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Development Assistant

The Rhodes Trust - Global Engagement Team

Location: Oxford
Salary: £24,000 to £29,000 per annum depending on experience, plus benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd June 2022
Closes: 1st July 2022

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Development Assistant to join the Rhodes Trust. 

About the Rhodes Trust 

The Rhodes Trust is an educational charity which offers Rhodes Scholarships to exceptional students from around the world to come and study at the University of Oxford. Our mission is to build a better world through global fellowship programmes that develop and connect compassionate, innovative, and public-spirited people committed to solving humanity’s challenges.

In recent years, we have also partnered with several other remarkable organisations to create the Mandela Rhodes Foundation, the Atlantic Institute, the Schmidt Science Fellows, and our most recent initiative called RISE.

The role

The Development Assistant is a key role in the Global Engagement team providing administrative support. The role will also be responsible for tasks within gift registry and stewardship areas and will also include assisting team members based overseas. 

The role will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the Donor Relations Manager in administering the Rhodes Trust Gift Registry;
  • Administration of donation data, research, cleansing, extraction and analysis to support the Global Engagement team;
  • Work as a "Super User" on Salesforce CRM system, acting as a knowledge resource for the Global Engagement Team;
  • Support the Donor Relations Manager and colleagues in production of major donor reports
  • Provide administrative support to the Global Engagement team;
  • Monitor various email inboxes, schedule meetings, organise meeting materials and transcribe action items and minutes when necessary;
  • Occasional assistance for events – which may involve working on site at evenings or weekends;
  • Support ad hoc departmental projects;
  • Role model the organisational values and communicating the importance of high standards and integrity at all times;
  • Support operational and strategic projects as required;
  • Carrying out any other duties as requested. 

Benefits of working here

We are a global organisation and we use our deep connections across the world to bring together people of different backgrounds and viewpoints. We encourage our staff to challenge each other’s thinking and generate new ideas.

  • 30 days annual leave (pro rata) plus 8 bank holidays
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Generous family leave schemes
  • Private health insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Personal development opportunities
  • Additional benefits, such as free access to the University's gardens, parks, libraries and museums, and University staff discounts in shops across Oxford. 

If you would like to find out more, please click https://therhodestrust.peoplehr.net/Pages/JobBoard/Opening.aspx?v=40965e09-15e2-4803-b2f5-a8eafbb2116b to view the full job description and to find the link to apply. Please send us your CV and a covering letter. Please note, this advert will close on 1st July 2022 at 17:00 GMT. Due to the current restrictions, initial interviews may be held via Zoom. 

The Rhodes Trust is an equal opportunity employer. We warmly welcome applications from talented people of diverse backgrounds and appoint without regard to age, disability, gender, gender identity, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, parental status, marital or civil partner status, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, religion or belief.

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