Development Officer

St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, is inviting applications for a Development Officer to join the Alumni and Development Office (ADO).

The ADO fundraises for the College and organises a wide programme of events and communications for alumni. In 2019 St Catharine’s launched a Campaign, ‘Our College Our Future’, which seeks to raise £65 million to fund student support, College life and the revitalisation of College buildings and spaces. Currently we have raised £55 million towards the target. The ADO are now working to engage the College community and successfully complete the ‘Our College, Our Future’ Campaign.

The ADO are now looking for a Development Officer to assist with the Campaign administration and act as Executive Assistant to the Development Director. This position will appeal to someone who is confident, well-organised and flexible, and who is keen to build a career in alumni relations and development.  Being part of small team, we are looking for someone who is able to work on their own initiative and who can demonstrate a positive approach to problem solving.

The primary responsibilities of this role are to:

  • Act as Executive Assistant to the Development Director, covering a broad range of activities including securing meetings for the Development Director with major donors and members of the College community, coordinating calendars and travel arrangements.
  • Coordinate the Campaign Advisory Group and provide administrative assistance in producing papers for College committees.
  • Provide administrative support to the Fundraising Manager and Development Manager for campaign efforts including direct mail appeals, digital marketing and the Telephone Fundraising Campaign.
  • Assisting the Development Manager to develop the existing donor stewardship plan.
  • Providing administrative support to the ADO team including alumni enquiries, data tasks, communications and events.

For full details on this exciting opportunity including information on the work of the ADO office, please see the job description and Candidate Information Pack.

How to apply

Please complete an application form and separate equality and diversity monitoring form and send those with a copy of your CV and a covering letter outlining how your skills and experiences meet the criteria for this position, to: Maxine Flynn, HR Manager via email at:

The deadline for applications is 9am on Friday 4 February 2022. 


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