University of Leeds
Leeds, West Yorkshire
£33,797 - £40,322 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

As an international research-intensive university with a strong commitment to student education, we aim to create an inclusive environment that attracts, supports and retains the best students and staff from all backgrounds and from across the world.  


In line with this vision, the Alumni and Development Team is committed to fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We select candidates on the basis of merit and ability, and aspire to further diversify our community. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from candidates belonging to, but not limited to, the following groups: Black, Asian and ethnically diverse people; people who identify as LGBT+; and people with disabilities. 


Do you want to join a high profile, collaborative and passionate fundraising team raising funds for a values driven university with ambitious aims to reduce inequality and shape a better future for humanity? Do you want to work with senior alumni and supporters to support projects which have a real life impact both in the local community and beyond?


As Development Officer in the University’s Alumni and Development Office you will manage a portfolio of alumni, trusts, foundations and friends of the University capable of making gifts of between £25,000 and £1,000,000. Working collaboratively with colleagues in the Alumni & Development Team, and the wider University, you will identify, qualify, engage and solicit prospective donors using your skills in relationship development to determine the best approach for each of them.


You will raise funds to support a wide range of projects from research into how microbubbles can help cure cancer to scholarships for students from less advantaged backgrounds.


You will have the opportunity to raise major philanthropic gifts that have the potential to transform lives both at the University and beyond. These gifts will be aligned with the University’s new Universal Values, Global Change 2020 – 2030 strategy.

Posted on: 26 April 2021
Closed date: 16 May 2021
Job ref: CSADT1072
Tags: Fundraising, Vocational/Services