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Prospect Management Specialist – Internal Secondment Opportunity


Are you passionate supporting philanthropy and the amazing projects it funds at Cambridge?

Do you want to provide data informed insights and analysis to help achieve and exceed our fundraising goals?

Have you got experience in building successful partnerships across an organisation?

We are looking for a Prospect Management Specialist to join our ambitious Prospect Management and Business Intelligence team on a 5 month secondment. This position is a great opportunity for a bright and talented individual to gain new skills in prospect information, pool management, and portfolio analysis to help advance fundraising activity at Cambridge.

You will identify opportunities to strengthen portfolios, maintain balanced prospect pools, facilitate a healthy gift pipeline and provide advice on prospect strategies and assignments. Your work will make a significant contribution towards our success by improving the quality and quantity of prospects within each programme’s pool and portfolio.

You will act as a technical expert on all areas of prospect information management, including portfolio and pipeline management, partnering with fundraisers to maximise philanthropic income. A big part of this role is building relationships and you will be expected to develop consultative partnerships with fundraisers to support them in their work.  

Applicants should have strong Excel skills, good working knowledge of a CRM system (eg. Amicus), experience using a data discovery tool (eg. Advizor), be able to communicate complex information (both qualitative and quantitative) concisely and have the ability work well under pressure. Prior experience working with complex data sets and infographics would be desirable. The ability to interact confidently with colleagues at all levels is essential.

This role is based in central Cambridge, however we practise a hybrid working model and the successful candidate will be expected to be in the office for a minimum of one day a week. This can be discussed at interview.

The post is offered to internal candidates only on the basis of 5 month secondment from their current role in the University. 

Please submit your CV and a covering letter no longer than 500 words outlining your suitability for this role and why you are interested in it.

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 31 May 2022.

Interviews for this position will take place on Monday 6 June 2022.

Please quote reference DH31355 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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