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Organisation : Griffith University

Location : Brisbane

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Education & Training

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $94,767 - $106,610 per annum.  Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $110,877 - $124,734 per annum.

Application closing date : 20 Sep, 2019

About the role

The opportunity
As a result of a recent internal promotion we are looking for an experienced fundraiser to join our growing team as we approach our 50th Anniversary.

The Queensland College of Art, Griffith University (QCA) including the Griffith University Art Museum and the Griffith Film School has been a leading Art College in Australia for over a century, influencing generations of artists and designers.

The QCA continues to invest in our students, providing world class facilities and employing leading artists, educators and researchers. We believe that the next generation of artists deserves the opportunity to study their craft at the highest level possible.

In addition to our role as an educational and research institution, the QCA is a vital contributor to the arts community and events program in South East Queensland. This position will be integral to further building the philanthropic support for the best creative arts and education programs in the country (as rated in the latest Uni Reviews rankings).

This is a fixed term (2-year) full time position, based at our South Bank and Nathan campuses.

About you
We are looking for an experienced fundraiser (preferably with university or visual arts/film or education experience).   Someone who is used to working to targets, is driven by outcomes, has excellent people and communication skills and is client focussed.

You will enjoy working on our Nathan and Southbank campuses with a team of university Development Managers, reporting to the Director of Development and Alumni but integrated within a group of world-class researchers in the visual arts, film and education.  You will engage with prospects and donors at a local, regional, national and international level.

If you want to be part of this exciting environment, aspire to use your fundraising or sales and relationship management skills to make a difference to this world and would like to join a remarkable university that is less than 50 years young, we ask that you consider this role.

What we offer
Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia–Pacific region, you will join a University that spans six campuses in South East Queensland and all disciplines, while our network of more than 200,000 graduates extends around the world.

At Griffith, we’ve worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith’s strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information
If you would like the opportunity to talk confidentially about this role, please email to organise a time to talk to the Director of Development and Alumni.

For application queries, please contact Busra Sevimli, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 7359 or at

Closing date: Friday 13 September 2019 at 5pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV’s from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV’s sent directly to Line Managers.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Griffith University

About Griffith University
At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We rank in the top 2% of universities worldwide and we’re proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

The work of the Development and Alumni office is to foster a culture that actively seeks philanthropic support from philanthropists, charitable trusts and foundations, alumni, staff, students and corporations. The Development and Alumni office engages with people and community groups who want to support Griffith’s educational programs and research. Griffith University’s success depends not only on the future generosity of governments and industry partners, but on donations from individuals, corporations and other organisations.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Development Manager via Pro Bono Australia.




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