Development Manager, Major Gifts

Friday, 24 Mar 2023

(HEO8) $102,266 to $114,731 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Fantastic full-time, continuing position available immediately.

The Development Manager is responsible for raising major financial gifts that will support multi-disciplinary projects and programs with a focus on an assigned faculty. Working closely with the Executive Director of Advancement, the Director of Development and Executive Deans, the incumbent will be required to identify and engage high net worth donor prospects, align their interest and passions to the strategic priorities of the university and successfully solicit gifts of $100K+. Clear articulation of benefits to the donor and the University in the form of opportunity creation and opportunity delivery is a fundamental basis of the role. This position will require a strong collaborative approach across the faculties and divisions.

To be successful you will need:

  • Comprehensive campaign experience and a demonstrated understanding of advancement and related principles and practices.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, communication and presentation skills with experience brokering high-level relationships with diverse stakeholders and audiences that yield positive outcomes and productive partnerships.
  • Budget management experience and the ability to innovate business practice to positively impact outcomes.
  • Committed and tenacious with a proven ability to work effectively across cultures with a broad array of donors and staff at all levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote the organisational values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery and a commitment to positively comply with the associated behaviour expectations.

 Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs – including significant industry, government and community collaborations – offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work’s cutting-edge nature – not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour – provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities. 

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Your division’s broader role

The Division of External Engagement Division supports the growth and success of the University through the development of partnerships and delivery of engagement programs that enhance reputation, grow revenue, and create positive, lasting change in the communities where the University engages. A hub of connectivity for transformative collaboration, the Division is the custodian of brand, reputation and relationships and champions of the University’s ability and potential to achieve impact and influence across research, education and engagement. The Division comprises Marketing, Advancement, Media & Corporate Relations, Future Students, Global Engagement and Children’s University. The Division oversees strategy and delivery of the University’s key services in domestic and international student recruitment, admissions, global engagement, alumni relations and philanthropy, media and corporate communications and industry and government partnerships and volunteers, among many others.

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For a confidential discussion, contact Judith Marks or Jocelyn Kelty on +61 (0)2 8218 2185.

To obtain an information pack or to apply, please follow the below link:  

Applications close 11:55pm, 24 March 2023. 

You’ll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)The University of Adelaide is an Equal Opportunity employer, Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.