Development Coordinator, Trusts and Foundations

Monday, 30 Oct 2023

The Development Coordinator, Trusts and Foundations is a philanthropy professional with an entrepreneurial approach who will play a support role in the Trusts and Foundations team to help build UNSW’s fundraising program.

Development Coordinator, Trusts and Foundations

  • Employment Type: Full time (35 hours per week)
  • Duration: Continuing
  • Remuneration: Level 6 $96,960 – $103,433 (depending on experience) + 17% super + leave loading
  • Location: Kensington, NSW (Hybrid Working)

About UNSW:
UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community – a community doing extraordinary things. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical and purposeful in all we do. Taking this combined approach is what makes our work matter. It’s the reason we’re one of the top 20 universities in the world and a member of Australia’s prestigious Group of Eight. If you want a career where you can thrive, be challenged and do meaningful work, you’re in the right place.

Why Your Role Matters:      
Since its foundation in 1949, UNSW Sydney has had a clear vision – “to improve lives globally, through innovative research, transformative education and commitment to a just society”. Without the hard work of our Development team, many of UNSW’s accomplishments would not be possible.

The Development Coordinator, Trusts and Foundations is a philanthropy professional with an entrepreneurial approach who will play a support role in the Trusts and Foundations team to help build UNSW’s fundraising program. This position is responsible for administrative activities and coordination to support the team’s achievement of significant philanthropic revenue targets.

You will:

  • Provide high level administrative support to ensure all donors in the team’s portfolio have complete cultivation and stewardship plans, contact reports, and updated Raiser’s Edge records.
  • Support the preparation of donor materials, such as grant applications, proposals, expressions of interest, grant reports, agreements, emails, presentations, and acknowledgment letters.
  • Research the giving interests of institutional funders and stay abreast of philanthropic trends and recent corporate/foundation giving.
  • Collaborate with Faculty Finance teams and the Research Grants and Contracts Office to ensure appropriate and timely management and reporting of philanthropic grant activity across the University.

 Who You Are:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications and experience in fundraising preferably in a higher education setting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including ability to present information in a clear and compelling manner.
  • Understanding and practical ability in donor/sales related databases (ideally Raisers Edge but not vital).
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail, commitment to excellence and ability to perform in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of the principles of fundraising and tax laws that impact charitable giving, personal assets and trusts and foundations.
  • Experience working effectively in a large complex organisation and demonstrated ability to influence and garner support and commitment for projects.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across multiple teams and with a variety of skill and communication styles.
  • Self-motivated with ability to manage projects with minimal supervision.

Further details can be found in a copy of the Position Description linked below or via JOBS@UNSW.

Benefits and Culture:
People are at the core of everything we do. We recognise it is the contributions of our staff who make UNSW one of the best universities in Australia and the world.

Our benefits include:

  • Flexible Working Options (work from home, flexible hours etc)
  • Career development opportunities
  • 17% Superannuation contributions and additional leave loading payments
  • Additional 3 days of leave over December/January holiday period 
  • Discounts and entitlements (retail, education, fitness)

For further details on the benefits, please visit

To Apply: If this is of interest to you, please submit your CV, Cover Letter and responses to the Skills and Experience outlined in the position description.

Please apply directly through our JOBS@UNSW website:
Development Coordinator, Trusts and Foundations (

Amy Denney: Talent Acquisition Coordinator
e: [email protected]

Please note applications sent directly to the contacts above cannot be accepted.

Applications close: 11.55pm, Monday 30th October

UNSW is committed to equity diversity and inclusion. Applications from women, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those living with disabilities, members of the LGBTIQ+ community; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff. The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.