Assistant Director, Development

Rugby, Warwickshire
Competitive Salary
28 May 2019
25 Jun 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Assistant Director, Development
Co-educational Independent School 
Salary – competitive

Our client seeks an outstanding individual for the position of Assistant Director, Development. This is an exceptional opportunity for a talented individual with significant experience in fundraising, marketing and/or relationship building, with a passion for education and strong interest securing income to support one of the country’s leading independent schools. 

The Assistant Director, Development will have a pivotal role in overseeing and co-ordinating specific fundraising activities, including the generation of regular gifts, legacy giving and growing a portfolio of donors. The postholder will also co-ordinate the operational work of the Development Office, including managing the day to day running of the office and overseeing the work of the Senior Research Officer and the Development Officers, maintenance of systems and stewardship of former Arnold Foundation students. The role will also oversee the development and management of the communications strategy for fundraising, including donor stewardship, events, publications and websites.

Founded in 1567 by Lawrence Sheriff, grocer and spice merchant to Queen Elizabeth I, our client is one of the oldest public schools in England and is renowned worldwide for being the place where the game of rugby was born and developed. Today, the School, perhaps more than any other, can claim to have influenced the world from sport to literature, music to politics and most importantly, via an educational philosophy that has transformed thousands of lives and shaped the future of many more.
Our client has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence as well as for achievement in extra-curricular activity.  Students are drawn from a variety of backgrounds and the School is committed to maintain this breadth of intake through bursaries and scholarships.  

The School seeks an exceptional candidate for this position, with the ability to: act independently and with good judgement; develop and maintain excellent relationships with volunteers, donors and prospects; think strategically and tactically in connection with fundraising goals; combine initiative and flair with attention to detail and manage a number of projects over long periods. The successful candidate will also need to be a superior communicator with strong written and verbal skills and have the credibility and integrity to motivate others.

For a driven and entrepreneurial individual with a track record of success, this is an opportunity to join a leading independent school and really make your mark.

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