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Oxford University Development (North America), Inc. (“OUDNA”) is currently looking to hire an Associate Vice President - Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division.

Associate Vice President - Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division

Reporting to the Executive Director of OUDNA and working closely with the Head of the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division (“MPLS”), the Associate Vice President identifies, cultivates, and solicits major and principal gifts, primarily for MPLS funding priorities.  In collaboration with senior leadership, faculty, and other colleagues throughout the University, the Associate Vice President assists OUDNA with securing benefactions from leading philanthropists in the USA and Canada. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

-     Managing a portfolio of approximately 100 North American prospects.
-     Helping to develop new fundraising initiatives in support of MPLS divisional departments.
-     Identifying prospective donors, projects and programs relevant to MPLS development purposes.
-     Working closely with members of the University’s MPLS Development Team and others in Oxford with preparing cases for support, gift proposals, and stewardship reports.
-     Partnering with Alumni Relations, Events, Research, and Major Gift Officers across the office.
-     Establishing relationships, cultivating, and stewarding North American prospects/donors through personal visits, phone calls, and meaningful contacts.
-     Coordinating and arranging travel for Oxford academics and leadership for fundraising, alumni relations and prospect cultivation purposes in the US and Canada.
-     Soliciting major gifts from North America-based alumni, friends, corporations and foundations in support of MPLS and other University funding priorities.
-     Traveling to domestic markets and the UK, as needed.


-     Bachelor's degree, and a minimum of 5-10 years of related experience required.
-     Must be self-motivated, professional, organized, and able to work successfully both individually and as part of a team.
-     Ability to understand and convey science programs and priorities to prospects.
-     Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, and donor/prospect database experience.
-     Excellent writing and communication skills, tact, sensitivity, and mature judgment.
-     Ability to manage multiple projects with shifting priorities.

Preference will be given to candidates with medical and/or scientific fundraising experience and a record of successfully closing major gifts.   

If interested, please contact: Deputy Director, Sheila Barrett, at sbarrett@oxfordna.org 

*Oxford University Development (North America), Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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