Development Director
Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge
Salary: c £80,000

Gonville & Caius College is one of the oldest and largest colleges in the University of Cambridge, located in the heart of the city. Founded in 1348, the College combines the best of Cambridge’s traditions with 21st century teaching and research. Caius takes pride in its strong community feel and the unusually wide array of experts in a variety of academic fields.

The College seeks to appoint a new Development Director to oversee its alumni relations and fundraising strategy. Reporting to the Master, Dr Pippa Rogerson, the new Director will lead a development programme which embraces fundraising and alumni relations, ensuring it continues to evolve to meet the needs of alumni and Supporters.

The Role

• Review and refine the College’s Development and Alumni Relations Strategies, taking account of best practice across Cambridge and in other peer institutions and maintaining a close understanding of international trends.

• Identify, research, cultivate and solicit principal and major prospects through face-to face meetings.

• Steward existing major donors through individual meetings, reports and regular communication, and ensure good stewardship of all College donors and volunteers.

• Implement and manage an ongoing programme of alumni relations activities and communications with the objective of increasing participation and utilising information technology and social media.

• Liaise with other departments, such as the Tutorial, Catering, Housekeeping and Bursary, to ensure effective coordination and good relationships between the Development Office and other parts of College.

• Set the annual priorities for the Development Office and manage its work to achieve its short-term targets within its strategic aims.

• Manage the Development Office team, comprising a deputy and six other members, ensuring career and personal development.

The Candidate

• Proven track record in institutional development, ideally within Higher Education.

• Proven influencing and negotiating skills, ideally including a track record of success in fundraising.

• An excellent understanding of fundraising, alumni relations and communications in a Higher Education context.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

• Excellent organisational, leadership and interpersonal skills.

• Enthusiasm and support for the academic ethos and aims of Gonville & Caius College.

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: Wednesday 24th July

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