Advancement Officer

Boroondara, Australia
02 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
13 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • University Advancement, Engagement
  • HEW 5: $64,646 - $71,057 plus 17% superannuation.
  • Full-time, ongoing based at Hawthorn Campus

Swinburne is a progressive university that aims to increase Australia’s capacity in science, technology and innovation as the drivers of modern, internationalised economies and workplaces. Our university is focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community.

An Advancement Officer – Philanthropic Services required to support the fundraising of the University.

Ideally from a background in fundraising, the incumbent will have an exciting opportunity to coordinate and administer the system and processes for major gifts, donor meetings, events and stewardship activities.

Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • A completed degree/diploma with relevant experience or equivalent experience and/or education/training.
  • Ability to obtain, analyse and distribute information from multiple channels.
  • High attention to detail – ability to manage and prioritise competing demands.
  • Experience and/or understanding in end-to-end fundraising and philanthropy in Australia is highly regarded.

A full list of the selection criteria is available in the position description


To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be a world-class university creating social and economic impact, through science, technology and innovation

How to apply

To start an application click on 'begin' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description. Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

Swinburne University of Technology is a Child Safe Organisation and as part of this commitment, we require all employees to have a current Working with Children’s Check.

All appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties submitting your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

For further information, please contact Fiona Wilson, Advancement Manager, 9214 8654.

Refer to position number: 31253
Applications close: 5.00pm, Friday 13th October 2017.