Advancement & Engagement Manager (Development & Fundraising)
Title: Advancement & Engagement Manager
Location: Flexible / Remote working, with preference for priority geographies for engagement (Boston, New York, Washington, DC, and San Francisco)
Status: Direct Hire
Salary: 65K-75K DOE
Seeking a creative, dynamic, compelling and sharp professional with a background in fundraising.
The Advancement and Engagement Manager will serve as an advancement officer for the Trust within the Unites States. In this role, the incumbent will participate in a team responsible for building increased engagement of alumni and friends as we launch the 125th Anniversary Campaign. The individual will also contribute to the annual fundraising goals.
· Manages a portfolio of US-based donors and prospects at the annual fund and major gift level. Engages in donor discovery outreach to build the US portfolio of donors.
· Cultivates, solicits and stewards annual and major donors to help generate the global goals of £1m annually to the Fund and £20m annually for Scholarship expansion, programming, capital needs, and endowment.
· Engages with the 2500+ US-based Alumni & Friends community. Creates virtual and in person opportunities for alumni to engage more fully with each other
· Implements and delivers alumni and stakeholder events and activities across the US, working closely with local volunteers and Rhodes House colleagues, as appropriate.
· Supports the Head of Advancement & Engagement, North America, in managing overall fundraising and alumni engagement activity.
Role requirements and criteria:
- Significant fundraising experience (ideally 3 years’ or more) with increasing responsibility in cultivating and soliciting annual and major gifts.
- Experience in developing relationships across the donor lifecycle from cultivation through solicitation and stewardship.
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills, with a proven ability to communicate across a broad range of audiences.
- Experience in development and execution of high-impact events (both donor and programme oriented).
- Knowledge of current fundraising methods, best practices, and fundraising tools/technology (Salesforce a plus).
- Discretion and attention to regulatory environment (e.g. GDPR and privacy laws).
- A bachelor's degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.
- Deep commitment to the values and mission
- Ability to work as a team player with staff, volunteers and donors.
- Demonstrated ability to work on both strategy and delivery and a willingness to move rapidly between the two.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Energetic, goal oriented, and self-motivated; strong interpersonal skills and outgoing; able to work independently.
- Ability to operate remotely, with regular travel across the United States, and available to travel to Oxford quarterly (when this becomes possible).
Flexible / Remote working, with preference for priority geographies for engagement (Boston, New York, Washington, DC, and San Francisco)
An equal opportunity employer. We warmly welcome applications from talented people of diverse backgrounds and appoint without regard to age, disability, gender, gender identity, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, parental status, marital or civil partner status, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality, religion or belief.
To apply, please send your resume (no longer than three pages) and cover letter (no longer than two pages). to Lheiren Dunn at Palmer Staffing - LDunn@palmer-staffing.com