Bequest Manager

Melbourne, Australia
10 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
24 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full time, continuing position
  • Based in Melbourne CBD
  • $93,819 - $105,657 + 17% super

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The Global Development Portfolio is responsible for making RMIT genuinely global in operations and outlook. Under the leadership of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Development) and Vice President, the portfolio:

  • leads and coordinates RMIT's global education partnerships,
  • identifies, reviews and harnesses opportunities to further enhance RMIT's global model,
  • coordinates enterprise-wide fundraising and alumni activities,
  • manages global experience opportunities for RMIT students.

In addition, it connects and coordinates RMIT's presences throughout the world including RMIT entities in Australia, Vietnam and Europe (Spain) and representative offices in other countries.

The Role & Your Responsibilities

The Bequest Manager is responsible for developing and implementing a successful bequest program involving the identification, cultivation and solicitation of bequest prospects and the stewardship of confirmed bequestors for RMIT. Playing a critical role in the Alumni and Philanthropy team, the position will develop strategic relationships with internal and external stakeholders to raise the profile of the University, and increase bequest pledges and income as part of the university's alumni and philanthropy strategy. You will also be responsible in providing high-level advice and support to University staff on how to develop relationships and solicit bequest pledges.

Skills & Experience Required

As the ideal applicant you will have demonstrated understanding in bequest fundraising and the key issues related to bequest programs, you will also have a solid understanding of bequest programs. You will also have outstanding high level interpersonal skills for communicating, negotiating and building relationships with internal and external donors to effectively promote RMIT and whilst demonstrating sensitivity and confidentiality. Evidence of highly developed administrative, record keeping and computer skills, in particular experience in using a relationship database will be highly desirable. Excellent public speaking skills and experience in presenting and interacting confidently with diverse audiences will be imperative to your success in this role.

To Apply

To view a position description, please see below or for further information please visit and search using job# 558617 or contact Leonie Boxtel on +61 3 9925 4602.

Applications close on Tuesday 24th October 2017.

Applicants must separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.