Deputy Director, Development
Deputy Director, Development
The University of Manchester
£60,997 - £76,247
The University of Manchester seeks an exceptional individual for this key fundraising and leadership position within the University’s Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DDAR). The post-holder will shape, drive and lead a bold strategy for major giving, regular giving, communications and stewardship, working across the fabric of the University to identify and create compelling philanthropic priorities.
The University of Manchester is part of the prestigious Russell Group of British research universities and is the product of the civic university movement of the late-19th century. With 25 Nobel Prize winners among its current and former staff and students, it has a history of world firsts and brilliant discoveries, from splitting the atom, to the first stored-program computers, to giving the world the brand-new wonder material, ‘graphene’. The University’s vision is to be one of the leading universities in the world by 2020 through its commitment to world-class research, outstanding learning and student experience, and social responsibility.
Development and Alumni Engagement are an integral part of the University of Manchester today. The President & Vice Chancellor recognises the enormous value alumni and donors can bring to the University, not only through their generous financial support and investment but with their expertise, time and influence.
Reporting to the Director of Development & Alumni Relations, the Deputy Director, Development will drive and manage strategic, consistent and bespoke engagement with donors. S/he will manage four direct line reports and will have regular and meaningful interaction with the University’s most senior internal stakeholders, including the President & Vice Chancellor, Vice Presidents, Deans and senior academic colleagues.
The successful candidate will be results-oriented and ambitious, with a personal drive to achieve ambitious fundraising targets. S/he will have experience of managing relationships with senior executives, business leaders, philanthropists or entrepreneurs and a proven track record of securing major donations at the seven-figure level. S/he will have experience of devising and successfully implementing strategy at an organisational or divisional level, and of building, leading and managing teams within a fundraising context. The post-holder will be a creative thinker with outstanding interpersonal skills, the ability to influence at a senior level, and a passion for Higher Education and the multitude of causes that DDAR will ultimately fund.
Leading an experienced and ambitious wider team, this post is an exciting opportunity to invent new and innovative ways of working, and to show how your ideas can contribute to the wider success of DDAR. This is a chance to shape the strategic direction of fundraising at the University, in the context of strong visibility and a supportive and committed senior leadership team.
This post is based in Manchester; a reduced working week, flexible hours and a portion of home working are all possibilities for outstanding candidates.
For further information, including details of how to apply, please click the 'Apply' button. You will be redirected to the Execucare website.
Execucare is a recruitment and executive search company working in the not-for-profit sector.