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Senior Associate Director, Cambridge Judge Business School

£55,751 to £64,604
University of Cambridge


The University of Cambridge seeks an outstanding individual for the position of Senior Associate Director, Cambridge Judge Business School. This is an exceptional opportunity for a fundraiser who is interested in funding the research that is helping to solve global society's greatest challenges.

In autumn 2015, Cambridge launched its most ambitious fundraising campaign to date. The Dear World - Yours, Cambridge campaign for the University and Colleges looks to raise £2 billion to attract the brightest minds, create the most inspiring environment for world-class research and enable Cambridge to continue to respond to the world's biggest challenges. By August 2020, £1.72 billion towards the target has already been raised.

As a Senior Associate Director for the Cambridge Judge Business School you will help the University to develop long-term holistic partnerships with high level donors and ultimately to secure financial support for some of the School's most critical priorities. This role provides an excellent opportunity for someone who is entrepreneurial, passionate and innovative, has an exceptional track record in major gift fundraising or equivalent commercial experience, and is looking to have a major impact on a world-renowned institution.

With responsibility for the design, management and execution of the University's major gifts fundraising strategy for the School, the postholder will be a senior member of the Major Gifts, Schools Based team. S/he will raise significant financial support for the University's fundraising priorities, generating six- and seven-figure gifts from individuals, trusts and foundations, and corporations in the UK and internationally.

The University of Cambridge seeks an exceptional candidate for this position who will possess the following essential knowledge and skills: proven track record in major gift fundraising and/or management of key relationships with the specific donor constituency (internationally based high net worth individuals, corporates or trusts & foundations respectively); a proven track record of securing major gifts/income; demonstrable capacity to analyse, think critically, strategically and to innovate; demonstrable ability to build empathetic relations with high net worth individuals; outstanding negotiation and communication skills, credible across a variety of audiences; culturally sensitive; a strong natural drive to engage with external stakeholders; a successful track record of operating at a senior level with multiple stakeholders and an ability to relate effectively to the academic community and its aims.

This role is based in central Cambridge, however the successful candidate may need to work remotely in the first instance. This can be discussed at interview.

Please apply by submitting a copy of your CV and a covering letter highlighting your suitability for the position.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 5 years in the first instance.

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First round interview for this position will take place week commencing 16th November.

Second round interviews for this position will take place week commencing 23rd November.

If you have any queries about the role please email DARTalentManagement@admin.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference DH23823 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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.

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