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Director of Development

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£70,000 - £80,000, depending on experience
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

Our client, a Cambridge College is seeking to appoint a new full-time Director of Development.

Director of Development
Location: Cambridge, CB3
Salary: £70,000 - £80,000, depending on experience

They are one of the newest colleges in the University of Cambridge. They were founded in 1977 though the generosity of Sir David Robinson, an entrepreneur and philanthropist. They now have around 400 undergraduates, 240 postgraduates, and 100 Fellows. The main College building is a modern masterpiece housing most of their undergraduate students, with others living in houses on the College estate. They also have modern accommodation for their postgraduate students. The whole site has a large tranquil garden at its centre, with a lake fed by a chalk stream. As a College, they proudly promote a culture of friendliness and mutual support, a truly inclusive approach to community life, and a passion for education and research in a stimulating academic environment.

The College has an active and successful Development Office which caters for a growing population of over 5,800 contactable alumni.  The recent foundation of the College is reflected in the relative youth of their alumni base. This presents challenges and rewards in equal measure to an enthusiastic Development Director. Their community are enthusiastic and loyal, and some have demonstrated remarkable philanthropy even in their early careers. The College also has a growing group of declared legators.

As the College approaches their 50th anniversary, there is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to lead and execute the associated fundraising campaign and a programme of activities, commissions and events to celebrate their milestone.

The Director of Development will be expected to assume full responsibility for all aspects of fundraising, stewardship and alumni relations, reporting to the Warden, and with a dotted line report to the Finance Bursar.  A modest amount of overseas travel is also required.

Candidates must have significant fundraising and donor stewardship experience and a track record of securing major philanthropic gifts.  Experience of team management is also essential.

The closing date for applications is 9am on 15 July 2024
They encourage candidates to submit their application without delay as they reserve the right to close the vacancy early if they have received sufficient applications from suitably experienced candidates. 


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The College actively support equality, diversity and inclusion and encourage applications from all sections of society.

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