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Development Officer

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$87,460 – $92,430 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
21 Feb 2024
  • Join a thriving, dynamic team dedicated to building strategic relationships and.
    driving social impact through philanthropy.
  • Two Level 6, full-time appointments initially fixed term to December 2025.
  • Base salary range: $87,460 – $92,430 p.a. plus 17% superannuation.

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

Development and Alumni Relations [DAR] oversees the University’s alumni, philanthropic and community strategies. The function works collaboratively across the University to embed philanthropic and engagement activity into the University’s operations. The core responsibility of the team is to lead and build on the University’s alumni, donor and community relations to advance the University’s goals.

About the opportunity

As the appointee you will, under broad direction, be integral to establishing and fostering important philanthropic relationships and managing a portfolio of current and prospective donors to secure major and legacy gifts on behalf of the University. You will work collaboratively with other development team members to plan, implement and evaluate a variety of fundraising activities to meet the University wide priorities.

About you

As an ideal candidate for these positions, you should have relevant experience in fundraising or roles that require strong relational skills such as recruitment, marketing or events. along with excellent written communication for developing proposals and persuasive communication. Organisation, prioritisation, and meeting deadlines are crucial to your success. You should also be capable of working independently while thriving in a collaborative team environment.

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  Position description - Development Officer (516634).pdf

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Wednesday, 21 February 2024

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Laura Burton on (08) 08 6488 4222 or at

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace. We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution. We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity.

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