|Salary:||£61,198 to £64,914 per annum|
|Placed On:||21st September 2023|
|Closes:||19th October 2023|
Join our team as Head of Advancement Communications!
Are you a strategic communications guru with a passion for making a positive impact? Are you ready to lead a dynamic team and shape the narrative of an innovative, mission-driven organisation? If so, we want to hear from you!
Why join us
As Head of Advancement Communications, you will be a key player in our journey to success. Here's what makes this opportunity exceptional:
**Impact: You will be the driving force behind crafting and executing communication strategies, enabling us to reach our target audiences and making a meaningful difference to alumni engagement and fundraising success
**Leadership: Lead an award-winning communications team and collaborate across departments to ensure messages resonate with stakeholders and the public.
**Work-life balance: We believe in a healthy work-life balance. Our hybrid working style means you will be able to collaborate with colleagues across the office and University as well as working from home.
As the Head of Advancement Communications, you will:
**Manage communications work streams designed to inform, and engage alumni and donor audiences through a variety of channels
**Support the delivery of the strategic fundraising and alumni engagement objectives of the University
**Lead a team focused on fundraising communications (bespoke proposals, cases for support, vision documents), external content generation (news stories, gift announcements), website management, social media management, Vice-Chancellor's communications (speeches, alumni and donor correspondence), internal communications and reporting
**Manage all aspects of fundraising communications including strategic communications planning and delivery for key fundraising priorities
**Work closely with senior members of the University including the Vice-Chancellor's office, academic members of Schools, College Development Directors and the Office of External Affairs and Communications.
** Experience of managing a variety of communications channels for maximum impact, understanding target audiences, and developing appropriate content and channels for
** Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
** Strong leadership and team management abilities
** Ability to plan communications strategies for the medium and long term as well as on a day-to-day basis
** Excellent negotiation and interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with a wide range of
This role is based in central Cambridge. We practise a hybrid working model and the successful candidate will be expected to be in the office for a minimum of two days a week.
Starting salary will be commensurate with skills and experience and subject to approval.
Cambridge University Development and Alumni Relations is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds and experiences.
Learn more about us: https://www.philanthropy.cam.ac.uk/careers
How to apply
Ready to take the lead in shaping our communication strategies? We want to hear from you! Please ensure that you attach your cv and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience to your application.
This position Closes on 19th October
First round interviews will be held on the w/c 30th October
second round interviews scheduled for the w/c 6th November
Please quote reference DH38448 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.
The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
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