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Director of Development and Alumni Relations, Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge

Corpus Christi College aims to appoint an outstanding individual to the post of Director of Development and Alumni Relations. Corpus is the sixth oldest college in the University of Cambridge and one of the smallest, with 300 undergraduate and 200 postgraduate students, 60 Fellows and 120 staff. Corpus is known for its friendly atmosphere and its long tradition of academic excellence.


The Director of Development and Alumni Relations has overall responsibility for building, maintaining and enhancing the relations between the College and its five thousand alumni, its supporters, and other potential benefactors. The Director will take the lead in designing and implementing the College’s development strategy, and will manage the work of the Development Office. Priorities will include: developing and refreshing the pool of individual prospects; engaging with recent graduates and overseas alumni; and spearheading a major fund-raising campaign focused on widening participation and the provision of bursaries and studentships.  The appointee will be elected a Fellow of the College, reflecting the seniority and significance of the post.


The successful candidate will be expected to take up their appointment no later than March 2021.


Candidate Pack




Applications should be submitted to by noon on Monday 12 October 2020 and should include the following:

  • A short covering letter of not more than one thousand words explaining why this appointment interests you and how you meet the appointment criteria as detailed in the candidate pack.
  • A current CV with educational and professional qualifications and full and up-to-date employment history, including relevant achievements in recent posts.
  • Confirmation that you are content for Corpus Christi College to undertake any necessary background checks.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide two referees who may be contacted prior to the final interview.