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Senior Director, Operations – UNSW Philanthropy

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Organisation : UNSW Sydney

Location : Sydney (Kensington )

Work Type : Full-time

Sector : Education & Training

Salary Type : Annual Package

Application Closing Date : 7 Apr, 2019

About the Role

Senior Director, Operations – UNSW Philanthropy

  • Leadership role in a complex, data driven, philanthropy operations environment
  • Fixed Term contract to June 2020 (parental leave cover)
  • Located Sydney CBD

Strategic executive-level philanthropy operations opportunity – innovate, make an impact, and lead a high performing team!

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Vice President Philanthropy, the Senior Director, Operations is a key member of the leadership team with responsibility for driving fundraising and engagement results through the provision of integrated, high-quality services that enhance the experience of UNSW donors, alumni and community members.

You will oversee an overall team of 25+ across the Division’s operations and services functions, including the customer relationship management system (The Raiser’s Edge), donor services, prospect research and management, and analytics & reporting.

About the successful applicant

You are an experienced senior leader with expertise in strategic operations, a commitment to innovation, problem solving and driving fundraising results, and a proven ability to drive high performance.

You will lead the Philanthropy Operations team to deliver excellence in information management, analytics and reporting, prospect development, gift processing and donor services. You will lead and facilitate strategic planning, contribute to campaign strategies, and oversee a portfolio of complex projects.


Shiree Thomas

Talent Acquisition Consultant


T: +61 2 9385 2401

Applications close: 11pm, Sunday 7th April 2019

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds.  Indigenous Australians are encouraged to apply. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : UNSW Sydney

The Organisation

Philanthropy is critical to the success of the 2025 Strategy, UNSW’s strategic plan to position UNSW as a global leader in change and innovation, with an altruistic desire to transform the lives of people and communities. Its blueprint started from a belief that the grand challenges of the 21st century need a fundamentally different approach to university thinking: a more profound cross-disciplinary collaboration.

UNSW is committed to building a world-class development and engagement team organisation that will help advance UNSW’s ambitious goals. Our Development and International teams work closely with individuals, corporations, and foundations to raise philanthropic support for the university’s highest priorities. Our Alumni and Engagement team helps encourage the involvement of alumni and friends in Sydney and around the world in the life of UNSW. Our Operations team ensures that all donors, alumni and friends receive a consistent and high standard of service and stewardship

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For details concerning this role, please contact

Shiree Thomas

Phone : 0293852401

Email :

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Senior Director, Operations – UNSW Philanthropy via Pro Bono Australia.


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