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Development Associate (Fundraising and Communications)

Applications are invited for the full-time post of Development Associate at Gonville and Caius College, a college of the University of Cambridge.

It is the responsibility of the Development Office to build good relations and strong affiliations between the College and Caians worldwide for the overall good of the College and to maximize its long-term fundraising success. Direct fundraising is a major part of the Development Associate role, along with assisting with communications from the Development Office to alumni and other supporters. You will also be required to assist in the management of alumni information, ensuring all databases are accurate and up to date.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level. Some experience of working in an education environment and understanding of the issues facing higher education are desirable. Candidates should preferably have good fundraising experience, and good knowledge of MS Office. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential, along with good attention to detail. You must be able to create a good rapport with alumni, parents, students, staff etc. You will understand the needs, challenges and opportunities of a College, and be self-motivated and results driven, in order to achieve the College’s targets.

The salary for this post is in the range of £28,569-£30,305 per annum. The normal working week will be Monday-Friday, 9am-5:30pm. On one day each week, to be mutually agreed, the hours will be adjusted to enable you to make fundraising telephone calls up to 9pm or, on occasion, if appropriate, for an equivalent period on a Saturday. The College offers a pensions scheme into which the post holder would be automatically enrolled and 33 days annual holiday (including Public Holidays)

A letter of application should be sent to the Director of Development or emailed to by 9:00am on Monday 23 October 2017