Closing today at 23:59
Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester, Greater Manchester (Hybrid)
Grade 7 (£31,406 to £35,326)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Donor and Stakeholder Relations Officer 


Grade 7 (£31,406 to £35,326)

Ref: 4997


The Development and Alumni Relations team at Manchester Met supports the overall University's strategic objectives by building and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with its alumni, other influential individuals, corporate organisations, and charitable trust and foundations.  We are currently working to an ambitious three-year plan that will see philanthropic income to the University increase tenfold. The Donor and Stakeholder Relations Officer will play an important role in the development and delivery of a comprehensive stewardship programme, which will continue to strengthen and deepen our relationships with current and prospective donors, stakeholders and alumni volunteers.


The role


We are seeking a Donor and Stakeholder Relations Officer, who will develop, implement and manage a stewardship programme that will strengthen relationships with donors at every level to grow philanthropic income and support of the University.


Working closely with both the Head of Philanthropy and the Head of Alumni Engagement and Stakeholder Relations, the post-holder will help deliver activities that will enhance the University's relationship with its supporters, share the impact of philanthropic support, both internally and externally, and encourage donor loyalty and repeat giving though the development of Giving Circles.


The post holder will be responsible for producing compelling communication materials for donors and volunteers that will demonstrate and creatively convey the impact of giving to the University.


The ideal candidate


You will have professional fundraising experience with demonstrated success in donor cultivation and stewarding donor relationships. Familiarity with, and ability to articulate best practices in non-profit organisations and experience of delivering fundraising strategies that integrate into the organisation's mission, priorities and goals.


You will be intrinsically motivated and be able to work independently, take initiative, set priorities and handle multiple projects and deadlines in a highly organised and professional manner.


You will have the ability to create, execute and oversee a comprehensive donor acknowledgment and recognition plan, including assisting on complex and carefully orchestrated events. You will also be able to generate creative solutions and think strategically about donor engagement demonstrating excellent written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to engage with a diverse audience.


You must display a high level of maturity and personal integrity and ability to understand, develop, and sustain resilient and dynamic relationships with donors, cross-campus colleagues, and key stakeholders.



Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to supporting the rights, responsibilities, dignity, health and wellbeing of staff and students through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.


We promote applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity, recognising the benefits that a diverse organisation can bring. We particularly encourage applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates, who we recognise are underrepresented in this area.


Hybrid working is offered for this role.  The nature of the role requires presence on campus at certain times of year, but at other times you will be able to complete some work remotely. We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and are open to conversations throughout the application process.



The closing date for applications is Sunday 3 July 2022 and interviews will be held on Wednesday 13 July 2022 in Manchester.

Posted on: 15 June 2022
Closing date: 03 July 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: 4997
Tags: Communications, PR, Fundraising