Senior Associate Director, University Library

Closed: 22 June 2022
Fundraising Business Development General/Other Major Donor

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  • Salary £56,587 - £60,022 per annum
  • Location Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (Hybrid)
  • Job Type Permanent, Full-time
  • Sectors Education
  • Job Reference : 160053_UC

Could you be the new lead fundraiser for Cambridge University Libraries? This is a unique and exciting opportunity where you will work to deliver the University Libraries' significant fundraising potential.

Senior Associate Director, University Library  
Department: University of Cambridge Development and Alumni Relations
Location: Cambridge, hybrid working
Salary: £56,587 - £60,022 per annum
Reference: DH31333
Category: Academic-related

Cambridge has the privilege - and the responsibility - of being home to one of the world's greatest libraries. The University Library (UL) contains one of the greatest collections of books and manuscripts in the world. In the vanguard of new developments in scholarship, it sits at the heart of academic life at Cambridge, enabling and enhancing research, teaching and learning through its expertise, collections, facilities and services. As a resource of international importance, it supports scholarship on a global scale.

The Senior Associate Director will be responsible for generating significant philanthropic income for the University Library's key fundraising priorities. Major opportunities exist to develop the Library's collections, its many innovative and exciting projects, and to facilitate its evolution in the digital world. Support for Cambridge University Library today will have an enduring impact and will resonate far beyond the boundaries of academia.

Collaborative, strategic and innovative in approach, you will be responsible for managing a portfolio of existing, high-value donor relationships as well pro-actively building new networks and relationships that deliver value to the UL and its network of libraries and services. Key to success will be the ability to engage senior Library staff, academics and senior stakeholders internally and externally.

This is a unique chance to join one of the leading universities of the world and an outstanding opportunity for a motivated, entrepreneurial individual with a track record of success who is passionate about the work, impact and potential for collections, teaching and research.

This role is based in central Cambridge. We practise a hybrid working model and the successful candidate will be expected to be in the office for a minimum of 2 days a week with an expectation that the majority of their time will be spent embedded in the UL with the Library team.

Timetable for Appointment 
The closing date for this position is Monday 20th June 2022. 
First round interviews for this position are anticipated to take place week commencing 27th June 2022. 
Second round interviews for this position are anticipated to take place week commencing 4th and 11th July 2022.

Please quote reference DH30012 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


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