Director, Ontario Veterinary College Advancement – UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH

The Director of Ontario Veterinary College Advancement has accountability for alumni engagement, annual, major, principal and planned gift fundraising for the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC). Reporting jointly to the Associate Vice-President (Advancement) and the Dean, OVC, you will assume the most senior advancement position in the College and be responsible for guiding the OVC Advancement team toward an annual target of $10 million in sustained fundraising revenue.

In partnership with the OVC Dean, members of the executive team, and other key members of the College, you will promote and support OVC’s strategic priorities, and enhance its reputation as a world-class veterinary college. You will provide advancement expertise, strategic advice/support and the introduction of top donors and prospects to the Dean and senior administrators in OVC, the President, Vice-Presidents and AVPs. You will also provide leadership and guidance to a small advancement team of direct reports while also partnering with the Director, OVC Pet Trust to coordinate advancement activities within the Pet Trust portfolio. In keeping with the University’s commitment to support a community of wellness for its employees, successful applicants are eligible to request a flexible work arrangement.

Salary Range:  $98,416 – $123,020

Posted On: April 24, 2024

Closing On:  April 29, 2024

Location:  Guelph, Ontario

Employment Type:  Full Time

Level:  Senior

Salary Range:  $98,416 – $123,020

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An important area of growth for the team is in building an inclusive, equitable and diverse team reflected throughout the organization. Following the lead of our unit’s Equity Diversity and Inclusion Committee, we recognize we have more work to do in this area, and are committed to the journey of learning, growing and improving. Applicants who identify as belonging to an equity seeking group are encouraged to apply.

You will be responsible for several key functions related to advancement at the University of Guelph. More specifically, your responsibilities as the Director, OVC Advancement will include:


To be considered for the role of Director, Ontario Veterinary College Advancement, you must be a skilled and strategic fundraising leader with a strong background in successful fundraising, particularly in a University or public sector setting, and whose profile includes:

For more information about this exciting opportunity, please contact Meredith Wilson, Talent Acquisition Consultant, at

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 Director, Ontario Veterinary College Advancement, please go to our website at, quoting Hiring #2024-0181, 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.