Senior Development Manager

University of Oxford - Department of Chemistry

South Parks Road, Oxford

The Department of Chemistry is seeking an experienced and motivated fundraiser to support its current and future growth, including the development of a new state-of–the-art interdisciplinary research and teaching facilities to enhance the environment for its growing population of employees, students and visitors.

The role will involve the review and execution the fundraising campaign strategy, building strong relationships with the academics and leveraging networks to solicit gifts. Working closely with the Head of Development - Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences, the Senior Development Manager will be responsible for philanthropic income to the Department, with a focus on gifts from individuals, trusts and foundations, and corporations.

You are a confident fundraiser with a significant track record of raising gifts at the five-figure level and upwards. An experienced relationship builder, you are able to swiftly establish rapport with academics, senior volunteers and donors alike. An understanding of collegiate universities, or a complex working environment would be advantageous. A personal enjoyment of the learning environment and ability to communicate complex ideas to a general audience is essential. You will have been educated in a scientific discipline, and will have an understanding of, and enthusiasm for the University’s MPLS division.

Whilst the role is a Grade 8 position, we would be willing to consider candidates with potential but less experience who are seeking a development opportunity, for which an initial appointment would be at Grade 7 (£31,076 - £38,183 p.a.) with the responsibilities and salary adjusted accordingly.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

The vacancy will close at 12.00 midday on Thursday 8 December 2016.

The University of Oxford and Department of Chemistry are Athena SWAN Silver Award holders.

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