Alumni and Donor Relations Manager

Closing date
16 Aug 2021

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Robinson College is seeking to appoint an Alumni & Donor Relations Manager to help take the College successfully to its 50th anniversary and beyond.

Alumni and Donor Relations Manager

Salary up to £40,000 per annum dependent on experience

About Robinson College

Founded by an entrepreneur philanthropist who never went to university, Robinson began life as a start-up college. Now approaching its first half-century, Robinson has reached a tipping point, as its alumni and supporter community grows in size and maturity and the College is financially secure. As it looks forward to welcoming its third Head of House, Sir Richard Heaton, in October 2021, Robinson is making plans for a dynamic future that will include a major capital campaign - the support of our alumni and donors will be crucial to our success.

About the role

The role of Alumni & Donor Relations Manager will provide an opportunity to contribute to that success by shaping a bold and innovative alumni and donor relations programme, building on the work of previous years to generate strong support from our alumni community and deepen our relationships with our donors. Reporting to the Development Director, the post holder will devise and implement a programme that will foster lifelong mutually beneficial relationships resulting in volunteer engagement, goodwill, and philanthropic support from Robinson's alumni and other stakeholders, providing innovative and enjoyable ways for these groups to engage with Robinson and with each other. The focus of this activity will initially be in the UK but will include an international focus in areas such as Hong Kong where Robinson has a critical mass of alumni.

The post holder will also be responsible for contributing to the strategic development and implementation of the College's donor stewardship programme, delivering outstanding donor experience through tailored stewardship, communications and events, ensuring that donors feel valued and continue to support the College. As a key part of this role, the post holder will oversee the Development Office's alumni and supporter communications programme in all formats. You will work closely with the Development Office team to develop and deliver events for alumni and supporters across the year, and with academics and current students alike to translate complex research and experience-led stories into engaging and accessible content available to use for events, reports and alumni and donor communications. The post holder will also lead the Development Office's contribution to the College's 50th anniversary celebrations in 2027.

About you

We are looking for an outstanding communicator with experience of building and developing relationships through compelling communications, exceptional events and other engagement opportunities. This role would suit candidates with relevant experience of working in a communications, engagement or fundraising environment or for a large membership organisation. Applications are welcomed from experienced events managers or communications professionals seeking a move towards fundraising, or mid-career fundraisers wishing to focus on stewardship.

Although the role will primarily be based on-site in Cambridge, Robinson welcomes applications from those interested in hybrid working, where a proportion of the week is worked remotely.

Benefits include:
  • 33 days annual leave per annum, including Bank Holidays
  • Free lunch when on-site
  • Contributory pension scheme

Closing date for applications: 21st July at 9am

Interviews: w/c 9th August

If you would like to find out more about this position, please click the 'Visit Website' button. You will be directed to our website where you can complete the online application process.

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