Donor Engagement Manager, technology related fundraising

Updated: about 1 month ago

Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our main campus is located in Espoo, Finland. Diversity is part of who we are, and we actively work to ensure our community’s diversity and inclusiveness in the future as well. This is why we warmly encourage qualified candidates from all backgrounds to join our community.

We are now looking for a 

Donor Engagement Manager in technology related fundraising

Can you see yourself working together with our donors to build a better future?

We are seeking an energetic and ambitious professional to join our dynamic community and be a key contributor especially in the technology related major fundraising. At Aalto, fundraising is about rewarding collaboration with our donors to build a better future. Our donors include foundations, companies, alumni, and other individuals committed to support Aalto’s research and education.

In this role you will identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward our major prospects and donors, and work with them in a client driven, professional, and systematic manner. You collaborate closely with your colleagues in the Aalto advancement and the University leadership to create and maintain long-term donor relationships. The entire multidisciplinary Aalto community is an important part of your daily network. You will actively contribute to our goal to be among the best globally in higher education fundraising and donor engagement.

You have a master’s degree and are fluent in English and preferably also in Finnish, while other language skills are an advantage. You have strong interpersonal and networking skills. You have a track record in achieving goals and delivering in international environment.

To succeed in this role, you have experience from fundraising or other relationship management role in the technology related area in academic environment. Your working style is dynamic, collaborative, and solution oriented. The position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills. We value your ability to build a positive atmosphere among your stakeholders and any experience in sales.

What we offer

We offer you a great opportunity to develop your professional skills in an innovative and forward-looking Aalto University. In this role you have a chance to contribute to new breakthroughs in higher education fundraising and donor engagement as a member of a highly motivated community. Our beautiful campus offers numerous options for working in inspiring premises and networking with other brilliant minds.

Ready to apply?

We’d be interested in getting to know you better to see if your personality and ambitions align with our vision. Please submit your application through our recruitment system by Wednesday, May 26th, 2021. Please share your CV, cover letter, and possible references.

If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Sinikka Heikkala, Head of Donor Engagement, on May 7 or May 12 , tel. +358 40 090 8899, or via email .

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