Development Manager

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Short info about job

Company: University of London

Department: Vice-Chancellor's Office

Salary: £34,831 per annum

Hours: Full Time

Contract type: Permanent

Type / Role: Professional or Managerial

Phone: +44-1443 7100433

Fax: +44-1530 6130065

E-mail: N\A


Detail information about job Development Manager. Terms and conditions vacancy

The University of London is unlike many other universities. It consists of 18 independent member institutions with outstanding global reputations and several prestigious central academic bodies and activities.  The University of London’s new Development Office, part of the Vice-Chancellor’s Office, is responsible for nurturing relationships with our diverse constituencies, including alumni, friends, former staff, prospects, donors, organisations and trusts and foundations, with a view to cultivating their support for the University, our Institutes and departments. Successful engagement of these constituencies is a key part of fostering their support for the University.  

The Role

With the establishment of a new Development Office at the University of London, there is a unique opportunity to join a growing development team which will play a significant role in meeting the huge potential for fundraising and engagement at the University.  Whilst there is a history of philanthropic and practical support of the University from a range of constituents, now is the time to make a step-change to realising this potential.

The Development Manager will work closely with colleagues in the Development Office and engage with prospective donors linked to the Central Academic Bodies of the University (specifically the School of Advanced Study, University of London International Programmes, University of London Institute in Paris and Senate House Library). They will pro-actively progress relationships with our alumni and supporters both in the UK and abroad with the aim of raising philanthropic income for the University’s agreed fundraising priorities. 

This is a unique opportunity to take full responsibility for researching, establishing, managing, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding an agreed prospective pool of major donors, mainly alumni of the University of London, with a view to securing individual major gifts of £5,000+. The successful candidate will focusing on undertaking face-to-face visits and supporting strategic events aimed at involving our key supporters. The role will suit an individual looking to significantly and rapidly develop their long term career in higher education philanthropy.  Not only will they be involved in delivering the strategy for the Development Office, they will take personal responsibility for the solicitation of major gifts from prospective individuals and donors in order to maximise fundraising opportunities and ensure excellent donor stewardship.

This is an opportunity for a creative individual to put their ideas into practice and make a real impact, building a case for support, identifying priorities for fundraising both in the UK and internationally and develop inspiring communications materials.

Desired Skills and Experience

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to take the next step in their career, taking on more responsibility and a wider role. The ideal candidate will thrive in a rapidly developing department, demonstrate ability to remain calm under pressure and be excited by the long term prospect that this role presents.  The ability to network, build and maintain long term relationships will be essential to succeed in this role, along with a proven sales background. You will also be able to source and prepare complex information and translate into impactful written reports, demonstrating a thorough and detailed approach with excellent attention to detail.

Further Information

To apply, submit your cover letter and CV via the University of London careers page.  The closing date for this role is midnight, Sunday 10 September 2017.  Interviews are expected to take place the week commencing 18 September 2017.

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