Manager, Alumni Advancement

Application Deadline: July 22, 2024

Location: Hybrid/Canadian Film Centre, 2489 Bayview Avenue

Reports to: Executive Director

Position Type: Permanent

Compensation: $70,000 - $80,000

Hours: Monday through Thursday (34 hours per week with flexible start times

Job Summary:

In this new role and under the direction of the Executive Director, the Manager, Alumni Advancement is responsible for the strategic development, effective implementation, evaluation and measurement of innovative initiatives and communication strategies designed to increase alumni engagement and loyalty across a broad, diversified base of alumni.

The objective is to build the foundational groundwork for sustainable alumni engagement across an alumni’s lifecycle and elevate the CFC’s brand and reputation.


  • Relationship Building
  • Implements programs that allow alumni to engage with one another, stay connected to the CFC, and measures the impact and success of the programs.
  • Designs and implements alumni surveys, analyzes results and makes recommendations to strengthen the alumni experience.
  • Establishes and manages key volunteer relationships, including alumni boards/committees and coordinates alumni volunteers for various CFC activities.
  • Responds to day-to-day alumni correspondence, outreach and other associated duties as assigned.
  • Plans, coordinates, and attends events, meetings, and other related activities to further enhance alumni opportunities. This includes alumni and volunteer recognition, receptions, and reunions.
  • Building the framework that engages alumni to become ambassadors of the CFC

Career Support

  • Researches existing career opportunities and develops partnerships to enhance career opportunities for alumni
  • Researches and develops a full suite of alumni career services, including webinars, internships and online mentoring programs
  • Develops and presents educational programs for alumni including lectures, seminars, and workshops


  • Prepares statistical and financial reports for management
  • Conducts consistent and ongoing alumni market research, writes follow-up reports and makes presentations on results
  • Ensures alumni information (contact and follow-up) is correctly entered into the database

Required Qualifications:

  • Relationship-building experience
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communications skills
  • Demonstrated experience and success in generating concepts/events to engage alumni
  • Ability to meet deadlines with thorough attention to detail and consistent follow-through
  • Self-starter, results-oriented and highly organized
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite, donor databases, and/or CRM systems (Salesforce)
  • Some evening and weekend work are required, as well as possible travel to support certain activities


Previous Alumni Relations experience

What We Offer:

  • Compressed 34-hour work week over 4 days
  • Cell phone & internet allowance
  • Dental and Health benefits after 6 months of service
  • RRSP Matching Plan after 2 years of service
  • Professional development support and the ability to hone your administrative and renovation skills
  • A diverse and inclusive workplace
  • Paid winter closure (2 weeks)
  • A beautiful eight-acre estate in the city to call your workplace
  • The opportunity to work with up-and-coming film and tv industry professionals

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume (PDF Format) to by July 22, 2024 and indicate “Manager, Alumni, Advancement” in the subject line.

About CFC

The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) is a charitable, cultural organization that drives the future of Canadian storytelling. Our intensive, hands-on programs in film, television and entertainment technologies empower, shape and advance opportunities for Canadian creators and entrepreneurs working in screen-based industries. Learn more at

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume (PDF Format) to [deadline] and indicate “[job-title]” in the subject line.

The CFC is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected. We encourage interested applicants from all backgrounds to apply, including those that may not have all of the requested qualifications. We strive for equity in our policies and practices and are committed to providing accessible employment practices that follow the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources at

CFC employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of being eligible for the recruitment process. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required. If you are not able to obtain COVID-19 vaccination for a reason related to a protected ground of discrimination under applicable human rights legislation, you can request accommodation from the CFC.

We thank all interested applicants; however, only qualified candidates will be contacted. No telephone calls, please.

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