Senior Executive / Assistant Manager (Donor Relations) (Two-Year Contract)

The Institute of Policy Studies (IPS) is a policy research think-tank in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.

IPS is looking to hire a Senior Executive / Assistant Manager, Donor Relations to provide support to the IPS Development Team in its efforts to cultivate and steward philanthropic support for the Institute. The responsibility of this role is to implement and execute donor and donation related programs and services.

The job scope includes:

  • Supporting donor acquisition/retention efforts by identifying, researching and cultivating prospective donors; and providing analyses on existing donors.
  • Managing stewardship activities and identifying donor engagement opportunities to enhance quality of engagement and acknowledgement of donors.
  • Assisting with developing annual programme for Corporate Associates and implementing new initiatives as well as managing and facilitating the programme.
  • Managing the gift acknowledgement process including preparing thank you letters, official gift receipts and relevant correspondences with donors.
  • Assisting with managing the Institute’s regular communications with donors through available channels such as newsletters, publications and reports.
  • Managing other administrative aspects such as maintaining updated records of donor and prospect database; and preparing timely annual reports for events and other supported programs; and any ad-hoc duties assigned.


  • Degree holder with preferably at least 3 years of relevant working experience in fundraising, membership programmes and events management.
  • Good analytical skills and excellent writing skills.
  • Able to engage confidently with high profile individuals and entities.
  • A professional mature demeanor, and a polished appearance is essential.
  • Good IT skills, MS Office knowledge, database and web-publishing knowledge is an advantage.
  • A good and positive attitude, and the ability to work as a team to engage stakeholders internal/external to the Institute.

To apply:

Please e-mail a cover letter and detailed resume:

Ms Celestine Koh
Manager (Human Resources)
Institute Of Policy Studies
DID: +65 6516 8386

Your cover letter should include details such as your nationality, highest qualifications, last drawn salary, expected salary and reasons for leaving your last/current position. Please also state when you expect to be able to begin work, if this position is offered to you.

 (We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.)