SSE Senior Development Manager (Fundraiser)

External Relations

Are you interested in working in a dynamic and exciting organization that educates future leaders? The Stockholm School of Economics is hiring a new position, Senior Development Manager (Fundraiser), to join our collaborative and fast-paced environment.  We offer you a role where you will have opportunities to grow and develop your leadership, strategic, and communication skills in an environment where internationalization is highly valued. 



The SSE Development Manager will work to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward individual donors as determined by the needs of the Stockholm School of Economics. The Development Manager will work closely with the fundraising team within the External Relations Department at SSE to create opportunities for increased philanthropic support from constituents.

The role will report to the Head of Development & Alumni Relations.


Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Identifies, cultivates, and solicits major gifts from individual and alumni prospects. Consistently conducts the donor cultivation work and planning necessary to have a robust pipeline of proposals. Writes and edits reports, gift agreements and donor proposals. Attends alumni events and engagements in which assigned prospects are present. Stewards assigned donors through ongoing communications, recognition activities, invitations to key events, and interaction with beneficiaries of their support. Performs related duties as assigned or required to meet department and organizational goals and objectives.


To be successful in this role, you need to have:

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate and work in a team.
  • Ability to show initiative and work independently.
  • Ability to function effectively under pressure.

We think that you are a relationship-oriented self-starter with high integrity. You have a flexible mindset, a positive attitude and enjoy taking on new professional challenges.



5+ years of relevant experience in fundraising, or private sector sales, marketing or related field. Higher education degree preferred. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal and administrative skills. Ability and willingness to travel. Previous experience working with senior level executives.



Work includes occasional nights and weekends, and travel. Applicant must have excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Swedish. 


This is a full-time, permanent position in the Development and Alumni Relations team at the External Relations unit.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary According to agreement
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2019/3
  • Linda Tarmet, +46722394431
Published 22.Feb.2019
Last application date 17.Mar.2019 11:59 PM CET