Development Assistant

  • Location:

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Sector:

    Office Services

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £11.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Nikita Smyth

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:

    11/11/2019 16:37:39

Search Consultancy have an excellent temporary role within the Higher Education Sector.

You will be responsible for providing administrative support to the UK Development team (major gifts) in the delivery of fundraising across the team, helping to maximise fundraising and engagement opportunities with individuals and organisations.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the UK Development team by being the first point of contact for both internal and external enquiries to assist in the fundraising process and ensure the smooth running of the team.
  • Support UK Development Staff in the implementation of a programme of effective prospecting and stewardship of donors to ensure the University's obligations to them are fully met. This will include communicating with donors, writing gift acknowledgement letters, assisting the donor recognition and stewardship arrangements are in place and assist in providing donors with updates on progress with specific areas of research.
  • Update major gift webpages via the Universities web and email platforms
  • Use Raiser's Edge to maintain accurate records and manage data relating to prospects, donors and their gifts, ensuring that all information is up-to-date and correct.
  • Assist in the process of identifying and managing segments of the alumni / donor database as required.
  • Provide administrative support to the UK Development team, to assist in the fundraising process and prospect and donor coordination. Duties will include providing support in event planning and supporting all methods of communication with donors and prospects.
  • Assist in the scheduling of appointments with donors or prospective donors for members of the UK Development team and in arranging travel where necessary. This will involve dealing with influential people external to the University involved in the Campaign, including volunteers, and prospective and existing donors.
    Work with colleagues in DAO to support the preparation of budgets and income and expenditure reconciliation.
  • Keep filing and other administrative procedures for the team members up-to-date, including photocopying, smaller scale internal mailings and producing event material such as signage and badges.
    Support DAO meetings, as required, through agenda setting and minute taking.
  • Act, when appropriate, in the place of team members when they are absent or unavailable by responding to queries in a timely and efficient manner to maintain the smooth running of the operations.
    In line with other administrative roles within the ER Directorate, be prepared to take on other priority tasks, over and above those set out above, as required.

Skills and Experience required:

  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing
  • Excellent IT skills, including experience of working with complex spreadsheets and databases. High levels of numeracy.
  • Confident self-starter with ability to manage projects to tight deadlines, with minimum supervision whilst also working effectively as part of a team
  • Diplomatic and tactful when dealing with internal and external stakeholders and a strong commitment to customer service
  • Effective planning, organising and prioritising skills to schedule work weeks ahead and respond to changing pressures and requirements
  • Demonstrable creative, resilient and positive approach to both decision-making and problem-solving
  • Excellent time management and organisational abilities with demonstrable high level of administrative skill and exceptional attention to detail
  • Experience of planning or scheduling larger meetings and/or event management experience
  • Experience of working in a PA or administrative role.

Apply now or call the Glasgow office to speak to Megan or Nikita.

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