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Development Officer (Regular Giving and Legacies)

University of Oxford - Oriel College

Location: Oxford
Salary: £22,855 to £34,281 per annum (36.5 hours per week)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th January 2022
Closes: 28th January 2022

Salary:  £22,855 - £34,281 per annum (36.5 hours per week) depending on experience. 

Development and Alumni Engagement at Oriel

The role of Development Officer (Regular Giving and Legacies) is an important foundation to all the work of the Development and Alumni Office.  At this exciting point in the College’s history, as we approach our 700 anniversary in 2026, we look to the new post-holder to revamp our regular giving programme, and take Oriel in a step-change in broad-based support of our charitable goals.

We are seeking an enthusiastic colleague to join a team of eight, to help drive forward philanthropic support for Oriel.  As part of a dynamic team, the post holder will work with the Head of Development, and Director of Development, to formulate a new strategy to significantly improve on an already impressive regular giving programme.

The College currently runs an extensive calendar of direct solicitation appeals, telephone campaigns and bespoke leader-ship level individual giving.  We are seeking enthusiastic applicants who would like review the existing programme and break new ground in digital, peer-to-peer and other new approaches.

Working closely with the Head of Development, the post holder will be responsible for developing the strategy for and implementing the annual telephone campaign, as well as the regular mailings to alumni and friends of the College. You will also be responsible for developing the strategy and implementing philanthropic support from current students and recent leavers and be responsible for all the fundraising literature produced, including that related to major gifts. You will also take strategic ownership of the legacy giving strategy of the Campaign. 

To succeed in this role, you will have: A good level of education, degree level or equivalent; excellent communication skills both written and spoken; experience of fundraising software and databases, ideally DARS / Raisers Edge; an understanding of the importance of philanthropic giving; empathy for the goals of an Oxford College and an understanding of some of the current challenges facing Higher Education. 

Benefits include: a pension scheme, 30 days annual leave plus public holidays (or time in lieu of public holidays worked), free meal on duty and discounted bus travel. 

Closing date: Friday 28th January 2022 at 5pm

To apply for this position please visit our website to download and submit an application form, equal opportunities monitoring form emailing both alongside a CV and covering letter to recruitment@oriel.ox.ac.uk  

The College exists to promote excellence in education and research and is actively committed to the principle of equality of opportunity for all suitably qualified candidates. 

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