Jordanhill School celebrated its centenary in 2020. It is one of Scotland’s most successful schools, acclaimed by the Good Schools Guide and ranked 1st in Scotland every year by the Sunday Times. The School launched a major fund-raising strategy 3 years ago linked to the centenary and the wider aspirations of the school. The Director of Development will play a lead role in developing and progressing this strategy, following a period of recent interruption.
We seek a dynamic individual who may come from a variety of occupational backgrounds. You will be expected to exercise considerable initiative in establishing, developing, and growing our development function. You will play a significant role in maintaining and developing the ethos of the School by cultivating excellent relationships with all members of the School community.
Experience in a fundraising, marketing or charity environment is essential. An education to degree level or equivalent is desirable. You will be able to demonstrate professionalism and personal effectiveness in all your dealings. You will have been involved in writing and editing creative fundraising or marketing materials and have experience of planning, organising, or supporting successful events. Ideally you will also have experience of a Customer Relationship Management System used in the fundraising industry and current knowledge of the legislation pertaining to fundraising and data protection is also highly desirable.
The Director of Development will be a key member of the school’s Development Core Team along with the Rector, Bursar and Depute Bursar and will work closely with these colleagues and others in delivering the school’s development strategy. You will play a significant role in maintaining and developing the ethos of Jordanhill School by cultivating excellent relationships with all members of the School community.
The Director of Development’s responsibilities and duties cover three main areas:
1. Fundraising and Finance
2. Marketing and Customer Relations
3. Alumni Relations
From time-to-time other reasonable tasks and responsibilities may be assigned to the Director of Development by the Rector or the Board of Managers. A flexible approach to working hours will be expected of the Director of Development to cater for variable events, travel, and meetings out of hours.
For full details on the job specification, please see the attached Information Pack
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