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Senior Manager / Associate Director, Faculty Engagement

Date: 15-Aug-2022

Location: Kent Ridge Campus, SG

Company: National University of Singapore

About Us

The Development Office (DVO) leads the National University of Singapore’s efforts in building resources to achieve its mission by taking the responsibility for the cultivation and stewardship of philanthropic support to the University.

At DVO, we build enduring relationships with our donors to seed and grow transformational opportunities that create a ripple effect of progress through our communities and the world, transforming lives and empowering change.

We are future-making as we empower students to achieve their fullest potential, give future leaders and changemakers the opportunity to learn from the best, and enable the foremost minds of today to solve the problems of tomorrow through innovative research.

To know more about the Development Office, please visit

Job Description


The position is responsible to proactively engage faculties on a regular basis and strengthen a coordinated dialogue that focuses on attracting major gifts to the National University of Singapore (NUS).   


He/She is expected to build strong partnerships with Faculty, partner with frontline colleagues to understand industry and prospective donor requirements, and collaborate with the value proposition colleague on building significant gift proposals for the University.   


The candidate will also oversee the project management of driving new donor markets and segments. He/she will also partake in campaign development across the University.


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Develop a faculty engagement framework that institutes the alignment of various academic, research and sponsorship offerings from the University to the needs of prospective donors. 
  • Drive, coordinate and support new major gift opportunities between various stakeholders within the University. 
  • Manage conversations on new gift opportunities between stakeholders to advance gifts. 
  • Enhance the fundraising awareness and capabilities at faculties and schools. 
  • Build rapport and relationships with Deans and senior staff within the faculties and the University. 
  • Partake in the creation of donor centric proposals, collaterals and engagement platforms. 
  • Participate and support donor meetings together with frontline colleagues, when required. 
  • Pilot and project manage new business initiatives for future growth. 
  • Provide administrative and operational support for advancing gift purposes, where required. 
  • Support the management at DVO, and undertake other duties and responsibilities as assigned. 



  • At least 6 years’ progressive career track record. 
  • Strong knowledge and experience in building initiatives that require significant stakeholder alignments. 
  • Experience in responsibilities that demonstrate significant stakeholder engagement is an advantage, typically handling regional roles in strategy, new product introduction or multi-agency task groups. 
  • Experience in Business Development is preferred. 
  • Ability to negotiate and work with all levels within the University. 
  • Values philanthropy for higher education and is self-motivated to contribute for community building. 
  • High tolerance for ambiguity and comfortable working on multiple projects at the same time. 
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral and excellent relationship building skills. 
  • Identifies with the vision of NUS and the mission of the Development Office. 
  • Team-oriented with a positive “can-do” attitude. 
  • Demonstrates discretion in preparing, disclosing and handling informationof a confidential and sensitive nature; establish work priorities and remain flexible. 

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus

Organization: Development Office

Department : Faculty Engagement & Value Proposition