Advancement Manager

Gold Coast/Lismore/Coffs Harbour, Australia
06 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
04 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full-time, continuing opportunity
  • Remuneration package up to $119,857 per annum plus excellent conditions
  • Option of Gold Coast, Lismore or Coffs Harbour location, generous relocation support available

About the role

The Advancement Manager is a member of the Office of Engagement, which encompasses Advancement, Marketing, Communications, Partnerships, Alumni and Future Students, and has carriage of a range of external relations and activities that support the realisation of the University’s Strategic Goals.

The Advancement Manager is responsible for evolving and implementing the University’s giving and philanthropy strategy, focussing on delivering the appropriate value proposition to potential and existing donors to meet fundraising targets.

The appointee will leave the planning, development and implementation of engagement strategy and that secures the incomes from donors.

The remuneration package for this position is up to $119857 per annum (inclusive of base salary $94,268-$102,442 per annum and 17% employers contribution to superannuation).

About you

The Advancement Manager appointee will understand the impact that our giving and philanthropy activities can have on the student journey, graduate outcomes, research profile and research translation. We are seeking applicants who will go above and beyond maximising the success of the program to deliver a tangible return to our donors and community.

You will have substantial experience in fundraising and/or business development and can demonstrate the ability to apply these skills within the tertiary sector. You will have exceptional interpersonal skills, and be able to effectively engage with donors and partners to drive the success of our programs. You can demonstrate leadership and success when leading a specialist team and working to financial targets.

You will use your high-level communication skills to proactively cultivate a pipeline of qualified partners and donors. In addition, you will understand the importance of utilising data and performance metrics to inform strategy and planning.

The University’s values are integrity and collegiality. Alignment with these values, along with the ability to actively contribute to the success of a team, are inherent requirements of the role.

About us

Southern Cross University is powered by passion to deliver the best learning, teaching and research possible. Our graduates stride a global stage with confidence as proud alumni. Working at Southern Cross combines a rare privilege of being surrounded by ambitious students, amazing and dedicated colleagues and an environment of stunning natural beauty. Independent benchmarks place Southern Cross at the forefront of its key research areas, student experience and graduate salaries, largely due to the tireless collaboration to create something special across our communities of the Northern Rivers, Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast and online.

Southern Cross University offers flexible work arrangements, generous parental and carer’s leave provisions, wellbeing initiatives, professional learning opportunities, mentoring programs and support to undertake further study.

Applicant information

Job applicants must be Australian or New Zealand citizens, Australian permanent residents or currently hold a visa with ongoing work rights in Australia. Employer visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Southern Cross University is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; and equity target groups including women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities, and people who identify as LGBTIQ.

Applications close at 9:00 am AEDT on Thursday, 4 February 2021 and must be submitted through the online portal.

To view the full position advertisement and details of the application process please click on the APPLY button where you will be redirected to the Southern Cross University website.

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