Director of Development and Alumni Relations

Ref: 4175

Perrett Laver


Role Managed by:

Harriet Howlett

Research Associate

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Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 15/07/2019

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The European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) Berlin is a modern and innovative international business school. Established in 2002 by a consortium of 25 world-leading German businesses and institutions, ESMT exists to develop entrepreneurial leaders who think globally and act responsibly. ESMT offers programmes for PhDs, EMBAs, MBAs, Master in Management students, executive education and bespoke learning programmes emphasising leadership, innovation and analytics. ESMT is one of only three business schools in Germany to hold the accreditation “Triple Crown”; accreditation AACSB, AMBA, and EQUIS.

Based in the heart of Berlin, with a satellite office in Shanghai, ESMT creates an atmosphere of interdisciplinarity and open debate, bringing together discourse, research and expertise in politics and businesses to develop the business leaders of tomorrow.

ESMT Berlin is now seeking a new Director of Development and Alumni Relations to implement a step change in fundraising and alumni engagement. Reporting to the President and working closely with the governing and advisory Boards and an existing community of corporate partners, the Director of Development and Alumni Relations will have responsibility for philanthropic and corporate sponsorship income generation, partnerships, alumni engagement and events. Leading a small team, the Director will work to professionalise the fundraising function at ESMT and build the case for support, both internally and externally. The Director of Development and Alumni Relations will be responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership of the School’s development activities and will be expected to deliver on a strategy to significantly enhance ESMT’s engagement with supporters, donors and partners and increase philanthropic income.

Applicants will be passionate about ESMT’s mission and will bring a successful track record of building effective, long-term, high-value philanthropic relationships together with evident major gift fundraising and leadership experience. Applicants will have experience of developing and implementing an integrated and diverse fundraising strategy, including the setting of strategic objectives and targets. Applicants will have proven successful experience of creative fundraising from a variety of sources and demonstrable experience within key international fundraising markets. English is the business language of ESMT; German language skills is desirable but not required.

An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver who will support ESMT in identifying the widest possible field of qualified candidates and assist in their assessment against the requirements for the role.

To apply, or to download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role, please visit quoting reference 4175. The closing date for applications is 15th July 2018.

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