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Senior Development Officer - UOD1377

University of Dundee - Student Services

Location: Dundee
Salary: £36,024
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 28th February 2024
Closes: 20th March 2024
Job Ref: 3740
  • Do you love getting to know and working with a wide variety of people?
  • Are you interested in building long and lasting relationships to encourage increased philanthropic activity to support student experience and research excellence?
  • Would you relish the opportunity to grow our network of alumni and donors?

If so, we have a fantastic opportunity for a talented individual to join us as a Senior Development Officer in the Advancement Team within External Relations at the University of Dundee where you will lead on engagement with a select portfolio of individuals and deliver programmes to secure funding for the University and make a difference to people’s lives.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced fundraising professional to join a dynamic team at a pivotal point in the University of Dundee’s philanthropic journey. With ambitious plans for a major University-wide fundraising campaign, the successful candidate will have the chance to build on their skills in a nurturing, creative and stimulating environment.

Your priorities will include:

  • Raising philanthropic revenue by cultivating and soliciting potential and existing donors for significant gifts.
  • To personally manage an assigned portfolio of potential donors, nurture strong relationships with new and existing donors, implement donor-specific strategies for cultivation, and negotiate, secure and close philanthropic gifts.
  • Work to agreed activity and financial targets.

You will be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience of fundraising with a track record in Mid - Major Gift fundraising, managing prospects and key relationships both internally and externally.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience of using a wide range of communication techniques including face-to-face, telephone, online and informal presentations.
  • Ability to initiate and develop relationships with a variety of different people
  • Commitment to fundraising and a willingness to take the lead in the development of campaigns and asking for financial support.

We are one of the UK’s leading universities – internationally recognised for our expertise across a range of disciplines and research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including science, medicine and engineering, amongst many others. Conveniently located on the banks of River Tay, our main city-centre campus is at the heart of Dundee - an up-and-coming, friendly, compact and affordable city with a rich heritage in design and technology.

For further information about this position please contact Rebecca McSherry, Development Manager on

r.c.mcsherry@dundee.ac.uk. To find out more about our team, visit: www.dundee.ac.uk/alumni.

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