Head of Transformational Philanthropy

£51,630 - £61,618 per annum according to experience
08 Feb 2019
08 Mar 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

The University of Manchester seeks an exceptional individual for this new, exciting fundraising position within the University’s Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DDAR). The Head of Transformational Philanthropy will operate at the very highest level of donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship to secure significant support (seven and eight figure gifts) in support of the University’s key priorities – from student hardship to life-saving cancer research.

With a distinguished history of academic achievement, The University of Manchester is internationally renowned as a world-class teaching and research institution with a unique emphasis on social responsibility. We are England’s first civic university and remain entwined with our city, which shares our pioneering, boundless spirit.

With 25 Nobel Prize winners among its current and former staff and students, we have 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 through its commitment to world-class research, outstanding learning and student experience, and social responsibility.

Fundraising 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.

The Head of Transformational Philanthropy will be an exceptional major gift fundraiser responsible for managing a portfolio of relationships with alumni and significant philanthropists, to secure gifts for bold, impactful projects and programmes across the University and our cultural institutions.  You will provide leadership, expert advice and mentoring for all development professionals who are managing relationships with transformational donors. You will be results-oriented and ambitious, proactively building the pipeline of relationships, demonstrating a creative approach to reach potential new donors globally.

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Closing date: 11 March 2019 at midnight.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.