Upper Canada College

Constituency Relations Director, Advancement

Position: Constituency Relations Director, Advancement
Start: 2018-05-01
SchoolUpper Canada College
City: Toronto, Ontario

Posting Date: 2018-04-13

Upper Canada College

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Constituency Relations Director, Advancement

Employment Terms: F/T, Permanent

Start Date: May 2018

Founded in 1829, Upper Canada College is a leading independent school for boys SK- Grade 12, located in the heart of Toronto. The College presents a rigorous, liberal education through the International Baccalaureate Programme and broad co-curricular opportunities to engage students, faculty and staff. Our students are motivated and supported by a well-resourced, exceptional faculty, who bring a diversity of experience to an exemplary professional learning community.

Position Overview:

The individual in this full-time permanent position will be the Director, Constituency Relations within the Office of Advancement. This role provides leadership and innovative thinking to UCC’s constituency relations office, including establishing and enhancing engagement and relationships between the College and its key constituent groups including: Old Boys, parents, senior students and the broader external community. This position works closely with the Executive Director of Development to develop and implement engagement strategies aligned with fundraising priorities and programs.

This role and it’s associated responsibilities are closely aligned with Goal Pillar 2 contained in the College’s Strategic Directions | Towards 2029: “Together we nurture a cohesive, healthy and vibrant school, valuing diversity and lifelong engagement”

Key Responsibilities:

  • Departmental Leadership:
  • Contribute to leadership of Office of Advancement as a member of departmental management team (ADM)
  • Alumni & Parent Relations:
  • Oversee a vibrant constituent relations program designed to connect Old Boys, parents, past parents and friends with the life of the school through strategic communications, volunteer opportunities, targeted events and programming;
  • Oversee development and management of mentoring program;
  • Use market research to identify the needs and interests of Old Boys, parents and other constituents;
  • Identify short and long term strategic objectives that enhance the relationships between Old Boys, parents, students and the College;
  • In partnership with faculty leadership, serve as liaison for Parents’ Organizations providing support and building relationships with key volunteer;
  • Oversee the recruitment, training, recognition and stewardship of Old Boy and parent volunteers, as well as serving as the key staff support to a variety of committees.
  • Association Council:
  • Serve as the Chief Administrative Officer of the UCC Association including its awards program and all other sub-committees and task forces.
  • Broader Community:
  • Participate and lead, where appropriate, in the development and execution of plans to engage UCC with broader community.
  • Constituent Surveys:
  • Leadership role in development and execution of the College’s constituent survey strategy.
  • Events:
  • Provide strategic guidance and support for community engagement events.
  • Organization/Management:
  • Provides expertise and support to the VP, Advancement and Strategy, Advancement Committee, Board of Governors and Faculty in relation to advancement activities and campaigns;
  • Coordinate effectively within the development team;
  • Collaborate with Director of Marketing & Communications to utilize various communication vehicles, including contributions to UCC publications, social media and mailings;
  • Obtain, analyze, and report data in order to evaluate programs and make adjustments;
  • Oversee the budget and fiscal management of the Association office;
  • Serve as ambassador for the College’s Advancement office and the external ‘face’ which parents and Old Boys associate with UCC;
  • Lead a team of three.

Key Knowledge, Competencies and Experience:

  • Post-secondary degree desirable;
  • 5+ years’ experience in alumni/parent relations, education administration, public relations or other related field;
  • Experience managing senior level volunteers, strategic planning, large-scale event management, program management, budget management, experience managing and developing a team;
  • Knowledge of marketing theory, principles and methodology, to develop engagement and fundraising campaigns directed to Old Boys;
  • Knowledge of current trends and emerging issues in communications and marketing, especially as related to fundraising, and engagement, in order to identify and optimize opportunities for networking and messaging; including current technology applications;
  • Knowledge of the theories, principles, ethics, techniques and best practices for major fundraising and related activities;
  • Knowledge of relationship and stewardship development principles and practices related to fundraising;
  • Knowledge of evaluation techniques and processes, in order to evaluate the success of engagement and fundraising programs, identify areas in need of improvement, and develop remedial changes;
  • Ability to conceptualize and implement strategies for Old Boy engagement and fundraising;
  • Ability to identify and evaluate trends and best practices in other sectors, and determine applicability to the College;
  • Ability to understand and assess both group and individual issues, in order to enhance the overall success of the Old Boy outreach programs;
  • Ability to review and assess fundraising activities to determine if goals are being met, and where improvements can be implemented;
  • Ability to build and maintain effective networks and relationships with students, Old Boy and parent groups;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with College senior leadership team, Parents’ Organizations, faculty, staff and students to optimize Old Boy outreach and engagement activities;
  • Ability to support and enhance the work of the Advancement team;
  • UCC Core Competencies: Communication, Relationship Building, Effective Team Member, Modeling Behavior, Self-Leadership/Growth Mindset, Flexibility/Adaptability;
  • UCC Leadership Specific Competencies: Commitment to Talent, Visionary Leadership and Change Management and Mobilizing Teams/Community Builder.

Please apply online by creating a “Professional/Management” profile account by Friday April 20, 2018. We thank all candidates in advance; however, will contact only those selected for an interview. No phone calls please.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and value diversity, encouraging applicants from all qualified individuals. If you are contacted by UCC regarding a job opportunity, please advise us if you require any accommodations.

To learn more about us please visit our site at www.ucc.on.ca

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