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Stewardship Associate - Recognition [Temporary Cover] (Maternity Cover)


The Cambridge University Development and Alumni Relations (CUDAR) Office has an outstanding track record of securing philanthropic income, and has overall responsibility for coordinating University-wide development campaigns, raising funds to support schools, faculties, departments and other central University institutions. The Development and Alumni Relations Office works closely with Cambridge's 31 Colleges and its sister office, Cambridge in America, to maximise fundraising from a range of constituencies across the globe.

CUDAR is currently looking to hire a new Recognition Stewardship Associate to cover a 12 month maternity leave. This key role reports to the Donor Relations Manager and is part of a five-strong Donor Relations Team. The Recognition officer is responsible for the University's recognition programmes for some of Cambridge's most generous and important donors. The role is also charged with managing the acknowledging and thanking processes for donations and overseeing various publications and mailings for donors.

The Stewardship Recognition Associate ensures that the University donors receive appropriate levels of recognition for their support, by designing and executing the various elements of the University's donor recognition programme. The recognition associate also ensures that the University donors are appropriately thanked, acknowledged, and issued with a receipt for their gift in line with University policies and procedures.

The preferred candidate for this post will have exceptional organisational and time management skills. S/he must be able to deliver projects (particularly publications) on time and on budget. Candidates must be capable of working effectively on their own initiative and as a member of a team, often operating under pressure, while also being resourceful, tactful and using diplomacy while working on confidential matters.

Candidates must have excellent verbal and written skills, ensuring that communication is effective with people at all levels. Excellent computer skills, especially Word, Excel, Outlook and databases, are vital.

Experience in donor relations and/or fundraising or a higher education role in which these skills have been key, is highly recommended.

This post is fixed-term for 12 months or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Closing date for this position is the Tuesday 29 August 2017 . Interviews will take place on the 12th & 13th September 2017.

Please quote reference DH13015 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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