Associate Director of Leadership Philanthropy
London School of Economics and Political Science
Salary: £53,000 - £61,000

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The London School of Economics and Political Science is a world-renowned institution for the study of the social sciences in their broadest sense, from economics, politics and law to sociology, anthropology, information systems, accounting and finance. The University was ranked 2nd in the world for social sciences in the 2016/2017 QS World University Rankings.

LSE seeks to appoint a new Associate Director of Leadership Philanthropy. The role will provide the opportunity to work with the LSE Director, Pro-Directors, and institutional leadership, including relevant members of Council and Court, to secure leadership gifts in support of the School’s strategic priorities.

The Role

• To develop and maintain a portfolio of some of the School’s highest net worth alumni, friends and partners, cultivating and securing lead gifts to the School of between £1-15m.

• To play a key role in the Leadership Philanthropy team delivering a minimum of £10m+ pa through gifts you are leading on, contributing to the Leadership Philanthropy Strategy set by the Director of Leadership Philanthropy.

• To support developing a collective Leadership Philanthropy team pipeline that will deliver £25m+ pa through leadership gifts (£5m+) across the Division once a public campaign has been launched in 2021.

• To self-identify and create new relationships with potential lead philanthropists to deliver success

• To liaise with academic and professional service colleagues around the School to foster a better understanding of priorities and needs and to position Advancement and specifically leadership philanthropy as a significant contributor to the School’s on-going financial sustainability.

• To develop an effective approach to global leadership philanthropy, including working with LSE’s representatives in China, North America and Latin America to maximise Advancement’s global reach.

The Candidate

• Will have demonstrable management experience with a successful track record in securing seven and eight figure level gifts

• Experience working with and staffing senior institutional leaders and professional/support services staff as part of cultivation and solicitation of high value donor prospects

• Experience of working in a large complex organization; experience of negotiating with multiple decision-makers and stakeholders

• Ability to build and develop external relationships on behalf of the School

• Ability to work with academic faculty and professional/support service staff in developing projects to present to donors

• Empathy with and understanding of the issues facing higher education globally and in the UK

For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with our advisors at Berwick Partners; William Pringle or Leia Clancy on 020 7529 3090.

Closing date for applications: 2nd November 2018


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