Senior Development Manager – UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a high-performing team of passionate fundraising professionals at one of Canada’s leading comprehensive research-intensive universities.

In our work, at the department of Alumni Affairs and Development (AA&D), we advance the mission of the University of Guelph by building lifelong relationships with our community: alumni, donors, and friends. Our vision is for the University to be personally relevant in the lives of our community members. Through these relationships, we amplify the impact of philanthropy to create unique solutions for the challenges facing our world. As Senior Development Manager, Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics, you will be a member of this campus-wide team and, as such, epitomize the department’s shared values of respect, empowerment, integrity, appreciation, and forward focus.  Salary Range:  $75,418 – $94,273

Posted On:  April 19, 2024

Closing On:  May 1, 2024

Location:  Guelph, Ontario

Employment Type:  Temporary, full-time position (April 8, 2024 – July 25, 2025)

Level:  Senior

Salary Range:  $75,418 – $94,273


The Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics is committed to developing leaders with a social conscience, an environmental sensibility, and a commitment to their communities. If you are looking to join a supportive team who are redefining leadership and business education to respond to our changing world, we encourage your application to this exciting role.

Reporting to the Director, Major Gift Advancement, you will be responsible for major gift fundraising (contributions of $25,000 or greater and planned gifts) to support the fundraising priorities of the Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics. You will also be expected to personally generate a minimum of $1 million in new major gifts and pledges annually, and work to advance priorities with alumni, corporations, grateful clients, and other friends of the University.

At AA&D, we believe that fundraising is a team sport, and collaboration with colleagues across the board is essential for success. As a result, working in tandem with senior development managers in other colleges is highly encouraged. More specifically, your responsibilities as a Senior Development Manager will include:


To fulfill the role of Senior Development Manager, Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics, you must be an experienced fundraiser and a superb communicator, comfortable building relationships with senior executives, and have 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 Senior Development Manager, Gordon S. Lang School of Business and Economics, please go to our website at, quoting Hiring #2024-0174, 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.