Prospect Development Manager

Sydney, Australia
08 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Lead an established high performing team of prospect researchers
  • Sydney CBD, returning to Kensington campus 2019
  • $119,207 - $126,491 + 17% super + leave loading 

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

Reporting to the Executive Director, Operations you will provide high-level management of all aspects of prospect development including identifying and advising on opportunities and designing and implementing strategies for building the major and principal gift prospect pipeline. Key will be the management and delivery of high-quality research to internal stakeholders and providing leadership and direction to the Prospect Development Team (3 direct reports). 

About the Successful Applicant

You are a successful prospect research professional looking to further develop your leadership and expertise. You can demonstrate your expertise building and managing a major gift and principal prospect pipeline and leading a high-performing prospect research team. You have exceptional stakeholder relations skills, a strong interest in philanthropy and commitment to making a difference in society. Please view the position description for specific selection criteria.  

To Apply:

If contributing your skills and experience to the successful achievement of an ambitious fundraising strategy with a Go8 university is of interest to you please submit your cv, cover letter and responses to selection criteria. 


Shiree Thomas

Talent Acquisition Consultant


T: 02 9385 2401 

Applications close: 11 pm Monday 29th October 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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