What We Do

UA aims to be successful not only as an organization but as a place of work. By adhering to our five principle values, we seek to keep our workplace a collaborative, resourceful and effective environment for all employees.

Advancement Services

Advancement Services offers candidates careers in a variety of specialties and domains including general administration, biographical records, business intelligence, finance and donation services, gift compliance, prospecting and pipeline management, human resources, and systems.

Alumni Relations and Annual Giving

Careers within alumni relations specialize in event management and logistics, alumni engagement and volunteer management and student and young alumni programs. Alumni Relations professionals are tasked with building and maintaining strong relationships with donors, volunteers, alumni, students and other communities of interest through the development and implementation of engagement strategies.

Roles within the Annual Giving team are involved in the research, planning, development, implementation, management and ongoing evaluation of comprehensive, University-wide direct marketing programs. Annual giving professionals are responsible for overseeing annual fund solicitation strategies, supporting volunteer activities, and planning and implementing annual fundraising campaigns.

Communications and Donor Relations

Roles within the Communications team at University Advancement specialize in one of three main domains: content and publications, creative services and digital communications.  Communications professionals are responsible for the creation of a wide range of digital and print materials to support the University’s fundraising initiatives and to keep alumni, donors and friends closely connected and well informed about the University.

Donor relations and Stewardship professionals act as stewardship resources for partners within University Advancement and across the University. Staff within the Donor relations team are engaged in activities including donor recognition and acknowledgement, donor reporting and customized stewardship planning.

Development Programs

The Development Programs unit offers career opportunities in frontline fundraising. Development staff are charged with soliciting and securing donations by growing and maintaining strong relationships throughout the McGill University network, from individuals, corporations and foundations. Roles vary from entry-level associate positions to gain exposure and experience with the field of advancement, to advanced leadership roles in high-level frontline fundraising in support of philanthropic revenue generation.

Volunteer Partnerships

The Volunteer Partnerships unit promotes an institutional culture that values volunteers as integral members of the McGill community, with the goal of identifying and engaging the next cohort of advancement leaders who will drive future University campaigns and advancement programs. The unit is also responsible for fundraising efforts in various geographic regions in which the University maintains a strong network.


Does these career opportunities interest you? Please see our section on Current Openings to learn more about roles that we presently have available.