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Job ID:
Job Type:
3 years - 3 ans
Job Category:
Open Positions:
Faculty / Department:
Office of External Relations / Development Office
Main campus (downtown)
Union Affiliation:
Non-Union Management (NM)
Date Posted:
October 14, 2021
Closing Date:
December 5, 2021
Hours per week:

Salary (Grade: NM1)

Hiring salary range

The University of Ottawa—A crossroads of cultures and ideas
The University of Ottawa is home to over 50,000 students, faculty and staff, who live, work and study in both French and English. Our campus is a crossroads of cultures and ideas, where bold minds come together to inspire game-changing ideas. We are one of Canada’s top 10 research universities—our professors and researchers explore new approaches to today’s challenges. One of a handful of Canadian universities ranked among the top 200 in the world, we attract exceptional thinkers and welcome diverse perspectives from across the globe. Our employees come together around the shared purpose of constant improvement, personal development, service excellence, teamwork and a passion for learning with a desire to make uOttawa and the world a better place. Everyone's contributions are valued, we all play a part in making uOttawa a world-class institution. Most importantly, we make it possible for you to achieve your full potential. Because at uOttawa, you belong!

Position purpose:
The Director, Annual Campaign is responsible for overseeing all strategic aspects of the uOttawa annual campaign, including operational leadership, human resources and performance management for an annual campaign team. The Director is fully accountable for overseeing the delivery of a modern multi-channel direct marketing campaign to meet expected annual revenue and activity targets.

In this role you will:

  • Play the leadership role in planning, implementing, evaluating and management of the uOttawa annual campaign, which includes developing an annual campaign plan and calendar that captures all pan-University and faculty at-scale donor and alumni communications. 
  • Be responsible for keeping all ongoing operational activities within the annual campaign plan and all its component parts on track. 
  • Act as strategic leader for all identified and emerging annual campaign activities including, business case development, budget and project management, annual campaign team professional development plans, procurement, advancement services data requests; and coordination of external suppliers and consultants. 
  • Lead annual process to plan and prepare realistic annual budgets and workplans that are supported by measurements, industry metrics and accurate forecasts of staffing, training, and program expenses necessary to ensure an effective and efficient annual campaign. 
  • Provide overall team leadership, direction and mentoring to the annual campaign team and faculties to build a high performing team where each member meets or exceeds team and individual goals and objectives within designated time frames.

What you will bring:

  • Degree preferable at the graduate level in business, management or related discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive annual campaign fundraising and/or direct marketing management experience
  • A proven track record of leading a team towards revenue targets that could include fundraising achievement or elements thereof. 
  • Proven experience in strategy development, project and financial management
  • Knowledge of the not-for-profit sector or direct marketing environment, with preference for experience in a University or higher-education environment
  • Experience developing marketing materials including direct mail copy, telemarketing and digital scripts and supported by digital platforms such as peer-to-peer fundraising and crowdfunding.
  • Experience with methods and techniques, to use a variety of automated systems and software to develop reports and presentations and retrieve information and data
  • Broad knowledge of the principles of annual campaign fundraising and best practices
  • Experienced individual with excellent leadership who can build and lead the annual giving tram to high performance
  • Excellent analytical skills to interpret performance metrics in support of evidence-based decision-making
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both official languages
  • Experience in budget management and planning
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge or other fundraising databases
  • Proven abilities in building collaborative and successful working relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders, including faculty and service leaders
  • Exercises excellent diplomacy and judgment
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Knowledge of the University of Ottawa considered an asset
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) is considered an asset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both official languages
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends, as well as occasional required travel 
  • Valid driver’s license and passport required

Key Competencies at uOttawa:

Here are the required competencies for all or our employees at uOttawa: 

Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to realise an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.

Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Is proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond whenever it is possible.

Client Service Orientation: Help or serve others to meet their needs. This implies anticipating and identifying the needs of internal and external clients and finding solutions on how to meet them.

Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal(s). Accept and give constructive feedback. Able to adjust own behaviour to reach the goals of the team.

The University of Ottawa embraces diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We are passionate about our people and committed to employment equity. We foster a culture of respect, teamwork and inclusion, where collaboration, innovation, and creativity fuel our quest for research and teaching excellence. While all qualified persons are invited to apply, we welcome applications from qualified Indigenous persons, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, women and LGBTQIA2S+ persons. The University is committed to creating and maintaining an accessible, barrier-free work environment. The University is also committed to working with applicants with disabilities requesting accommodation during the recruitment, assessment and selection processes. Applicants with disabilities may contact to communicate the accommodation need. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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