Development Coordinator, Faculty of Science

University of British Columbia - Vancouver, BC (24 days ago)

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Job Posting

Job ID:

Vancouver - Point Grey Campus

Employment Group:
Management&Professional (AAPS)

Job Category:
Development Office

Classification Title:
Development Office, Level B

Business Title:
Development Coordinator, Faculty of Science

VP Developmt & Alumni Engagemt

Development - Science

Salary Range:
$57,260.00 (minimum) - $68,738.00 (midpoint) - $82,485.00 (maximum)

Full/Part Time:


Desired Start Date:

Funding Type:
Budget Funded

Closing Date:

Available Openings:

Guiding principle: "Midpoint" of the hiring salary range means the individual possesses full job knowledge, qualifications and experience.

The Development Coordinator is responsible for providing program support to the Faculty of Science's development program. This position is instrumental supporting the donor stewardship and communications program. The Development Coordinator will write and copyedit stakeholder stewardship letters designed to facilitate a lifelong relationship with UBC donors, alumni and students. This position utilizes the University's alumni and donor database to generate reports, insert new data, and identify new prospects and contact opportunities for frontline and external fundraisers.

Job Summary

The Development Coordinator is responsible for providing program implementation and coordination to development programs. This position is instrumental in the delivery of programs and services designed to facilitate a lifelong relationship with UBC donors, alumni and students. Participates in on-going fundraising planning.

Organizational Status

Reports to: One of: Associate Director, Manager, Senior Associate Director, Director/Assistant Dean, or Executive Director of Development.
Works with: UBC faculty and staff involved in fundraising.
Contacts: Donors, outside community groups and organizations.
Supervises: No supervisory responsibilities.

Work Performed

  • Supports the development and implementation of new unit initiatives that advance UBC`s strategic plan;
  • Ensures that appropriate donor recognition, acknowledgement and stewardship programs are in place;
  • Develops and maintains a deep understanding and expert use of the University's donor and alumni database;
  • Participates in on-going fundraising planning and practice and process development;
  • Writes donor/prospect solicitation materials and correspondence;
  • Researches and drafts fundraising proposals for senior management for presentation to donors;
  • Develops unit analytical reports as requested by manager;
  • Ensures processing of donor gifts, pledges and receipts;
  • Develops and maintains processes and procedures as needed;
  • Needs to accommodate flexible hours, attending events;
  • Performs other related duties as required.
Supervision Received

Works under direction from manager to achieve objectives. Work is reviewed for achievement of objectives, soundness of judgement and quality of work.

Supervision Given


Consequence of Error/Judgement

Programs conducted by the Development and Alumni Engagement portfolio on behalf of the University are very public. The financial and moral responsibility to the University and to donors is significant. The interactions of this position with donors and others external to the University can have serious implications for the Development and Alumni Engagement portfolio. Poor judgement could lead to the alienation of donors, embarrassment to UBC and its senior administration and can result in the loss of significant financial support to the University.


Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. Or an equivalent combination of experience or education in a related discipline. Minimum of 1 year of related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills. Effective computer skills. Proven ability to interact effectively and positively with staff, managers and donors.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.