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Closed: 09 February 2017

Head of Development - Humanities

Posted by University of Oxford

Location Oxford, Oxfordshire, South East
Category Fundraising , Senior Management , Major Donor
Sectors Education
Job Reference : 60946

Job Description

One of the top ranked and most respected universities in the world, Oxford University is seeking a talented fundraising professional to raise funds in support of their Humanities Division. Oxford is a world-leader in Humanities scholarship, recognised internationally for the outstanding quality and depth of its teaching and research.

The Head of Development – Humanities will work closely with a range of senior academics and administrators to identify the Humanities Division’s priorities for philanthropic support, and to develop strategies for successful fundraising.

Key responsibilities:

  • Devising and implementing effective fundraising strategies to support divisional objectives.
  • Managing a portfolio of circa 100 major gift prospects, typically with 6-7 figure gift capacity.
  • Providing bespoke stewardship programmes for existing donors
  • Management of the Humanities Development team.

Experience required:

  • A proven track record in major gift fundraising.
  • An interest in higher education and in particular an understanding of Oxford University, its mission and its need for external funding.
  • Excellent social skills and cultural understanding, and a very high level of literary and communication skills, both oral and written.
  • The ability to  develop and maintain donor interest in the Humanities and the University as a whole
  • Evidence of being able to lead and motivate others also involved in fundraising.

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