Vice-President University Relations

At Thompson Rivers University (TRU), student success is our priority. We empower our students to reach their goals with many paths to learning, an applied approach and a supportive, inclusive environment. We are committed to both academic excellence and accessibility for all, opening doors and opening minds. TRU is a comprehensive, learner-centred, environmentally responsible institution that serves its regional, national, and international learners and their communities through high quality and flexible education, training, research and scholarship. From traditional academics to trades, from certificates to graduate degrees, TRU offers students choice from over 140 on-campus programs and 50 Open Learning programs. More than 28,500 students study on campuses in Kamloops and Williams Lake and in regional centres throughout the interior, or in distance or online courses and programs through Open Learning. Research, creation and innovation thrive in TRU’s open, flexible learning environment.

The Vice-President University Relations has a broad and deep mandate to lead, champion and advance TRU’s internal and external relations priorities. As a key member of the senior executive team, the Vice President University Relations will have overall responsibility for ensuring operational excellence and high-quality delivery in internal and external relations matters, including fundraising and advancement, community relations, ceremonies and events. Reporting to the President, the Vice-President University Relations serves an integral role in the development and implementation of the strategic relationship building priorities for TRU.

The ideal candidate must possess a university degree (graduate degree preferred) and have a proven track record as a fundraising executive and leader who is able to develop and maintain relationships with diverse stakeholders in a complex environment. She/he will also be highly strategic, innovative and service-oriented with demonstrated success in fundraising and alumni development. The Vice-President will have substantial executive administration, staff supervision and financial experience, as well as significant organizational development skills, including team building and managing colleagues to support the achievement of the goals and overall vision of TRU.

Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, indigenous people, persons with disabilities and person of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

To learn more about this exciting leadership opportunity, please call Jayson Young or Cameron Geldart at 604.926.0005. To apply, please forward your CV, a letter of introduction, and the names and contact information for three referees in strictest confidence to .