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Head of Fundraising Programmes

External Relations
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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49,149 a year
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Role Description

Head of Fundraising Programmes and Secretary to the University of York in America (UYA)

The Head of Fundraising Programmes & Secretary to the University of York in America (UYA) will bring drive, ambition and enthusiasm to help shape, plan and execute a major strategic philanthropic campaign for the University of York that is exceptional in its scale and scope. They will cultivate the University’s committed donor base and expand regular giving programmes, taking these out to new donor markets, both in the UK and internationally. S/he will explore opportunities for ensuring the University maintains high retention levels, develops a strong upgrade programme, and expands programmes into new markets through new methods of solicitation.

The ideal candidate will have a proven record of managing mass solicitation programmes, either within a university, a top 50 charity or a school with a well-developed fundraising programme. They will have worked with multiple, integrated solicitation channels and will be able to articulate and deliver a vision for how we can capture the impact of these programmes in order to secure further internal and external investment.

You will have knowledge of excellent financial management and governance skills with impeccable probity and integrity and an understanding of the ethics and standards that apply to fundraising. You will also be able to show evidence of inspiring, motivational senior leadership in advancement, with a track record of achieving excellent outcomes and meeting targets. You will have outstanding communication, influencing and negotiating skills.

You will have experience of reviewing strategic and operational procedures; ensuring they are fit for purpose and maximise efficiency; making recommendations for improvements as identified and implement agreed change. You will have the ability to deal with the business development aspects of the role and you should be able to work to tight deadlines; able to manage multiple projects and operational duties simultaneously; able to prioritise workload within these and manage the expectations of stakeholders. You will also have a proactive, adaptable and energetic approach to developing and delivering projects.


Informal enquiries should be made to HR Recruitment (email:

Salary will be: £49,149 a year and the post is available full time on an open contract.

Closing date: 4 February 2018

It is anticipated that the Interviews will take place on the 19 February 2018. 

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