Major Gifts Co-ordinator

12 May 2017
10 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Major Gifts Co-ordinator
Salary: £24,595 per annum
Fixed Term Contract: 9 months
Full time

Role Summary

Based in one of Central London's most iconic buildings, the our client is one of the world's leading museums, attracting over 5 million visitors each year, as well as being an internationally renowned science research institution. The Museum's purpose is to challenge the way people think about the natural world - its past, present and future. The Major Gifts team has recently undergone significant expansion and embarked on a number of new, ambitious and compelling fundraising campaigns. We are transforming into a Museum fit for the challenges of the 21st Century.

This is an exciting role for an ambitious fundraiser early in their career. You will provide support to the Head of Philanthropy and be at the heart of the Major Gifts team, with the opportunity to support team planning during a period of rapid growth. You will provide accurate and timely administrative support to the Head of Philanthropy, managing their diary and correspondence. You will also co-ordinate team meetings and team reporting as required.

You will be managed by the Individual Giving Manager, working closely with the Individual Giving team to supporting their fundraising activities as required. In addition, you will be given responsibility for ad hoc cross-team projects.

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain an insight into Major Donor fundraising at a world-renowned institution at an exciting moment of change.

3. Role Competences (requirements)

1.Degree or equivalent experience
2.Experience of fundraising and knowledge of Major Donor best practice
3.Track record of delivering on multiple projects simultaneously
4.Ability to work well under pressure, prioritise and respond to deadlines in an office environment
5.Experience of copy writing demonstrating creativity and the ability to communicate complex ideas
6.Diplomacy and the ability to maintain confidentiality
7.Flexible and positive attitude, ability to think creatively about challenges
8.Able to contribute proactively and positively, while working under own initiative as needed
9.Excellent attention to detail
11.An interest in the Natural Sciences and/or the Museum sector
12.Proficiency in full suite of Microsoft Office Programmes and experience of working with databases

13.Experience of Diary Management

Main tasks and responsibilities (job description)

1.Work closely with the Head of Philanthropy, providing support through diary and correspondence management and other associated tasks as required
2.Provide administrative support to the wider Major Gifts team by coordinating team meetings, preparing weekly updates and reports as appropriate
3.Support the Individual Giving team in the production of reports, liaising with colleagues across the Museum and co-ordinating mailings as required
4.Assist in updating the department database (Raiser's Edge) for the Individual Giving team
5.Assist with the coordination of materials, proof-reading when required
6.Ad-hoc cross-team projects as directed
7.Develop effective working relationships with other teams in Development and across the Museum
8.Be an active member of the Development department, positively contributing ideas and observations
9.Attend and support Development and Museum events as necessary, and act as an ambassador for the Development Group and for the Museum at all times

Adecco is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.