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Head of Fundraising Programmes

External Relations
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University of York - Heslington Campus
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38,832 to 43,685 a year
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Head of Fundraising Programmes

University of York – External Relations

Location: York

Salary Range: £38,832 to £43,685 a year

Hours: Full Time, 37 hours a week

Ref Number: 6490

Contract Type: Open

Closing date: Midnight on 20 March 2018

The Head of Fundraising Programmes 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 be a collaborative team player with the ability to harness the talents of others as well as the ability to work independently. You will also have excellent communication, influencing and negotiating skills as well as a demonstrable ability to identify business development opportunities. You will have evidence of inspiring, motivational leadership in advancement, with a track record of achieving excellent outcomes and meeting targets.

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