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Faculty Development Officer

Job no: 499104
Work type: full-time
Location: Perth CBD
Categories: Community Engagement/Marketing, Business Development

Development and Alumni Relations

  • Opportunity to use and develop your major gifts experience within a highly successful team
  • 2 x positions available (respectively 1 year and 2 year appointments, both are full-time)
  • Level 7 or 8: $84,629 - $103,646 plus 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 participate in planning and implementing a range of fundraising initiatives and engagement opportunities to enhance the relationship between the Faculty and its alumni, donors and supporters. You will be responsible for the delivery of successful fundraising and engagement outcomes, maximising the University’s philanthropic income for academic priorities.

About you

You will be a collaborative team player with a successful track record of securing major funds from individuals. Your excellent communication and relationships building skills will be critical to your success in this role. Knowledge of advancement in higher education and an understanding of major international and national advancement trends will be highly regarded.

Closing Date: 27 August 2017

This position is open to applicants who require visa sponsorship.

Applications must be submitted online.

Please see the position description prior to applying: P16 947 POSITION DESCRIPTION Faculty Development Officer - Position Number 305392 305741 307942 309083 309434 311181 - Level 7 or 8.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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