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Organisation : ACU

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Education & Employment

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : 78,000-84,000

Application closing date : 22 Jan, 2020

About the role

Advancement Services Officer

Advancement and Alumni, Melbourne

  • Coordinate activities which support engagement with donors and key stakeholders
  • Provide front-line customer service to donors and develop internal / external relationships
  • Full-time, continuing position based on the Melbourne Campus

About the Role:

The Advancement Services Officer coordinates a variety of activities which support the Advancement and Alumni unit’s strategic and operational engagement with donors and key stakeholders. Including providing administrative support, communications, donor stewardship, maintaining and ensuring data integrity and assisting with events that engage and recognise ACU’s diverse philanthropic partners. More specifically the role entails:

  • administering and promoting core advancement and philanthropy initiatives,
  • supporting the advancement team,
  • providing front-line customer service to donors and developing relationships across the University with faculties and internal stakeholders, and
  • identification of opportunities to engage the growing base of donors and supporters.

Skills and Experience:

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate:

  • completion of a relevant University degree with subsequent relevant experience or equivalent,
  • experience in supporting, and in some instances, coordinating a range of events and programs
  • demonstrated project management skills, communication skills and coordination / organisational skills.


The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe and valued through development, participation and involvement.

ACU’s core values support inclusiveness, respect and the dignity of all persons in line with the University’s Mission. The University has received the Employer of Choice for Gender Equality Citation since 2012 and offers staff entitlements and initiatives that support women and men to reach their potential.


About the organisation

Organisation Name : ACU

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across eight campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield and Rome. We have over 100,000 alumni all over the globe. We’ve also partnered with Blacktown City Council to open a new ACU campus in Blacktown, Western Sydney, in 2021.

As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU’s mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.

The Advancement and Alumni unit develop relationships and partnerships with alumni, donors, Catholic stakeholders, charities and organisations aligned closely with the ACU Mission that deliver strategic benefits to students, teaching, research and community engagement activities. They provide advice to key stakeholders and deliver a program of fundraising and alumni engagement that supports the University’s objectives and advice and support for the outbound sponsorship program.

How to apply

Position Description : Advancement Services Officer PD

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

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




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