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Director (Advancement)

Organisation : Canberra Girls Grammar School

Location : Canberra (Deakin)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Education & Training, Fundraising

Sector : Education & Training

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 27 Jul, 2020

About the role

Applications for this position close: 9.00am, Monday 27 July 2020

  •  New senior leadership position
  • Full-time, five year fixed term appointment
  • Professional and supportive environment

 The Role

Applications are sought for this new senior leadership position to commence as soon as possible. This is a full-time, five year fixed term appointment, with a possible extension.

Reporting to the Executive Director (Communications and Engagement), and working closely with the Chair of the Gabriel Foundation, the Director (Advancement) will provide leadership, direction, strategy, supervision and coordination of Canberra Girls Grammar School’s philanthropic activities and alumni relations.

The successful candidate will have responsibility of creating and executing a strategy that meets CGGS’s fundraising goals, with a focus on individual philanthropic donations.

Due to the nature of this role, out-of-hours work and travel will be required.  The School requires the successful applicant to maintain a degree of flexibility in work hours, which is reflected in the remuneration of this role.

The successful applicant will have:

  • A demonstrated track record of successful fundraising and development initiatives, with a minimum of three years’ experience.
  • Previous experience in the education/non-profit sector is essential. A relevant tertiary degree in the area of fundraising/public relations/marketing would be highly regarded.
  • High-level interpersonal, communication, presentation and written skills.
  • Strategic relationship management of different constituencies, including senior executives, Board members, alumni, community and business leaders.


About the organisation

Organisation Name : Canberra Girls Grammar School

Canberra Girls Grammar School (CGGS) was established in 1926 and is located in Deakin, in the heart of Canberra. A proud independent, non-selective Anglican school, CGGS is the oldest private day and boarding school in Canberra, with three campuses, spreading over 10 hectares.  Our facilities include an indoor swimming pool, playing fields and a multi-purpose teaching and learning /aquatic sports centre on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin.

The School has approximately 1,400 students in its care from the Early Learning Centre through to Year 12, with more than 60 boarders from regional Australia and overseas. CGGS is co-educational from Early Learning through to Year 3, and girls-only from Year 4 to Year 12.

CGGS offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme for students aged 3-12 in the Junior School and the Diploma Programme for students aged 16-19 years in the Senior School. The Senior School also offers the ACT Senior Secondary System program.

The School brings together students from all over the world, with more than 33 nationalities represented in the student body, who in total, speak more than 44 languages. This vibrant mix reflects our location in the national capital, which hosts most of the country’s diplomatic community. 

Our team of highly professional teaching staff supports the development of active, global citizens where creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication and character building is fostered every day. Students across the school are offered a wide variety of curriculum and co-curriculum opportunities and our house-based pastoral care reflects the great importance placed on the students’ wellbeing.

Each year, graduates from CGGS go on to pursue higher education in some of the world’s top-ranking universities including the ANU, University of Sydney, Melbourne University and overseas universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, Yale and a range of US universities.  The academic results of the graduating Year 12 cohort are consistently impressive and rank in the top three in the ACT every year. 


How to apply

Position Description : Director(Advancement)Jun20.ds


Further information, including the Position Description can be found on the Employment page on the Schools’ website

Applications should be made via the online application form on the Employment page of our website  Applications should include a current resume and short cover letter. Please note that we will be reviewing the applications as they are received.

Queries regarding this position should be directed via email to  Please note that applications cannot be accepted via the employment email address.

Please quote in application: Director (Advancement) via Pro Bono Australia.




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