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Development Manager, Appeals and Digital Engagement

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

This is a 12 month Fixed Term Contract role.

Can you inspire donors all over the world?

This role will develop and maintain a robust annual giving programme which establishes a strong donor pipeline, and develops sustainable fundraising for LBS. Focus on testing of new content and channels, thorough analysis of outcomes, and embedding  successful activities to increase investment in the School’s vision from our global community of students, alumni, and friends. 

Main Responsibilities

  • To create and deliver an annual plan of appeals activity with a focus on digital engagement.
  • Explore new ways of acquiring, retaining, and upgrading donors by thoroughly testing both the channels and the content we use. Challenge conventional wisdom and ask questions where necessary to break down barriers to experimentation.
  • To create with other members of the Giving team a robust pipeline that builds sustainable unrestricted support, feeds the Major Gifts programme, and delivers participation and income targets.
  • Lead on the planning and delivery of LBS’s annual giving day, Global Give, including messaging, segmentation, content and platform management. 
  • Work with the Student Engagement team to evolve the approach to student philanthropy.

Who we are looking for

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience of working in an annual/regular giving or digital fundraising team, ideally with first-hand knowledge of email, calling and peer-to-peer campaigns
  • Led or supported a giving day or another large-scale, digital fundraising activity
  • Knowledge of the higher education sector/business schools
  • Experience working with CRM databases, ideally Raiser’s Edge
  • Results-oriented, with excellent organisational and project management skills
  • A team player who thrives on working with others to achieve targets

Why London Business School

London Business School; a global and vibrant business community based in two of the world’s most dynamic cities, London and Dubai. It’s where extraordinary minds and diverse perspectives connect, to have a profound impact on the way the world does business and the way business impacts the world. We offer best in class hybrid learning to our students and participants, whilst creating a flexible, supportive and dynamic working environment for our people to excel in, whatever their location. 

What you can expect from us

Benefits You Can Enjoy

You will enjoy generous annual leave, automatic enrolment to one of the largest pension schemes in our sector and a free on-site gym and swimming pool. There is also an amazing range of professional development opportunities to support your career path.

We’re implementing Smart (hybrid) Working so we’re looking forward to discussing how, where and when you might work best to deliver in this role.

Please note we start screening CVs and interviewing candidates from the start of a campaign. A successful candidate could progress to offer before the advertised closing date. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible if you are interested in any roles.


Our commitment to driving inclusion and belonging 

We are a globally reaching institution, committed to creating tangible and sustainable change in driving inclusion & belonging within our School, education and society at large.  We are dedicated to creating an environment where everyone in our community feels they belong and thrive. This is a key pillar of our School priorities, and we want everyone who joins LBS to feel respected, welcomed, and heard. 


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