Advancement Manager needed at Lagos Business School

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Lagos Business School’s job vacancy, Career and Recruitment

Job title : Advancement Manager

Job Location : Lagos

Deadline : September 30, 2022

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Purpose of Position

  • To lead the school’s advancement programmes while responsible for maintaining and increasing funding from a portfolio of individuals and corporate partners through grant writing, stewardship, individual cultivation and solicitation, and fundraising events management.
  • The Advancement Manager must be proactive, highly motivated, and detail-oriented with the ability to advance the School’s efforts to fund-raise and friend-raise. Must be proficient at developing and refining systems and procedures for the smooth functioning of operations and growing knowledge of Advancement Services:

Essential Duties/Key Job Roles And Responsibilities

  • Create yearly budgets for the Advancement Department and manage Advancement Budgets.
  • Create donation policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the advancement role in prospect management, donor recognition, donor stewardship, and other related activities, including development research, database management, and donor history
  • Establish overall goals and strategies for increasing private support for the School
  • Work with donors on behalf of the School on the acceptance of gifts and oversee the procedures and documentation for assistance receipting.
  • Communicate donor wishes and requirements to the School
  • Oversee the maintenance of a comprehensive and accurate fundraising database to include all past and prospective donors.
  • Oversee all donor information entered and retrieved; oversee accuracy and efficiency of reports created
  • Develop donor and prospect activity reports
  • Provide oversight of pledge and acknowledgment processing activities.
  • Contribute to the effective team management of all customer relation problems, issues, and opportunities.
  • Handle advancement fundraising activities related to major gifts, planned gifts, and corporate and foundation philanthropy and participate in the cultivation of gift prospects when appropriate
  • Responsible for endowments (scholarships and others) and reporting award status to donors.
  • Represent the school at meetings and events with key organizations.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Meeting financial targets for projects
  • Number of donors willing to partner with the school
  • Number of encounters between the school and donors/prospects



  • Minimum of an MBA or a Master’s Degree

Professional Qualification:

  • Not Compulsory


  • Minimum of 10 years experience in the Business Development / Marketing function of a medium or large organization.

Competencies Required for the Role:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Customer service skills
  • Planning and organizational skills
  • General management/administrative skills.
  • Fundraising skills
  • Budgeting and Financial Analysis
  • Relationship management skills.

How to Apply for this Offer

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: using the Job Title as the subject of the email.


  • Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.
  • LBS is an equal opportunity employer.

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