About the role
Newnham College is looking for a creative and strategic leader to build on a successful fundraising programme and play a significant role in increasing the resources available to support the future success of the College. The post-holder will lead the Development Office in nurturing, developing and managing relationships with alumnae and friends of the College. A willingness to offer ‘hands on’ practical support to the team when needed is equally as important as a strategic focus. They will build relationships that maintain and increase the participation rate and encourage philanthropic support including major gifts and legacies. The successful applicant will work with the new Principal and Bursar and the Fellowship to deliver the programme of events to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the College and for the launch and running of a linked fundraising Campaign from late 2021/early 2022.
With a proven track record in engaging a variety of stakeholders and raising philanthropic support at a significant scale, you are a strategic thinker and operator with the ability to inspire and lead others. Your sophisticated interpersonal skills and communication style will be instrumental to your success in this post, along with your talent in building long-lasting and beneficial relationships. You are also educated to degree standard, or the equivalent through professional qualifications or experience.
About Newnham College
Founded in 1871, Newnham College has been at the forefront of promoting academic excellence for women in the University of Cambridge. The College has an all-women Fellowship and student body, and its thriving community of staff includes both women and men with a range of responsibilities and key roles. Newnham currently has around 400 undergraduates, 225 postgraduates, a Fellowship of about 50, and 80 non-academic staff. Newnham’s academics and students maintain outstanding research profiles and achievements.
Closing date for applications: noon Thursday 9th January 2020
Interview date: 23rd January 2020
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