UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Exciting Trusts & Foundation Officer Opportunity
As a Trusts & Foundation Officer at the University of Oxford, you will have the unique opportunity to work with leading experts addressing urgent world challenges, as well as enabling outstanding students to study at Oxford through the power of philanthropy.
About the role:
Your work will be both challenging and rewarding. You will work closely with the Head of Development - Foundations and Corporations and development colleagues
You will be responsible for identifying and cultivating major philanthropic partnerships with trusts and foundations, soliciting gifts up to £500k, typically in the range of £50k - £250k.
Our team works collaboratively across all subject areas, so you will have opportunities to work on a range of impactful projects in the sciences and social sciences. In the role, you will be prospecting and developing your own pipeline, negotiating gifts, and managing stewardship activity. You will be supported by other members of the Foundations and Corporations Team as well as the wider Development Office but will be expected to work independently and to identify new opportunities to develop good working relationships with existing donors and new prospects with the aim of securing funding.
To be successful in this role:
- You will have proven fundraising and/or marketing experience and the capability of representing the University at the highest levels. You are highly motivated and enthusiastic about the impact of research and teaching, and confident about achieving ambitious income targets You will be entrepreneurial and possess diplomacy, creativity and outstanding verbal and written communication skills. You will have proven ability to develop good working relationships with academic colleagues, and new and existing supporters at all levels, and the creativity, discretion and tenacity to manage multiple projects.
What We Offer:
Your happiness and wellbeing at work matter to us, so we offer a range of family-friendly, financial and professional benefits, including:
- The opportunity for hybrid working Exceptional contributory pension scheme and salary sacrifice options 38 days annual leave Comprehensive childcare services and family-friendly leave schemes Cycle loan scheme and discounted bus travel Subsidised University Sports Centre membership Engaging social groups and sports clubs beyond the workplace Use of the student discount card Totum Membership to CASE for advancement professionals Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities
How to apply:
If of interest please click on the "Apply on website" button:
Applications should consist of a full CV and a cover letter (maximum of two pages) outlining your motivations to apply for this role, your relevant experience and how you meet the criteria of the person specification.
Diverse & Inclusive Hiring Process
*The *Development Office is committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and belonging. We encourage applicants from all sectors of the community and are especially keen to encourage candidates from under-represented groups to apply.