Major Gifts Manager

Closing date

22 January 2018




Development & Alumni Relations Office

Required hours

Full Time


Grade 8




£40,290 - £43,796 per annum

The Royal College of Art is the world’s pre-eminent art and design university. The College is home to some 2,000 students from more than 65 countries, pursuing a range of postgraduate study and research.
In 2018, the RCA will launch its first comprehensive philanthropic fundraising campaign with the goal of creating a unified new site in Battersea and to support its students, academic staff and long term vision. In readiness for this exciting new chapter in the RCA‘s history, the Development & Alumni Relations team are expanding. The College is creating several rare opportunities to join a dynamic team at one of the most unique, inspirational and influential art and design institutions in the world.
The RCA is seeking to appoint a Major Gifts Manager whose main responsibilities will be will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward potential donors able to support the College’s key priorities, typically from £20,000 upwards. Reporting to the Head of Major Gifts, the postholder will eventually manage a distinct portfolio of prospects and donors.
The Major Gifts Manager will be an integral part of the Development & Alumni Relations team. It is essential that applicants for this role have solid experience of fundraising, ideally in a higher education setting. The successful candidate will be good at building strong relationships, as well as have a good understanding of how to enable high-quality donor journeys.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 7 February 2018.

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The Royal College of Art is committed to equal opportunities for all and is a Two Ticks employer & Stonewall Diversity Champion. The College particularly welcomes applications from all sections of the community and would particularly encourage members of minority groups to apply.  

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