VP External Relations Search

A transformational and inspiring member of the Senior Leadership Team who embraces the opportunity to champion the University’s new strategic plan that encompasses a bold vision for growth and an exceptional student experience. This position will develop and execute on an Advancement strategy that articulates the University’s societal value, attracts philanthropic support, and develops programs and opportunities that engage the community, alumni, government, foundations, and business in meaningful and impactful partnerships and investments.

The Vice-President External Relations will report to the President, work collaboratively across the University community, and be responsible for attracting and stewarding new sources of revenue and donor pools, ensure an exceptional donor experience, and creating connections that last a lifetime. As a people leader, they have passion and experience in cultivating and leading a high-performing team that supports fundraising, alumni relations, communications, and marketing, with a reputation of developing meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships with students, faculty, and staff and a deep national network of contacts with key constituents.

Search Process:

The Vice President External Relations search process will be led by a third party recruiter, DHR Global in partnership with our last search committee comprised of the University President, VP, Finance & CFO, and AVP, Human Resources.  We anticipate that the search process has officially commenced, with an anticipated appointment announcement towards the end of the winter term or early in the spring term. For any questions regarding the search process, please email the DHR Global Team (kgregor@dhrglobal.comssiddiqui@dhrglobal.comkenny.gregor@dhrglobal.commmorin@dhrglobal.com).


Advertise & Welcome ApplicationsJanuary – February 2024
Candidate ReviewMarch 2024
Formal InterviewsMarch – April 2024
Appointment and AnnouncementApril – May 2024
Anticipated Start DateMay – June 2024