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Organisation : The University of Adelaide

Location : Adelaide

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Education & Employment

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $86,382 to $96,659 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply

Application closing date : 1 Dec, 2019

About the role

Working closely with a diversely-skilled team, your responsibilities will include managing a portfolio of major gift prospects; identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors in support of key initiatives at the University of Adelaide.

The ideal candidate will be able to think outside-of-the-box and can create a vision for success that will inspire others to follow. A positive attitude and genuine commitment for making a difference in a philanthropic educational setting is paramount.

This exciting and pivotal role is suited to an excellent communicator and relationship builder with sound organisational and time management skills, the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously – and someone not afraid to make the ask.

To be successful you will need: 

  • Demonstrated experience of major gift fundraising and coordinating fundraising programs.
  • A track record of proven success in major gift fundraising at the $25,000 to $100,000+ level.
  • Experience of how and why a systemic, and data-lead approach to fundraising supports the most effective and efficient philanthropic outcomes.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, appropriate to dealing with stakeholders and supporters.
  • High level skills in influencing, negotiating, motivating and communicating across a large complex organisation and the ability to manage relationships at a senior level.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : The University of Adelaide

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide us a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. And our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honestly, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. And our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff. 

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities. 

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Your Branch's broader role

The External Relations Portfolio comprises two units: Advancement and Partnerships and Corporate Relations. External Relations develops and fosters partnerships and links with media, business, government, alumni, and the community and to optimise the effectiveness and efficiency of engagement activities, including philanthropic fundraising, within one portfolio.

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How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Senior Advancement Officer via Pro Bono Australia.




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