Head of Major Giving

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£39,324 to £46,924 per annum
24 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
01 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Major Giving
Development & Alumni Relations
Salary:     £39,324 to £46,924 per annum with potential progression to £52,793
Grade:     Grade 09
Basis:     Full Time 
Closing Date:     23.59 hours BST on Friday 01 September 2017
Interview Date:     To be confirmed 
Reference:     R170326

The Development & Alumni Relations Office (DARO) at Aston University is seeking a Head of Major Giving to support our work in cultivating relationships with alumni, individuals and organisations and creating exceptional giving experiences for donors to the University and raising vital funds for our university-wide £50m fundraising campaign ‘Pioneers for Change’. The Head of Major Giving will develop meaningful relationship with Aston’s leading alumni, friends and corporate partners to ensure that the university secures funding for its strategic projects including Aston Medical School, Aston Student’s Union, Scholarships and research for impact. The role holder will work lead our strategic approach to working with major donor and high net-worth individuals across all Schools. Working with the Executive team and our volunteer-led boards, all leading alumni and prospective donors will need to be engaged, involved and recognised appropriately, managed according to the donor’s wishes and that the donor’s experience will mean they will want to give again and encourage others to do the same.

You will be creative, relationship focused with strong organisational and communication skills. You will have a good understanding of donor motivations and fundraising processes and be able to adapt your approach to many different audiences. This role will manage a Development Executive position to support with major donor giving.

This is an exciting time to join us – Aston University has recently launched a major fundraising campaign - ‘Pioneers for Change: Transforming Lives’.  With the generosity of our alumni, friends and supporters, we have made huge in-roads into our £50 million target, with a further £11 million to raise by 2020. The Head of Major Giving role is a new role within the team, and a great opportunity to create and implement a new major giving strategy and make an immediate impact. 

Please visit our website for further information and to apply online.  If you do not have access to the internet telephone 0121-204-4500 and leave your name and address quoting reference number: R170326.

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