We’re looking for a candidate to fill this position in an exciting company.
Plan, develop and implement active and effective strategies to meet fundraising goals for the university.
Work to develop campus-wide gift opportunities and create proposals, which seek to match the interests of numerous donors, including individuals, corporations and foundations, with the needs of the University to maximise long-term value.
Interact with business and community leaders to seek financial and volunteer support for the University.
Strategically advance the Universitys most important relationships.
Take on responsibilities for existing donors to strengthen relationships for cultivation and stewardship purposes.
Work with the stewardship team to ensure that donors communications are timely and relevant.
Work closely with the university administrators and academics, obtaining their support while managing expectations and relationships.
Foster a spirit of collegiality and distributed ownership of success.
Bachelor or Master degree.
Minimum of 10 years of demonstrated outstanding performance in fundraising, complex CRM, communications environment.
Proven track record in development, communications or other relationship-based business discipline.
Track record in participating personally in high-level negotiations with a positive and resilient manner with the ability to work under pressure.
Knowledge of fundraising principles, techniques and ethics.
Knowledge of major sources of wealth within Singapore and throughout Asia.
Ability to converse proficiently in Mandarin will be valued as you will be required to converse with Mandarin speaking contacts.
Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate and interact effectively with academic leaders, faculty, donors, civic leaders, volunteers and staff at all levels.
Strong work ethic.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and must be a good listener.
Articulate and persuasive presenter to large and small groups, possess sound judgement and strong professional presence, as well as a collegial work style that promotes teamwork, creativity and open communication.
Ability to understand and effectively articulate the mission and goals of SMU with enthusiasm and energy, to compel others to action.
Passion for higher education and the non-profit sector is highly desirable.