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Manager, Fundraising & Development

Date: 19-Sep-2022

Location: Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

Job Description

Responsible for cultivating prospective donors for gifts towards the progress of higher education, research and community building at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore, the successful candidate will work closely with the Dean and proactively engage internal stakeholders (colleagues, faculty and board members) on a regular basis to advance the philanthropic mission of the Conservatory.  


The typical candidate is driven to contribute skills towards community building and has experience in business development and in individual/corporate solutions selling.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Build strong working relationships with faculty members at the Conservatory to develop new funding propositions.
  • Align various academic, research and sponsorship offerings from the Conservatory to the needs of prospective donors.
  • Participate in and support Dean on the identification and engagement of prospective donors, which include alumni, high net worth individuals, corporations, foundations and friends of the Conservatory.
  • Create and articulate compelling donor centric proposals and collaterals.
  • Create engagement platforms to steward donors to deepen relationships.
  • Oversee the acceptance process of gifts to the Conservatory.
  • Accurately maintain information on the progress of gift cases in the central database.
  • Provide administrative and operational support for advancing gift purposes where required.


  • Passionate about Music.
  • Degree from a recognised university.
  • Approximately 10 years’ progressive track record in business development, individual-solutions selling or key client-portfolio development.
  • Strategic marketing experience with proven ability to cultivate high net worth clientele and/or responsibilities that require engagement of senior stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Strong intellectual curiosity and clear communicator.
  • High energy, enthusiastic personality and a strong work ethic as an individual contributor and collaborative team player.
  • Demonstrated discretion in preparing, disclosing and handling information of a confidential and sensitive nature.

Covid-19 Message

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presences are required. 

In accordance with Singapore's legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able to work on the NUS premises with effect from 15 January 2022. As such, job applicants will need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music

Department : Dean's Office (YST Conservatory of Music)

Employee Referral Eligible: No

Job requisition ID : 13833