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Associate Vice President, Alumni Relations

Job Description

The University of Saskatchewan (U of S) has a genuine connection with its communities that spans generations.  We’re lucky to have passionate, dedicated supporters, from donors and alumni to partners and neighbours, who care deeply about the U of S.  

The Associate Vice-President (AVP) Alumni Relations provides leadership and vision to engage an enthusiastic community of more than 150,000 University of Saskatchewan alumni worldwide.  A creative, experienced, collaborative professional, he or she provides strategic direction for all aspects of the university’s alumni relations program, in partnership with peers on the University Relations senior team and in collaboration with the Alumni Association.  The AVP also serves as Executive Director of the Alumni Association, and is the key ambassador for the global network of alumni.


The AVP Alumni Relations will have demonstrable success in envisioning, designing, and implementing successful alumni relations strategies that have led to significant increases in alumni engagement and participation.  He or she will understand the critical importance of the university’s alumni engagement strategy to its overall success, particularly related to profile and reputation, and will understand both the theory and the application of engagement and its essential components. Aligned with this, he or she will clearly articulate necessary changes, and will apply appropriate measures of success to initiatives and outcomes.

Our AVP Alumni Relations will bring a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience, with direct management of programs, budget and volunteer boards in a complex organization. They will have familiarity with the post-secondary environment and/or public sector organizations at a decision-making level, especially in educational advancement, not-for-profit administration, marketing, or other client-centered fields, and experience in policy development and implementation. This leader will have the maturity, perspective and credibility necessary to work effectively with senior university administrators as well as key alumni volunteers, and have a strong affinity for the University, to be able to be a champion for the University and its mission.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please submit your application and related materials to and state the title of the position in the subject line of your e-mail.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Job Level & Type
  • Senior Level
  • Full Time Permanent Staff Position

Listing to be posted until:
Monday, August 21, 2017