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Associate Director of Principal Giving

University of Birmingham
Birmingham, UK (hybrid work - in the office 3 days a week)
Grade 9 - Full time starting salary in the range £56,021 to £84,644
Closing date
12 May 2024

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Job Advertisement Title: Associate Director of Principal Giving, University of Birmingham
Salary: Grade 9 - Full time starting salary in the range £56,021 to £84,644
Location: Birmingham, UK (hybrid work - in the office 3 days a week)

Are you a senior fundraiser who wants to focus on Principal Gifts?  Or perhaps you are a major gifts fundraiser who is ready for a leadership role?

We are recruiting our new Associate Director of Principal Giving to lead our Principal Gifts programme – a programme of ambition and almost endless potential.

As Associate Director of Principal Giving, you will work at the most senior levels with individuals, companies, and trusts and foundations in the UK and internationally. A vital member of the Senior Leadership Team, you will be a key source of strategic guidance and support for university leaders, academics, and fundraising colleagues across the University.

This is an opportunity to make your mark on one of the largest campaigns in the history of UK higher education, Birmingham In Action. Our £600m campaign aims to transform lives for our generation and the next, by tackling some of the world’s greatest challenges, today - challenges such as youth mental health, the climate crisis, AI, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

A key member of the Senior Leadership Team, reporting to and working closely with the Director of Development and Alumni Relations, you will have the opportunity to work on transformational gifts – interesting, complex, exciting gifts that will have global impact.

Our team here is passionate, creative, ambitious, and made up of individuals who are dedicated to our work, as well as to supporting each other. We are determined to welcome a diverse group of colleagues into our team to represent the student body we support, the alumni constituency we engage with, and the city in which we thrive.

You will be a values-driven leader, entrepreneurially minded, and comfortable orchestrating a myriad of stakeholders.  With a track record of securing gifts of 6 figures upwards, you will have a demonstrable record of building relationships and engaging with philanthropists and high net-worth individuals.

If you are attracted by the scale of the ambition here, the excellence of the campaign, and the fantastic opportunity that working for a large, civic University with over 400,000 alumni around the world offers, please get in touch.  We hope to hear from you!

The University of Birmingham is partnering with Joanna Logan and Erin Hall-Westfall of Constellate Global Talent on this search.


The candidate pack and details to contact us for a confidential discussion are attached. 

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter via ThirdSector jobs no later than midnight on Sunday 12 May 2024.

Please do not apply via the University of Birmingham website. No agencies please.


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