Trusts & Foundations Manager
Aston University has a campus in the centre of the city of Birmingham with over 14,000 students. With leading Schools and academic research in Business, Engineering & Applied Sciences, Life & Health Sciences, Languages & Social Science and a new Medical School, Aston is an applied and practical university focussed on graduate employment and social mobility.
Aston has an international reputation notably with the only Regus Professorship in Pharmacy in the UK, a triple accredited MBA programme in the Business School and pioneering research in Aston Brain Centre. Coupled with strong business partnerships and the first university in the UK to graduate degree apprentice students.
The Development & Alumni Relations Office (DARO) is seeking a Trusts and Foundations Manager as maternity cover for one year. The role will support our work in cultivating relationships with trusts and foundations and corporate charitable entities and generating high value donors to the University.
The Trusts and Foundations Manager will lead on the trusts fundraising strategy and manage a prospect pool of potential donors, soliciting for gifts upwards from five figures for the university’s key projects and initiatives. The role holder will work across the university schools working with the Executive team.
Alongside, major donor and individual giving, the Trusts and Foundations Manager will have the support of a Prospect Researcher and a Stewardship Manager to maximise donor relationships.
You will be creative, relationship focused with strong written communication and organisational skills. You will have a good understanding of donor motivations and fundraising processes and be able to adapt your approach to many different audiences and projects.
This is an exciting time to join us – Aston University has recently launched a new strategy and has made significant investment in the DARO office where we have increased our philanthropic giving and impact across the institute. More alumni than ever before are involved and we have exciting strategic projects that need to be delivered in the coming years. The Trusts and Foundations Manager is a great opportunity to implement a plan and make an immediate impact in a successful team.