Development Manager

Monday, 30 Jan 2023

UNSW Sydney are hiring a Development Manager to support the growth of their fundraising program.

  • Employment Type:  Full time
  • Duration: Continuing
  • Remuneration: 112k – 138k + 17% Superannuation
  • Location: Kensington, NSW (Hybrid Working Opportunities)

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 50 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 Philanthropy Unit, all of UNSW’s accomplishments would not be possible.

We are hiring a Development Manager to support the growth of UNSW’s fundraising program. This is a great opportunity to work in and support an area that aligns with your passion, whether that be climate change, human rights, education or business. Reporting to the Head of Development, you will build and manage a personal portfolio of around 100 major gifts prospects to raise funds for your faculty.

You will be joining an established fundraising team, passionate about working with others to make a difference. While this role currently has no direct reports, you will also have the opportunity to mentor junior team members.

Who You Are:

  • Experience in major giving fundraising and securing high net worth gifts
  • Significant relationship management and high interpersonal skills 
  • A passion for fundraising and making a difference
  • Resilient, confident, collaborative and proactive with high emotional intelligence
  • Experience writing proposals and achieving targets
  • An engaging story teller through various channels (presenting, content creation, written word) 

Further details can be found in a copy of the Position Description linked below or via [email protected]

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 Christmas period

•             Discounts and entitlements (retail, education, fitness)

For further details on the benefits, please visit

How to Apply:

See the difference you can make; through the work you do. Be in a place that’s at the forefront of delivering and sharing education and research.

Make It Matter… Submit your application online before 11.55pm on the 30th January 2023.

(Please note applicants must have full working rights in Australia)

Get in Touch:

For queries on the recruitment process, please contact:

Georgia Grinnell, UNSW Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant

[email protected]

For further details on the position, please contact:

Miray Makram – Head of Development

[email protected]

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

UNSW is committed to evolving a culture that embraces equity and supports a diverse and inclusive community where everyone can participate fairly, in a safe and respectful environment. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and encourage applications from people of diverse gender, sexual orientation, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background, people with disability and those with caring and family responsibilities. 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.