Chief Manager, Development (Fundraising), Job in Kenya

Chief Manager, Development (Fundraising)

Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of University Advancement & Partnership, the Chief Manager, Development will spearhead the University development strategy as part of its strategy to expand and diversify its revenue streams.

Key Responsibilities/Tasks

Strengthen the capacity of USIU-Africa to harness the non-tuition income of the University.

Develop, implement, and monitor policies, plans, strategies, and outputs.

Manage a diverse and innovative portfolio of development (fundraising) programs.

Manage the development (fundraising) team and work closely with Alumni Relations, Partnerships and External Linkages, Schools, and other University stakeholders.

Maintain a database and monitor all University non-tuition revenues.

Work with staff and volunteers to ensure that all fundraising activities are consistent with the overall mission and policies.

Develop, implement, and monitor effective use of the departmental budget.

Any other responsibilities assigned by the supervisor.

Educational /Professional Qualifications and Experience

Master’s degree in business-related studies, Communications, or International Relations from an accredited university.

Seven years experience in fundraising, preferably in higher education settings

Demonstrated management experience of at least five years in multi-level and cross-cultural relations in an international environment.

Member of the Kenya Association of Fundraising Professionals or equivalent.

Skills and Competencies

Grant writing.

Relationship management skills.

Strong negotiation skills.

Organizational skills.

Good interpersonal skills.

Good computer, CRM, and database skills.

Management skills.

Strategic planning experience.

Budget forecasting and monitoring experience.

Demonstrated ability to effectively manage staff.


Able to deliver to strict deadlines.

Decision making

Strategic decisions.

Tactical Decisions.


Relationship management.

Conflict resolution.

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