The Events and International Officer role is your opportunity to join our excellent team at an exciting time, working in the Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO) over the year ahead to help us deliver creative, sector leading events. In addition to a busy programme of events that are part of the University’s fundraising and volunteering campaign, Birmingham In Action, you will have the chance to work on events as part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the welcoming of a new Vice-Chancellor and continuing our online events engaging our global alumni audience.
This role will also have a remit supporting our international programme of activity, working with key alumni in our priority regions of North America, Hong Kong and the UAE.
We are an ambitious and successful research-intensive University (one of the top 100 research-led universities globally) and have produced 10 Nobel Prize winners, including three who received their awards in 2016. Academics here are tackling some of the world’s most pressing global challenges such as antibody testing and Covid-19, the impact of climate change on our woodlands and forests, issues caused by migration and displacement, the rise in youth mental health issues, and the prevention of needless maternal deaths in the developing world. Our students come from nearly 150 countries and our flagship outreach programmes mean that almost 25% of our student population come from disadvantaged backgrounds, one of the highest proportions in the UK. Philanthropy has always played an important role in shaping the University, most recently in 2015 when we closed the Circles of Influence Campaign, which raised £193 million, making it the largest HE fundraising campaign outside Oxbridge and London. Through the ‘Birmingham In Action’ campaign, philanthropy will continue to play a vital role in delivering projects to change lives locally, nationally, and internationally.
The Events and International Officer will have responsibility for delivering both in person and online events for our global community of alumni, donors and volunteers. From our mass engagement ‘Bringing Birmingham to You’ event series, to bespoke events hosted by senior members of University staff, and stewardship events to thank our donors and volunteers at all levels, the Events and International Officer will ensure a high-quality, engaging, and tailored experience for alumni, donors, volunteers, and VIPs.
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