Director of Alumni Engagement

Head of Individual and Corporate Philanthropy

Balmer Dawson Executive Search is proud to partner with Queens University Belfast in the search for a suitably qualified Head of Individual and Corporate Philanthropy to join their expanding team.

This is an exciting time to join Queen’s as they embark on the next phase of their development as a university. Their ten-year plan, Strategy 2030, sets out their roadmap to shape a better world through their education and research and reflects their aim to maintain close connections with their highly valued community of alumni around the world, ensuring they are ambassadors for Queen’s. As part of the delivery of Strategy 2030, a new Executive Leadership team structure has been created which brings together Development and Alumni Relations, Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility and Strategic Communications under the leadership of the Vice-President Strategic Engagement and External Affairs, supporting the growth and enhancing the reach of the Development and Alumni Relations Office.

Since 1845, Queen’s University staff, students and alumni have made a difference to societies, locally, nationally, and internationally. Today, they are one of the UK and Ireland’s leading universities and continue to shape and serve the world around them through their research and teaching. Over 99% of Queen’s research environment was assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent., with Queen’s ranked 198 in the 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Working with the Queen’s University of Belfast Foundation, the Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO), works to develop new and innovative opportunities to engage with their community of alumni and supporters and to foster sustained philanthropic relationships and support for Queen’s, helping to shape a world-class campus, inspire great minds to tackle pressing global challenges and ensure that students, regardless of their background, are given every opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Philanthropy is hugely important at Queen’s and an area with significant potential.  As part of an ambitious plan to harness this potential, DARO is undergoing an exciting period of transformation which has included investment in new roles to underpin fundraising and drive forward the strategy.

As part of these exciting plans for expansion, Queen’s wishes to appoint a Head of Individual and Corporate Philanthropy, reporting to the Assistant Director, Philanthropy.