in Halifax, NS

Halifax, NS
Full-time - Permanent
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Mount Saint Vincent University is strongly committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within our community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons of any sexual orientations and gender identities and/or expressions, Indigenous persons, African Canadians, other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, and other groups that would contribute to the diversification of our campus. Candidates who identify as being from any of these groups are encouraged to voluntarily self-identify in their application materials. All qualified candidates are welcome to apply; however, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The Department of University Advancement at Mount Saint Vincent University invites applications for the position of Advancement Coordinator.

Classification: Full-Time NSGEU Level 6 Position
Salary: $40,900 per annum (Step Progression: $40,900 to $48,840)
Start Date: January 2023

Application Process: 

If you require an accommodation at any time during the application process, please let us know. 

Applications should include a cover letter and resume describing how their education, training and experience meet the requirements for this position. This competition closes on December 8, 2022.


Reporting to the Manager, Advancement Services, the Advancement Coordinator provides direct support to the portfolios of Advancement Services and Philanthropy. The successful candidate will play a key role in helping to deliver the overall goals, objectives and strategies of Advancement, including campaign and 150th Anniversary support.

The Advancement Coordinator will provide support to the Advancement Team through the following primary responsibilities: donation entry and receipting; effective database entry, clean-up and maintenance; prospect, foundation, alumni and stakeholder research; special events assistance.


A 2-year community college diploma in Office Administration or similar program complemented by two years of experience in a similar administrative setting is required. Candidates must have essential skills in: organizational and time management, confidentiality, effective communication (both written and verbal), and a high level of attention to detail. Candidates should also have the ability to conduct online research, multitask effectively, and perform repetitive tasks with a high degree of accuracy. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently with minimal supervision and be comfortable calling alumni and donors. Candidates should be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (specifically with Excel), and have an aptitude for, or previous experience, using business enterprise systems such as Colleague, Banner, PeopleSoft, etc.

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About Mount Saint Vincent University

Recognized as a leader in distance and experiential learning, and based on a strong tradition of social responsibility, Mount Saint Vincent University takes a personalized approach to education to nurture socially responsible global citizens. Founded in 1873, the Mount has been nationally recognized for having one of the lowest student-to-professor ratios, for providing students early access to valuable research opportunities, for its legacy in the advancement of women, and for facilitating critical advancements in food security, healthy aging, literacy, and childhood development. The Mount believes that our people are our foundation and our relationships are built on respect and accountability. Please visit to learn more about us. 

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