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Founded by Royal Charter in 1967, the University of Stirling was the first new university in Scotland for more than 400 years.

Director of Development and Alumni Relations
Director of Development and Alumni Relations
Stirling Scotland UK
Grade 10 role with a salary range that starts at £75,840pa.
Closing 24 May 2024

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Since their beginnings, the University has embraced its role as an innovative, intellectual and cultural institution with a pioneering spirit and a passion for excellence.

Based in the historic and geographical heart of Scotland, the University of Stirling’s beautiful and accessible 330-acre campus is home to over 20,000 students and staff, representing over 140 nationalities.

This is an exciting time to join the University as they will soon launch a new Strategic Plan that builds on their significant achievements to date and sets out a shared vision to 2030.

The University of Stirling’s focus is on making an impact on people’s lives and being a force for good, and its Development  and Alumni Relations team will create and deliver engaging and memorable opportunities for alumni, friends and donors to galvanise their community and secure philanthropic support.  To achieve this, we are seeking a new Director of Development and Alumni Relations who will design and drive a new and ambitious strategy for fundraising and alumni engagement, with active support from the Principal and Vice-Chancellor, and the senior leadership team across the University.

You will bring the professional expertise, credibility and personal qualities necessary to provide exceptional leadership for the Development and Alumni Relations team, and collaborate with academic and professional services colleagues, alumni, donors and key stakeholders to make the University’s strategic intent a reality.  Your philanthropy experience, including designing successful cultivation and engagement strategies, and a significant track record of securing gifts, will help you to swiftly establish credibility across the University.  There is scope to review and adapt their current operations and programme of activity, and we are looking for someone excited by the opportunity to innovate and develop a fresh approach.  To succeed in this role, you will be an inspirational, inclusive, and collaborative leader with experience of leading and motivating teams, with a can-do attitude and flexible approach to achieving outstanding results.

If you are ready to take on a key senior leadership role and make a major contribution to the continuing success of the University, please get in touch.   This is a Grade 10 role with a salary range that starts at £75,840pa. The offer will be made commensurate with experience.

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How to apply
Applications should consist of a curriculum vitae detailing your relevant qualifications and experience, employment history and achievements.  CVs should be accompanied by a covering letter (maximum of 2 pages) describing briefly how you feel you meet the criteria outlined in the Information for Candidates pack, your achievements, why the appointment is of interest and what you’d like to achieve in the role.

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Sonja Dunphy
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+44 (0)20 3617 9240

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