The Opportunity

Fredericton, NB
Sales and Business Development
$65,984 - $85,775 / year
Competition Number: #157-23.24

Closing Date: January 4, 2024 at 4:00 PM


The Office of Development and Donor Relations (DDR) is a unit within the advancement portfolio, responsible for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of private donations made to UNB.


Full-time | 3-Year Term | Fredericton | Hybrid

UNB is committed to ensuring employees can maintain a healthy work-life balance. As such, we are proud to support a hybrid work approach, which includes flexible hours and work-from-home options.

Standard Work Hours: Mon - Fri | 8:15 am - 4:30 pm | 36.25 hours per week

Salary Range: $65,984 - $85,775 per annum


Reporting to the Executive Director of Development & Donor Relations and the Dean of Law, the Senior Advancement Officer is focused on the Faculty of Law Campaign.

  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gift donors and prospects including individuals, corporations, and/or foundations.
  • Conduct visits and other forms of direct personal contact in accordance with performance targets set in collaboration between the Faculty of Law and the UNB Office of Development & Donor Relations.
  • Monitor volunteer engagement efforts to maximize volunteer experience, including the fundraising campaign cabinet members.
  • Implement day-to-day faculty-based development strategies and activities to ensure integration into the University's overall development program.
  • Coordinates strategic planning activities to create and implement annual and campaign fundraising goals and objectives.
  • Plan and conduct programs and activities designed to increase the visibility of the Faculty and the University to internal and external constituencies.
  • Monitor development-related communication materials in support of the faculty's campaign and fundraising activities.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal stakeholders.
  • Effectively use the University's prospect management database and other institutional resources to ensure appropriate management of donors, prospects, alumni, and volunteers in coordination with University objectives.
  • Create strategies to match prospective interests to the UNB Law campaign priorities.


  • A University Degree in a related field.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of fundraising experience.
  • Experience working in a related field such as sales, marketing, client/business development, legal.

Additional Strengths

  • Familiarity with the law and legal professions is considered a strong asset.
  • Ability to secure major grants and gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other private funding sources.
  • Ability to plan and implement long and short-range development initiatives in conjunction with strategic planning processes.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to address a wide range of audiences.
  • Ability to conduct research, gather data, and analyze information.
  • Ability to prepare effective, accurate, and timely reports and other documents.
  • Database management skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and time management skills.
  • Previous experience in managing events
  • Ability to foster effective working relationships within a team environment.
  • Community relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community.

A little bit about us

University of New Brunswick

The University of New Brunswick employs more than 3,200 full- and part-time staff, including faculty, support staff and students. UNB values people and we have proudly been named as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2024 and one of Atlantic Canada's Top Employers for 2023.

UNB is situated on the unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik and Mi'kmaq peoples along the banks of the beautiful and bountiful Wolastoq river, a region recognized worldwide for its natural beauty. UNB is a comprehensive university with a long history of excellence in teaching and research.

Are you interested?

Work With Us


UNB offers a large variety of benefits for employees, including a full pension, a minimum of three weeks of vacation annually, the Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), and dental, life, and health insurance.


This position is part of the non-union Administrative, Professional and Technical (APT) group.


The University of New Brunswick is committed to employment equity and fostering diversity within our community and developing an inclusive workplace that reflects the richness of the broader community that we serve. The University welcomes and encourages applications from all qualified individuals who will help us achieve our goals, including women, visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

We thank all who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.