The Development Executive is a vital new role in Corpus Christi’s Development Team. The post holder will be personally responsible for all regular giving as well as securing five-figure major gifts. They will identify and initiate relationships with prospective donors, developing longer-term partnerships and stewarding existing supporters, understanding their motivations for giving and delivering a bespoke donor journey. This role has arisen at an exciting time for the College with a capital campaign successfully on the way, as well as early-stage development of new strategic funding opportunities. The post holder will be encouraged to identify and analyse new funding opportunities, within Corpus' strategic priorities, to help deepen its supporter base. As an integral member of the Development Team, working hand in glove with the Development Director, they will play a key role in building strong relationships across the College, and the wider University community.
The successful candidate will have regular giving fundraising experience and/or a track record of having asked for, negotiated, and secured major gifts, alongside proven success in developing and maintaining effective donor relationships. They will have experience of initiating and developing excellent working relationships with colleagues across an organisation and be receptive to the culture and values of the College and its primary educational function.