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Development Manager

Organisation : Australian Catholic University

Location : Sydney

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Grants & Philanthropy

Sector : Education & Training

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $100,00 - $130,000

Application closing date : 28 Oct, 2021

About the role


  • Contribute to the growth of ACU’s philanthropy program
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to achieve fundraising targets
  • Continuing full time position based at our North Sydney Campus

Advancement and Alumni 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. The team is focused on raising funds for strategic programs, developing major giving strategies, amplifying alumni and philanthropic impact stories and enhancing external relationships for the University. They are a gateway to the graduate community, promoting mutually beneficial professional and personal enrichment opportunities to alumni, celebrating their achievements, and encouraging a culture of volunteerism.

The Development Manager will significantly contribute to the team’s success in securing philanthropic income linked to key strategic priorities for ACU, securing major gifts and developing a growing base of donors and prospects who are inspired to engage with ACU.

More specifically the role entails:

  • Building a personal portfolio of up to one hundred major gift prospects
  • Implementing an annual work plan to ensure activity targets and income goals are met
  • Developing deep and mutually-beneficial relationships with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Preparing materials and stewardship information for major gifts prospects and donors
  • Leading campaign activities for targeted projects requiring philanthropic investment
  • Representing the University at internal and external events, hosting high profile guests.

You will need to have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and experience in development and donor relations
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and managing fundraising programs
  • Demonstrated success in achieving fundraising targets in a competitive environment
  • Ability to build strong relationships with senior staff, influential donors, and external organisations for successful fundraising outcomes along with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

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

Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.

Equal Opportunity  and Privacy of personal information is University policy. For more details visit:

Applications Close: 28 October 2021

ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Australian Catholic University

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 nine campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield, Blacktown and Rome.

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.

How to apply

How to Apply:

Applicants are expected to address all selection criteria listed in the position description. To apply for this role click the "Apply" link below. Visit Hints and Tips on how to apply.

Total remuneration valued to $119,665 - $133,785 pa, including salary component $101,118 - $113,050 pa (Higher Education Worker Level 8), employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

General enquiries can be sent to Ms Rachelle Bramley, Director, Advancement and Alumni at


Please quote in application: Development Manager via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Grants_and_Philanthropy
Sector: #Education_and_Training

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