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Pro Vice-Chancellor, Advancement and Alumni

Sydney, Australia
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

Job Details

About External Engagement and Partnerships

The External Engagement and Partnerships division is a newly configured portfolio that has been designed to consolidate and focus engagement activities, drive pan-university engagement, boost our brand and reputation as being good to do business with support, enhanced commercial, revenue generating opportunities and partnership, with industry, donors and alumni.

About the Role

We are seeking an exceptional candidate for this senior leadership position within the newly created portfolio. The Pro Vice-Chancellor (PVC), Advancement and Alumni, will be responsible for leading and developing UTS’s philanthropic and alumni strategies, and delivering outcomes to enable the growth and sustainability of private investment as a core part of UTS’s revenue, in pursuit of our education and research priorities.

As the PVC, your responsibilities will include;

  • Developing a vision and strategies for UTS’s philanthropic and alumni goals that are aligned and integrated with broader external engagement activities
  • Leading and driving the development, delivery and management of an ambitious philanthropic strategy and program which fulfil UTS’s philanthropic donations target.
  • Reframing, articulating and communicating a clear donor value proposition for the UTS community, donors and potential donors
  • Growing and overseeing a substantial and innovative fundraising and giving program to contribute to support education and research priorities
  • Advancing UTS’s relations with its alumni to build long-term alumni engagement and support.
  • Promoting and supporting UTS’s brand, profile and reputation by developing a strategic approach to advancement and alumni aligned with UTS’s marketing and communications strategy.

This position reports directly to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, External Engagement and Partnerships and works closely with the Vice-Chancellor to progress the university’s philanthropic and alumni objectives.

Further reflections on the role and University can be accessed via the PVC Advancement and Alumni microsite.

About you

As the newly appointed PVC, you will have a proven track record in senior leadership within advancement and alumni programs with substantial fundraising success in a large and complex organisation.

You will also have;

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively develop, drive, execute and deliver advancement and alumni strategies, initiatives and operations in a large, diverse organisation
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver outcomes (including financial outcomes) of mutual benefit to the university and external partners that support the mission of the university
  • Ability to drive and lead cultural change
  • Demonstrated expertise in engagement, outstanding communication, negotiation and influencing skills with the ability to build relationships with key internal and external stakeholders that result in measurable benefits and outcomes for UTS
  • Substantial experience in developing effective relationships and networks across a wide range of cultural, social and economic contexts
  • A PhD or academic background is not essential, however, applicants with an academic background who have the relevant skills and experience will be considered

Remuneration & Benefits

A competitive and comprehensive remuneration package will be offered, and the opportunity of having up to 17% superannuation as part of the total package.

Employee benefits include flexible work practices, childcare centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This appointment is full-time and will be offered on an initial five-year fixed term contract.

How To Apply

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities, please download the Position Description (available in the Documents section).

To apply, please submit your up to date resume along with a cover letter (no more than four pages) that outlines your suitability in reference to the selection criteria.

Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.  If you are a current UTS staff member, for help on how to apply through NEO please click here.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC284431 and your name.

Any enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to Melissa Ali in the UTS Recruitment Team via

Closing Date: Wednesday 26 June 2024 11.59pm (AEDT)

Applicants must have current and valid work rights in Australia.


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UTS is renowned for championing inclusivity and diversity through initiatives like the Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework, and UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. As a long-standing WGEA Employer of Choice and recipient of the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation, we are committed to gender equity in STEMM disciplines. We encourage applications from women, Indigenous Australians, individuals with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and candidates from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.


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