Associate Director, Major Gifts Fundraiser

University of Cambridge
February 20, 2024
Offerd Salary:£45,585-£57,696
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Associate Director, Major Gifts Fundraiser

Are you interested in securing some of the most influential donations of your career? Would you like to work in an environment where there are significant fundraising opportunities and an extensive pool of potential donors? Would you like to secure gifts at the 6, 7 and even 8 figure level?

As a result of internal promotion, the Development and Alumni Relations office at Cambridge University is currently seeking a new fundraiser to support the School of Physical Sciences.The School is one of six Schools into which the academic work of the University is organised. It covers Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Geography, Materials Science and Metallurgy, Mathematics and Physics. The various departments are consistently ranked among the best in the world for their subjects, in teaching, research and impact.

Priorities for which the School seeks philanthropic support include academic posts, studentships, research programmes and extensive capital projects. These priorities relate to some of the most exciting, globally significant research and teaching activity taking place across the University. Fundraising potential is strong, with a clearly identified pool of alumni and non-alumni prospects capable of giving seven-figure gifts and above. Philanthropic gifts to the School in recent years have been transformational and include one eight-figure gift of £85m.

You will be working as part of the Schools team - we are a warm, supportive and fun team who look out for each other. You will find it a welcoming place to work!

You do not need a background in scientific fundraising for this position ¿ we are looking for someone who is intellectually curious, skilled at building relationships that last and a team player. If this is you and you want to work where you can raise some of the biggest gifts of your career then we would love to hear from you.

This role is based in central Cambridge. We practise a hybrid working model and the successful candidate will be expected to be in the office for a minimum of two days a week.

Starting salary will be commensurate with skills and experience and subject to approval. Please apply by submitting a copy of your CV and a covering letter highlighting your suitability for the position.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Closing date for this position is midnight on 20th February

First round interviews for this position are anticipated to take place virtually on the 6th and 7th March 2024.

Second round interviews for this position are anticipated to take place week commencing 11th March 2024.

Please contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team if you have any queries about this position [email protected]

Please quote reference DH40044 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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    University of Cambridge Development and Alumni Relations, Cambridge








    17 January 2024

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