Associate Dean, Advancement

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London Business School


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Role Managed by:

Xavier Thomason

Research Associate

t: +44 (0)207 340 7387


Primary Practice Group: Philanthropy, Engagement and Advocacy

Salary & Benefits: Competitive for the role

Closing Date: 11/06/2023

Formal Interview Date: First round interviews will take place on the 13th and 14th July. Final interviews will take place in early August.

This is a rare opportunity to take on an influential leadership role at one of the world’s top business schools, the hub of a global network of leaders in business.

London Business School’s academic strength and global outlook drives original and provocative business thinking. We challenge conventional wisdom, transform careers and empower our people to change the way the world does business. Our faculty work at the fore of global business research, spreading the reach and impact of our intellectual capital around the world. Business leaders, governments, professionals and the media look to us for the latest insights and theory. Our state-of-the-art facilities in the heart of cosmopolitan London and the vibrant financial centre of Dubai offer unrivalled opportunities for study, leisure and networking.

We seek to appoint a new Associate Dean, Advancement to lead our dynamic, professional team that develops strong and productive relationships within LBS and externally with a global community of donors, alumni, volunteers, supporters and partners. Working closely with our Dean, François Ortalo-Magné, and our Chief Engagement Officer, the successful candidate will bring experience of leading a significant global fundraising and engagement campaign as well as leading on transformative gifts and partnerships. We are also open to candidates with transferable skills in impact investment, wealth management or equivalent sectors.

The Associate Dean will be responsible for Forever Forward, our ambitious and transformational £200 million fundraising campaign, which will amplify our impact on the way the world does business and the way business impacts the world. The Campaign’s four funding priorities underpin our School strategy; doubling scholarships, increasing research funding, investing in our learning environment and enabling innovation.

In parallel with the Campaign, we have developed a Five-Year Plan to strengthen further our impact and fulfil our commitment to walk the learning journey for life with our community. The plan is underway, with good momentum and we are attracting some great talent excited by the opportunity to play a part in progressing the School. The Associate Dean, Advancement, will help complete our transformational leadership team, setting our strategic direction and delivering on our ambitions.  

Applications should consist of a covering letter, full CV detailing academic and professional qualifications, employment history, latest remuneration and relevant achievements.

The closing date for applications is 17:00 (BST), Sunday 11th June.



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