University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Associate Director, Trusts and Foundations

Associate Director, Trusts and Foundations

Are you interested in securing some of the most influential donations of your career? Would you like to work in an environment where there are significant fundraising opportunities and an extensive pool of potential donors? Would you like to secure gifts at the 6, 7 and even 8 figure level?

The Development and Alumni Relations office at Cambridge University is currently seeking a new Trusts and Foundations fundraiser to join our team. This role is a member of the fundraising team contributing to the design and execution of the University Strategic Initiatives programme, and will raise significant financial support the teams fundraising priorities including research posts, student support, climate, AI, and various capital priorities. The Associate Director is expected to generate six- and seven-figure gifts from trusts and foundations in the UK and internationally.

We are interested in speaking with candidates who:

Have experience working in fundraising or have worked on grants in the past or have managed key relationships with trusts and foundations, high-net-worth individuals or corporates

Have experience working in a higher education setting

Are critical thinkers, have a keen eye for analysis

Are numerate, data literate, including in respect of methodologies for effective analysis and presentation of data

Have great written and oral communications skills

Are self-motivated and well organised

If this sounds like you, then consider joining our team! With more than 140 staff members, Development and Alumni Relations is a lively, collaborative and stimulating place to work. We enjoy each other's company and make time to have fun.

This role is based in central Cambridge. We 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.

Starting salary will be commensurate with skills and experience and subject to approval.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application.

Closing date for this position is midnight on 1st October 2023

First round interviews for this position are anticipated to take place week commencing 6th October

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.

Further information
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    University of Cambridge Development and Alumni Relations, Cambridge








    18 September 2023

    Closing date

    1 October 2023

    Job details


    Associate Director, Trusts and Foundations


    University of Cambridge


    United Kingdom


    September 19, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 01, 2023

    Job type



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