Head of Alumni and Supporter Engagement (Maternity Cover) - AD1507SB
Vacancy Description
Development, Salary: £49,772 - £55,998 per annum, Start: As soon as possible, Fixed term for 12 months (maternity cover)
The remit of the Development Office is to develop and strengthen the University's position at the forefront of teaching, learning and research by inspiring active participation, investment and loyalty to St Andrews.   We do this through fundraising for key University priorities and developing mutually beneficial relations with our 50,000 alumni, friends and benefactors worldwide.

The University is working toward completion of its 600th Anniversary fundraising campaign, which has provided a focus for a range of fundraising projects and high profile events and activities designed to engage and cultivate the alumni and supporter audience. 

The Head of Alumni and Supporter Engagement will provide leadership in the planning and delivery of all annual and one-off events in support of the University’s philanthropic ambitions through the anniversary Campaign and beyond. Through an inspiring events and publications programme this role will be responsible for seeking ways to inform, interest and engage alumni and the extended alumni community (which includes staff, students and parents), donors, prospective donors, volunteer and the wider community upon whose loyalty and support the University relies heavily. 

In addition the Head of Alumni and Supporter Engagement will have responsibility for management of the core Stewardship function within Development, identifying and developing donor cultivation and stewardship opportunities at key University events, including Graduation; through targeted communications and development of new donor stewardship strategies.  Through management of the Alumni Relations team, the Head of Alumni and Supporter Engagement will additionally be responsible for the leadership of the Alumni Relations programme, building on current strategies to ensure the continuing engagement of all alumni through targeted communications, events and related activities.

The Head of Alumni and Supporter Engagement will be expected to exercise a high level of creativity, resourcefulness and decision-making with the objective of securing significant impact on the overall University reputation and Development success.

The right candidate will be educated to degree standard, have substantial experience in an events management role with strong publications (both in hard copy and online) experience as well as strong project management and communications experience. Excellent people and budget management experience are vital as is an understanding of the importance of philanthropy to the advancement of higher education.

This post is fixed term for 12 months to cover maternity leave.

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter;  http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/

Interview Date:  3 May 2017

Please quote ref:  AD1507SB 

Closing Date:  17 April 2017  

Further Particulars: 
AD1507SB FPs.pdf

Salary: £49,772 - £55,998 per annum
Start: As soon as possible
Fixed term for 12 months (maternity cover)