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Associate Director, Arts Advancement

Department: Arts Advancement Effective Date: May 1, 2009

USG 12

35 hr/wk

Reports to: Arts Advancement Director, Faculty of Arts

General Accountability

Reporting to the Director of Advancement, Faculty of Arts, the Associate Director (AD) is responsible for the implementation of fundraising, donor relations and alumni affairs plans and strategies in several key program areas including Keystone Campaign.  Other responsibilities will include supervision and mentoring of development (including the School of Accounting and Finance) and alumni staff as well as an Administrative Assistant; development, coordination and implementation of initiatives that support the fundraising function within the Faculty of Arts and the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs; and working closely with other Central Office staff to assist with strategic internal management functions as deemed appropriate.

Nature and Scope

Organizational Relationships

As a member of the External Relations team the Associate Director assists the Director of Advancement in the Faculty of Arts by providing, and in the Director’s absence, oversight to two professional fundraising staff, an Alumni Officer and an Administrative Assistant.

External Relations is comprised of Development, Alumni Affairs, Advancement Services, Government Relations and Communications and Public Affairs; including more than 90 professional and support staff. The Office of Development and Alumni Affairs works closely with several departments across campus, including Co-operative Education and Career Services, the Office of Research, Student Awards and Financial Aid, Graduate Studies Office and Finance. 


The incumbent reports to the Director of Advancement, Faculty of Arts who will:

The AD has a critical role to play in developing and stewarding UW Faculty of Arts relationships, in securing private sector gifts and in managing/orienting senior volunteers.  As a member of the management team in the Faculty of Arts, the AD will manage Faculty specific initiatives such as Awards and Scholarships, priority projects such as the Centre for Public Service and the Waterloo Centre for German Studies, as well as other new projects as identified by the Faculty.

Close collaboration and sharing of experience will be expected between colleagues in the Central Office and the Faculties.


 Significant Internal Relationships


 Significant External Relationships

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Working Conditions