SE1, London (Hybrid)
£50,000 - £55,000 per year (dependent on experience)
Contract, Maternity cover, Full-time
Job description

The US-UK Fulbright Commission’s vision is a world in which there are no obstacles to learning, understanding and collaboration. Our mission is to advance knowledge, promote civic engagement and develop compassionate leaders through education exchange programmes between the peoples of the US and the UK.  

We will be celebrating our 75th anniversary in 2023 and the impact that the US-UK Commission has had with emphasis on inclusive excellence, tackling global challenges and building community.  The Director of Development and External Relations will work with the Executive Director to develop a ten-year fundraising strategy that will be launched as a major campaign in our anniversary year.  

The post holder will act as the lead in fundraising development focusing on identifying, cultivating, soliciting and securing support from alumni and major donors as well as trusts, corporate organisations, foundations and high net worth individuals.  They will also lead on strategic external communications and stakeholder engagement with an emphasis on the Fulbright alumni community in UK and US.

They will be part of the Commission’s senior team and work particularly closely with the Director of Awards on alumni engagement and the Director of Advising and Marketing to consistently articulate our mission, vision and branding across the Commission’s activities.  They will implement and build on the organisation’s new communications strategy, manage the redesign and roll-out of the organisation’s website (with already contracted external design agency) and manage the day-to-day external communications operations of the Commission – from social media to responding to press inquiries.

The successful candidate will have prior experience and a successful track record of playing a significant role on a fundraising campaign and knowledge of established fundraising techniques.  They will also have concrete expertise in strategic communications, content creation, stakeholder communications, website management and social media.

They will have experience of building relationships and communicating with diverse communities in order to promote a sense of inclusion and belonging. They will have a successful track record in developing and executing organisation-wide strategies and have demonstrable experience in building effective networks and partnerships across organisational boundaries. Significant experience in alumni relations or similar community building role is also required. They will have strong organisation skills and experience in managing a varied workload while paying attention to the tiny details.

The ideal candidate needs to be flexible, bold, and work well and collaboratively in a constantly changing environment.  They will need to bring a mix of strategic flair as well as proven skills to see through the implementation of plans in a lean organisation. Critically, they will be passionate about the transformational power of international higher education and committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion.

The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers exceptional opportunities for people interested in international education and who are committed to our mission and vision. New staff join a small and friendly team who are highly motivated, entrepreneurial and passionate about cross-cultural exchange.  Our staff benefits include 34 days holiday (including 3 US holidays and 3 Christmas closure days) plus bank holidays, pension scheme (employer contribution of 5%), employee assistance programme, flexible working and excellent learning and development opportunities.

We welcome and encourage job applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities, people who identify as Black, Asian and/or Minority Ethnic, and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, non-binary and/or Queer. As part of our focus on social mobility, we also encourage applications from those who are the first generation to go to university in their family.

Please note, you must have the prior legal right to work in the UK. 

Location: Central London office at least 2 days a week, home working the rest of the time.

Closing date: Wednesday 20 July 2022 (9am BST)

Interviews via Zoom: w/c 25 July


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Refreshed on: 15 July 2022
Closed date: 20 July 2022 at 09:00
Tags: Communications, PR, Fundraising

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