Associate Director, Principal & Planned Gifts, University of the Fraser Valley

Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada · University of the Fraser Valley


The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is a multi-campus university with six locations in British Columbia’s scenic Fraser Valley (one of Canada’s fastest-growing and philanthropically generous regions), and is situated on the traditional territory of the Stó:lō First Nation. Fraser Valley India is UFV’s campus in Chandigarh, India. Offering unparalleled and accessible student undergraduate research assistantship positions, as well as many opportunities related to student leadership and engagement, UFV’s small class sizes and strong emphasis on undergraduate teaching and learning provide a supportive and enriching atmosphere for interactive learning and success. UFV is a dynamic and innovative university committed to changing lives and building community, by actively engaging students through experiential learning, co-operative education and applied research opportunities. Student graduate as local and global citizens with career-ready skills.


Reporting to the Executive Director, the Associate Director, Principal & Planned Gifts works with Advancement and Alumni Relations colleagues, senior leadership, faculty, staff and volunteers to facilitate maximum private and public sector support for UFV. The incumbent is expected to personally raise major and planned gifts in support of institutional funding priorities in the six to eight-figure range.



Management and Supervision



The Ideal candidate is a passionate fundraiser who thrives on connecting the dots and building relationships. The successful candidate will have a proven track record closing major and planned gifts in a collaborative, inclusive fashion, and has campaign experience. As an associate director, the new incumbent will have a talent for supervising, mentoring and inspiring staff, enabling self-directed activity and team work that contribute to the collective goals of the department and university.

A seasoned communicator, the ideal candidate has experience working with faculty, staff and senior administration in higher education to generate wins for programs and projects across the university. The successful applicant will be a creative thinker and problem solver, generating new opportunities as the University approaches its 50th anniversary.




UFV offers a competitive compensation and benefit package including 30 days of vacation, a pension plan, extended health, dental, a health spending account, and tuition waivers! The salary range is $72,000 to $89,000.

Application deadline: July 5, 2019.

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