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Assistant Director, Development

Job no: 499103
Work type: full-time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Community Engagement/Marketing, Business Development

Development and Alumni Relations

  • Opportunity for an experienced leader to join a highly successful major gifts team
  • Full-time, ongoing position 
  • Level 10: $125,370 - $130,340 plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

Development and Alumni Relations [DAR] oversees the University’s alumni engagement and philanthropic strategy. The function works collaboratively across the University to ensure the advancement strategy is built into outreach efforts across campus. The core responsibility of the development team is to build on the University’s community relations and secure philanthropic support for the University.

The UWA Alumni Relations and Development team constitutes the leading major gifts advancement operations in Australia, having exceeded its $400 million target for the New Centenary Campaign several months before the end. You will join a passionate and well-established team during the exciting planning phase of the next ambitious campaign.

About the opportunity

You will play a major role in the leadership, operations and delivery of successful fundraising outcomes, with a prime focus being UWA’s New Century Campaign. You will be responsible for overseeing the team of Faculty Development officers located within the Faculty service Delivery Centres, as well for building external relationships with major prospective donors and supporters for key areas, maximising the University’s philanthropic income for academic priorities.

About you

You will possess extensive leadership and major gift fundraising experience, with a track record of securing substantial gifts. You will also possess experience with development program management such as annual giving programs, bequests or sponsorships. Your highly developed negotiation and communication skills will be critical to your success in this key leadership position. Knowledge of advancement in higher education and an understanding of major international and national advancement trends will be highly regarded.

About Perth

Perth is Australia’s fourth largest city and capital of the thriving State of Western Australia. Voted as one of the world’s most liveable cities, the inhabitants of Perth enjoy a climate and lifestyle that is envied by many. Perth is a delightful combination of soft-sand beaches, scenic park with all of the advantages of a capital city.

Closing Date: 3 September 2017

This position is open to international applicants who require visa sponsorship.

Applications must be submitted online.

Please see the position description prior to applying: Download File P17 370 POSITION DESCRIPTION Senior Manager Development - Position Number 313357 - Level L10 G1.docx

  • UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
  • The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.


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