Development Manager, Law

Sydney, Australia
29 Apr 2019
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19 May 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Dynamic team working with exceptional academics and professional staff
  • Generate philanthropic support for research that leads to real change in public policy and the law
  • $104,618 – $129,021 + 17% super + leave loading

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Development Director, UNSW Business & Law, you will take a leading role to support the growth of UNSW’s Law Faculty fundraising program. Responsible for the implementation of strategies to achieve significant philanthropic revenue targets to you will manage a personal portfolio of up to 100 major gift prospects. The focus is on cultivating and soliciting major and planned gifts in support of the Faculty of Law’s highest fundraising priorities in close partnership with alumni relations and development colleagues.

UNSW Law is a leading research-intensive faculty that focuses on interdisciplinary and collaborative research. In order to achieve this, UNSW Law has built several outstanding collaborative research Centres which lead in their field, including the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, the Allens Hub for Technology, Law and Innovation, the Centre for Law Markets and Regulation and the Andrew and Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law. This research is used to inform, inspire and enliven out teaching.

As a relatively young law school, UNSW Law prides itself on being a leader in progressive and rigorous legal education. Student engagement is fundamental to everything we do. Renowned for our teaching method, we offer smaller class sizes, interactive teaching and a wealth of opportunities for studies beyond the classroom, both locally and overseas.

The Organisation

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work. We aspire to be Australia’s global university, improving and transforming lives through excellence in research, outstanding education and a commitment to advancing a just society.

Philanthropy is critical to the success of the 2025 Strategy. 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 that will help 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. 

About the successful applicant:

You are a successful major donor fundraising professional, looking to progress your career, where you will have access to support, training and mentoring with a passion for generating support for social justice and world-class research to address global challenges.

To Apply:

Please submit your CV, Cover Letter and Responses to the Selection Criteria (nominated in the Position Description). Please note all documentation should be in pdf format.

Closing date: 11 pm, Sunday May 19th 2019


Leann Meiers

Development Director, Business & Law


T: +61 (0) 418411638

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.