Gift and Data Administrator (Temporary Cover)

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Are you passionate about numbers?

Do you like getting into the details?

Are you self-motivated but work well in a team?

Would you like to work with a variety of stakeholders across a complex organizational matrix?

If so, we have a fantastic 12-month opportunity for an individual to join our Gift and Data Operations team within the Cambridge University Development and Alumni Relations office.

The Gift and Data Administrators will join a 6-person team handling all day-to-day gift and data administration. The focus of the role will be processing all the philanthropic income for the University and holistically updating gift and biodata information within our fundraising database to ensure it is correct and accurately recorded, for fundraising, reporting and stewardship purposes. 

Where will you work?

The Development and Alumni Relations office has an outstanding track record of engaging Cambridge’s global alumni community and securing philanthropic income for the Collegiate University and is on the verge of completing a £2 billion campaign. It has overall responsibility for coordinating University-wide development campaigns, raising funds to support Schools, Faculties, Departments, and other central University institutions. We work closely with Cambridge’s 31 Colleges and our sister office, Cambridge in America, to maximize alumni engagement and fundraising with our constituencies across the globe. 

What will you do?

The Gift and Data Administrator is responsible for accurately and efficiently recording, processing, and releasing up to 12,000 donations to the University per year with a value of around £200 million and the ongoing maintenance of over 450k alumni and supporter records in our fundraising and alumni relations database. The role holders will provide information, assistance, and the highest quality customer experience to both internal and external stakeholders.

Why will you fit? 

If you are motivated, passionate & detail orientated, with a flair for making things happen in creative ways, you will fit well with our team. An understanding of gift-processing & database systems would be helpful, however excellent organizational skills as well as ability to prioritize workload and accuracy also play an essential role in this post. We are interested in candidates who can demonstrate transferable skills, such as customer-service, accounting skills & excellent IT skills, especially Excel, Word and Outlook, and should have CRM experience. Due to length of this post, we would also hope the role holder enjoys to learn and can pick up new things easily. Finally, we hope candidates will want to be part of a warm, collaborative team that loves working with other people & problem-solving in order to reach a common goal.

This role is based in central Cambridge. We practise a hybrid working model and the successful candidate will be expected to be in the office for a minimum of one day a week.

Temporary cover: This post is fixed-term until 30 June 2023 or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit :

Closing date for this position is Sunday 24 July 2022.

First round interviews for this position are anticipated to take place on 28 & 29 July 2022.

Please quote reference DH32049 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity & inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live & work in the UK.

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