The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Education and Training
$55,251 - $64,934 / year

NSCAD University is a global leader in contemporary art, craft and design education. We are a destination that attracts the top students, faculty and visiting artists from around the world. We seek to raise money to reunify our students, faculty, and programs and the Historic Halifax Seaport, creating a new arts district. This is a bold vision and an ambitious goal. President Peggy Shannon is creating an elite team of interdisciplinary specialists to realize this vision.

The Campaign Coordinator oversees the campaign office and ensures the smooth functioning of the administrative side of the fundraising team. This is a critical support role that works with staff, volunteers, and consultants.

The ideal candidate is an experienced administrator who is familiar with fundraising in the university environment with a strong attention to detail. You have experience working with high-net-worth individuals and business leaders. You possess strong interpersonal skill, relationship building skills and can multi-task in a busy environment. You have a strong focus on proactive client service supporting the team in the forefront and behind the scenes.

What you'll do


  • Answers phone and emails promptly, responds or re-directs inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Day to day oversight of the campaign budget - issues POs, ensures invoices are paid in consultation with the Campaign Accountant.
  • Supports CPO and Ambassadors with expense reporting.
  • Creates and oversees implementation of filing system for the campaign in consultation with the Campaign Director.
  • Creates and manages a master schedule for campaign activities in consultation with the Campaign Director.
  • Schedules meetings for campaign team with volunteers and prospects.
  • Manage RSVPs for meetings and events.
  • Provides administrative support to team such as drafting gift agreements, printing and binding proposals, preparing gift bags for prospects and donors, booking hotels and taxis, etc.
  • Updates donor and prospect information in Raiser's Edge (addresses, gift agreements, proposals, contact actions, etc.), generates lists as requested.
  • Ensures gift information is communicated to the relevant departments and that gift agreements are copied to Finance.
  • Liaises with and may fill in for Advancement Services Officer to ensure campaign donations are receipted and recognized in a timely manner.

What you'll need


Post-secondary certificate or diploma in administration, office management or equivalent plus a minimum of three-years of related experience is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. High level of comfort and competence with MS Office suite of software - particularly Teams, Excel, Word, and Powerpoint is required. Comfortable updating web content through a content management system is required. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required. Ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information is required. Competence with Raiser's Edge and RENXT (or similar CRM software) preferred. Experience with graphic design is an asset.

We're looking for

Core Skills

ACE Consultation Finance Fundraising Support

A little bit about us

NSCAD University

NSCAD University and Halifax are in Mi'kma'ki, on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq Nation. NSCAD University is committed to reconciliation and to building respectful relationships with Indigenous peoples and with the African Nova Scotian communities that have been enriching this region for 400 years. As a small school with three urban campuses, and programs across a range of fine arts, craft, design, and media arts, NSCAD University is an incubator for talent and an active contributor to the arts scene in Canada's fastest-growing city. Since 1887, NSCAD has been a leader in visual arts education in Canada, with distinguished alumni building careers all over the world. This is an exciting time to join us, as we have recently welcomed a cohort of 10 BIPOC faculty members who bring valuable perspectives, ways of thinking, and lived experience to all of our work, and as we look forward to a consolidated waterfront campus in 2030.

Are you interested?

Work With Us

Applications should be sent via the CareerBeacon website. Applications should include a cover letter and detailed CV.

Deadline for applications: The University will begin considering applicants on July 22, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. We appreciate all applicants, however only those selected to move forward in the competition will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority in this search. NSCAD university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, racially visible persons, persons with a disability, women, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.