Development and Engagement Manager
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast Northern Ireland
2d ago

Job description Queen's University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland with over 24,000 students, 4,200 staff and an annual turnover of some GBP 300m.

We offer generous terms and conditions of employment underpinned by excellent benefits including attractive well-being, family friendly and other lifestyle benefits.

Our five core values - Integrity, Connected, Ambition, Respect, Excellence - are shared by our staff and students, representing the expectations we have for ourselves and each other, guiding our day-

to-day decisions and the way we behave as individuals in an international organisation. The success candidate will generate sponsorship, identify and manage fundraising opportunities and philanthropic gifts and optimise income from corporate partners to support projects and to increase Alumni engagement.

The post is based in Queen's Sport but the post holder will, in conjunction with colleagues in DARO, co-ordinate and drive Sponsorship, Fundraising and Alumni activity across other Units within Student Plus in order to support the development of exceptional student services.Main duties to include :

  • Devise and implement a fundraising plan to maximise the assets within Queen's Sport (QS) to deliver tangible benefits for students, staff and alumni of Queen's University and achieve annual income targets.
  • Identify and research potential funding sources for priority projects and cultivate and solicit corporate and individual philanthropic and sponsorship prospects.
  • Undertake and manage all correspondence with prospects including writing tailored cases for support and sponsorship proposals for a variety of initiatives and develop supporting materials for projects as appropriate in liaison with the Sports Team.
  • Prepare gift agreements and sponsorship contracts as required.

  • Working closely with colleagues in DARO, Student Plus and other areas across the University, deliver excellent donor stewardship and corporate account management to increase income and sustain support.
  • The successful candidate must have :

  • A degree or eqivalent qualification
  • A minimum of 3 years' relevant experience in a fundraising environment in the Higher Education or charity sectors or a proven track record of income generation in a Marketing or Sales environment.
  • Experience of good stewardship / key account management practices.
  • Demonstrable track record of meeting financial targets.
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