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Advancement Administrative Assistant

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SOAS University of London is the leading Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.

SOAS University of London is positioned to play a leading role in reimagining higher education globally, with a new strategic plan in place as the basis for the renewal & revitalisation of the School which commits SOAS to both student responsiveness and research intensity. SOAS is moving towards a new model of international partnerships which is responsive to the transnational character of our global challenges.

About the Department:

We are an energetic, creative & committed Advancement team with significant success in raising philanthropic income year on year, and engaging alumni & key stakeholders around the world. Sitting within the main Directorate, Advancement is a key function which works closely with the SOAS Director and his office to deliver core strategic objectives in philanthropy and alumni engagement. The successful candidate will play an important role in supporting Advancement to deliver these key strategic goals.

About the Role:

The Advancement Administrative Assistant delivers a complex & multi-faceted workload which links together all of the functions within Advancement, ensuring that our processes run smoothly and professionally. Reporting to one of the team’s three Philanthropy Managers, and working closely with the Head of Advancement, the role provides crucial work to arrange meetings and travel; arrange meetings and record minutes; update our relational database of alumni and donors; maintain the Giving pages of the SOAS website; provide a first point of contact for all levels of stakeholders, both internal and external. 

This important position calls for a a well-organised administrator & excellent communicator, demonstrating a solutions-focused approach and excellent customer service. The postholder will take initiative and be responsible for a range of tasks needing management & completion to a high standard. You will gain invaluable experience of the various functions in a higher-education environment, most particularly of fundraising & alumni engagement, and a broad set of skills including project management. This role is ideal for anyone actively pursuing a career in university advancement or the third sector.

Candidates wishing to discuss the opportunity further should contact Ben Siddall-Jones, Philanthropy Manager, on [email protected] or +44(0)7912487296.

You can find further information on the key criteria for the role in the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties & responsibilities, which can be found on the SOAS website.

How to Apply: Please complete the online application form and upload your CV and a supporting statement

Closing date: 30/9/23                 

Interviews to be held: shortly after the closing date

Further information

If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please contact [email protected]

‘Successful candidates will need to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK & associated right to work for the duration of their employment with SOAS, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum & Nationality Act 2006′. ‘Successful candidates must be based in the UK for the duration of their the UK – for the duration of their contract’

For information on how & why SOAS processes personal data about its job applicants, please read our Job Applicant Notice.

We would particularly welcome applications from candidates from working class, first generation Higher Education, the Global South, Black, Asian or other minority ethnic & underrepresented groups.

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