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Development Manager Faculty of Engineering

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Closing date: 6 September 2023 

Job summary

Are you a professional fundraiser, seeking an exciting opportunity to fundraise for what is one of the world’s top engineering schools? If so, and you have a strong record of negotiating and managing relationships with alumni and/or corporate donors, this could be the perfect career opportunity for you!

Duties and responsibilities

You will manage strategic projects and high priority donor relationships, with the aim of attracting major gifts (£25k+) in support of the Faculty of Engineering, as well as the wider College’s fundraising objectives. Developing and delivering on key areas of major gifts fundraising strategy is key and you will be a trusted advisor both within and outside the Advancement Division for identifying innovative ways to capitalise on fundraising opportunities.

This career opportunity promises to be varied and will utilize to the maximum your experience gained in roles such as a Major Gift Officer, Development Officer, Fundraising Specialist, Major Gifts Manager, Development Manager, Leadership Giving Officer/Manager or similar.

Essential requirements

  • You will be able to evidence success as a professional fundraiser in securing major gifts (£25k plus).
  • You will have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to demonstrate tact, diplomacy and thoughtfulness when dealing with sensitive matters.
  • You will be persuasive and compelling in your approach to asking for donations face-to-face and in writing effective proposals and applications for funding.
  • You will have a strong track record of successfully negotiating and managing relationships with high net worth individuals.
  • You will have knowledge of fundraising best practice in the sector of Higher Education.
  • You will have experience of effectively transferring skills to others, including the ability to act as coach and mentor for junior team members.

Further information

This career opportunity will suit an individual with drive and a keen interest in advancing Higher Education. 

This is a full time and open-ended position based at the South Kensington Campus. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate relevant experience in building strong relationships, good attention to detail and a can-do attitude.

Imperial College London employees enjoy a range of benefits, including generous annual leave, subsidised leisure facilities and an excellent professional development programme.

The Advancement Division at Imperial College London has set out to define the values and behaviours we aspire to uphold, so as to create an inclusive, collaborative and successful working culture.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Hugh Langford [email protected]

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