*Are you someone with fantastic relationship management, excellent communication skills and an ability to build relationships with stakeholders? The University of Dundee is looking for a relationship managerto cultivate donor relationships and secure long-term income and legacies.
The role would suit someone with excellent relationship/account/stakeholder management skills gained in a funding or sales context. This is the perfect opportunity to join the third sector as no hard fundraising experience is needed. You just need to be able to use these skills in a funding context. This role provides opportunity for international travel and comes with some great benefits.*
University of Dundee
Senior Development Officer - Major Gifts
GBP33,309-GBP40,927 based on experience
Generous benefits and fantastic pension - 21.4%
(Dundee campus plus home working)
The University of Dundee is at the forefront of research into major disease in Scotland and across the world - including cancer, Parkinson's and Covid 19. Every day you will be making a difference to incredible work undertaken by top University academics and scientists by sourcing income for these and other programmes via major donations, gifts, and legacies. This money is often the crucial element that fuels scientific breakthroughs in these medical fields. In addition, you will transform the lives of our students by ensuring finance is never a barrier to the benefits a University of Dundee education offers. If you are an amazing relationship/ stakeholder manager with the drive, energy, and enthusiasm to build connections that bring tangible financial results, this job could be for you.
You may have charitable, public, or private sector experience. You may have worked in business development or sales. You may already have experience or knowledge of philanthropy or donor giving but it is not essential.
The key will be that you are:
- able to demonstrate excellent customer relationship management experience gained in a funding or sales setting and
- have a willingness and enthusiasm to transfer these skills to the world of University philanthropy and donor giving so you are able to cultivate relationships and achieve ambitious income targets.
You will be outgoing - passionate, credible, focused, and confident in how you present to stakeholders. And you will be skilled in the use of key communications tools needed to support these activities, including social media channels and CRM systems. You will also be excited by the challenge that high level income generation brings.
The rewards are significant. You will be part of a committed, skilled and close-knit team at the heart of the University's External Relations and Alumni Relations Department - a team that recognises and nurtures talent every day. On top of a generous package that includes a 21.4% employer contributory pension; 39 days leave and the opportunity for global travel you will have the satisfaction of knowing you are helping to build a world class University that places social value and making a difference to the lives of people and communities at its core.
This is a rare and unique opportunity to make a real difference to the work and legacy of a great Scottish University with a global vision. If you believe you have what it takes to build success, please consider this as your next career move.
How To Apply
You are advised to get in touch well in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.
Closing Date: Midday on Tuesday 25th January 2022
Interview Date: Thursday 3rd February 2022
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