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Senior Development Executive - Humanities

Employer
University of Oxford
Location
OX1 2JD and OX2 6GG, Oxford with hybrid working
Salary
Grade 8: £45,585 - £54,395 per annum with possible extension to £59,421
Closing date
2 May 2024

Job Details

Grade 8: £45,585 - £54,395 per annum with possible extension to £59,421
Full time, permanent.

The University of Oxford is a stimulating work environment, which enjoys an international reputation as a world-class centre of excellence. Our research plays a key role in tackling many global challenges, from reducing our carbon emissions to developing vaccines during a pandemic.

We are looking for a new senior fundraiser to join our energetic team to raise major gifts for a range of posts, scholarships and other priorities across the Humanities.  Oxford is the world’s leading university for humanities teaching and research. The University’s scholarship in languages, literature, history, philosophy, religion & the arts – from the earliest civilisation to the present day – enriches our understanding of humankind, and informs how we engage with historic issues and contemporary concerns.

About the Role

This fundraiser will work closely with senior academics in the Humanities Division. The post will focus primarily on funding for posts, scholarships and access and outreach in the academic faculties as well as securing support for the activities of the Cultural Programme and Schwarzman Centre for the Humanities. An interest and appreciation for the arts and humanities is essential.

To Be Successful You’ll Need:

  • To be an experienced development professional with a strong track record of securing major gifts and the ability to secure gifts in the range of £100k-£1m+
  • Confidence to work with people from a range of backgrounds, both internally and externally
  • The ability to think creatively in prospecting, cultivation and stewardship

What We Offer

Your happiness and wellbeing at work matters to us, so we offer a range of family friendly and financial benefits including:

  • Flexible hybrid working
  • An excellent contributory pension scheme
  • 38 days annual leave
  • Membership to CASE
  • A comprehensive range of childcare services
  • Family leave schemes
  • Cycle loan scheme
  • Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs
  • Discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans

In addition, you will have access to a vibrant community with social groups and sports clubs fostering an inclusive atmosphere.

Application process:

  • Click the link to ‘Apply’ and follow the on-screen instructions. You will be taken to our online Applicant portal.
  • Applications should consist of a full CV and a letter of application in your own words, in PDF format (maximum of 2 pages) outlining your motivations to apply for this role, your relevant experience and how you meet the criteria of the person specification.

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 2 May 2024 can be considered.

Interviews are currently scheduled to take place on 13 May 2024, in person in Oxford.

Development and Alumni Engagement is committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills and experiences. We encourage applicants from all sectors of the community and are especially keen to encourage candidates from under-represented groups to apply.

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"...World-class research and education to benefit society on a local, regional, national and global scale"

Welcome to the University Of Oxford

About Us

Oxford is a unique and historic institution. As the oldest university in the English-speaking world, it can lay claim to nine centuries of continuous existence.

  • Oxford was ranked first in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 - a record eight consecutive years.
  • There are more than 26,000 students at Oxford, including 12,683 undergraduates and 13,324 postgraduates.
  • Entry to undergraduate courses at Oxford continues to be very competitive: there are usually only around 3,300 places, and over 23,000 people applied to start in 2022.
  • The majority of Oxford’s UK undergraduates come from state schools. Over 68% of UK students admitted in 2022 were from the state sector.
  • 450 postgraduate courses received applications for year of entry 2022/23 (including part-time variants).
  • For 2022/23 entry, over 37,500 applications were received for some 6,056 postgraduate places.
  • International students make up 46% of our total student body - around 12,075 students. Students come to Oxford from more than 160 countries and territories (as of 1 December 2022). 
  • According to the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, which assesses the quality of research in UK Higher Education Institutions, Oxford’s submission had the highest volume of world-leading research¹. 
  • The University of Oxford contributes around £15.7 billion to the UK economy, and supports more than 28,000 full time jobs (2018/19)

What we do - Philanthropy

"£222+ million raised so far"

Philanthropy is vital in helping the University to realise its ambitious goals. By pushing the boundaries of knowledge, nurturing the most talented students, and identifying innovative ways to share the treasures of our unique collections, Oxford’s work touches lives across the world. Thank you to all our supporters for your generosity.

Download the full Philanthropy report here

What we do - Research 

"...Ground breaking research and innovation"

Oxford is world-famous for research excellence and home to some of the most talented people from across the globe. Our work helps the lives of millions, solving real-world problems through a huge network of partnerships and collaborations. The breadth and interdisciplinary nature of our research sparks imaginative and inventive insights and solutions.

Career Opportunities

The University is continuing to grow and has some up and coming roles to be a part of a fantastic educational establishment.

Social Media

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Website - https://www.ox.ac.uk/

Linkedin - @UniversityOfOxford

Twitter (X) - @OxfordGiving

Facebook - @OxfordGiving

Instagram - @Oxford_Uni

Youtube - @OxfordGiving

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OX1 2JD
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