The University of Oxford and its colleges are seeking development professionals across a broad range of roles, each requiring different skills and experience. From fundraising to communications, event management and donor stewardship to finance, data and administrative support, career opportunities at Oxford are varied.

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Available jobs


Development Assistant - Brasenose College 

The Brasenose College Alumni Relations and Development Office is looking for a highly versatile and motivated team player to join us and fill the key administrative role of Development Assistant. The Alumni Relations and Development Office was established to promote good relationships between the College and its alumni and raise funds in support of the College’s educational and research objectives. This role encompasses a range of administrative tasks, including: maintaining database records, running reports, helping with the planning and execution of events, drafting correspondence and acting as the first point of contact with our alumni.

The appointment, on a full time continuing contract, is equivalent to the University Grade 4 scale (£21,220 to £24,565 pa), depending on previous related experience. To apply, please download the application form and further particulars here  or email
The closing date for applications is Thursday 2 February 2017 at 9.00am.Interviews will take place on Thursday 9 February 2017.
Any enquiries relating to these job details should be directed in the first instance to Tina Hill, Deputy Director, at or on 01865 287278.

Development Officer - Mansfield College

12 months, fixed term, FTE, Maternity cover post
Grade 6 £27,629 - £32,958pa

Are you passionate about development and alumni relations?  Mansfield College seeks to appoint a full time Development Officer for a 12 month maternity cover in the College’s Development & Alumni Relations Office to support with our fundraising programme and alumni engagement.

The Development Office is responsible for all development activity including fundraising, events and alumni relations with associated support activity.  The College’s alumni relations activities involve keeping in regular contact with its alumni and friends via a variety of media and events. The successful candidate will have proven organisational and administrative abilities with experience of fundraising and securing donations.  You will also have experience of a fundraising database (preferably DARS) and Windows and Microsoft applications along with having a friendly, confident and enthusiastic approach.

For further details please visit our website. Apply by sending a CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the post to Helen Jones  The closing date is Monday 23rd January at 12.00 noon.

Senior Development Executive - Saïd Business School

Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford
Grade 8: £39,324 - £46,924 with discretionary range to £51,260 p.a.

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional and experienced individual to join our Development team as Senior Development Executive.
This is an exciting chance to join one of the world’s leading business schools and an outstanding opportunity for a motivated, strategic professional with a proven track record in fundraising. Having recently appointed a new Director of Development and Alumni Relations, the School now enters a new phase in its development and seeks to make a step-change in its fundraising in line with its ambitious aims and objectives. Priorities include funding for support for scholarships, fundraising for additional academic posts and to support a world class faculty. Beyond traditional funding needs, however, Oxford Saïd has plans to establish an entrepreneurship centre serving the 22,000 students of the entire University which will reinforce its strategy of ‘embeddedness’.
You will be responsible for developing, implementing and leading on plans to generate major gift support, typically in the range of six and seven figures over time. You will be able to understand academically complex projects and explain and promote them to potential, non-specialist donors. This will involve developing case statements, outreach plans and proposal writing. This will be undertaken in close collaboration with the Director of Development and Alumni Relations, the Dean of Oxford Saïd, Academics, and senior fundraising personnel in the collegiate University, both in Oxford and overseas (including the offices located in New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo).
To be successful in this role you will be educated to degree level or equivalent, and will have well-developed listening and communication skills and the credibility and confidence to influence at the highest level. You will be experienced in the identification and cultivation of prospects and adept at developing key philanthropic relationships and generating gifts of a significant nature. You should be able to plan strategically, monitor budgets and reconcile data, and to act independently and decisively when the situation demands it.
Whilst the role is a Grade 8 position, we would be willing to consider candidates with potential but less experience who are seeking a development opportunity, for which an initial appointment would be at Grade 7 (£31,076 - £38,183 p.a.) with the responsibilities and salary adjusted accordingly.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 16 January 2017.

To apply and for further details please visit the University website.


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