Head of Philanthropy - Life Long Learning

University of Oxford

One of the top ranked and most respected universities in the world, Oxford University is seeking a talented fundraising professional to raise funds in support of lifelong learning.

As a pioneer of the University Extension movement, we consider it amongst our most vital work to continue to make the University accessible to a wider audience. Now we want you to help us deliver on that mission.

Our students include members of the public who wish to study a subject for curiosity’s sake, those striving for a career change, members of professional groups seeking CPD and participants in our international programmes.

In partnership with the University wide development team and academic colleagues you will develop long-lasting relationships to help secure philanthropic support and in the process be opening up fresh academic opportunities to a growing number of people year on year. If you believe in the value of education and the thought of broadening peoples’ horizons and possibilities appeals we want to hear from you.

This role will be responsible for;

  • Securing substantial philanthropic gifts supporting lifelong learning, with a main focus on bursaries and widening access and a potential capital campaign.
  • Researching and identifying prospects, with a creative approach to development, aiming to build major and principal philanthropic relationships.
  • Leading a small team to accomplish ambitious targets.

Experience, knowledge and abilities required;

  • A proven track record in major donor fundraising with experience of securing a minimum of five figure gifts, ideally with exposure to international donors.
  • Outstanding communication skills and inspiring leadership qualities, with clear experience of managing a team and building successful relationships, with the gravitas, diplomacy and credibility to work at the highest level across the university.
  • Good level of education, including a degree or equivalent with a strong passion and interest in Oxford’s mission of investing in and nurturing talent.

The preferred method of application is online at: www.berwickpartners.co.uk/60156

If you are unable to apply online please email your application, citing reference number 60156, to response.manager@berwickpartners.co.uk

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