Development Manager (Trust & Foundations)

Job no: 510737
Work type: Continuing - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: HEO8, Advancement

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

Continuing, full-time opportunity available immediately.

Proven self-starter with significant experience in the charitable sector, and strong knowledge relating to philanthropic ventures in the higher education sector.

The Development Manager is responsible for building professional and impactful relationships on behalf of the University with representatives of grant making organisations including staff, trustees and executives. The Development Manager positions The University of Adelaide as the partner of choice for philanthropic grant makers seeking to achieve transformational impact, and build long-term, productive relationships of mutual benefit.

To be successful you will need:

  • Exceptional oral and written communication and interpersonal skills with the capacity to effectively engage and inspire a wide range of interested parties, individuals and other key stakeholders and ability to persuade them to commit to a cause.
  • Proven ability to plan, generate and execute innovative fundraising and relationship management strategies, with proven experience and a strong track record of generating income from trusts and foundations in Australia and/or internationally.
  • Detailed understanding of best practice, and the legal and policy context, of trust and foundation fundraising in Australia.
  • Prepare effective impacting project proposals and grant applications tailored to the interest of donors, trusts and foundations; be astute to decision-makers’ and influencers’ communication style preference, from more informal approaches to formal grant applications.
  • Proven self-starter with significant experience of the charitable sector and knowledgeable about the rules, laws and policies which apply to philanthropic ventures in the higher education sector. 

 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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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

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. 

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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.


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