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Information and Communications Assistant


External Relations
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
19,133 - 22,417 a year (pro-rata for part-time working)
Interview Date
9 June 2021 (to be confirmed)
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Role Description


The Communications and Information Assistant plays a crucial part in the Office of Philanthropic Partnerships and Alumni (OPPA). OPPA works with an international community of donors including individual philanthropists, family trusts, foundations and corporates, and our global alumni community of over 140,000 graduates of the University of York.

OPPA is responsible for:

  • Philanthropic Partnerships – providing support to students, our academic community and priority programmes at York via gifts, grants and donations.
  • York Unlimited – our ambitious fundraising and volunteering campaign.
  • York Global Alumni Association, the official alumni community for the University of York. You are considered to be an alum of the University if you have graduated or retired from the University.


You will be part of the communications team and will be responsible for updating the data of alumni and supporters, responding to their enquiries, and sending mass email communications. You will bring drive, ambition and enthusiasm to help support York Unlimited, the major strategic philanthropic campaign for the University of York that is exceptional in its scale and scope. OPPA works with academics across the University, the University board and donors to secure funding for innovative projects that tackle global challenges such as food sustainability, inequality and mental health, and for scholarships that open up a new world of opportunity for our global student community.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

  • You will have experience working as part of a team and be adept at working with large databases inputting and preparing data
  • An eye for detail is key, and you will have experience providing excellent customer service and be at ease communicating with a variety of audiences.
  • Experience working in a fundraising or alumni relations office is desirable.

The role is part-time and will be a 6-month fixed-term contract.

Interview date: 9 June 2021 (to be confirmed)

For informal enquiries: please contact Charlotte Capper, Communications and Digital Manager at

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