Home-based
Oxford, Oxfordshire
£41,526 - £49,553 per year
Contract, Temporary, Full-time
Job description

St Edmund Hall has an ambitious 10-year vision to develop its teaching, research, culture, finance and to become the most environmentally sustainable college in Oxford. Major gifts will be critical if we are to achieve our goals and we now seek to appoint a Philanthropy Manager who shares our ambition.

The Philanthropy Manager will report to the Director of Development and will work with existing and prospective major donors within our pool of alumni. You will make face-to-face funding requests, building on your experience of securing five and six figure gifts.

There are a number of exciting funding projects that we believe alumni will be keen to support, including capital development of student accommodation, support for bursaries and scholarships and new initiatives to reduce the environmental footprint of the College.

It is anticipated that the successful candidate will be out of the office for 60% of their week, most typically in London. The College is therefore open to applications from candidates who live outside of Oxford provided they are committed to travelling to Oxford once a week (more frequently during induction period and when required to do so).

This is a 2-year fixed-term position and the College is also open to considering flexible or part-time working for this role.

This is an excellent opportunity for a proven fundraiser to play a pivotal role in a successful team and develop their fundraising career.

To be successful in this role, you will have a demonstrable track record in major gift fundraising.  You’ll be entrepreneurial and results-driven with outstanding communication and influencing skills and the presence, gravitas and intellect to operate effectively at all levels.

In return, we offer highly competitive rewards and benefits including generous annual leave entitlement, pension scheme, subsidised bus pass loan, cycle to work scheme loan, season ticket loan, an employee assistance programme, a free lunch whilst on duty and free eye sight testing with a contribution towards the cost of spectacles if necessary and various University of Oxford discounts.

Application Process

Interested applicants should forward the following documents:

  1. A Cover Sheet giving the contact details of two referees. One referee should be the applicant’s current or most recent manager or supervisor.
  2. A current CV.
  3. A covering letter, which explains how you meet the selection criteria for the post.

Documents should be sent in PDF format, preferably by email by 09:00 on Monday, March 16, 2020.  Postal applications should be sent to the HR Manager, St Edmund Hall, Queen’s Lane, Oxford, OX1 4AR.  Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview soon after the closing date.  Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Please also consider completing the online Equal Opportunity Monitoring Form.  Submission of this form is voluntary and does not form part of the selection process, but we would be grateful if you are willing to return it with your application to assist us with our equal opportunity monitoring.

Posted on: 21 February 2020
Closed date: 16 March 2020
Tags: Campaigning, Fundraising

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