Associate Director, Advancement Services

Perth, Australia
Monday, 11 January 2021
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 27 January 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Development and Alumni Relations

  • Level 10 Grade 3,  full-time position, fixed term appointment for 3 years
  • Salary range: $147,483 to $152,042 plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the team

Development and Alumni Relations [DAR] oversees the University’s alumni, philanthropic and community strategies. The function works collaboratively across the University to embed philanthropic and engagement activity into the University’s operations. The core responsibilities of the team is to lead and build on the University’s alumni, donor and community relations to advance the University goals.

About the opportunity 

Reporting to the Chief Advancement you will have a significant leadership role in overseeing the strategic design, development and implementation of quality services that supports both the Development and Alumni Relations office and wider University community in meeting its strategic objectives in relationship building and fundraising.

This role provides leadership in the provision of advancement services within higher education context, making an active contribution to increasing number of alumni and community engaged into the University and the amount of philanthropic monies raised by the University. The role leads through best practice processes and support while increasing the level of awareness and knowledge on the Office’s key stakeholders both internally and in the broader University community.

This role has four key areas of focus:

  • Leadership and strategic direction
  • Philanthropic environment
  • Knowledge management
  • Staff development and resource planning

About you

With relevant tertiary qualifications (or demonstrated equivalent competency) and substantial management and leadership experience at an appropriate level, you will be highly skilled in influencing, negotiating and communicating at a senior level across large, complex organisations.

Using your significant experience in the higher education sector, you will have a track record of successfully developing and leading strategies and significant projects from conception through to completion; as well as significant knowledge of data and finance systems, legal frameworks and governance structures.

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.

It is recommended that you address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit addressing the selection criteria.

If you require further information on this role, please contact Fiona Allan, Chief Advancement Officer on 0406 778 662.

Closing date: 5 pm on Wednesday 27 January 2021

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2019).
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020.

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