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Prospect Research Specialist

Organisation : Macquarie University

Location : Sydney

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Fundraising, Grants & Philanthropy

Sector : Education & Training, Foundations, Trusts & Philanthropy

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $103,223 - $114,870 (HEW 8), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Application closing date : 27 Sep, 2019

About the role

  • Join our dedicated and passionate Advancement team
  • Help turn ideas into world changing research
  • Salary from $103,223 – $114,870 (HEW 8), plus 17% employer’s superannuation and annual leave loading

The Role 

We are seeking an experienced and professional Prospect Research Specialist to research, analyse and source prospect opportunities to support the University’s fundraising activities.  

Your expertise will be critical to the success of our philanthropic and alumni relations goals, maximising the impact of our Advancement team’s work.

At Macquarie, we know that when we all work together, we multiply our ability to achieve remarkable things.  You are an important addition to that.

About You

You will have exceptional research and analytical skills, matched with an ability to build positive working relationships.  Within your experience in fundraising, ideally within the higher education sector, you have a track record of building a pipeline of prospect donors.

You will maintain a high level of quality and integrity in your work, as well as managing sensitive information with absolute discretion. You are passionate about your work, and have an ability to work effectively both both reactively and proactively.

Join us at Macquarie and multiply your potential for success.  That’s you to the power of us.

About Us

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. A place of constant stimulus and human interaction.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for the position, you must submit a cover letter (no more than 3 pages) which addresses the criteria below and upload this and your CV as part of the application process:

  • Demonstrated skill and experience in prospect identification, research and analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience in fundraising, preferably in the higher education sector.
  • Demonstrated skill building and managing relationships with key stakeholders, including influencing donors.
  • Demonstrated ability developing processes and protocols for obtaining and managing prospect data
  • Demonstrated skill and experience in writing prospect profiles and other written reports.

A criminal history check will be required for this position.

For further information regarding this role please view the position description below.

Appointment Type: Full time, continuing position

Specific Role Enquiries: Anne Webster – Director, Operations at anne.webster@mq.edu.au

General Recruitment Enquiries: Sarah Rowsell – HR Consultant at sarah.rowsell@mq.edu.au

Applications Close: Friday, 27 September 2019 at 11.55pm (AEST)

Location: Macquarie University, 58 Waterloo Road Office

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Macquarie University

How to apply for this role


Please quote in application: Prospect Research Specialist via Pro Bono Australia.


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