Deputy Director of Development, Brain and Mind Centre

Sydney, Australia
Salary package of $162,395
26 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
16 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Development leader to maintain and grow further a culture of Philanthropy within the Brain and Mind Centre
  • Located Camperdown, Darlington Campus
  • Salary package of $162,395. Base salary of $138,799 + 17% Superannuation.

About the opportunity

An exciting opportunity for an experienced development professional to play a lead role building fundraising revenue with the Brain and Mind Centre through developing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising program with a major gift's focus.

This position works closely with the Director Development (Multi-Disciplinary Initiatives) to identify and develop fundraising priorities and strategies as we grow towards building the major gifts team and diversifying our stream of activities with a specific focus.

The Brain and Mind Centre is a global leader in research and treatment with a common goal to develop better treatments for conditions of the brain and mind, improving health outcomes now and for future generations.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Deputy Director of Development, Brain & Mind Centre who has:

  • extensive background in major gift fundraising, with a demonstrated ability to identify and negotiate multiple $1 million plus gift opportunities, ideally in a higher education fundraising environment
  • a strong track record of achievement and meeting stretch financial targets
  • demonstrated relationship building and strong leadership skills with the ability to engage internal and external stakeholders
  • has experience leading a team of 2 or more and can manage and drive team performance supporting the team targets as well as well as owning a specific pipeline
  • has highly developed emotional intelligence - you are self-aware with exceptional interpersonal skills
  • can work autonomously and is naturally a high-achiever and driven by success both professionally and personally
  • demonstrated mentoring/coaching of junior development colleagues
  • has superior time-management, prioritisation and organisation skills.

About us

The Advancement Portfolio team at the University of Sydney is the most successful fundraising program in Australian higher education. Having just completed the nation's first $1BN fundraising campaign and embarking on the next, the team is not only the finest performing, its success facilitates the largest real-world impact that philanthropic giving makes possible.

Since its inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to philanthropy and underpin our long-term strategy for excellence and growth. We're Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

How to apply

Intending applicants are welcome to seek further information about the position and for recruitment-related enquiries, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Sarah Scott, Recruitment Partner (Advancement Portfolio), at

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.

Closing date: 11:30 pm, Sunday 16th October

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

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