Development Communications Manager, OVC – UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH

As Development Communications Manager for the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), you will be a member of the AA&D team and, as such, will epitomize the department’s shared values of respect, empowerment, integrity, appreciation and forward focus.

As an integral part of the OVC Advancement Team, you will be supporting the department’s ambitious fundraising targets, by working collaboratively across the department, and creating and managing high-value donor proposals, in support of the University’s funding priorities and AA&D’s goal of attracting $50-million in philanthropic support each year.

Salary Range:  $69,666 – $87,083

Posted On:  April 4, 2024

Closing On:  April 17, 2024

Location:  Guelph, Ontario

Employment Type:  Temporary, full-time position (April 1, 2024 to April 1, 2027)

Level:  Senior

Salary Range:  $69,666 – $87,083


At the department of Alumni Affairs and Development (AA&D), we advance the mission of the University of Guelph by raising private support and building relationships with a broad range of stakeholders ranging from alumni and friends, to corporations and foundations.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Advancement Marketing and Communications, you will work closely with the front-line advancement team, creating “prospect tailored” branded proposals and key messaging through the solicitation phase, researching all aspects of the proposal and ensuring that appropriate approvals are obtained. You will also be expected to lead the development of strategic fundraising collateral, such as case-for-support documents and presentations, in line with the University’s current fundraising priorities, and with the goal of inspiring and guiding prospects in consideration of major philanthropic support at the University of Guelph.

Among other priorities as the new Development Communications Manager, OVC, you will:


To fulfill the role of Development Communications Manager, OVC, you must be a superb writer and tactful communicator with a successful fundraising background and a profile that includes:

The University of Guelph (www.uoguelph.cais one of Canada’s leading research-intensive comprehensive institutions, with a record of outstanding scholarship in the arts, humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical and engineering sciences, agriculture and veterinary sciences. This is your chance to join us in our endeavour to improve life.

To view a detailed posting for the role of Development Communications Manager, OVC, please go to our website at, including a link to samples of your work, and quoting Hiring #2024-0186, must be sent by e-mail, only to:

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.