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Senior Fundraising Executive, Humanities

Oxford, Oxfordshire (Hybrid)
Grade 8: £45,585 - £54,395 per annum with possible extension to £59,421
Job description

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD - Senior Fundraising Executive, Humanities

The University of Oxford is a stimulating work environment, which enjoys an international reputation as a world-class centre of excellence. Our research plays a key role in tackling many global challenges, from reducing our carbon emissions to developing vaccines during a pandemic.

We are looking for a new senior fundraiser to join our energetic team to raise major gifts for a range of posts, scholarships and other priorities across the Humanities.  Oxford is the world’s leading university for humanities teaching and research. The University’s scholarship in languages, literature, history, philosophy, religion & the arts – from the earliest civilisation to the present day – enriches our understanding of humankind, and informs how we engage with historic issues and contemporary concerns.

About the Role

This fundraiser will work closely with senior academics in the Humanities Division. The post will focus primarily on funding for posts, scholarships and access and outreach in the academic faculties as well as securing support for the activities of the Cultural Programme and Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. An interest and appreciation for the arts and humanities is essential.

To Be Successful You’ll Need:

  • To be an experienced development professional with a strong track record of securing major gifts and the ability to secure gifts in the range of £100k-£1m+
  • Confidence to work with people from a range of backgrounds, both internally and externally
  • The ability to think creatively in prospecting, cultivation and stewardship

What We Offer

Your happiness and wellbeing at work matters to us, so we offer a range of family friendly and financial benefits including:

  • Flexible hybrid working
  • An excellent contributory pension scheme
  • 38 days annual leave
  • Membership to CASE
  • A comprehensive range of childcare services
  • Family leave schemes
  • Cycle loan scheme
  • Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs
  • Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans

Application process:

  • Click the link to ‘Apply’ and follow the on-screen instructions. You will be taken to our online Applicant portal.
  • Applications should consist of a full CV and a letter of application in your own words, in PDF format (maximum of 2 pages) outlining your motivations to apply for this role, your relevant experience and how you meet the criteria of the person specification.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 2 May 2024 can be considered.

Interviews are currently scheduled to take place on 13 May 2024, in person in Oxford.

Development and Alumni Engagement is committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills and experiences. We encourage applicants from all sectors of the community and are especially keen to encourage candidates from under-represented groups to apply.

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We raise funds in support of the University’s academic priorities, securing donations for all aspects of academic and student endeavour.

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Posted on: 18 April 2024
Closed date: 02 May 2024 at 12:00
Job ref: 172382
Tags: Campaigning, Communications, PR, Fundraising, Policy/Research, Marketing, Project Management, Practitioner

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