Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Director, Alumni & Donor Engagement

Type: Full-time, Ongoing
Location: Any Saskatchewan Polytechnic Location
Salary Range: $124,997 - $152,739
Deadline to Apply: April 12, 2023
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Saskatchewan Polytechnic is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic relationship builder to take our alumni and donor engagement to the next level. What amazing ideas can you bring to help enrich and add value to our Sask Polytech community – alumni, donors, faculty/staff, business and industry, and friends? We are looking for the right person to execute a strategic and comprehensive engagement strategy designed to deliver meaningful opportunities for volunteerism, personal and professional development, and event engagement – all to create a supportive and engaged Sask Polytech community. The Director, Alumni and Donor Engagement plays a leadership role in engaging alumni, cultivating donor relationships, and promoting a culture of philanthropy. Reporting to the Associate Vice President, Advancement, the Director, Alumni and Donor Engagement is accountable for providing strategic direction and leadership in the implementation of a comprehensive alumni and donor engagement strategy, as well as execution of a marketing and communications strategy which will encourage philanthropic support for Sask Polytech. The Director actively seeks opportunities to engage with individuals, groups, and networks to learn and understand their needs, developing value-add programs for engagement while ensuring alignment which supports Sask Polytech’s mission and mandate. The Director role is an externally focused, visible and an accessible point of contact representing Sask Polytech with professionalism in cultivating and coordinating the institution’s involvement in a variety of individual and group relationships, which will strengthen the growth, reputation, and philanthropic support of Sask Polytech. The Director’s responsibility is to attract stakeholders to become supporters and provide alumni and donors with meaningful programming that builds awareness, grows affinity, increases participation and support of Sask Polytech priorities.

Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree or other advanced education strongly preferred. A recognized professional accreditation such as CFRE would be considered an asset. The successful incumbent will bring a minimum of five years of directly related progressive experience in donor relations, alumni engagement, as well as leading change in a complex, rapidly changing environment and experience in promoting teamwork, collaboration and partnership in an inclusive manner. All candidates must display a proven track record of applying engagement and philanthropic methodologies towards successful outcomes.