Director, Foundation & Alumni Relations


Assiniboine Community College has been providing exceptional learning experiences that have been transforming lives and strengthening Manitoba through applied education and research for more than 60 years. Assiniboine offers more than 60 unique certificate, diploma and advanced credential programs across a variety of disciplines including culinary arts and hospitality, business, agriculture and environment, health and human services, trades and technology.

Founded in 1995, the Assiniboine Community College Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization registered with Canada Revenue Agency. It is governed by board members who are volunteers and community leaders committed to supporting and enhancing the vision, mission and values of the college. They develop support from private sector and individuals, including Assiniboine alumni along with our staff of fundraising professionals dedicated to stewarding our donors’ best interests. Through the Foundation, donors have helped students complete their post-secondary education by supporting them with scholarships, awards and bursaries. Today we provided $677,634 in student awards to 400 students, manage a portfolio of more than $10 million dollars which supports scholarships, awards, bursaries and capital projects, and provide giving opportunities to provide exceptional learning experiences.

Reporting to the Vice-President, Advancement, the Director, Foundation & Alumni Relations provides management of and leadership to the fundraising and development arm of the college. The Director oversees the whole range of advancement activities (major gifts, annual fund, planned giving, campaigns, alumni relations) and will become an integral leader in future capital campaigns as the college launches their Strategic Plan in 2024. The incoming Director, Foundation & Alumni Relations will provide overall strategic direction and leadership in developing and evaluating alumni engagement that completements and enhances programs within the college. The Director works closely with all internal and external stakeholders, partners, and government.

The ideal candidate is a skilled advancement professional, excellent communicator, and outstanding relationship-builder with demonstrated experience leading large campaigns. They will serve as a leader and ambassador for Assiniboine College through establishing and maintaining effective relationships across the institution, as well as with alumni, volunteers, donors, friends, and the wider external community. This is an outstanding opportunity to take a leadership role in an exciting time in the continued evolution of the college.

To Apply

To fill this position, Assiniboine Community College (ACC) has partnered with leadership advisory firm Odgers Berndtson. Applications are encouraged immediately and should be submitted online.

For more information, please contact Margaret Vanwyck, National Director, Search Delivery of Odgers Berndtson.

We would like to thank all applicants but regret that we are only able to personally contact those individuals whose backgrounds best match the requirements for the role.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Assiniboine Community College (ACC) is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and Assiniboine Community College throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

Odgers Berndtson is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in all the work that we do. As part of our efforts to better understand our ability to reach as broad a pool of candidates as possible for our searches, our DEI team would like to encourage you to take a moment and access our Self-Declaration Form.

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