Development Manager, UNSW Science, Sydney Institute of Marine Science

Sydney, Australia
16 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
07 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

The Opportunity

  • Co-located at Chowder Bay and Kensington Campus (on-site parking)
  • Fixed term contract to Dec 2021, would consider 4/5days per week
  • $106,711 – $131,601+ 17% super + leave loading 

Reporting to the Development Director (UNSW Medicine and UNSW Science) and based within UNSW Science, you will implement strategies to achieve significant philanthropic revenue targets for the Sydney Institute of Marine Science and will manage a personal portfolio of major gift prospects. The focus is on cultivating and soliciting major gifts in support of key research programs including:

  • Sydney Harbour Research Program – science for enhancement and sustainable use of Sydney’s iconic waterways
  • Integrated Marine Observing System – SIMS operates the NSW node
  • World Harbour Project – developing resilient urban harbours through a global network of scientists
  • Living Seawalls – retro-fitting existing seawalls with ecologically friendly structures
  • Operation Crayweed – restoring Sydney’s underwater forests 

The Organisation

The Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) is a partnership between Macquarie University, the University of NSW, the University of Sydney and the University of Technology, Sydney. The partnership is enhanced by collaborations with several state and federal government departments, the Australian Museum and the University of Wollongong. SIMS has over 100 scientists and graduate students associated with the Institute, representing a broad diversity of skills in marine science.  SIMS is a unique focal point for collaborative marine research and innovation, provision of marine research for policy makers and managers, and research training and teaching in the marine sciences.

About the successful applicant

You are a successful major donor fundraising professional with demonstrated experience developing and maintaining key stakeholder relationships, creating compelling case for support and exceptional donor stewardship, who would benefit from the significant operational support and ongoing learning and development opportunities offered by the UNSW philanthropy team.

To Apply: If fundraising for scientific research to address the issues of climate change, sustainability and marine science is of interest to you, please submit your CV, Cover Letter and Responses to Selection Criteria (nominated in the Position Description). 


Shiree Thomas
Talent Acquisition Consultant
t: 02 9385 2401

Applications close: 11pm, Sunday 7th July 2019

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds.  Indigenous Australians are encouraged to apply. 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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