Fundraising Officer

Job Description

Donors to the University of Sheffield do incredible things. From opening-up education to talented students no matter their background, to helping researchers make life-changing medical breakthroughs.

Could you inspire more people to give? If you’re highly organised and an engaging communicator, then you could be our next Fundraising Officer.
This fundraising role is in the Campaigns and Alumni Relations department (CAR). We’re responsible for raising money and building lifelong relationships with our graduates. Within CAR, our friendly Individual Giving team works to raise gifts of up to £25,000 by mail, phone, community fundraising and by building personal relationships. The Fundraising Officer will:

● Coordinate our community fundraising programme, supporting volunteers who fundraise for us and lead on the delivery of flagship challenge events such as ‘The Big Walk’.
● Support the team to deliver mass fundraising and donor impact communications using email, web, social media, video and mail.
● Manage our team of student fundraisers to deliver telephone fundraising appeals (~6 weeks per year).
This role would suit someone who is a strong communicator, able to inspire and motivate others to support the University of Sheffield. You’ll also be an effective project manager, able to juggle multiple tasks and think creatively to overcome problems and meet deadlines. Every day you’ll be speaking to donors and fundraisers, so you’ll thrive on delivering an exceptional supporter experience and making them feel valued.

We are one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. Your benefits will include:
● 38 days annual leave (including closure days and Bank Holidays), with the possibility to purchase up to ten additional days.
● Up to 5 days of paid time off to cover emergency caring responsibilities.
● A commitment to work life balance including, flexible working opportunities and hybrid working where possible.
● A highly competitive pension scheme.
● Discounts at participating shops and cinemas, and a cycle to work scheme.
● Personal development opportunities, with programmes, learning modules and mentoring schemes.
● A commitment to your wellbeing, with confidential emotional support, support for those going through the menopause, experiencing fertility treatment and having a baby, paid leave for IVF treatment and more.

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