Associate Director, Major Gifts

Associate Director, Major Gifts


Shawnigan Lake School is a leading independent co-educational boarding school for ages 13-18 on Canada’s beautiful west coast. Our diverse, inter-disciplinary and innovative programming helps shape the next generation of global leaders.

Shawnigan provides academic ambition to develop a culture of curiosity, collaboration, independence and resilience in our students through educators and peers who inspire our students to embrace a love of learning by challenging them to solve problems critically and creatively.



Shawnigan Lake School is entering an exciting time in its 106-year history.

Project Future, the school’s strategic plan, has introduced a new mission statement – Spark minds, kindle hearts, forge futures – and ambitious plans are in place to construct new buildings and broaden access to the Shawnigan Journey for deserving youth through expanded scholarships and financial aid.

The Advancement & Community Engagement team leads fundraising and engagement activities with parents, alumni, staff, and friends of the school. The Associate Director, Major Gifts is a central part of the fundraising team focused primarily on raising resources to deliver Project Future initiatives, including capital projects, scholarships, and endowment.

This position manages relationships with a dedicated portfolio of major donors, identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding current and prospective supporters through the philanthropy cycle.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced major gift fundraiser with a full understanding of the trends impacting the fundraising industry.  He or she will be a team player, passionate about education and youth development, and will thrive while connecting with high-net-worth donors in a school setting. As part of the Advancement & Community Engagement team, overall philanthropic support for the School and effective modelling the School’s core values of Curiosity, Compassion, Community, and Courage are fundamental to this position.


For more information on the responsibilities and requirements for this position, please visit our Careers Page.  


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter expressing your interest to the attention of Greg Stevenson, Executive Director of Advancement and Community Engagement, via email at [email protected] Applications may also be mailed to the General Office at:


Attention: Human Resources

Shawnigan Lake School

1975 Renfrew Road

Shawnigan Lake, BC V0R 2W1


Shawnigan Lake School is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law.


We express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest in this position, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Competition closes when filled.

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