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Fundraising CASE Resident, Alumni, Development and Alumni Engagement

Job ID: 17599

Updated: March 15, 2019

Location: Downtown Campus

Position Overview

Development and Alumni Engagement is currently seeking a Full-time Limited Term Fundraising CASE Resident for approximately 1 year. 

The University of Calgary is partnering with the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) to foster the next generation of fundraising leaders through CASE's North America Fundraising Residency Program. The Program is an unparalleled, career-launching opportunity for high-quality graduates and postgrads seeking fundraising positions within higher education.

For those interested in fundraising, philanthropy and advancement in education, this program is a great way to begin a career in the sector while getting direct support and training from one of the largest associations for education advancement professionals. This position is a 50-week contract and the selected candidate will work full time as part of the Development and Alumni Engagement team at University of Calgary.
The Fundraising CASE Resident will assist with the identification and implementation of sustainable best practices in the digital fundraising space. Working closely with the Director of Annual Giving and the Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement (AVP), the Resident will help analyze the growth potential of digital fundraising within faculties and help create a plan for faculty-based digital philanthropy focusing on Giving Day and Crowdfunding.

The Fundraising CASE Resident will work in a collaborative environment with faculty-based development teams, marketing and communications, annual giving and alumni engagement to develop and enhance digital philanthropy strategies.  The individual will serve as a digital philanthropy ambassador helping to advise and prepare parties throughout campus who wish to participate in digital fundraising. They will also play a key role evaluating and improving the digital philanthropy experience for both our fundraising partners and donors.


Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

Applicants must meet the following basic eligibility criteria for the CASE North America Fundraising Residency Program 2019-2020:

  • Must have obtained a bachelors degree before June 1, 2019
  • Have a demonstrable interest in fundraising
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada
  • Must have a valid passport and be able to travel to the United States for orientation and professional development through CASE.

Overview of recruitment process:

  • Applications must be received by April 15, 2019
  • Chosen Candidates will be interviewed May 2019
  • Offer and contract signed - June 2019
  • Residency orientation at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire - July 2019
  • Start at University of Calgary - July 2019 (upon return from Orientation)

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • With the AVP and frontline fundraising team, develop a 12 month Giving Day action plan including timelines for donor funded matches and lead gifts
  • Learn all the capabilities of our Giving Day platform. Identify product features we are not currently using or could use differently to increase Giving Day donor support
  • Help to create and evaluate Crowdfunding processes and procedures
  • Meet with individuals or groups who have expressed interest in launching a crowdfunding campaign. Ensure they meet program requirements and walk them through the steps to launch a successful campaign
  • Serve as a liaison to groups approved by the Crowdfunding Committee to launch a campaign

Application Deadline:  April 15, 2019

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.


Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist/ Advisor Job Family, Phase I

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information visit Careers in the Development and Alumni Engagement

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


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