London, Greater London
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Competitive salary and benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description



Senior Development Manager – China (Mandarin speaker)

Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2J and London

Competitive salary and benefits

Permanent, Full-Time


The University of Oxford has been successful in raising donations from a broad range of donors, including alumni; non-alumni; foundations and trusts; and corporations.  The support for the future of Oxford is world-wide, and 50% of the income comes from overseas. Building on our fundraising success, the University is expanding our overseas fundraising. We are now seeking a Senior Development Manager to support our fundraising work in mainland China.


To be successful in this role, you will be an experienced fundraiser with an impressive track record in building strong relationships with prospects and donors, in the UK and/or internationally, and in securing significant major gifts at the six- or seven-figure level.


A graduate or equivalent, you will be tenacious, ambitious, self-reliant and adept at developing excellent relationships with senior University officers, academics and colleagues.  Confident and credible at a senior level, you will be experienced in the identification and cultivation of major prospects.   Your background is likely to be in higher education or the not-for-profit sectors and you must be able to work well under pressure in a complex, multi-national and culturally diverse environment. Fluency in Mandarin, both written and spoken, is essential. Proficiency in Cantonese, both writing and reading traditional Chinese, is desirable.


This role will require regular travel to China.  Flexible working including working from London will be considered.


To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and person specification, please click on the link below.


Only applications received before 13th September 2019 can be considered. You will be required to upload a letter of application as part of your online application. An assessment Centre style interview will take place on 30th September.

Posted on: 19 August 2019
Closed date: 13 September 2019
Tags: Fundraising