[Vacancy] Advancement Manager at Lagos Business School (LBS)

About the Company

Lagos Business School is committed to creating and transmitting management and business knowledge based on a Christian conception of the human person and of economic activity relevant to Nigeria and Africa at large. We strive to be a world class business school which will have a significant impact on the practice of management.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Details

Job Title: Advancement Manager

Location: Lagos

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, able to advance the School’s efforts to fundraise 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 the 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 cultivate 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.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in any related discipline and certificate courses in fundraising/budgeting and financial analysis. MBA or a Master’s degree is an added advantage.


  • Minimum of 8 years experience in the Business Development / Marketing function of a medium or large organization.

Competencies Required:

  • 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.

Application Closing Date
11th August, 2023.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: careers@lbs.edu.ng using the Job Title as the subject of the email.

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