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Associate Director Development

Organisation : University of Canberra

Location : Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Canberra (Bruce, 2617)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Fundraising, Grants & Philanthropy, Management

Sector : Education & Employment

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $125,619 - $129,971

Application closing date : 1 Aug, 2021

About the role

The Advancement Office at the University of Canberra aims to facilitate mutually beneficial relationships between the University and its external communities in support of the University’s core mission of learning, teaching and research. The Advancement Office’s objectives are accomplished through a strategic effort incorporating the University’s Fundraising team the UC Foundation, Alumni Team, College of Adjuncts, Corporate Events and Advancement Services.  

The Advancement team is in an exciting time of new direction and growth and the team is expanding with new opportunities. This is a great time to join a cohesive, collaborative, diverse and hard-working team. Bring your unique contribution and work in a team that values new ideas and innovation.

We are currently seeking an Associate Director, Development to be responsible for building a sustainable pipeline of philanthropic funding for UC by planning and leading the execution of a best practice university-wide fundraising strategy. This is an opportunity to use your well-developed skills in identifying and building appeals to drive the delivery of UC’s fundraising programs, whilst also managing a portfolio of major gift prospects.

This is a brand-new role for the University, and an opportunity to make it your own. You will be given full support working closely and collaboratively with the Director, Advancement, the Office of the Vice Chancellor, Executive Deans, academics and other university stakeholders to ensure UC’s fundraising strategy is aligned with the University’s strategic funding priorities and to ensure the successful implementation of gifts.

In return, the University of Canberra offers excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies, on site gym, on site medical services, a supermarket and childcare facilities. We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

UC’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022 sets a goal to be the national sector leader in equity, diversity, inclusion and access, and the ambitious goals of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategic Plan are designed to ensure that our Indigenous students and staff flourish in a welcoming and culturally safe environment. UC encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups.

To be considered for this position your application must include your CV demonstrating your skills and experience in line with the key capabilities outlined in the position description. That’s right, we are only asking for your CV at this stage, no other documentation will be considered at application stage.

If you are initially shortlisted, you may be asked to complete an online one-way video interview through a platform called Sonru. There will be a list of pre-set questions that will need to be answered within a stipulated time. You may also be asked to supply some of your work or complete a short task.

Working Rights: Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights or eligibility to obtain a work visa for Australia.

If you would like to discuss how your skills and experience could translate into this role please contact Eoghan O’Byrne, Director, Advancement, on 02 62012065 or via email at eoghan.obyrne@canberra.edu.au 

Recruitment and application questions: please contact the Talent Acquisition team on 02 6206 3867 or email uctalent@canberra.edu.au

Closing Date: 11.55pm, Sunday 1st August 2021

About the organisation

Organisation Name : University of Canberra

The University of Canberra is a dynamic university with great ambition. The University partners with government, business and industry locally and internationally to challenge the status quo through the pursuit of best practice in teaching, learning and research. UC’s place-based identity ensures that it exists to serve Australia’s capital community and its surrounding region with a strong impact on the nation. The university’s continued success has resulted in UC being recognised as number one in the world for our activities aimed at reducing inequalities in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings (2021), and as Australia’s fastest rising university and one of the fastest rising in the world in the most recent QS Rankings, 2021.

How to apply

To be considered for this position your application must include your CV demonstrating your skills and experience in line with the key capabilities outlined in the position description. That’s right, we are only asking for your CV at this stage, no other documentation will be considered at application stage.

To submit an application, please go to the University of Canberra Talent Opportunities page and complete an online application. 

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


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