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Senior Development Manager

University of Oxford - Development Office

Location: Oxford
Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th August 2019
Closes: 13th September 2019
Job Ref: 141842

Development Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford


The University of Oxford has been successful in raising donations from a broad range of donors, including alumni; non-alumni; foundations and trusts; and corporations. The support for the future of Oxford is world-wide, and 50% of the income comes from overseas.

Building on our fundraising success, the University is expanding our overseas fundraising. We are now seeking a Senior Development Manager to support our fundraising work in mainland China.

To be successful in this role, you will be an experienced fundraiser with an impressive track record in building strong relationships with prospects and donors, in the UK and/or internationally, and in securing significant major gifts at the six- or seven-figure level.

A graduate or equivalent, you will be tenacious, ambitious, self-reliant and adept at developing excellent relationships with senior University officers, academics and colleagues. Confident and credible at a senior level, you will be experienced in the identification and cultivation of major prospects.  Your background is likely to be in higher education or the not-for-profit sectors and you must be able to work well under pressure in a complex, multi-national and culturally diverse environment.

Fluency in Mandarin, both written and spoken, is essential. Proficiency in Cantonese, both writing and reading traditional Chinese, is desirable.

This role will require regular travel to China. Flexible working including working from London will be considered.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 13 September 2019. Interviews are anticipated to take place week commencing Monday 30 September 2019.

Closing Date: 13-SEP-2019 12:00

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