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Deputy Director of Alumni and Donor Relations

£40,910 – £50,313, dependent on experience

Clare Hall is a research-based college within the University of Cambridge, one of two admitting only postgraduate students. Founded as an Institute for Advanced Study, it also maintains the largest programme for visiting academics in either Oxford or Cambridge. With an egalitarian ethos and the smallest student population, the College’s academic community is uniquely integrated. The College additionally hosts annual endowed events of international significance including the Tanner Lectures, the Tanner Ashby Lecture and the King Lecture.

We are looking for a friendly, confident individual with previous alumni relations, stewardship and/or fundraising experience to take a central role in managing our small Alumni and Donor Relations Office team. The post of Deputy Director is an exciting opportunity to develop a modest but highly competent operation into a really significant contributor to the College’s continuing success as its profile continues to build.

The Deputy Director of Alumni and Donor Relations will play a key role in supporting the College’s stewardship and fundraising activities. They will manage our stewardship and legacy programmes and take a lead in developing new fundraising initiatives and giving opportunities in line with our development objectives. The post-holder will play a leading role in the identification of major prospects and cultivation of mid-level prospects of all types. They will work closely with the President, in effect the Development Director, and the Senior Tutor, and may be invited to accompany the President on visits to alumni and prospects in the UK and further afield.

An experienced manager, they will lead the day-to-day operations of the Alumni and Donor Relations Office, with line management responsibility for two members of staff and oversight of the budget and the Office’s reporting and regulatory responsibilities. 

The post-holder will develop strong working relationships within the College and the wider University advancement community. With excellent interpersonal skills, they will be confident to represent the Office and the College externally, articulating the aims and needs of the College to the widest range of stakeholders.

In return, we can offer a benefits package, including 33 days’ annual leave (including bank holidays), free lunches whilst on duty and when kitchens are open, a health cashback plan, life assurance, free parking, free use of the sports and swimming facilities, and a contributory pension scheme. The advertised salary scale is subject to annual review from 1 August.

To learn more about this post or to make an informal enquiry please contact our Senior Tutor, Dr Holly Hedgeland. We are open to applicants from the broadest range of backgrounds within stewardship, fundraising and member relations/communications.

The closing date for applications is noon on Sunday 26 March 2023.
Interviews are planned for Thursday 13 and Friday 14 April.

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