College Development Officer

Callaghan/Newcastle, Australia
Apr 15, 2021
End of advertisement period
Apr 25, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Located at Callaghan (x2) and Newcastle (x1)
  • University with a big impact, community spirit and close industry engagement
  • Continuing positions attracting 17% Superannuation Contribution

Look to the future 

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions. Underpinned by this vision are our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability. The University of Newcastle’s Looking Ahead Strategic Plan 2020-2025 conceptualises our vision and maps our way forward; it outlines the University’s commitment to delivering an exceptional student experience and serving our communities.

Our recent transition from five Faculties to three Colleges forges collaborative ways of working to enable our strategic vision, empowering our schools, and positively impacting our staff and students. It allows us to build strong teams with clear responsibilities, invest in strategic roles and deliver efficient operations.  

Be challenged and imagine with us 

These newly created positions are responsible for identifying new opportunities both locally and internationally for the College to increase and diversify income streams. This position supports College staff and the executive team to build on existing relationships, and create new partnerships, with industry, government and non-government organisations (NGO’s).

The position works in a collaborative environment between the College Research and Innovation portfolio and the Education and Innovation portfolio, requiring adaptability and flexibility.

How will you inspire us?  

An expert in Business Development, with exceptional interpersonal skills you access a large-scale network of opportunities across research and education in the higher education sector. You are enthusiastic and enjoy the variety of coordinating and attending networking events at different locations and times.

With a coordinated approach, you actively engage both internal and external partners and have proven experience in preparing successful grant or funding submissions.

For additional information on the position contact Debbie Delbridge, College General Manager on (02) 4921 5242 or email:

For a full job description including the essential criteria, visit  

Closing date: 25/4/21

Why commit to us? 

The University of Newcastle is a Top 200 University in the world by QS World University Rankings 2021 and a Top 10 University in Australia. 

The remuneration for this position is from $89,470 FTE +17% superannuation.  

From a flexible working environment to discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships, we offer access to a wide range of employee benefits including salary packaging. You can learn more about these at  

We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do.  

Let’s create this future together. Here’s how to join us: 

Click on 'Apply for this job'. Your application will be assessed on essential criteria. Read all information about the role so you understand what is required. In addition:

  • Follow all directions and complete all necessary fields of the application; and
  • In addressing the essential criteria clearly demonstrate how your skills and experience meet each point (maximum of four pages).
  • Please clearly indicate if you have a College preference in your application. These positions are available in the:
    • College of Engineering, Science and Environment
    • College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing
    • College of Human and Social Futures

Note: Candidates only need to submit one application to be considered for each/all Colleges.

Applications for this position will only be accepted from those with Australian residency or a valid work permit.  

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you