University of Cambridge
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Grade 11, £61,818 to £71,638 with flexibility to £75,000 for a candidate with significant experience
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We are looking for our new Director, Alumni Engagement to join our team.

Director, Alumni Engagement
University of Cambridge
Grade 11,
£61,818 to £71,638 with flexibility to £75,000 for a candidate with significant experience.

We are a friendly and lively Development and Alumni Relations team who work hard to deliver the University of Cambridge’s significant potential. And though the name and reputation of Cambridge is known worldwide, you will find it a welcoming place to work where your experience will be recognised and valued.

The postholder will be responsible for the long-range strategy, and delivery of the University’s comprehensive alumni engagement programme. You will be a champion for alumni engagement, providing vision and leadership to ensure that the University makes the most of its unique position.

Alumni Engagement is at the heart of advancement at Cambridge. It is crucial that the University foster meaningful, mutually beneficial and enduring relationships with, and between alumni, volunteers, students and other friends of the University.

You will join at an exciting time in Cambridge’s engagement with its alumni. Building on two record years, you will take the programme to the next level articulating a new strategic plan to help ensure that the University meets its objectives. 

Reporting to the Executive Director and a member of the Leadership Management team, you will lead a team of 7 delivering a programme of communications, events, benefits, and volunteering opportunities to over 314,000 alumni in 186 countries and 400 alumni groups.

We are looking for an individual who wants to innovate and lead the sector in alumni engagement.  As the successful candidate, you will have a demonstrable track record in alumni engagement in a significant academic or philanthropic institution. With proven knowledge and expertise in developing, operationalising and executing strategy, achieving outcomes and driving change, you will have a positive, collaborative approach to building, managing and developing a results-orientated high functioning team.

This role is based in central Cambridge.  We practice a hybrid working model and the successful candidate will be expected to be in the office for a minimum of 3 days a week.  We welcome discussions on flexible working.  

Closing date for this position is 16th January 2022.
First round interviews for this position are anticipated to take place week commencing 24th January 2022.
Second round interviews for this position are anticipated to take place the first week in February 2022.

How to apply:

Please read the attached brochure below before clicking 'Apply' to be redirected to our website, where you will find further information about the role and details of how to apply. Please note, you are not applying at this stage.

Please note, you are not applying at this stage.

Please quote reference DH28987 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

No agencies please.

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Posted on: 22 November 2021
Closing date: 22 December 2021
Job ref: 159238_UC
Tags: Communications, PR, Fundraising
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