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Join a bold, world-leading and highly accomplished development and alumni engagement team — and help UBC shape a better world.

This is your opportunity to work at a global centre for teaching, learning and research, that is consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world. UBC students, faculty and staff embrace innovation and challenge the status quo, placing us at the forefront of discovery, learning and engagement. UBC encourages bold thinking, curiosity and initiative, so you can realize your greatest potential.

We’re looking for enthusiastic, energetic and passionate people, with the drive to shape a better world. We provide a wide variety of opportunities for professional development as well as a competitive salary and generous benefits package.

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Why work at UBC?

The University of British Columbia is a vibrant place for research, teaching, and innovation. A large part of what makes us unique is the community of engaged students, faculty, and staff who are collectively committed to shaping a better world. UBC offers an exceptional work environment with progressive and forward-thinking programs.

Supporting your potential

One of BC’s best places to work

Recognized as a leading employer in British Columbia and Canada, UBC supports inspired students, faculty and staff to realize their greatest potential. In 2023, UBC was once again recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers, receiving praise for our healthy workplaces, our support for parents, and our beautiful campuses.

Total Rewards at UBC Development and Alumni Engagement

UBC Development & Alumni Engagement is committed to creating an outstanding workplace — and one way we do this is by offering our employees an extensive benefit package. As a staff member at DAE and UBC, there are many additional benefits available to you. Our benefits plans are designed with the continuing health and wellbeing of our staff, faculty and their families in mind. Examples of UBC staff benefits include a generous vacation package, extended health and dental coverage, tuition waivers on UBC courses, counselling and family support services, and much more

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Learning at UBC

Attend a workshop or lecture during a break. Access the second-largest research library in Canada. Work one-on-one with a certified coach, or take an academic or continuing studies course.

Perks at UBC

Concerts, cuisine, a wide variety of recreation options, art and culture. UBC faculty and staff can get free admission to world-class museums, and discounts on dining, fitness and more.

A message from Heather McCaw UBC Vice-President, Development & Alumni Engagement

  • Employee testimonial: a challenging and rewarding place to work

  • Employee testimonial: making a difference in the world

  • Employee testimonial: a culture of trust

DAE culture statements


Inspiring engagement and philanthropy to advance UBC’s pursuit of excellence


To be a bold, world leading and highly accomplished development and alumni engagement program


DAE culture statements


Excellence: the quality of striving to be, and being, outstanding

Integrity: the quality of being honest, ethical and truthful

Respect: regard, felt or shown toward people, ideas and actions

Accountability: being responsible for our conduct and actions and delivering upon our respective and reciprocal commitments

Communication: sharing information to promote common understanding.

Collaboration: when we work together we amplify our success

Inclusion: embedding equity, diversity and inclusion across systems and structures

DAE culture statements

Guiding principles

We are guided and inspired by UBC’s purpose and vision

We strive to provide an exceptional stakeholder experience

We align alumni engagement and development to achieve sustainable success

We encourage creative ideas and innovative approaches

We recognize and celebrate the successes of our portfolio and team members

We value the diversity of our staff

We collaborate purposefully and pursue strategic partnerships

We invest in the development and professional growth of staff

We foster an inclusive, healthy, dynamic and warm environment based on trust, respect and care for each other

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