Development Managers

University of Exeter - Global Advancement

Global Advancement

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. Fifty percent of our organisation is made up of Professional Services support staff that partner closely with the Academic colleges to ensure we achieve our strategy and vision.

Two exciting opportunities have come up to join the University's Philanthropy team in the Global Advancement directorate. We seek to appoint two Development Managers to deliver philanthropic income to support the successful delivery of the University's most ambitious fundraising Campaign: Making the Exceptional Happen. The Campaign aims to raise GBP 60m and secure 60,000 volunteer hours by 2020. It was launched in Feb 2017 publically. The roles will align to campaign themes so if you feel your strengths pull towards one of them let us know in your application (download the job description from our website for more details).

The successful applicant(s) will manage a portfolio of 100-120 donors and potential donors, fundraising across the Campaign themes, to meet stretch targets. You will be a skilled communicator, with sophisticated interpersonal skills, the ability to quickly develop rapport with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders and write clear and detailed proposals. Previous experience of successfully securing philanthropic income and/or fundraising in a Higher Education is highly desirable, but applicants with comparable experience of successfully working in a customer focused, target-driven environment, will be considered. A pro-active, dynamic approach, coupled with a belief in the value of education, a passion to succeed and a commitment to excellence, are essential criteria.

Interviews will take place on the 4th October 2017.

The University offers some fantastic benefits including 41 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, an onsite gym, a cycle to work scheme and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter.  If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer, an Athena Swan accredited institution and a Stonewall Diversity Champion. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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