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    Digital Fundraising Officer

    In this key role in a brand new team at Erasmus University Rotterdam, you will plan and execute the University's fundraising campaigns, soliciting low to mid-level donations from alumni and other constituents through digital campaigns, direct mail as appropriate and other initiatives such as crowdfunding and Giving Days.

    Your aim will be to fundraise to support the University's priorities: student experience, education, and research.

    Your main tasks

    In this role, you will be expected to:
    Collaborate with colleagues to plan and execute the University's programme of digital fundraising campaigns to secure philanthropic support from alumni and other stakeholders. This will be mainly through communication campaigns.

    Help to establish a culture of philanthropy at the Erasmus University with the help of strong internal relationship management.

    Contribute to the planning, development and implementation of digital fundraising campaigns which align with the strategic mission of the Erasmus University Rotterdam leading to regular and legacy giving.

    Work with key colleagues to leverage existing engagement opportunities, events, phone calls, and face-to-face meetings to secure annual gifts and ensure a stewardship experience that builds a cultivation pipeline of future major gifts.

    Works with key partners such as the Erasmus Trustfonds, academic faculties and alumni relations colleagues to identify and develop campaigns. You can integrate volunteering in your cultivations strategies as appropriate.

    Ensure quality control when monitoring various marketing channels by developing a targeted strategy for solicitation and marketing materials as well as campaign appeals.

    Ensure that individual prospects are acknowledged in a timely, personalized, and expert manner. You can research and prepare stewardship reports for donors making expendable gifts, and co-ordinate stewardship efforts with alumni donor relations colleagues.

    Create reports required to track and analyse stewardship activity including appeal results; donor movement through giving levels; donor retention; and fundraising projections.


    max. 38 hours per week

    €2790—€4402 per month


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    Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


    A minimum of a university degree in a related field
    Two to five years of professional work experience in non-profit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, sales or similar professional work experience
    Language skills: Dutch (fluent, minimum C1) and English (minimum B2)
    Knowledge of fundraising, direct marketing, and relationship management
    Experience in soliciting and closing gifts of € 2,500 or more

    Your required competencies

    Strong verbal and written skills, high attention to detail and follow-up, and excellent organisational skills
    Strong commitment to customer service
    Ability to manage confidential information with discretion and tact
    Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of a university
    An exceptional work ethic and track record of personal initiative required; outstanding interpersonal skills
    Must be flexible and adaptable to new programmes in an emerging and changing environment

    Conditions of employment

    This is an interesting full-time position in a new and ambitious team which aims to connect the alumni community of Erasmus University, engage them in a meaningful way and develop mutually beneficial relationships between alumni, supporters, faculties and the whole university. It's a unique chance to help develop an impactful fundraising strategy for the university, and to help to build a strong network of alumni and supporters prepared to give back to the university. The start date is the 1st of April.

    The conditions of employment correspond with the collective labour agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU).

    Salary is subject to training and experience and may vary from a minimum of € 2,790 up to a maximum of € 4,402 gross per month (scale 10 CAO NU), based on a full-time contract of 38 hours.

    Erasmus University has attractive employment conditions, which include a holiday allowance of 8 per cent, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3 per cent, and a considerate amount of vacation days. More information is available at .

    The role includes training and development in fundraising and alumni engagement skills delivered by colleagues, and via other professional training bodies such as CASE (Council for Advancement & Support of Education).


    Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

    Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe's top-ranked business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam - a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM's primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Our first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers. Study information and activities for future students, executives and alumni are also organised from the RSM office in Chengdu, China.

    RSM is an equal opportunity employer and explicitly encourages applications from candidates of all genders, ethnicities, and nationalities.


    The role of the Corporate Marketing and Communications Department is to increase external and internal recognition and support for the School's activities and programmes by offering a marketing and communications resource for the school. CMC is responsible for the brand image of the school and ensuring it is communicated consistently across the whole programme portfolio. The department offers a number of services that aim to assist and guide programmes and academic departments with their marketing and communication efforts.

    Additional information

    Are you interested in this position? Please apply before Friday 5 February 2021. Make sure to send your:


    Motivational letter
    If you have any questions about the position, please contact Noomi Peter via so you can request for a call with Sue Martin, the director of Alumni Relations at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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