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Director of Advancement
Singapore Institute of Technology

Date Posted May 16, 2024
Title Director of Advancement
University Singapore Institute of Technology
Singapore, Singapore
Department Advancement and Alumni
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Development/Institutional Advancement

Director of Advancement

Job no: 498670
Department: Advancement and Alumni
Contract type: Permanent
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Job Summary

Reporting to the President, the Director of Advancement plays a pivotal role in advancing SIT’s mission by overseeing fundraising initiatives, plans and programmes of SIT. This position requires a dynamic leader who can drive philanthropic efforts, build strong relationships with donors, and enhance the institution’s visibility.



  1. Strategic Fundraising:
    • Develop strategic plans for fundraising, focusing on student scholarships, sponsorships, and institutional advancement.
    • Identify and cultivate potential donors through prospect research.
    • Administer proposals and stewardship of gifts to ensure donor satisfaction.
    • Collaborate with the President and other stakeholders to draw up contracts and agreements with donors and contributors.
  2. Effectiveness Tracking and Reporting:
    • Monitor the effectiveness of fundraising plans and programs.
    • Evaluate outcomes, track progress, and generate reports.
    • Use data analytics to inform decision-making.
  3. Corporate and Individual Donor Relations:
    • Conduct meetings with potential donors, both corporate entities and individuals.
    • Cultivate strong relationships with key stakeholders.
    • Collaborate with industry partners, foundations, and corporations to enhance fundraising efforts.
  4. Publicity and Campaigns:
    • Oversee publicity and marketing campaigns related to fundraising events and activities.
    • Ensure effective communication with donors and the broader community.



  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Marketing, Business, or Communications.
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience at a senior level, ideally within an educational environment.
  • Proven success in fundraising, with recognition from the industry.
  • Strong knowledge of corporate networks, foundations, and industry partnerships.
  • Familiarity with fundraising concepts and techniques.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication abilities.

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