Trusts & Foundation Specialist

Sydney, Australia
03 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
16 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia’s leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We’ve helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing the Australia’s first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you’ll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.

The Office of Advancement is entering an exciting growth phase, which will build the University's advancement capacity and position the University to embark on a multi-year comprehensive fundraising campaign.  

The Role 

We are seeking an experienced and professional Trust and Foundation Specialist reporting to the Director of Development, Principal and Major Gifts. In this new role you will establish, implement and grow the Trusts and Foundations function and maximise the University’s philanthropic income from grant making trusts and foundations.

To be successful in the position you will be experienced in fundraising, with exceptional relationship building, managing and influencing skills.  To be considered for this position, you will demonstrate in your CV and cover letter:

  • Degree and/or equivalent experience in a related discipline
  • Demonstrated skill and experience in fundraising, preferably in the higher education sector
  • Demonstrated skill building and managing relationships with key stakeholders, including influencing donors
  • Demonstrated awareness and exposure to a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Success in raising funds from grant makers
  • Outstanding written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to understand, interpret and communicate complex initiatives to different audiences
  • Demonstrated skill and experience in writing content for trust and foundation proposals

For further information regarding this role please view the position description below.

Note: This position requires a criminal record check.

Salary Package:  From $99,218 to $110,402 p.a. (Level 8), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: Full time continuing

Specific Role Enquiries: Hedda Paisley on or +61 2 9850 6132

General Recruitment Enquiries: Patsy Moss on         

Applications Close: Monday, 16 October 2017 at 11.55 pm AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.