Senior Associate Director for Physical Sciences
Senior Associate Director, School of Physical Sciences
Grade 10, £54,765 to £63,462 per annum
In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to offer a supplement to the salary range of up to £70,000 for a 5-year period. Any such supplement would be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history of exceptional achievement and is entirely at the discretion of the University.
Are you looking for a life changing job? Do you want to help change the world, working with the world’s leading academics to enable them to deliver world-class, life-changing research? Do you want the opportunity to work with donors to secure gifts in excess of £1 million?
Our Development & Alumni Relations Office works at the cutting edge of philanthropy. Our Campaign aims to raise £2bn – the most ambitious European campaign ever. Since it launched in 2015, £1.5 billion has already been raised and the University has recently celebrated its most successful fundraising year ever for the second successive year running.
Our office leads the way in the UK and employs the brightest and the best in the field. You will be joining an exciting, challenging and rewarding place to work. Ours is a workplace where we are passionate, supportive and collegiate in our approach, where excellence is recognised and people love their jobs. Your colleagues are the best in their field and the sector’s future leaders.
The School of Physical Sciences has an extraordinary history of discovery and innovation. Work across the School has contributed to 50 Nobel Prizes awarded to the University’s academics and has helped to shape and form our understanding of the physical world.
Researchers within the School are working at the very forefront of cutting-edge science achieving world-changing impact in the process. All eight Departments that make up the School are consistently ranked among the best in the world for their subjects in teaching, research and impact.
Priorities for which the School seeks philanthropic support include academic positions, studentships, capital and research programmes. Its priorities relate to some of the most exciting and interesting research and teaching activity taking place at the University.
We seek an exceptional candidate for this position, possessing the following essential knowledge and skills: a proven track record in major gift fundraising and/or management of key relationships within the specific donor constituency (internationally based high net-worth individuals, corporates or trusts & foundations respectively); a proven track record of securing major gifts/income; a demonstrable capacity to analyse, think critically, strategically and to innovate; a demonstrable ability to build empathetic relations with high net-worth individuals; outstanding negotiation and communication skills, credible across a variety of audiences; culturally sensitive; a strong natural drive to go out into the field; a successful track record of operating at a senior level with multiple stakeholders; and an ability to relate effectively to the academic community and its aims.
This role is based in central Cambridge.
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