Alumni Manager

Brisbane, Australia
19 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science unites the disciplines of agriculture and animals, biological sciences, chemistry, earth sciences, food sciences, geography, marine science, mathematics and physics, planning, the environment and veterinary science.

With strong links between the enabling and applied sciences, UQ researchers and graduates are working on a wide range of ground breaking projects from the molecular characterisation of drug resistant bacteria that affect piglets through to finding better treatments for illness and rehabilitation of the environment.

The units within the Faculty of Science are internationally recognised and their teaching and research successes create a stimulating environment within which the Faculty staff work.

The role

The successful appointee will develop, deliver and manage Faculty engagement strategies for alumni and community constituents. The position provides growth opportunities for an individual who wishes to gain experience with the fundraising in addition to pure alumni engagement. As an integral member of the Advancement Team, the appointee will partner closely with the Science Engagement Team and Office of Advancement to deliver communications, fundraising appeals and other required collateral.

Reporting to the Director of Advancement, this crucial role will develop externally focused activities to drive global alumni involvement and philanthropy, including forming alumni councils and other advisory groups. The appointee will devise involvement opportunities for all Science constituents, including clinic clients of the Veterinary School and potential donors to the marine research stations. Secondarily, the appointee will fulfill fundraising duties such as identifying and cultivating major gift prospects and making lower level solicitations.

The person

Applicants should be knowledgeable of the alumni engagement process and prospect development lifecycle, having experience designing alumni-centric programs to strategically engage stakeholders. Candidates should possess excellent interpersonal, verbal and written skills, including a demonstrated ability to engage at all levels with passion, clarity and precision. Candidates with relevant experience of working in a large, complex research institution and knowledge of the sciences are preferred.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University's Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

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This is a full-time, continuing appointment at HEW Level 8. The remuneration package will be in the range $94,667.38 - $106,298.69 p.a. plus employer superannuation contributions of 17% (total package will be in the range $110,760.83 - $124,369.47 p.a.).

The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Evan Morgan on +61 7 3443 2660  or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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You must have valid Australian work rights to apply for this role. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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