Philanthropy and Scholarships, Awards and Prizes Officer

Sydney, Australia
Base Salary $97,975 + 17% superannuation
30 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time Fixed term opportunity until June 2023
  • Great opportunity to utilise your exceptional administrative and/or project management skills to deliver project management services
  • Base Salary $97,975 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Philanthropy and Scholarships, Awards and Prizes Officer will be responsible for the development, administration and oversight of faculty activities associated with philanthropy management and the development of procedures to set best practice for the establishment, delivery and monitoring of scholarships, awards, and prizes. This includes promotion, assessment, calculation, and selection, offers and scholarship finances, and supporting alignment with relevant University and Faculty projects.

The Philanthropy and Scholarships, Awards and Prizes Officer will support the delivery of a consistent faculty-wide approach to Philanthropy management and a documented best practice faculty framework for lifecycle activities and processes associated with the establishment and delivery of scholarships, awards, and prizes, aligned to strategic objectives of the Faculty and University.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • engage with key stakeholders to identify any commitments against gifts
  • strategically plan how to utilise philanthropic gifts and fund to ensure they align with the strategic goals of the faculty
  • research established gifts and how they have been historically used to make recommendations
  • provide guidance and advice on the proper utilisation of funds and gifts
  • coordinate project logistics such as scheduling meetings and coordinating attendees
  • analyse potential risks to git implementations.

About you

  • has tertiary qualifications and experience in project management and administration or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • excellent administrative skills, highly organised with attention to detail
  • hold a general understanding and experience of a project life cycle and managing multiple streams
  • experience liaising and working with a diverse group of internal/external stakeholder
  • excellent time and workload management skills with demonstrated ability to prioritise effectively, manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines and achieve required outcomes
  • proven ability to identify problems, make recommendations and implement appropriate solution
  • excellent interpersonal and communications skills with the ability to build and maintain communication and relationships with key stakeholders.



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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

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Wednesday 13 July 2022 11:59 PM

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