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Organisation : The University of Queensland

Location : Brisbane (St Lucia)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Foundations, Trusts & Philanthropy

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $80,784 - $86,768 plus super of up to 17%.

Application closing date : 26 Jul, 2021

About the role


Advancement at The University of Queensland (UQ) works in partnership with academic and professional colleagues throughout the University to increase engagement and to establish enduring relationships with key constituents including alumni, community, friends, organisations, trusts, foundations, industry and corporations. Under the leadership of the Vice-Chancellor, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement) and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Advancement), UQ Advancement is investing in a high performing team to partner with UQ academia to deliver new sustainable levels of philanthropic support.

About This Opportunity

UQ Advancement are seeking a Research Analyst to conduct detailed research on individuals and organisations to support the prospect identification and relationship building needs of Advancement. This will be done through prospect research, with the appointee proactively planning and executing strategies to identify potential partners and donors whose interests may align with UQ research and educational initiatives. They will also be responsible for the preparation of routine and custom reports and profiles that will support relationship building, stewardship activities and prospect identification. The successful appointee will also be responsible for data enrichment, with ensuring that all data from research is maintained and updated into the CRM database.

For a full list of duties and responsibilities, refer to the Position Description available at

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

You will have completed an undergraduate degree with extensive relevant work experience in prospect research, information management or a related research field. You will have a high level of knowledge of prospect research, specifically in a higher education environment. You will demonstrate a strong understanding of fundraising concepts and issues, with the ability to research individuals and organisations as prospective donors, sponsors and volunteer leaders. You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to develop strong working relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. You will also demonstrate a high level of organisational and time management skills, with the ability to meet deadlines and maintain attention to detail.

Experience working within higher education Advancement or in the not-for-profit sector, desirable but not essential. Experience using alumni and fundraising databases such as Raiser’s Edge will also be viewed favourably.

You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position until 31 December 2021 at HEW level 6.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $80,784.26 – $86,768.42, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $94,517.58 – $101,522.11.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland’s Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.


About the organisation

Organisation Name : The University of Queensland

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Research Analyst via Pro Bono Australia.


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