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Ontario Tech University
Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada
13 days ago


Vice-President, Advancement

Ontario Tech University (“Ontario Tech”) is one of Canada’s fastest-growing universities and is on an inspiring upward trajectory. A national leader in energy, health care, data informatics and ed tech, Ontario Tech combines a culture of innovative, technology-enabled learning with strong industry partnerships, world-class research, and a focus on student experiential learning. Ontario Tech’s ‘can-do’ culture attracts incredibly talented and diverse faculty, students and staff who keep the University at the cutting edge of innovation and discovery. Aspiring to be a leader in “tech with a conscience” to improve the human condition and our planet, Ontario Tech encourages students to embrace a collaborative approach that champions diversity while reimagining higher learning as an ongoing pursuit to fuel Canada’s knowledge economy. In 2021, for the first time in its 18-year history, Ontario Tech appeared in the world’s most influential global university rankings: the Times Higher Education World University Rankings as well as ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.

Ontario Tech is seeking an inspiring and proactive advancement leader to champion the development and implementation of the University’s advancement initiatives by opening new fundraising doors with governments, individuals and corporations. Reporting to the Ontario Tech President and Vice-Chancellor and working closely with the Chancellor, Board of Governors, Executive Leadership and Advancement teams, Deans across the campus and key Ontario Tech stakeholders, the Vice-President, Advancement is Ontario Tech’s most senior philanthropy leader. The Vice-President, Advancement is accountable for the overall development, communication and implementation of the University’s advancement strategy aligned with Ontario Tech’s mission, vision and values.

The ideal Vice-President, Advancement is a relationship builder and proven fundraiser with the ability to create a compelling and bold vision that encourages all key stakeholders to dream bigger. The new Vice-President, Advancement can translate this vision to a clear strategy with key priorities and measurements, and can communicate it inspirationally and effectively, leading a high-performing team to make it a reality.  With 10+ years of progressive fundraising experience, the incoming Vice-President, Advancement brings the ability to establish a robust fundraising infrastructure, lead campaign strategy and execution, applying best-practice approaches in setting metrics, sourcing partnership opportunities, and fostering long-term and meaningful relationships with alumni and other donors.

The Vice-President, Advancement is an engaging leader who inspires, builds rapport at all levels, earning trust and respect among a wide range of internal and external influencers and decision-makers. With fundraising experience gained within the academic, non-profit, arts, culture, community engagement and/or healthcare sectors, and a passion for and genuine interest in higher education, the candidate can serve as a credible ambassador for Ontario Tech’s mission among existing and potential supporters in Toronto, Durham Region, Ontario and beyond. In addition to fundraising, experience with government relations, communications, marketing and public affairs are all valuable assets. This is an outstanding opportunity for an entrepreneurial advancement leader to accelerate Ontario Tech’s growth and continued transformation through an inspiring and inclusive advancement strategy that will have a continued positive impact on Ontario Tech now and for many years to come.

If you are interested in further exploring this exciting Vice-President, Advancement opportunity at Ontario Tech, please provide your resume and a detailed cover letter that highlights your background and connects the dots between your leadership experience and the key competencies outlined in Ontario Tech’s Vice-President, Advancement Position Profile and let us know why serving as Ontario Tech’s Vice-President, Advancement resonates for you. Please address your cover letter to Lisa Heidman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Arlington Partners International and the Ontario Tech Selection Committee and send your confidential materials directly to Lisa Heidman at

Ontario Tech is committed to ensuring that equity, diversity and inclusion are at the core of Ontario Tech and everything it does. Ontario Tech values an inclusive perspective and welcomes applications from those who have demonstrated a commitment to the values of equity, diversity and inclusion while reflecting the community that Ontario Tech so proudly serves. Applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+ are encouraged.

Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation which is covered under the Williams Treaties. Ontario Tech is situated on the Traditional Territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation which includes Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi.

We look forward to exploring your candidacy.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 63246364
  • Location:
    Greater Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada
  • Position Title: Ontario Tech University - Vice-President, Advancement
  • Company Name For Job: Ontario Tech University
  • Industry: 4-Year College or University/Higher Education Institution
  • Job Function: Advancement Management,
    Advancement Services,
    Annual Fund & Giving,
    Government Relations
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Experience: Executive Level

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