Development Director

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 13th globally. It is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities. The Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) at NTU is a national science Research Centre of Excellence. Its mission is to conduct fundamental research on earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunami and climate change in and around Southeast Asia, toward safer and more sustainable societies.

The Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) is seeking a resourceful, experienced and energetic individual to work with the University’s Development Office on matters relating to the EOS Endowment Fund. The incumbent will report to the Director of EOS, assuming the responsibilities stated below.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Identify and secure funding opportunities
Create and implement a development plan that details how the organization solicits donors and identifies funding sources such as grants, in-kind donations, charitable events and marketing opportunities
Work closely with senior leadership and the Governing Board and personally solicit for donor’s support
Involve in the structural build of a development office in a best-in-class environment and bring a rigorous, systematic approach to creating a network of potential donors for EOS
Clearly communicate the aims of EOS and the short and long-term impact that the ROI donations will make to communities at risk of geo-hazards
Act as a peer within a high performing leadership team, the Governing Board & NTU stakeholders and to operate as the ‘face’ of EOS in initial interactions with benefactors and corporations
Work effectively with the Office of Sustainability and the Community Engagement team as corporate and marketing events are conceived and implemented


Possess at least a bachelor’s degree in business, marketing or nonprofit leadership
Ideally bring a strong professional career in a development capacity and evidence a track record of building a global network of potential donors and substantive success in fundraising
Other experience, competencies and personality traits include, but not limited to the below
Public relations, prospecting, business development and negotiation
High quality written and verbal communication skills are of significant importance
Leadership & Management Behavioral Competencies
Strong relationship building and solicitation skills are essential traits that are critical to the success of this role
Ability to interact at the executive level
Commitment to the cause and long-term institution building
Outstanding decision-making ability and business judgment
Ability to influence and execute in the organizational setting
Demonstrated leadership skills across large/diverse people business and ability to recruit and develop high-performing team
A global view with a passion for Asia
Strong strategic mindset and IQ/EQ mix
Passion for the Earth Sciences and the EOS mission
Strong executive presence
Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build relationships with superiors, peers and subordinates across a large and complex organization
Strong process, analytical, organization and execution skills
Treat all people with respect and dignity; values diversity
Excellent team player with the ability to build and leverage internal and external alliances
A self-starter with high energy level. Proactive, dynamic, making things “happen”


To apply, please submit your curriculum vitae to