Trusts and Foundations Manager

£37345.00 - £43267.00 per annum
26 Jul 2019
23 Aug 2019
Verity Slade
Job Discipline
Business Development
Experience Level
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
A leading University in London is looking for a Trusts and Foundations Manager to join the
Development team within the Marketing & External Relations function, supports Our Vision & Strategy 2026 by delivering philanthropic income and other forms of financial and non-financial support from alumni, friends, companies, livery companies, trusts and foundations and other grant making bodies and institutions. The team raises money for University wide and strategically important initiatives that cover student support, world class research and development of the University's facilities.

This is achieved by developing and strengthening relationships with strategically important prospects and identifying shared areas of interest and activities to enable a lifelong relationship to develop and flourish. The team also works closely with Schools and other Professional Service teams to support career development opportunities, mentoring and enhancing the student experience, all of which support the University's Vision.

Main Duties:
The Trusts and Foundations unit has an annual fundraising target of just over £200K of new business, which contributes to the overall team target of £4 million. The post holder reports to the Head of Fundraising and has line management responsibility for a Trust Officer (Grade 5). The role supports the Head of Fundraising, her direct report and other Development team members and academic and professional services' colleagues in leading relationships through the full fundraising cycle of identification, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and recognition activities.

The post holder's tasks have a heavy focus on managing cultivation of new donors and oversight of stewardship activities for those who are already known to the University, as well as leading on internal relationship building with academic colleagues. The post holder will be required to:

Lead on the establishment, development and management of a programme of fundraising from trusts, foundations and livery companies that benefits all Schools of the University
o Deliver philanthropic income to the University to an agreed level;
o Develop a programme that will deliver significant philanthropic income to the University through a coordinated approach to trust and foundations and livery companies;
o Manage a portfolio of existing high net worth trust and livery company relationships with a view to securing further philanthropic and other support for the University;
o Manage a personal portfolio of key high net worth trust and foundation relationships where a propensity to support the University in terms of financial and other support has been identified;
o Develop cultivation activities to help secure philanthropic support from sources for which the job holder is responsible;
o Engage with key academic colleagues to seek their support for cultivation activities involving trusts and foundations, designed to support the project on which they are the academic lead.
* Support the identification and development of potential fundraising initiatives that are strategically important to the University
o Prepare compelling cases for support for initiatives identified as fundraising priorities and important to the University and its Schools;
o Test these cases with academic colleagues to ensure a thorough understanding of each project;
o Where appropriate test cases with external parties;
o Provide written and other forms of communication to share progress with donors, prospects and internal constituents.
* Be responsible for the provision of management information
o Deliver monthly or at a pre-agreed time, accurate and timely management information to illustrate progress on own portfolio and that of the Trusts and Foundations Officer;
o Maintain a record of all moves-management processes on Raisers Edge; the preferred fundraising database and extract reports to detail progress of all trusts and foundation cultivation activities.
* Work with academic colleagues to provide an outstanding support for the University's Schools
o Support the Head of Fundraising in establishing, developing and delivering an outstanding support service to Deans of Schools and Head of Departments;
o Attend meetings with key representatives from Schools to identify better ways of working and how the Development team might support the Schools in ways other than fundraising.
* Be an effective member of the Development team
o Work collaboratively with Development colleagues to help deliver an outstanding service to those the team serves;
o Provide support to the Head of Fundraising and where requested deputise for that post;
o Be an outstanding Ambassador for the University at all external functions.

If this role is of interest, please do apply ASAP with an up to date word version of your CV highlighting all your relevant experience.

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