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Organisation : Monash University

Location : Australia, Melbourne (Clayton VIC)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Development

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $88,994 - $97,609 pa HEW Level 07 (plus 17% employer superannuation)

Application closing date : 5 May, 2021

About the role

Job No.: 617498

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: Continuing appointment

Remuneration: $88,994 – $97,609 pa HEW Level 07 (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Enjoy the freedom to discover something new
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions 

The Team

The External Relations, Development and Alumni portfolio (ERDA) works collaboratively across the University to initiate, grow and steward strong person to person relationships with key stakeholders that support Monash University’s research and education endeavours. Our work delivers outcomes that significantly enhance the University’s profile and resources. The launch of the Change it. For good. Campaign, with goals of raising $500m from 50,000 donors and doubling the number of bequests made to the University, signals a new scale of ambition for the University to inspire our community to effect positive and lasting change through Monash. The division sits within the Office of the President and Vice-Chancellor.

To fulfil our mission, ERDA oversees a ranges of activities including alumni relations, communications, fundraising, external engagement, donor programs, and community engagement activities for the University, nationally and internationally.

The Opportunity

Play a crucial role in supporting fundraising goals across the Science, Information Technology, Engineering and Monash Sustainable Development Institute (STEM) portfolio, as part of Monash University’s ground breaking Change it. For Good philanthropic campaign, enabling transformational educational opportunities and research of impact.

You will:

  • Build meaningful relationships with donors, cultivating, and soliciting donor contributions for the Faculty alongside University wide priorities
  • Develop and implement comprehensive donor engagement plans ensuring alignment with Faculty and University objectives
  • Take responsibility for the building and managing of relationships with a portfolio of current and prospective donors capable of making up to six figure gifts
  • Work collaboratively with Development colleagues, wider External Relations, Development and Alumni Engagement (ERDA) staff, Faculty leadership and other University representatives

While this role is part of the ERDA team you will also spend a significant amount of time working directly with the STEM Faculties.

You will bring to this role your outstanding interpersonal skills and your ability to collaborate effectively as you will be required to forge effective relationship with academic leaders and Faculty colleagues and engage and work with senior level staff, donors, and volunteers.

As the Development Associate, you will also communicate and collaborate well with other colleagues in the University’s Development team. You will have a proven track record of thriving in a fast-paced and goal-oriented environment.

Utilising your outstanding communication skills you will take responsibility for researching and producing a range of materials in support of portfolio fundraising goals including cases for support, briefing notes, and letters from Deans as well as contributing to donor stewardship reports and donor stories and profiles.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. Some positions at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

Your application must address the selection criteria. For instructions on how to apply please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs“.


Melina Talanis, Director, Deputy Director Development (STEM), External Relations, Development & Alumni, +61 3 9905 5256

Position Description

Download File Development Associate STEM

Closing Date

Wednesday 5 May 2021, 11:55pm AEST

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Monash University

There’s a certain feeling you get from working at Monash University. It’s the feeling that you’re a part of something special. Something significant. So if you’re looking for the next chapter in your career, it’s here. You’ll be given the opportunity to challenge yourself, build on your skills, and make a significant contribution to a workplace that’s filled with energetic and inspiring people. Talent thrives here – and so do truly satisfying careers.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Development Associate - STEM via Pro Bono Australia.


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