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Philanthropy Manager (Maternity Cover)

External Relations
40,927 - 50,296 a year
Grade 7
Contract status
Fixed term
Hours of work
Based at
University of York campus (with some remote working options available)
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The Role

Have you got a flare for fundraising? Are you skilled at building philanthropic partnerships with corporate and charitable organisations? Do you enjoy working with a dynamic range of colleagues and partners to deliver tangible social impact? If so, we want to hear from you!

You will be part of the Corporate and Foundation Philanthropy Team in the Office of Philanthropic Partnerships and Alumni (OPPA) and will be responsible for growing high value relationships with corporate and charitable organisations across a range of research, education and scholarship programmes. Ultimately you will be working to secure significant philanthropic funds in support of the University’s wide-ranging charitable objectives.

You will bring drive, creativity and enthusiasm to the role and use your knowledge of fundraising, relationship management and bid development to hit key objectives around projects supported and philanthropic income generated.

This is an exciting time to be joining our team. The University is embarking upon delivering its mission to become a University for Public Good and has just made a significant investment to increase philanthropy and alumni engagement over the next 10 years as we look to establish a more representative and inclusive community.

We are looking for people with:

  • Experience of securing six-figure and higher philanthropic gifts
  • Experience of managing relationships with corporate and/or charitable organisations
  • Experience of bid/proposal development and submission processes
  • Understanding of the principles of fundraising and philanthropic income generation
  • Strong track record of successfully working both independently and collaboratively to navigate and correctly prioritise in a multi-project, multi-stakeholder environment.

Please see the attached job description for the full list of essential and desirable criteria; we ask that you cover all of these in your application.

Office of Philanthropic Partnerships and Alumni 

We are looking for a Corporate and Foundation Philanthropy Manager to play a crucial role in the Office of Philanthropic Partnerships and Alumni (OPPA). OPPA is responsible for cultivating relationships with philanthropic donors and volunteers and maintaining life-long links with our alumni community through a range of benefits and services.

The Corporate and Foundation Philanthropy Manager will join an expanding team of creative, visionary and dedicated professionals. The role will work with colleagues to achieve ambitious new goals to increase philanthropy and volunteering and develop a sector-leading alumni engagement programme.

To learn more about the department and what it is like to work here, please visit our recruitment microsite: 

Salary and benefits
We offer a supportive and inclusive environment for colleagues. Our new flexible hybrid working enables staff to find the right balance to work and life with colleagues working between home and the office.

  • Salary £40,927 - £50,296 a year
  • Hybrid working (between home and office)
  • 30 days annual leave pro rata (38 including bank holidays)
  • Generous pension scheme

See our employee benefits page for the full package of optional benefits and special offers.

This is a fixed term contract for 12 months to cover maternity leave.

Interview date:  to be confirmed

If you would like to learn more about the role, please contact Dan Zastawny, Head of Corporate and Foundation Partnerships at OPPA -

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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