DEVELOPMENT AND ALUMNI RELATIONS OFFICE (DARO)
£30,942 - £33,797 PER ANNUM
FULL TIME, 36.5 HOURS PER WEEK
2 YEAR FIXED TERM CONTRACT
The Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO), part of the directorate of Corporate Communications, develops the relationship between the University and its alumni and other supporters, linking this to philanthropic commitment to the University.
This is a full-time, fixed-term contract for two years. The position is available immediately, and joins the team at an exciting time. The successful candidate will be responsible for cultivating and nurturing the relationships with those capable of making significant financial gifts to University of Chester, acting as Campaign Lead for a Major initiative over the term the post, which meets the university’s strategic priorities.
You will plan, develop and manage relationships with senior-level alumni, Trusts and Foundations, and other supporters, in order to secure financial support for the strategic objectives of the University, collaborating closely with members of academic faculty and the Senior Executive Team.
You will have a proven track record of fundraising or equivalent experience of generating income and meeting targets, with a wide understanding of philanthropy, and why people give. The successful candidate will be a results driven, strategic thinker with the ability to build and nurture transformative internal and external relationships. You will be a strong written and verbal communicator and passionate about your work, and the difference higher education can make in our communities and society.
The post is normally based in Chester, with some travel expected to meet the needs of the post (the DARO are currently working remotely).
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Helena Astbury, Head of Development and Alumni Relations on +44 (0)1244 511005 .
Candidates may download further details from our website and apply for the post via our Online Recruitment Website quoting reference number RA006036.
Closing date: Monday 8th March 2021.
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