We are seeking a motivated and experienced Deputy Head of Advancement Services for Advancement at the University of Surrey. Based in Guildford, The University of Surrey is a global university with a world-class research profile and an enterprising spirit.
The Advancement Team seeks to build and sustain lifelong relationships with our global alumni community of over 127,000 graduates. Within the last three years we have more than doubled the funds raised to support students and the University's research and teaching activities. We are a professional, collaborative and supportive team, working in an agile manner. We have a high standard of output and a strong work ethic, working together to achieve our common goals. Currently we are building towards publicly launching our first comprehensive global fundraising Campaign.
The main focus of this role is to develop and manage the team which is responsible for prospect research, data and insight, donor relations, gift processing and financial/KPI reporting. Reporting into the Head of Advancement Services, you will also take the lead in establishing policies, procedures and practices and the management of the systems necessary to create an environment in which relationship building and fundraising can thrive. This role will be crucial in establishing key elements that will underpin a well-managed Campaign.
You will be part of university-wide project groups, as well as lead Advancement project teams. You will deal and resolve problems and challenges that arise through routine work or due to a new team activity. You will enjoy working in an agile and flexible manner to juggle multiple and complex challenges simultaneously, switching your attention between challenges as required.
We are looking for you to demonstrate a strong track record of successful team management and the ability to coach and influence others to achieve results. You will have substantial experience and background working in fundraising within charity or higher education sectors and be skilled in producing MI outputs (benchmarking, surveys, reporting) and working with data analytics and insights.
In addition to a sector-leading salary, you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement and excellent personal development opportunities. Benefits package includes a comprehensive pension scheme, child care assistance and discounted membership to the Surrey Sports Park.
Closing date: 7 May 2021
Interviews will be held on: 17 and 19 May 2021