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Staff & Community Giving Officer, UNSW Alumni & Engagement

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Work type: Continuing / Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Fundraising / Philanthropy

  • Develop and implement effective grassroots giving portfolio
  • Continuous improvement, innovation and strategic thinking
  • Sydney CBD, relocating to Kensington Campus late 2019

The Organisation

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

Philanthropy is critical to the success of the 2025 Strategy, UNSW’s strategic plan that sets out the priorities and themes that will guide us over the next decade as we position ourselves as 'Australia’s Global University’.

Beginning with the appointment of a new Vice-President, Philanthropy in February 2016, UNSW is committed to building a world-class development and engagement team organisation that will advance UNSW’s ambitious goals.  Our Development and International Development teams work closely with individuals, corporations, and foundations to raise philanthropic support for the university’s highest priorities.  Our Alumni and Engagement team helps encourage the involvement of alumni and friends in Sydney and around the world in the life of UNSW.  Our Operations Team ensures that all UNSW donors, alumni and friends receive a consistent and high standard of service and stewardship.

The Opportunity

  • $91,755 - $99.306 + 17% super + annual leave loading
  • Utilise your charity, NGO or community fundraising experience
  • Full-time, continuing role 

Reporting to the Manager, Alumni and Community Giving, you will deliver a program of opportunities for UNSW staff and community members to enhance the University’s giving framework. Key responsibilities include:

  • In consultation with the Manager, build on existing strategies to deliver a realistic and sustainable portfolio that builds numbers of donors and overall amount year on year
  • Provide stewardship for staff and community donors, act as their key point of contact and take responsibility for drafting communications that are relevant and engaging
  • Refresh and implement strategies to increase the reach of the UNSW staff giving program
  • Design and deliver a ‘parents of students’ program, including the collection of data and a program to begin engagement and grassroots solicitation
  • Coordinate uni-wide crowdfunding program, including improvement of online platforms
  • Establish and manage student grassroots engagement and giving program, promoting the role of philanthropy at UNSW Sydney

Skills and Requirements:

You can demonstrate your success delivering best practice annual giving and/or community giving programs to achieve expected outcomes. Specific requirements include:

  • Relevant degree and or knowledge gained through education, training and experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including negotiation and influencing
  • High-level critical thinking and analytical skills, plus the ability to distil complex information
  • High-level organisational skills and proven ability to deal with multiple tasks, establish priorities and meet deadlines
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across multiple teams and areas
  • Knowledge on the requirements of the Privacy Act
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training

To Apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter (addressing the selection criteria nominated in the Position Description)


Gemma Ryan

Manager, Alumni & Community Giving


Applications close: 11pm, Tuesday 25 September 2018

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

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