Development Officer

University of London
31 Aug 2017
18 Sep 2017
Contract Type
The Development Office, University of London The University of London is unlike many other universities. It consists of 18 independent member institutions with outstanding global reputations and several prestigious central academic bodies and activities. The University of London's new Development Office, part of the Vice-Chancellor's Office, is responsible for nurturing relationships with our diverse constituencies, including alumni, friends, former staff, prospects, donors, organisations and trusts and foundations, with a view to cultivating their support for the University, our Institutes and departments. Successful engagement of these constituencies is a key part of fostering their support for the University. The Role With the establishment of a new Development Office at the University of London, there is a unique opportunity to join a growing development team which will play a significant role in meeting the huge potential for fundraising and engagement at the University. Whilst there is a history of philanthropic and practical support of the University from a range of constituents, now is the time to make a step-change to realising this potential. The Development Officer role is a new position. Working closely with colleagues in the Development Office, the successful candidate will engage with prospective donors linked to the Central Academic Bodies of the University, and will progress relationships with our alumni and supporters both in the UK and abroad with the aim of raising philanthropic income for the University's agreed fundraising priorities. 50% of the role will involve working closely with the University's Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS). This is a unique opportunity to take full responsibility for researching, establishing, managing, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding an agreed prospective pool of major donors, mainly alumni of the University of London, with a view to securing individual major gifts of GBP5,000+. The successful candidate will focusing on undertaking face-to-face visits and supporting strategic events aimed at involving our key supporters. The role will suit an individual looking to significantly and rapidly develop their long term career in higher education philanthropy. Not only will they be involved in delivering the strategy for the Development Office, they will take personal responsibility for the solicitation of major gifts from prospective individuals and donors in order to maximise fundraising opportunities and ensure excellent donor stewardship. The Person This is a key development role for a creative individual to put their ideas into practice and make a real impact, building a case for support, identifying priorities for fundraising both in the UK and internationally and develop inspiring communications materials. The ability to network, build and maintain long term relationships will be essential to succeed in this role, along with a proven sales background. You will also be able to source and prepare complex information and translate into impactful written reports, demonstrating a thorough and detailed approach with excellent attention to detail. For a full Person Specification, please download the Job Description below. Further Information To apply, submit your cover letter and CV via the University of London careers page. The closing date for this role is midnight, Sunday 17 September 2017. Interviews are expected to take place the week commencing 25 September 2017. Pursuing excellence in education