The Manager, Corporate Relations, will provide strategic leadership to create new, long-term, multi-level corporate relationships in support of the University of Ottawa. These relationships are complex with a multi-faceted approach to fundraising including corporate giving, employee engagement, research partnerships and sponsorships. By ensuring a University-wide coordination effort, the Manager can guide and encourage a collaborative approach to corporate relations to optimize their level of engagement with the University.
Bachelor degree in business, management or a related discipline, or an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience
Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) or other specialized certification/designation
Knowledge of fundraising processes, best practices and current industry trends
Seasoned individual with minimum 10 years’ experience in professional fundraising, corporate relations and business development
Experience in strategic planning for fundraising and major gift solicitation; proven ability to secure large contributions from corporations
Excellent leadership skills; ability to work with and command the respect of faculty, senior leadership, executive Board members, and other high level stakeholders
Ability to work collaboratively with different groups of people and building productive professional relationships
A disciplined self-starter who sets ambitious work goals, with a demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively when developing partnership opportunities
Demonstrated ability to write and produce complex reports including funding proposals, strategic plans and thorough analysis in order to influence decisions at the senior level
Superior communication skills required to engage internal units and staff as well as external partners
Proven negotiation, organizational, interpersonal and networking skills
Well-developed critical thinking
Proven ability to work independently and within a team environment
Strong verbal and written communication skills in both official languages (French and English)
Experience using software and computer programs as well as fundraising databases; knowledge of Raiser’s Edge software an asset
Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends, and travel on occasion on business.
Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:
Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to achieve an objective or a project. Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.
Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results. Be proactive and self-starting. Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond expectations whenever possible.
Service Excellence: Reflect a positive attitude, demonstrate competence and professionalism, treat members of the community with respect, exercise care, devote full attention and find solutions. (Visit the section "Useful links" on the home page to read the detailed definition).
Teamwork and Cooperation:LDsports 注册 Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal. Accept and give constructive feedback. Adjust own behaviour to reach team goals.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.
Contract of approximately 12 months, with possibility of renewal. Eligibility to benefits will be determined upon hiring. This position is excluded from all union accreditation units. All applications will be considered equally. Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week. Workshops offered by Leadership, Learning and Organizational Development that you have taken may be considered an asset if you apply for a position at the University. Don’t forget to list them on your CV. We thank all candidates for applying. We will only contact candidates selected for further consideration. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence. Remember to upload a copy of your diploma(s) or a certificate of merit as well as a current version of your CV into the My documents section of your career profile (please include the job ID number, i.e. J0000-0000, in the title of your document).