Head of Campaigns UCD Foundation

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UCD Foundation


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Role Managed by:

Michelle Scanlon


t: +353 1905 3706

f: +44 (0) 20 7340 6201

e: michelle.scanlon@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Higher Education and Research

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 13/11/2017

University College Dublin has its origins in the mid-nineteenth century under the leadership of the renowned educationalist John Henry Cardinal Newman. Since its foundation in 1854, the University has flourished and today it continuesto make a unique and substantial contribution to modern Ireland. The international standing of UCD has grown in recent years; it is currently ranked within the top 1% of institutions world-wide. Ireland's most globally engaged university, the UCD community includes over 30,000 students from over 130 countries, and 5,500 students based at locations outside of Ireland.

UCD Foundation supports the University through fundraising activities in its pursuit of world-class education, teaching, research and innovation. The Foundation co-ordinates the Campaign for UCD – Stepping up to the Future – a transformational, multi-year development programme. With over 230,000 alumni from 165 countries UCD’s supporters and donors are a proud global community committed to advancing the institution’s future as a centre of excellence in learning, education and research.

UCD Foundation is looking for an outstanding individual to join the team as Head of Campaigns. The successful candidate will have a strong track record of building effective, long-term, philanthropic and supporter relationships. S/he will develop and manage effective strategies to deliver the ambitious Major Gift targets for the Campaign programmes. This person will bring extensive fundraising and people management  experience and a passion for generating support for  higher education and communicating the impact of academic research, scholarship and facilities on everyday lives.