Job: Development Officer

Grade 6: £29,176–£34,804 (with a discretionary range to £38,017) per annum

Would you like to join a dynamic team to help raise funds to help the Blavatnik School achieve its mission of making government better? Are you an effective communicator and efficient organiser with excellent attention to detail?

The Blavatnik School of Government is seeking a collaborative and pro-active individual to play a key role in the next phase of our growth. This is a varied and dynamic role providing vital support to the Director of Development and the Development team at the School.

The Development Officer will play a pivotal role in supporting the work of the team. You will be responsible for maintaining and coordinating key milestones of the team’s complex work plan, which includes monitoring long-term fundraising goals, planning for key events, and supporting specific country or region strategies. You will also work with the team to develop specific donor strategies, to commission prospect research and to ensure effective stewardship practices. In addition, you will be involved in setting and maintaining the systems and procedures for managing data and gift processes within the team, and will have primary responsibility for the Development team’s input into the School’s standalone contact database and for entering information into the University’s fundraising database (DARS).

A successful candidate should possess strong skills in writing, grammar and editing, along with a high level of professionalism and self-motivation. With a keen eye for detail and a flexible can-do approach, you will have first-rate organisational, IT and interpersonal skills along with an excellent telephone manner. A good general level of education, including a degree or equivalent, and experience of providing a high level of administrative support to senior colleagues are also essential.

If you are excited by our mission and seeking a role where you can make a positive difference to the world, this is the post for you.

Further information for this position (including details about how to apply) is included in the further particulars.

We anticipate holding a selection process for the role on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 December. If you would be unavailable on those dates, please make this clear in your application. The process will involve an exercise, a panel interview and the opportunity to meet with some staff at the School. Subject to that process, a preferred candidate may be invited for further meetings with School staff prior to an offer being made.

The closing date for applications is midday (UK time) on Monday 7 December 2020.

To apply, please visit the University of Oxford website.