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Varsity Development Manager, Athletics & Recreation - University of British Columbia

Vancouver, BC

Job Description

The University of British Columbia

Varsity Development Manager, Athletics & Recreation

The UBC Athletics department is the core of the most iconic varsity sports program in Canada. With 25 teams in various sports making up the program, UBC is among the very elite in terms of prowess in competition and has a number of world-class facilities in which they play. The UBC Thunderbirds have claimed 101 USports titles, more than any other in the county. The Varsity Development Manager will work closely with coaches, alumni, donors and student athletes as they raise awareness and support for the UBC Thunderbirds.

The Varsity Development Manager, Athletics & Recreation works in partnerships with senior management to facilitate maximum private and public sector support; develops and implements comprehensive fundraising plans for Athletics and Recreation teams and volunteer groups. This fundraiser position is responsible for generating strategic prospect and volunteer contact. Responsible for managing a defined development program at an average $1+ million level. Responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding prospects and donors, engaging volunteer groups and meeting volunteers and potential prospects on a one-on one basis. The position will ensure appropriate volunteer and donor recognition, acknowledgement and stewardship programs are in place and oversees the generation of donor/prospect solicitation materials and correspondence, and will have some administrative responsibilities.

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of four years’ related experience in Major-Gift fundraising and skilled in strategy development.  Proven experience in business development and managing complex relationships. Thorough knowledge of a university environment/academic environment is preferred. Must have proven experience in working in a large complex organization.


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