Development Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford: possible co-location at the Oxford Botanic Garden
Grade 8: £40,792 - £48,677 with a discretionary range to £53,174 p.a.
As a creative major gifts professional, this is an opportunity for you to join the Oxford Thinking Development campaign as principal fundraiser for the Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum (OBGA) and to play a major role in its transformation.
Oxford Botanic Garden, established in 1621 is the UK’s oldest botanic garden, and its historic location in the heart of the city of Oxford makes it a popular destination for visitors, as well as the venue for world-leading botanical research. These functions are enhanced by its satellite arboretum at Nuneham Courtenay. The OBGA has developed ambitious plans to support its continued excellence and leadership in research, education, conservation and public engagement, through the transformation of both its estate and programmes. As Senior Development Executive, your skills and experience will help secure the philanthropic support that will be vital to the realisation of this vision.
You will have proven experience of securing five and six figure donations, an understanding of the principles of successful major gift fundraising and an innovative approach to involving and engaging supporters. You will have excellent interpersonal, influencing and networking skills, be able to write compelling proposals, and to operate comfortably in a complex institution. A graduate or equivalent with an interest in science, education and horticulture, you have the ability to engage others in Oxford’s goals, and you are comfortable working independently and as part of a team.
You will be required to upload a letter of application as part of your online application.
Only applications received before 12.00 noon on 19 November 2018 can be considered. Interviews are currently scheduled to take place on 30 November 2018.
Closing date: 19 November 2018