Eden Brown is proud to be working in partnership with the University of Surrey on their exciting Advancement Manager job vacancy based at their impressive Guildford campus. Under the Vice Chancellor the University is expanding Advancement activities (formerly Alumni and Development) with the aim of reaching £15m a year annual income in time.
Working in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences the Advancement Manager will lead and develop the philanthropic fundraising strategy, philanthropic commercial partnerships and alumni relations to support the advancement of the Faculty and its associated Centres, to maximise funding opportunities for its support and development.
The Advancement Manager will develop, lead and implement a fundraising strategy to secure new connections, funds and partnerships for the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences and the University of Surrey. You will draw on specialist expertise and skills in order to provide strategic advice and leadership on developing and identifying fundraising and new business opportunities.
You will also act as a key relationship manager for individual donors, companies and trusts and foundations with a view to leading them towards providing support for agreed projects within the Faculty and the University as well as establishing, building and maintaining strong working relationships with the Faculty's academics and leadership to ensure fundraising success and work closely with the Faculty and Advancement to support engagement.
This job would suit someone with an understanding of the Social Sciences and the major sources of philanthropic funding (individual, trust and corporate sectors), significant major gifts fundraising/marketing/sales experience, including proven success in securing gifts or sponsorship in the UK and/or internationally and an interest in and passion for Science and Engineering, higher education and an understanding of the University of Surrey, its mission and its need for external funding.
Closing date is Thursday 3 December.
Eden Brown is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.