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Relationship Manager (Advancement)

by Huron University

Position Type: Full-time
Location: London, ON
Date Posted: Mar 21, 2024
Experience: 2 Years
Huron University

Job Description

Huron invites applications for the position of: 



Huron University is unique to post-secondary institutions in Canada. With the aim to redefine Liberal Arts education, Huron is creating a university experience unlike any other, one that prioritizes ethical leadership and community engagement, as much as the pursuit of academic achievement.  

As the founding institution of Western University, since 1863, Huron has remained strategically small to best serve the needs of its students. Huron’s mission is to develop Leaders with Heart from all backgrounds and foster a vibrant and inclusive community and prepare students to be engaged citizens who transform the sectors they work within. 


In partnership with Huron’s diverse community of alumni, friends, and external stakeholders, University Advancement is a comprehensive development and alumni relations team dedicated to advancing Huron’s mission to develop the next generation of Leaders with Heart. By raising awareness, fostering relationships, and cultivating opportunities for engagement and philanthropic support, our team helps empower students, drive innovative learning, research, and facilitate the University’s engagement with our community and the world.


Reporting to the Director, Development, the Relationship Manager (Advancement) will play an integral role in achieving fundraising goals, maximizing donor engagement, and advancing Huron University's mission of academic excellence and community impact. Specifically, the Relationship Manager (Advancement) will collaborate closely with the Advancement team to execute major gift fundraising solicitations.

With a strong focus on donor relationship management, the Relationship Manager (Advancement) will actively manage a portfolio of prospects through identifying, cultivating, soliciting and with personalized outreach initiatives to foster authentic relationships with potential and current donors, capable of making significant contributions to advance the institution's mission. The Relationship Manager (Advancement) will also cultivate & maintain strong internal relationships with University partners including faculty, and those in areas such as Recruitment, Admissions, Finance, and Communications in order to advance donor relationships & strategies. Additionally, this role will be responsible for providing timely reporting and ensuring compliance with relevant policies and regulations to support efficient fundraising efforts.


  • Completed post secondary education; 
  • 2-5 years of experience in a relevant field;
  • Understanding of University-level education and the philanthropic environment in Ontario, Canada, and internationally, preferred;
  • A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution and people management skills;
  • Possess a reputation for resourcefulness with a strong sense of accountability and initiative;
  • Advanced emotional intelligence, including self-awareness, self-regulation, empathy, and adept social skills, to ensure a healthy work-life balance and strong collegial relationships are maintained;
  • Strong communication skills, verbally and written with a proven ability to understand and effectively convey key aspects of complex subjects;
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, work proactively, and manage competing priorities;
  • A demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development, with a flexible, resourceful, creative and pro-active work style, encompassing a can-do, enthusiastic attitude;

Note: We are hiring for two (2) Relationship Manager (Advancement) positions. This role could be located in London or the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) with hybrid/remote working options. Routine travel for meetings and events, with overnight travel as required.



Joining the Huron team comes with a multitude of benefits beyond just a job. Here's why working with us is a game-changer:

Meaningful Work: Make a real difference in the lives of students and the broader community.  At Huron, your voice is not just heard; it's valued, cherished, and integral to our shared mission.

Work-Life Balance: Enjoy generous time off packages. 

Competitive Compensation: We offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits packages including a pension plan.

Collaborative Culture: Join a tight-knit community of passionate individuals.

Innovation and Creativity: Be encouraged to think outside the box and innovate.

Professional Development: We're committed to investing in your growth and development.



Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit their application no later than April 4, 2024, at 11:59 pm EST. Your cover letter and a current resume may be submitted via Huron’s career portal - ADP.


Huron values its place in an interconnected world and desires to reflect this value, acknowledging our responsibility to strive towards a diverse and equitable employment and educational environment that recognizes the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We encourage applications from qualified individuals, especially those from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas.

As an inclusive employer, we are committed to providing a fully accessible recruitment process. Please contact Huron HR via phone - 519-438-7224 or email - at any time during the recruitment process to request any accommodation support you may need.

We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected to proceed in the competition will be contacted.  

Application Contact Information

Company Name:   Huron University
Contact Name:   Maggie Mindorff
Telephone:   5194387224
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Application URL: Click here to apply online

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