Bloomsbury, Greater London
£28,000 - £32,000 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Salary: £28,000 - £32,000 per annum
Contract Type: Fixed Term – 1 Year
Department: Directors Office
Reports to: School Director & Head of Membership
Hours: Full-time; Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm

The Architectural Association was founded in 1847, opening as a day school in 1901. The AA is committed to public benefit attained by the learning, teaching, discussion and promotion of architecture. The School is recognised as a worldwide leader in architectural education, with graduates that include many of the world’s leading architects, scholars, critics and educators. The academic and professional programmes of study at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, up to and including doctoral level, are validated by external professional and academic bodies.

Role Overview:

The Development Coordinator role supports the Architectural Association’s fundraising activity, in close collaboration with the AA Director and other senior representatives of the school’s departments and academic programmes. The appointed candidate will report to the School Director and Head of Membership, and work closely with the AA Foundation. The position supports a broad range of funding initiatives across the organisation, including individual, institutional and foundation giving, partnership development (corporate and individual), special events, and legacy giving, with daily activities ranging from fundraising galas, management of a corporate programme, event sponsorship and alumni campaigns, to fundraising for academic research and publications.

Who we seek:

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic figure with experience of fundraising and a knowledge and understanding of architecture, educational or non-profit environments and/ or cultural institutions and platforms. They will be responsive, efficient, team-oriented, affable and well-rounded. The candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and will be able to quickly develop working relationships with AA members, alumni, staff, students, academic staff, individual donors and corporate partners, among other audiences. They will have strong negotiation skills, as well as superior verbal and written communication skills. They will have an entrepreneurial spirit and a demonstrated ability to think creatively in order to achieve development goals. Ideal candidates will hold a Bachelor or Master’s degree in a related field, with knowledge and/or interest in management and arts administration in non-profit environments.

What we offer:

A range of staff benefits including generous annual leave and a defined-contribution pension scheme.

How to Apply:

Please apply by the closing date of Sunday 17th November 2019.

Please include in your application:

  • Application Form
  • Full CV
  • Cover Letter / Email highlighting why you feel you are the right person for the role. This should be no more than one-page

Invitations to interview will be issued by email after the closing date. Please note only successful candidates will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in the AA and this role.

Please note that it will not be possible for the AA School to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the AA School, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

Refreshed on: 05 November 2019
Closed date: 17 November 2019
Tags: Fundraising, Business Development