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Philanthropy Officer

External Relations
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Full or part-time (see job details)
Contract status
Fixed term
24,983 - 30,688 a year
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Role Description

Are you interested in developing a career in fundraising?

Are you able to co-ordinate a range of UK and international engagement events to engage potential donors with our ambitious fundraising campaign?

Do you want to work in a supportive environment, within a professional team that is passionate about our objectives and committed to delivering ambitious campaign targets to fund projects that will ultimately have a major impact on the world we live in?

Are you meticulously organised, able to plan and co-ordinate meetings and prepare documents to support our growing fundraising activity?

The University of York is seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent team working skills, the ability to work collaboratively and co-operatively with colleagues, passion and commitment to join the Office of Philanthropic Partnerships and Alumni (OPPA) as Philanthropy Officer. 

You will provide a central co-ordinating role for the individual giving team; organising the events which underpin the fundraising programme, organising visits to campus, ensuring effective delivery of activity plans and providing support for development of proposals.

It takes a dynamic community of people to effect change. If you believe in helping the University’s diverse community of students to pursue their dreams and their academic community to ask new research questions, then we would love to hear from you. 

This post is available on a fixed term basis for 12 months.

Interviews will take place on 31 July 2018.

Please direct any informal queries to Sarah Sylvester 01904 324555 or by email at

The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community  – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

      Athena Swan Bronze               

A place where we can ALL be ourselves #EqualityatYork



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