Senior Scientific Fundraiser - Philanthropy

Closed: Friday, June 7, 2024
Fundraising Major Donor

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  • Salary Grade 8: £45,585 - £54,395 per annum with possible extension to £59,421
  • Location Oxford, Oxfordshire,Oxford, Oxfordshire (Hybrid)
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Sectors Education
  • Job Reference : 172964

University of Oxford Development and Alumni Engagement

Senior Scientific Fundraiser - Philanthropy

  • Location: Oxford – hybrid working may be an option
  • Salary: Grade 8: £45,585 - £54,395 per annum with possible extension to £59,421
  • Contract type: Permanent, full time.

The University of Oxford is a stimulating work environment, which enjoys an international reputation as a world-class centre of excellence. Our research plays a key role in tackling many global challenges, from reducing our carbon emissions to developing vaccines during a pandemic.

We are looking for two enthusiastic and energetic communicators with a passion for science to work towards meeting the funding needs of a globally recognised centre of excellence. The successful candidates must be motivated by the concept of working on many of the solutions to the problems faced by humanity and beyond. You’ll work with donors and academics at the highest level, part of an energising community of education and research. One of these roles will work across the range of non-clinical science departments at the university and the other will have a portfolio focussed on the Department of Physics.

In these roles you will:

  • Play a crucial role in ensuring that philanthropic income against the core priorities of the MPLS Division rises in a steady and sustainable manner year on year.
  • Implement solicitation strategies to secure major gift support from individuals, corporates partners and trusts and foundations, often working jointly with a senior academic.
  • Identify prospective donors with whom the University will aim to develop significant philanthropic relationships and build a robust prospect pipeline.
  • Be able to understand academically complex projects and explain and promote them to potential, non-specialist donors.

Skills that are required to apply for these roles:

  • Experience in a complex organisation and direct involvement in securing major gifts or corporate partnerships.
  • An ability to think both strategically and tactically about the relations between potential donors and fundraising goals.
  • An ability to provide specialist expertise in the area of major gift philanthropy, and to develop a long-term strategy for the solicitation of principal gifts.
  • A passion for science and technology, although that could be curiosity and interest, rather than any specific working experience.

What We Offer:

Your happiness and wellbeing at work matters to us, so we offer a range of family friendly and financial benefits including:

  • Flexible hybrid working
  • An excellent contributory pension scheme
  • 38 days annual leave
  • Membership to CASE
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • A comprehensive range of childcare services
  • Family leave schemes
  • Cycle loan scheme
  • Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs
  • Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans

 Application process:

  • Please specify on your application if you have a preference for either of the two roles.
    • The role working with non-clinical science departments is known at Oxford as a Senior Development Executive – Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences. Vacancy ID: 172964.
    • The role with a portfolio focussed on the Department of Physics is known at Oxford as a Senior Development Executive – Physics. Vacancy ID: 172912
  • Click the link to ‘Apply’ and follow the on-screen instructions on our Application portal.
  • Applications must include a CV and a letter of application, in your own words (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 7 June 2024 can be considered.

Shortlisted candidates for both available roles are currently scheduled to be interviewed on 20 or 21 June 2024, in person in Oxford and we hope to appoint two candidates from the same pool of applicants.

Development and Alumni Engagement 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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