Annual Giving Manager

Job Title: Annual Giving Manager
Client: University of St Andrews
Location: St Andrews (Flexible working an option)
Job Type: Full Time Permanent
Salary: £42,149 - £51,799
Closing Date: Thursday 24th March 2022
Reference: STA002
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As we emerge from the pandemic, we have ambitious goals linked to the revised strategic plan, including significant capital projects, greater investment in scholarships, and strengthening our annual giving programme.

The support provided through annual giving programmes has retained the University’s position as ranking in the top five for Alumni Participation in the UK demonstrating the strength of relationship between the University, alumni, family, and friends. It is vital that we continue to engage with all donors and encourage new support to ensure this position is maintained and that the student experience continues to be enhanced. To achieve these aims we are seeking someone with the drive, determination, and ability to manage a range of key activities to the highest standard and co-ordinate a suitable portfolio of annual giving programmes.

Founded in 1413 and thriving in 2022, the University of St Andrews, the third oldest English-speaking university in the world, is ranked the top university in the UK by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

St Andrews is famous the world over for two reasons, it is the home of golf and for its University, with its reputation for the excellence of its staff and the quality of research-led teaching, both of which attract people from around the world.

The University is at the heart of this ancient town, being a historical centre of learning comprising a diverse community of 10,000 students and 2,750 staff from 140 countries.

The role holder will work closely with the Head of Development Operations, the Director of Development, and colleagues in all Development teams to increase participation and donor engagement by alumni, students and their parents and other members of the wider St Andrews community.

The right candidate will be educated to degree standard with experience of managing an annual giving or related Development programme. The role holder will possess excellent data management skills, be well organised and have the ability to deliver on complex projects co-ordinated across a range of stakeholder groups. They will be a creative and strategic thinker and possess excellent communication skills with the ability to work proactively, both internally and with our alumni and friends across the world.

Above all, the post-holder must be passionate about the role that philanthropy plays in supporting higher education for the benefit of society as a whole.