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Donor Relations Officer

Closing date
24 Jun 2022

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Marketing & PR
Contract Type
Full Time
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Department: Advancement Division

Salary: £39,309 to £48,226 per annum

Location: South Kensington Campus

Contract Type: Full time and open ended

Job Summary

Are you a donor relations professional looking for a diverse and challenging role? Do you have excellent writing skills, a keen attention to detail and a customer-oriented approach to your work? Are you experienced at working under pressure, often to tight deadlines, producing high quality work?

Imperial College London is seeking an experienced Donor Relations Officer to help drive forward its major and principal gift level donor relations programme, ensuring it supports College and Divisional strategic goals. The Donor Relations Officer will plan and deliver stewardship activities, including acknowledgement, recognition, and impact reporting, to provide an exceptional donor experience, encourage increased levels of giving and maximise donor retention.

About us

Imperial College London is a science-based university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Consistently rated amongst the worlds best universities, Imperial is committed to developing the next generation of researchers, scientists and academics through collaboration across disciplines.

The Supporter Engagement Team within Imperial's Advancement Division comprises three strands of work; Development Events, Development Communications and Donor Relations. Working closely with the Donor Relations Manager, fundraisers and gift beneficiaries, the post- holder will deliver a programme of engaging stewardship activities that enhances Imperial's relationships with our major and principal gift level donors.

Duties and responsibilities

As Donor Relations Officer you will:
  • Work with the Donor Relations Manager to design and deliver an overarching donor relations strategy in support of the College's fundraising strategy and future fundraising campaigns.
  • Collaborate with fundraising colleagues to plan and implement bespoke donor relations plans for major and principal gift donors.
  • Commission and write/format stewardship reports (both printed and digital) for an array of donor funded projects.
  • Engage with internal partners, including academic staff, as active participants in creating meaningful engagement opportunities for our donors. Manage projects from conception through to evaluation to enhance the donor relations programme.

Essential requirements

You must have excellent writing skills, a keen attention to detail, and well developed organisation and time management skills. You should be educated to degree level in a relevant subject. You will have a track record of building positive high-level relationships and possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
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