Head of Philanthropy, College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Location
City of Edinburgh
Salary
£50,618 - £56,950 p.a.
Posted
11 May 2018
Closes
08 Jun 2018
Ref
043764
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Development and Alumni

Head of Philanthropy, College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

£50,618 - £56,950 p.a.

Vacancy Ref: 043764

The University of Edinburgh seeks an exceptional major gifts fundraiser for this exciting leadership position working with the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Leading a team of motivated fundraisers, the Head of Philanthropy will be responsible for developing and implementing the philanthropy and donor relations strategy for one of the largest and most well regarded colleges of its type in the UK. World-leading research carried out in the College has wide-ranging impact on society, whether working with local communities, advising government or influencing international business practices.

The postholder will report to the Director of Philanthropy. Working closely with the Head of College, and senior College leadership and key academics, s/he will engage high level potential donors with the College’s priority research, teaching, capital, public and community engagement, student scholarship and other programmes for philanthropic support.

Candidates will have significant major gifts experience as well as a proven track record of proactively seeking and taking forward meetings with potential major donors, and of engaging them productively and constructively with academics and the wider University community.

The work of development professionals can be pivotal in deepening the impact of the University’s work in addressing global challenges, including through the interdisciplinary work planned for the new Edinburgh Futures Institute which will harness the University’s world-class interdisciplinary expertise in social science, data science, the arts and humanities to tackle some of society’s most pressing needs. The post holder will be central to promoting this and other College and University priorities (and in some cases specific programmes and projects) with donors and engaging them in flexible, creative and imaginative ways. 

Closing Date: 08-JUN-2018  at 5pm GMT