St Catherine's College is seeking to appoint a new Director of Development to execute a development strategy, building on relationships within our community for the purposes of fundraising. This is a senior role - reflecting the importance of successful fundraising to the College's longer-term plans - with the post holder reporting directly to the Master of the College.
St Catherine's, founded as a College in 1962 but with origins going back 150 years to the old St Catherine's Society, is now one of the largest and most vibrant Colleges within the University of Oxford with over 500 Undergraduates, about 440 Graduates and 50 Visiting Students. It currently has more than 14,000 alumni, parents and friends working in all areas of life and has a reputation for excellence and innovation. An impressive programme of fundraising, communications, events and alumni relations activities is already in place, but there is more to be done and the Development Office team is of critical importance in promoting, supporting and influencing the College's future growth and progress.
The successful applicant will lead by example by securing major gifts for the College, facilitated through the management of the Development Office, making proactive contact with gift prospects, devising and attending appropriate events, overseeing the comprehensive management of the alumni database (Raiser's Edge) and regular communications with alumni via the website, email and other media.
Candidates should have a proven track record of operating successfully within the philanthropic and development environment at a level commensurate with the College's aspirations. They will have the skills and experience to lead on strategic development, and experience of leading and managing a team. They will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to engage at all levels, in formal and informal settings. They will have a flexible and enthusiastic approach to work and an ability to lead by example.
Further particulars and details of how to apply are available on the College's website.
The closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on Sunday 4 October 2020. Interviews are expected to be held early to mid-October.