Associate Director Faculty Programs (MR1176)

McGill University - Human Resources
Position Title: 
Associate Dir Faculty Programs (COM3C)
Position Summary: 

Under the direction of the Director, Faculty Programs, the Associate Director, Faculty Programs, provides leadership and directs the work of certain Faculty and Unit advancement offices, in order to facilitate opportunities for major gift fundraising.

Primary Responsibilities: 
  • Provides support to the Director, Faculty Programs by providing leadership and directing the work of Faculty/Unit advancement offices for the Faculty of Education, School of Continuing Studies, Athletics, and Libraries.
  • Assists the Director in the establishment of priorities and long-term objectives for all the Faculties/Units and oversees the implementation of these units in the span of control.
  • Coaches staff on how to work with metrics. Monitors results via metrics and manages staff resources, including setting financial objectives and KPIs for all units.
  • Provides expertise in strategizing and facilitating opportunities for major gift fundraising. Builds bridges with Deans and Faculty/Unit based professional staff in the targeted Faculties/Units to foster productive and supportive partnerships between central functions and Faculty/Unit-based programs.
  • Provides guidance to Deans/Directors, Faculty members and professional staff regarding best practices in fundraising and overall advancement operations.
  • Leads a team of advancement professionals. Ensures objectives and performance are aligned with strategic priorities of the Faculties/Units and of University Advancement as a whole. Under the guidance of the Director, oversees the recruitment, training, supervision, performance management, professional development and retention of Faculty/Unit based development staff in the span of control.
  • Personally manages a portfolio of 25 to 50 major gift prospects, with a focus on gifts of $100K and above.
  • Acts as the primary back-up to the Director, Faculty Programs.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
Minimum Education & Experience: 

Undergraduate degree

Five (5) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills And/Or Abilities: 
The position requires an in-depth knowledge of fundraising best practices, a strong track record of closing $100K+ gifts, and proven experience of supervising staff in a metrics driven, team environment. The incumbent must have the ability to provide expert advice on individual major gift strategies and to direct a team’s overall fundraising strategy is essential. In addition, the position requires the ability to analyse, understand and contextualize data relating to individual and team performance, as well as the ability to identify opportunities to improve efficiency and effectiveness in work processes. A minimum of seven to ten years of direct fundraising experience preferred. The candidate must be a results-driven, highly motivated fundraiser who can lead teams, build a high level of trust in relationships, and influence others to reach ambitious objectives. The candidate should have the proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment and be able to manage multiple projects within tightly prescribed timetables. The candidate must possess demonstrated skills in planning, organizing, priority setting, and problem solving in a fundraising environment. Discretion, diplomacy, and good judgment are essential, as are strong networking skills, and a client-focused attitude. In addition, the candidate requires the ability to make difficult decisions, identify potential risks and adjust activities to reach required goals. Strong presentation ability and written communications skills are also required, including the ability to prepare complex advancement communications, such as case statements and proposals. Proven to work autonomously and manage own schedule, with the ability to work on evenings and/or weekends and to travel as required for meetings with prospects, donors, etc. Demonstrated ability to work in a PC environment, using MS Office, and client-server database software. English and French, spoken and written.
Reference Number: 
Reporting To: 
Director Faculty Programs
Salary Range: 
(Grade 06) $59,900 - $79,900 (midpoint) $103,900
University Advancement
Position Type: 
Hours Per Week: 
How To Apply: 

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to University Advancement at [at]

The deadline to apply for this position is October 18, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

*Current employees: please indicate your McGill ID number in your application.*

We thank all applicants for their interest in McGill University. However, University Advancement will only contact applicants selected for an interview.