The Associate Director for Partnerships will play a central role in further developing the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship as a global leader for social entrepreneurship teaching, training and applied research. As an experienced professional with a strong commitment to social entrepreneurship, the post holder will contribute to the Centre’s overall strategic direction and ensure that the Centre flourishes by creating a strong funding base and cultivating long-lasting stakeholder relationships and networks.
The postholder’s primary responsibility will be to manage and lead fundraising initiatives and operations to secure philanthropic support for the agreed priorities of the Centre. The postholder will be accountable for procuring and overseeing the effective delivery of an income of between £2 and £3m per annum. This will involve the design and implementation of strategies to extend and develop the Centre’s networks and partnerships with key organisations.
The Associate Director will supervise a Programme Manager who will manage the Centre’s flagship Skoll Scholarship programme, oversee the development of the Centre’s Impact Alumni network, and provide additional support to fundraising activities as necessary.
The postholder will engage with various target markets, including staff from various University departments as well as external stakeholders, in order to ensure connections with activities both within and outside of the University. This will include working with the Dean and senior management of Saïd Business School and the Social Sciences Division as well as other academic departments. Externally, the Associate Director will engage with multiple stakeholders globally, and represent the Centre Director when necessary.
To be considered at shortlisting you must be a motivated and enthusiastic individual. S/he will be a self-starter with proven leadership credentials who sets high standards in partnership management, fundraising and external relations, and is dedicated to building on the Centre’s successful track record. A good understanding of the academic environment with a well-developed appreciation of Oxford culture will enhance the candidate’s ability to deliver in both the University and business community. Also, a strong interest in social entrepreneurship and its applications together with high-level consultative skills are beneficial to this role. S/he will also be qualified to Masters degree level or have five years worth of relevant professional experience.
This is a fixed-term contract to July 2021
All applications are to be made online. Please submit a CV and cover letter as part of your application.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 11 November 2019.
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