Organisation: Mansfield College, Oxford University
Position: Development Director
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Salary: £70,000 GBP annual salary dependant on experience
Closing date: 14/04/2019 (day/month/year)
Mansfield College, Oxford University
Mansfield College is what an Oxford College should be in the 21st century: warm,
welcoming, socially and educationally diverse. It teaches across a broad range
of subjects, with a modern, progressive, outward looking approach and a happy
cohesive governing body with a common vision and is also home to the Bonavero
Human Rights Institute, dedicated to fostering world-class research
and scholarships in human rights law.
Mansfield’s position as a thought leader on
broadening access to Oxford University is nationally recognised and we are now
looking for a Development Director to help obtain and sustain the resources to
do more of what we do, better, and to offer our very diverse student body the
best possible education and experience to enable them to learn and to
contribute to the world.
one of the 39 constituent colleges of Oxford University. It was founded by non-conformists in the
1880s and since its foundation has offered excluded and under-represented
constituencies access to an Oxford education. From the late 20th century,
Mansfield has undertaken sustained and serious work to ensure that the College
is intellectually excellent but never socially exclusive and has taken active
steps to ensure it attracts and fairly selects candidates from diverse
backgrounds. Mansfield is significantly ahead of other Colleges at Oxford and
Cambridge in terms of achieving a student body which broadly represents the
society it serves. This year, 96% of
its offers to home undergraduates were to students from the state sector, and
30% were first generation university students. It also has a strong body of international students.
In 2017, a major fundraising campaign was
completed. This enabled Mansfield to build a distinguished new building by MICA
Associates, which houses 73 new ensuite
student rooms, teaching space, a 160-seat lecture theatre, and to endow the
University’s Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, which was opened by Kofi Annan
in 2018 and whose inaugural director, Professor Kate O’Regan, is a former South
African Constitutional Court Judge. The
new building has also transformed the College’s finances, as a major source of
rental and conference income.
The College’s intellectual standing has
increased significantly in line with Mansfield’s reputation as a progressive and
inclusive college. The arrival of a new Principal, Helen Mountfield QC, in September 2018, provides an opportunity to
creatively devise the next stage of the development strategy.
Due to Mansfield’s relative youth, and
despite improving participation rates from a generally supportive and
enthusiastic alumni population and excellent financial management, the College
does not have a large endowment or annual fund to draw on. The development
effort to date has been aimed at a
relatively small and widely distributed population and benefactors. Mansfield has grown, systematically and
significantly in recent years and there is now scope to build on Mansfield’s
significant past fundraising success.
For this reason we are seeking to recruit a
Development Director to devise and lead on the development of a new strategy.
The Development Director is one of the College’s four top officers, with the
Principal, Bursar and Senior Tutor, playing a key role in College strategy and
management both in service to and as a member of the Governing Body.
Please send a letter of application stating the skills
and approach that you would bring to the role along with your CV/resume (no
photos), in English, in strict confidence to Zoe Oldham (see email below).
Please note in the letter where you learned about the
post. A full applicant’s pack is also available at the same email address. Ensure
that they are sent as Word documents with the titles “your name cover
letter” and “your name CV”. Please put “Mansfield College
Development Director” in the email subject line.
for applications: Sunday the 14th April 2019, 18.00 GMT
Contact person: Zoe Oldham
Response email: Click here to email the recruiter
Preferred method of response: Email
Closing date: 2019-04-14
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