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Donor Relations Coordinator

University of Oxford - Development and Alumni Engagement

Location: Oxford
Salary: £28,759 to £33,966 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 21st February 2024
Closes: 11th March 2024
Job Ref: 171260

Are you someone that enjoys delivering excellent donor and customer care? Do you have a keen eye for detail, a can-do attitude, strong organisation skills, and a flair for creativity?

The Development and Alumni Engagement office is recruiting an enthusiastic Donor Relations Coordinator to join the Donor Relations team. The post holder will work as part of a dynamic and supportive team, coordinating high-level and imaginative stewardship activities for some of the world’s most inspiring philanthropists. They will regularly liaise with major donors, prospects, alumni, and senior members of the University community.

This is an exciting time to be joining the University, with a new major fundraising campaign on the horizon. The role offers excellent career progression opportunities and the post holder will be able to work a mix of remote and on-site working.

About the Role

  • To manage specific elements of the Donor Relations programme, including standalone projects and supporting several major donor events.
  • To ensure that all gifts to the University of Oxford are stewarded appropriately and acknowledged promptly, and that donors receive meaningful thank you communications.
  • To support the creation of new opportunities that enable Oxford’s donors to deepen their engagement with the University.

About You:

  • You are a self-motivated individual with excellent administration, project management, systems, and communication skills.
  • You have a proven ability to deliver large and complex projects to an excellent standard.
  • You are a natural people person and a supportive team player who enjoys forming positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. 

What We Offer

As an employer, we value the wellbeing and development of all our employees. We offer a comprehensive range of benefits, including:

  • 38 days annual leave (including public holidays)
  • Hybrid working arrangements for a healthy work-life balance
  • Extensive personal and professional development opportunities
  • Membership of CASE to support your professional development as an educational advancement professional
  • Supportive childcare services and other family-friendly leave schemes for working parents, guardians and those with caring responsibilities
  • Generous family leave for pregnancy, adoption, paternity, and shared parental leave
  • Excellent contributory pension scheme for your financial future
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for additional savings
  • Subsidised sports centre membership to promote well-being
  • Cycle loan scheme to encourage sustainable commuting
  • Discounted bus and transit travel

In addition, you will have access to a vibrant community with social groups and sports clubs fostering an inclusive atmosphere.

Application process:

  • Click the link to ‘Apply’ and follow the on-screen instructions. You will be taken to our online Applicant portal.
  • Applications should consist of a full CV and a letter of application (maximum of 2 pages), in PDF format, outlining your motivations to apply for this role, your relevant experience and how you meet the criteria of the person specification.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 11 March 2024 can be considered.

Interviews are currently scheduled to take place week commencing 22 March 2024, in person in Oxford.

The Development and Alumni Engagement office is committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills and experiences. We encourage applicants from all sectors of the community and are especially keen to encourage candidates from under-represented groups to apply.

 

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