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Philanthropy Manager (LUMS)

Alumni and Development
Salary:   £35,326 to £40,927
Closing Date:   Thursday 02 December 2021
Interview Date:   Thursday 09 December 2021
Reference:  A3573

You are a highly motivated and successful fundraising or sales professional, seeking an exciting opportunity to deploy your talents to help grow philanthropic income for a leading UK university. Target driven and keen to maintain demanding levels of engagement to achieve your income goals, you will become a key member of Lancaster University’s Division of Philanthropy, Alumni and Supporter Engagement.

Your focus will be on securing support for the world class and quadruple accredited Lancaster University Management School (LUMS), which has a reputation for delivering globally ranked programmes and research. You will front and promote the LUMS Investors in Excellence Fundraising Campaign, internally and externally, identifying, engaging, and cultivating positive philanthropic relationships primarily – though not exclusively – with alumni of Lancaster University. You will achieve success by managing a broad portfolio of prospects, soliciting gifts from new donors, and stewarding existing supporters to encourage repeat giving to LUMS. 

To stand out from the crowd, you will possess the skills, knowledge and personal attributes, including a persuasive and inspiring work style, commensurate with a successful career-to-date in a fundraising or high-value sales environment. The ability to work effectively both collaboratively and independently is essential.

This full-time, fixed term post represents a genuine opportunity to leverage support and demonstrate the wider impact of philanthropy at Lancaster University.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups and a flexible working location will be considered. Lancaster University is a Disability Confident Committed employer.

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Please note: Unless specified otherwise in the advert wording, all advertised roles are UK based.

The University provides an environment that strongly supports the individual needs of each employee, whilst promoting the importance of wellbeing for all our colleagues. We have a range of support networks available for our employees, and more information on these can be found on the ‘Working at Lancaster’ information page.


We are committed to family-friendly and flexible working policies on an individual basis. The University recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address all inequality in higher education.


We warmly welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their age, religion, gender identity or expression, race, disability or sexual orientation, and are committed to promoting diversity, and equality of opportunity.

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