Development Officer in Law

Randwick, Australia
11 Aug 2017
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20 Aug 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Establish your philanthropy career with a world-class fundraising team
  • New campaign launch shortly –  be involved at the commencement
  • $90,399 - $97,838 + 17% super + annual leave loading

The Opportunity

The 2025 Strategy is the driver to advancing UNSW’s ambitious philanthropic goal to build a world-class development and engagement team organisation. Beginning with the appointment of a new Vice-President, Philanthropy in February 2016, we are significantly expanding our team to include new positions across the Division of Philanthropy.   

UNSW Sydney is recruiting for a Development Officer, Law Faculty with an entrepreneurial approach who will proactively support the development team to build UNSW’s fundraising program. You will implement strategies to achieve significant philanthropic revenue targets, as well as manage a personal portfolio of approximately 100 prospects. Significant responsibilities include:

  • Working collaboratively with development colleagues and academic leaders to identify projects that require philanthropic support
  • Build and manage a personal portfolio of prospects, and develop meaningful relationships with those individuals
  • Prepare proposals, solicitation letters and other cultivation materials and stewardship plans for all prospects and donors

About the successful applicants:

You are an entry-level development professional, with an entrepreneurial approach looking for the opportunity to utilise your skills in a world-class fundraising team, and access to the support, training and mentoring to progress your major donor fundraising career. 

The Organisation:

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

Philanthropy is critical to the success of the 2025 Strategy, UNSW's strategic plan that sets out the priorities and themes that will guide us over the next decade as we position ourselves as 'Australia's Global University'. 

Beginning with the appointment of a new Vice-President, Philanthropy in February 2016 UNSW is committed to building a world-class development and engagement organisation that will advance UNSW's ambitious goals.  

Our Development and International Development teams work closely with individuals, corporations, and foundations to raise philanthropic support for the university's highest priorities.  Our Alumni and Engagement team helps encourage the involvement of alumni and friends in Sydney and around the world in the life of UNSW. Our Operations Team ensures that all UNSW donors, alumni and friends receive a consistent and high standard of service 

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and cover letter (addressing the selection criteria and nominating which position/s are of interest) as soon as practicable. Please note all documentation must be in pdf format. 

Closing date: 11:59 pm, 20th August 2017 


Shiree Thomas

Talent Acquisition Consultant


T: +61 2 9385 2401 

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.