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Senior Planned Giving Manager

Organisation : Monash University

Location : Melbourne

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Fundraising, Grants & Philanthropy

Sector : Foundations, Trusts & Philanthropy

Salary type : Annual Package

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Monash University

About the role

  • Lead people & strategic fundraising growth
  • Create impact for future generations
  • HEW Level 9 (plus 17% superannuation)

Monash is a university of transformation, progress and optimism. Monash ranks among the world’s top 100, and has a number of campuses including Clayton, Caulfield, Melbourne CBD and Malaysia. The University recently launched it’s first ever-institutional philanthropy campaign ‘Change it. For good’, which underpins their ambitious advancement and fundraising goals. The campaign is one of the largest, most ambitious and impactful campaigns in Higher Education fundraising globally and creates an incredible platform from which to achieve fundraising success and to engage partners to make a difference.

The Development team is part of External Relations, Development and Alumni portfolio (ERDA) and comprises approximately 40 dedicated, collaborative and highly-regarded development professionals. ERDA sits within the Office of the President and Vice-Chancellor and includes alumni relations, communications, fundraising, external engagement, donor programs, and community engagement activities for the University, nationally and internationally. Visit to learn more.

Reporting to the Director, Development (Campaign and Planned Giving), and leading a small team, the Senior Planned Giving Manager will lead the University’s bequest strategy, utilising moves management process to identify high value bequests and develop meaningful relationships with supporters to secure planned gifts. This position is also responsible for the timely realisation of estate gifts, managing communication with estate representatives and working collaboratively with Faculties on gift implementation. In conjunction with the Giving Programs team, this position will also co-lead the annual supporter survey and build a culture of planned giving within ERDA, and the wider Monash community.

About YOU

  • Experienced in leading or managing a bequest or major gifts program, with a record of achieving targets
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a proven record of success in relationship fundraising,
    including donor cultivation and gift solicitation
  • Demonstrated experience in leading strategic growth of a significant fundraising portfolio
  • Stakeholder engagement skills, and ability to operate effectively in a large and complex organisation
  • Demonstrated experience in a line management position, a champion of workplace culture, helping a team to
    drive high performance, engagement and the achievement of annual KPIs
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications, CFRE or membership of Fundraising Institute of Australia is highly regarded
    Along with a rewarding career, Monash University provides a competitive remuneration package, and a flexible and supportive workplace with excellent opportunities for learning, progression and development.

APPLY NOW if you are a strategic, collaborative and focussed fundraising leader wanting to make your mark on a significant planned giving program, and reach new milestones of success.

Gembridge is proud to partner with Monash University. For a confidential discussion, please contact Michelle Varcoe or Parool Shah on 03 8375 9661 or email

How to apply


Please quote in application: Senior Planned Giving Manager via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Fundraising, #Grants_and_Philanthropy
Sector: #Foundations_Trusts_and_Philanthropy


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