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Associate Director, Major Gifts

Are you interested in securing some of the most influential donations of your career? Would you like to work in an environment where there are significant fundraising opportunities and an extensive pool of potential donors? Would you like to secure gifts at the 6, 7 and even 8 figure level?

As a result of internal promotions, the Development and Alumni Relations office at Cambridge University is currently seeking fundraisers for the Schools of the Biological Sciences and the Physical Sciences. These Schools are at the forefront of innovation and discovery, making them two of the most exhilarating and dynamic schools of the University.

The research that the Schools do is wide-ranging, globally impactful and time critical. It includes finding a cure for Alzheimer's Disease, unlocking a better understanding of the origins of our universe, ensuring global food security, developing technologies to enable energy transitions, and increasing our fundamental understanding about cancer and neuroscience. The academics working in these Schools are extraordinary to work with - and engaged with fundraising and what philanthropy can do.

You will be working as part of the Schools team - we are a warm, supportive and fun team who look out for each other. You will find it a welcoming place to work!

You do not need a background in scientific fundraising for this position ¿ we are looking for someone who is intellectually curious, skilled at building relationships that last and a team player. If this is you and you want to work where you can raise some of the biggest gifts of your career then we would love to hear from you.

This role is based in central Cambridge. We practise a hybrid working model and the successful candidate will be expected to be in the office for a minimum of two days a week.

Starting salary will be commensurate with skills and experience and subject to approval.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

The closing date for this position is 18th June 2023

The interviews for this position are anticipated to take place week commencing 3rd July 2023.

Please quote reference DH36374 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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