Director of Advancement
Appointment of Director of Advancement
“Make a difference…”
The London School of Economics and Political Science is seeking a new Director of Advancement who has the drive and ambition to significantly advance the philanthropic ambitions of this unique and outstanding institution.
World-renowned for the study of social sciences in their broadest sense, the LSE is ranked second in the world for social sciences in the 2016/17 QS World University Rankings. With 18 Nobel Prize winners and around 34 past or present heads of state, the LSE is at the forefront of global policy debate and one of the most influential and international universities in the world.
Philanthropy is integral to the School’s broader strategic vision to enhance world-class education, student experience and research that transforms lives and makes a difference to society.
With the arrival on 1st September, of the new Director, Dame Nemat Shafik, previously Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, this is a hugely exciting time to be joining the School. The successful candidate will work with the Director, her team, alumni, academics and key stakeholders, to deliver on strategy to enhance the School’s engagement with supporters, donors and partners.
Candidates will be passionate about the LSE’s mission and vision and will bring a successful track record of building effective, long-term, high-value philanthropic relationships together with evident fundraising campaign experience.
The opportunity to build a strategy for philanthropy and with a future campaign that is at the heart of the LSE’s mission and vision and embedded within its community of excellent students, academics, professionals and global alumni, is an exceptional one. Working with the very highest calibre of individuals this really is a chance to make a difference.
An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver who will support the School in identifying the widest possible field of qualitied candidates and assist in their assessment against the requirements for the role.
To apply, or to download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role, please visit https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 3139. The closing date for applications is 9am BST on Thursday 17th August 2017.
Salary is competitive.
LSE is committed to building a diverse, equitable and truly inclusive university.