Chief Operating Officer, Advancement Services

Ref: 4651

University of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario

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Role Managed by:

Benjamin Crase

Research Associate

Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 23/04/2021

Chief Operating Officer, Advancement Services

The Division of University Advancement at the University of Toronto is seeking to appoint a Chief Operating Officer, Advancement Services. The Chief Operating Officer, Advancement Services provides leadership, strategic direction, and sound management to advancement operations and business administration, enhancing the University’s impact on advancement strategy, fundraising performance and relationship management, improving business practices across the board, instilling best practices and processes that support the strategic objectives of the Division of University Advancement, and helping achieve its objectives for transformational growth.

Reporting to the Vice-President, Advancement, the Chief Operating Officer, Advancement Services is a member of University Advancement’s executive team. The Chief Operating Officer will oversee the efficient and effective management of the Division’s resources in the areas of administration, budget and finance, information management, data and reporting services, business intelligence and analytics, constituent (alumni and donors) records management, facilities management, and human resources including organizational planning, recruitment, retention, and professional development.

The Chief Operating Officer will also develop short and long-term strategic plans for the Division, in consultation with the Vice-President, Advancement, that support the Division’s highest priorities for growth and relationship management. The incumbent will also develop administrative policies and procedures and manage staff. As with other members of the executive team, the Chief Operating Officer, Advancement Services must possess a strong desire to define the leading edge of advancement practice in Canada, to develop outstanding future advancement leaders, and to enhance the University’s reputation for advancement excellence.

Consideration of candidates will begin in April 2021, with the intention of seeing the successful candidate take up the position by early June 2021. Further information, including details of how to apply, can be downloaded at, quoting reference 4651. For informal inquiries, please contact Ben Crase at

The University of Toronto is consistently ranked among the top 25 universities in the world for innovation, teaching and research impact. U of T is ranked 18 in World University Rankings and #1 in Canada. U of T’s alumni include distinguished researchers, teachers, decision-makers, prominent politicians, global business leaders and eminent philanthropists. The Division of University Advancement is located on the University’s St. George Campus, Downtown Toronto, one of the most diverse, vibrant and inviting cities in the world. U of T is also recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications 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 further diversification of ideas. In accordance with the AODA, accommodation will be provided to individuals with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.

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