Development Executive – closing date 18 June

St Catherine’s College seeks to appoint a new Development Executive ahead of the development and launch of a major new capital campaign. The Development Executive will be a key member of the St Catherine’s College Development Team, working hand in glove with the Development Director and Deputy Director in particular, to advance our major gifts programme.

This post is full time, for a three year fixed term in the first instance.

The salary is in the range £36,024 – £44,263 (Equivalent to Oxford University Grade 7.1 – 7.8, National Spinal Point 29-36).

The post holder will be personally responsible for:

  • identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major donors and prospects with the capacity and propensity to make significant (£25,000 – £500k+) financial contributions to College;
  • identifying the next generation of major donors, building relationships, securing five, six and, in time, seven figure gifts, and driving up philanthropic income in the medium and longer term;
  • focusing on individuals, foundations, and, in some cases where relevant, corporations, with the potential to make transformative gifts.

This role has arisen at a pivotal time for St Catherine’s College; as we prepare for a major campaign for an ambitious estates project. Working with the Director and Deputy Director, this new role will be vital in developing, launching and closing out this landmark campaign and ensuring that the College capitalises on the momentum created to launch into its next philanthropic phase.

The successful candidate will have a track record of having asked for, negotiated, and secured major gifts, alongside proven success in developing and maintaining effective donor relationships. As a senior member of the Development Team, it is an excellent opportunity for a proven development professional looking to broaden their fundraising experience, as well as taking that next step towards leadership.

More details can be found in the Further Particulars

To apply
Please submit to a cover letter, your CV and a concise but detailed statement that clearly addresses how your experience, skills and qualifications match the varied responsibilities of this post and the requirements as set out in the person specification. Please also complete an application form and recruitment monitoring form.

The closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on Tuesday 18 June 2024.