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Director of Development & Alumni

Location. London, UK

Salary. Excellent salary & benefits

Closing Date. Wednesday 26th June

Birkbeck is a world-class research and teaching institution, a vibrant centre of academic excellence and London’s only specialist provider of flexible higher education.  Founded in 1823 through philanthropy, Dr George Birkbeck created the London Mechanics’ Institute, now Birkbeck, with a mission to make higher education accessible to all, regardless of background, age or ethnicity.  Our 14,000 students access a wide range of programmes to suit every entry level, gaining University of London qualifications.  Without Birkbeck, many of them simply wouldn’t have access to academic study.

Our Development & Alumni team raises funds and support for the College’s key strategic priorities of estate development, student recruitment, and student retention and employability.  With a clearly defined case for support and comprehensive backing of the College Leadership, we are ready to embark on the next stage of our evolution.  2023 will mark our 200th anniversary and, ahead of this milestone, we are seeking a new Director of Development & Alumni who will shape the positioning of Birkbeck’s inaugural fundraising campaign and play a key role in achieving ambitious fundraising targets.

As an outstanding leader with a proven track record of developing and implementing fundraising and alumni relations strategies, your confidence in your ability to operate at this strategic level will be underpinned by your demonstrable experience of securing philanthropic support at the six-figure level or more.  You are an inspirational, inclusive and collaborative leader with experience of motivating high-performing teams, and have an innovative and flexible approach to achieving outstanding results.  Your credibility, pragmatism and ability to show good judgement, will inspire those around you and enable you to take the team and programme to the next level.

If you believe you have the skills, aptitude and commitment to lead Birkbeck’s ambitious and creative team, we would like to hear from you. 




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