The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is two years into an exciting period in its 125-year history. LSE 2030 is delivering a new strategic direction that will preserve and build on LSE’s status as the leading international social sciences university with the greatest global impact, educating brilliant minds and creating knowledge that transforms global societies.
In November 2021, LSE launched the public phase of Shaping the World, a major philanthropy and engagement Campaign to underpin LSE 2030 goals and to help shape the world for good through the process. More than 50% of our Campaign goal has been raised in three and a half years and there is huge momentum building as we advance the public phase.
The Chief Philanthropy and Global Engagement Officer is a member of the School Management Committee (SMC) and heads the Philanthropy and Global Engagement (PAGE) Division. He directs the Campaign and oversees philanthropy, alumni engagement, corporate engagement, international strategy and global academic partnerships, leading on the School’s most significant philanthropic opportunities.
He is a senior champion for EDI, as Chair of the LGBTQ+ Steering Committee, Senior Sponsor for Spectrum and as a senior ally of EmbRace and Power. Externally he is Chair Elect of the Ross Group and a member of the CASE Europe Council.
The post of Senior Executive Officer to the Chief Philanthropy and Global Engagement Officer plays a critical role in managing the Chief Officer’s workload, enabling him to conduct his SMC, PAGE and wider business effectively. It offers the opportunity for involvement at the heart of philanthropy and global engagement at LSE, and in the internationally-leading best practice of external engagement. As Senior Executive Officer, you will provide strategic support to the Chief Officer in all of his areas of work, exercising first-class judgement and impeccable personal organisation, flexibility and an ability to work to demanding deadlines across multiple priorities, fully utilising the Chief Officer’s Executive Assistant, who you will line manage.
Candidates should have:
- Excellent communications skills
- Experience of philanthropic proposition and proposal development for 7-9 figure gifts, and drafting papers and reports for internal audiences
- Confidence in working with senior staff and high-level supporters, and co-ordinating activities and people outside of formal line management
- Strong negotiation skills and the ability to resolve problems when an immediate solution is not apparent
- A keen awareness of “big picture” issues in higher education, particularly those related to fundraising and external relations
We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave, blended working, and excellent training and development opportunities.
The closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 20 February 2022 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications. First round interviews for this post will be held on w/c 28 February 2022.
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