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Associate Director - Major Gifts

Cambridge, CB2/Hybrid you will be expected to be in the office for a minimum of two days a week
£45,585 - £57,696 per annum
Closing date
13 Apr 2024

Job Details

Our client, a University are looking for two new driven fundraisers to join them in the roles of Associate Director for the School of the Humanities & Social Sciences and Associate Director for the School of Arts & Humanities.

Associate Director, Major Gifts
Reference: DH40852
Location: Cambridge, CB2/Hybrid you will be expected to be in the office for a minimum of two days a week
Salary: £45,585 - £57,696 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract: 1x Permanent / 1x 5 year fixed term

Both individuals will be part of dynamic, innovative and supportive teams whilst developing long-term holistic partnerships with high-level donors. You will work to secure six and seven figure gifts to underpin strategic needs such as research, academic posts and student support.

The School of the Humanities and Social Sciences includes disciplines from deep history to close engagement with contemporary social, economic, and cultural issues. The School brings a global perspective to most research questions, deepened by the presence of the University's interdisciplinary centres for Area Studies and for Development Studies.

The School of Arts and Humanities is a diverse and vibrant community of academics, students and staff with a reputation for excellence in teaching and world-class research. The School's faculties and institutes range from music, ethics and architecture to foreign languages, classics and artificial intelligence, among others. All are leading authorities in their fields who push the boundaries of their knowledge to refine how humanity thinks and sees the world.

You might already be an experienced major gifts fundraiser or perhaps you are someone with outstanding relationship management techniques and experience working in another sector who would like to transition and build your major gifts fundraising career.

Whatever your background, you will be collaborative, strategic and innovative in approach. Key to your success will be the knowledge of how to engage with high-net-worth people, senior level staff across Collegiate Cambridge, academics and key stakeholders, both internally and externally.

This position is an exciting opportunity to join teams that work at the cutting edge of what they do at an institution where philanthropy has a real impact. They have extraordinary aspirations and know they can make these a reality - come and be a part of their team!

This role is based in central Cambridge. They practise a hybrid working model and the successful candidate will be expected to be in the office for a minimum of two days a week.

Please be advised that the role of Associate Director for Humanities and Social Sciences is a permanent position, whereas the role of Associate Director for Arts and Humanities is offered on a fixed-term contract for five years, in the first instance.

The closing date for this position is 14th April 2024.
First round interviews
 for this position are anticipated to take place in the week commencing 22nd April 2024.
Second round interviews for this position are anticipated to take place in the week commencing 29th April 2024.

Please quote reference DH40852 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


Please click 'Apply' and follow the job board process. You will receive an email from CHM Recruit containing further information on how to apply for the role. Please note that although you may be asked by the job board to upload a CV, you are not applying at this stage.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

No agencies please.


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