideal role for a proactive self-starter, exceptional communicator, and organized project manager who has experience and demonstrated success in working with people in a donor-centered manner. 
  • Within our team-oriented environment, you will work with the Executive Director of Development & Alumni Engagement and other senior managers in fostering the growth of the major gifts program by managing campaigns and relationships with current donors, prospective donors, volunteers and partners of the University that assists potential donors in achieving their philanthropic goals in a manner that also supports the priorities, including Athletics, for the University of Prince Edward Island. 

For a detailed position profile, please view the document found at the following link: Associate Director, Development & Alumni Engagement position profile.


  • Interested candidates should have a university degree in a related field with several years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Along with non-profit experience, a degree in the field of development of CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) designation is preferred.
Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list, to be received no later than the closing date, via the link below. You can also apply in person to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 

B. Donaldson

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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