000149 - Polly Symondson Recruitment
Polly Symondson Recruitment, PSR, Specialist Regional Recruitment for the Charity Sector, Cheltenham, UK
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Job Number: 000149

Job Title: Development & Alumni Relations Manager
Charity: Harper Adams University
Salary Range: £35k- £37k, per annum.
Type: Full time
Location: The University has an agile working policy, offering agile working arrangements with a split between on-campus and home working. There is a requirement to be on campus for a minimum of 2 days per week.
Closing date: 22nd April

Harper Adams is a friendly, talented community of more than 600 employees, and 5000 students. We are the UK’s premier educational institution serving the agri-food, animal wellbeing and connected industries, recognised as a world-leading specialist provider. Our cutting edge work contributes to planetary health, animal health and wellbeing, and ultimately how this contributes to human health, sustainability and the future of the planet.

We are passionate about what we do and are committed to making a difference.

The Role

Working as part of a team of 4 the Development and Alumni Relations Manager reports directly to the Director of Development and Alumni Relations (DDAR). In addition to working with the alumni community you would also be part of the Development Trust team.

The Development Trust, which comprises of a group of Trustees and Patrons, has two current fundraising objectives:

To raise funds for the completion of a funding package for the construction of new buildings on the University campus. The University, in partnership with the Development Trust, is in the planning stages of a new major philanthropic campaign, ’20 by 30 Together We Will Make The Difference’ to generate a co-contribution of £20m towards the fulfilment of the 2030 strategic goals.

To raise funds to create a long-term source of finance to provide scholarships for future students of the University. The Trust currently manages scholarships to the value of around £550,000 per annum.

The main duties of the role include:

Design and deliver an alumni engagement and stewardship programme to support the alumni and supporter engagement strategy.

Working with the DDAR and the alumni community to create and maintain an engaging Alumni network and platform, presenting opportunities for alumni to connect with each other and the University.

Effectively and proactively supporting the delivery of annual income, creating cases for support and a variety of fundraising products.

Supporting the delivery of the trust and foundations income and partnership strategy in accordance with the University’s vision and strategic goals.

Leading on the research to build a trusts and foundations portfolio and to manage this effectively.

Writing high-quality funding applications, and working with the DDAR across all stages of cultivation.

Aiming to secure unrestricted funding, and contributing to increasing the impact and visibility of philanthropy by establishing a culture of philanthropy.

Ensuring appropriate stewardship of current donors and liaising with external stakeholders.

Leading the effective delivery of Alumni events, and support activities of the wider DAR Team as required (which may include working flexibly)

Working with creative design and brand teams to produce high-quality invitations, brochures, presentations and videos.

Working with colleagues in the comms team to deliver the Alumni e-newsletter and contribute to the content.

Managing the alumni email account and analysing database records on the University’s central alumni database, presenting reports to the DDAR, adhering to Data Protection Legislation.

Supporting University-wide philanthropic campaigns and events. Deputising for the DDAR as required, including representation at events.

All other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the post and the salary range of the grade.

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